LIC Bonus Rates 2019 – 2020 | All details with illustrations

(Last Updated On: February 15, 2020)

LIC Bonus Rates 2019 – 2020 (as per 2019 March valuation) – All details with charts and illustrations. LIC of India has declared the latest bonus rates for the valuation period from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. You may be knowing that LIC shares its valuation surplus or profit to the policyholders in the form of Bonus and Loyalty Additions.

The declared bonus amount gets added to the policy account in with-profits policies and will become payable at the time of exit from the policy by way of death or maturity. On the other hand, loyalty additions are one-time payment which becomes payable at the time of exit by way of death or maturity.

Different types of bonuses declared by LIC?

LIC declares different types of bonuses for policies depending on the benefit pattern of the plans and they bear different names. The most common types of bonuses are explained below

Simple Reversionary Bonus

This is the type of bonus that is declared every year and shall be added to the ‘policy account’ and shall be available (in full) to the policyholder only when he exits from the policy in the form of maturity or death. If he decides to exit from the policy in between (by surrendering the policy) he may get only a portion of the total accrued bonus, depending on the surrender value available at that time.

This type of bonus does not compound every year and hence it is called a simple reversionary bonus.

Final Additional Bonus (FAB)

Final Additional Bonus (FAB) is a one-time additional bonus, which is paid along with the maturity amount of participating (with profit) policies. FAB is paid in addition to the simple reversionary bonus declared and added to the policy account. Please note that Final Additional Bonus (FAB) is paid only once in the policies, resulting in a claim, by maturity or discounted claim (Surrender of policies with one year preceding the date of maturity) or death claim.

Loyalty Additions (LA)

Loyalty additions are paid as a one time benefit in some policies in lieu of simple reversionary bonus (SRB). The main difference is that, unlike the simple reversionary bonus, which becomes a part of the policy benefits as and when it is declared, loyalty additions shall be available to the policyholder only at the time of exit from the policy. In other words, declared loyalty additions become applicable only to the policies getting exit, by way of death, surrender or maturity, in the declared year (subject to the conditions of the plan).

LIC Bonuses – How to calculate?

Bonus rates are declared as Simple Reversionary Bonuses in LIC. This means the bonus rates will not be compounded. Bonus rates thus declared shall be applicable for Rs. 1000 Sum Assured of the respective plan for that particular year.

For example, The bonus rate of New Endowment (Plan – 814) for the 21-year term is Rs. 48 per 1000 Sum Assured. Let us assume that the policy is for a Sum Assured of Rs. 10,00,000.

Bonus for the particular year will be 10,00,000 X 48/1000 —> Rs. 48,000

The bonuses thus declared for all the years till the maturity of the policy will be added together at the time of maturity to find the simple reversionary bonus portion of the maturity returns.

LIC Bonus Rates 2019-20 – New plans (as per March 2019 Valuation)

The latest bonus rates declared for all the in force, with profit plans, which are open for sale are given here.  Bonus rates of the previous two years also have been given to enable comparison.

LIC Bonus Rates Chart 2019 - New plans
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From the above chart we can see that the bonus rates of all the policies as per 2019 valuation remain more or less the same compared to the previous valuation period. The only difference to note is the increase in the bonus rates of Jeevan Pragati from 40 to 41 for 16 to 20 years term.

Read more: Long term insurance policies – Are they profitable?

LIC Bonus Rates 2019-20 – withdrawn plans

The bonus rate chart for withdrawn plans or the plans which are no more available for sale is given below. You may recall that all the insurance plans were withdrawn on 31/12/2013 as per IRDA directive. Plans were restructured and relaunched later from 1/1/2014.

LIC Bonus rates Chart - withdrawn plans 2019
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We can see that the bonus rates of Jeevan Nidhi plan which was increased in 2018 valuation have been maintained at the increased level in the new valuation.

Final Addition Bonus (FAB) Rates – 2019-20

As we have seen earlier, Final Addition Bonus (FAB) is a one-time additional bonus paid along with the final payment of the policy. Final Additional Bonus rates are dependant on certain factors that are often ignored at the time of purchasing an insurance policy. The minimum term required for the eligibility of Final Additional Bonus is 15 years.

LIC Final Addition Bonus Rate Chart 2019
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From the above chart, we can see that the final addition bonus rates for 2019 valuation remain the same as the previous valuation. This Final (Additional) Bonuses are applicable In the case of Plans of Groups 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 mentioned below.

  • (Group 1) Whole Life type (Plans 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 28 (Before Conversion), 35, 36, 37, 38, 49,77,78, 85 & 86)
  • (Group 2) Endowment type (Plans 14, 17, 27 (After Conversion), 28 (After Conversion), 34, 39 40, 41, 42, 50, 54, 79, 80, 81, 84, 87, 90, 91, 92, 95, 101, 102, 103, 109, 110 & 121)
  • (Group 8) Jeevan Mitra (Double Cover plan), Jeevan Saathi (Plans 88 & 89)
  • (Group 9) Jeevan Mitra (Triple Cover Plan: Plan 133 )
  • (Group 10) Limited Payment Endowment (Plan 48)

The final addition bonus rates of other popular plans for the 2019 valuation is given below.

Final addition bonus rates popular plans of LIC
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Loyalty Addition Rates – 2019 valuation

Certain plans like Jeevan Shree (151) and Jeevan Saral (165) have a specialized bonus structure. For such plans, no simple reversionary bonuses are declared. Instead, a one-time bonus with the name Loyalty Addition (LA) becomes payable for the policy at the time of maturity as per the valuation of the plan.

LIC Jeevan Saral (Plan 165) – loyalty addition rates

LIC Jeevan Saral plan 165 Loyalty Addition Rates 2019
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You can see that the loyalty additions for the Jeevan Saral plan have been increased considerably in the current valuation. As the Loyalty Additions are provided as a one time benefit, this difference shall reflect considerably in policies maturing in the current year.

Loyalty Addition rates of Jeevan Shree (112)

Jeevan Shree was one of the flagship products from LIC of India which was specifically designed to cater to the needs of high net worth individuals. With high guaranteed addition rates of Rs 75 per 1000 sum assured, the plan provides excellent returns. The loyalty additions declared for Jeevan Shree are amazing and it adds to the attractivity of the plan. Loyalty additions rates of a 25-year term are Rs 1300 per 1000 sum assured. This means 130% of the sum assured is paid as loyalty additions for plans maturing this year in addition to the sum assured and guaranteed additions.

Loyalty Addition Rates - LIC popular plans

Loyalty additions declared for popular money back plans, Children’s money-back, Jeevan Sanchay, and Jeevan Sneha are also provided in the above chart.

Download complete bonus circular 2019 valuation

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If you have any doubts or require any clarifications, please feel free to use the comment section provided below.

30 thoughts on “LIC Bonus Rates 2019 – 2020 | All details with illustrations

  • September 5, 2019 at 11:53 am
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    Thanks a lot for the updating

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    Hello Anish….Does Komal Jeevan entitle for FAB?? (It says in the policy benefits). However, we are not seeing any FAC declared for this policy (yet). Do you know what it would be….

    Thank you.

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    • September 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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      Komal Jeevan does not have FAB. Instead loyalty additions are provided at the time of maturity. Latest loyalty addition rates are provided here.

      Loyalty addition rates of komal Jeevan Plan (2019 valuation)
      Policy year on death or maturity from commencement of riskLoyalty addition
      635
      740
      845
      955
      1065
      1175
      1290
      13110
      14130
      15140
      16150
      17165

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Hello Anish….
    FAB for Komal Jeevan (Plan No: 159) is not listed. If not declared, probably you could give me approx. rate

    Thank you.

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    • September 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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      See the answer to your other query.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm
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    Hi, Is the LA for New Jeevan Shree (151) is the same as Jeevan Shree (112)??

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    • October 12, 2019 at 6:08 am
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      Loyalty addition rates of New Jeevan Shree should follow the trends of original Jeevan Sree.
      But I am not in a position to guarantee the same loyalty addition rates.. well I shall publish an article on new Jeevan Sree to clarify these doubts.. please subscribe for updates to get notified when it is published..

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    Could you advise about bonuses & FAB for policies that mature in Apr-2020? Are above bonuses & FAB applicable or not?

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    • October 24, 2019 at 6:21 am
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      LIC will declare bonus rates for 2020.. but no significant change is likely from the current rates.. you can calculate returns based on current rates to get approximate returns..

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Jeevan amrut policy is eligible for final addtional vinod or not

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    • November 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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      Jeevan Amrit policy is eligible for the final addition bonus if the term of the plan is higher than 15 years.

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  • November 24, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    As per my calculations , F.A.B for Jeevan Anand policy is 135 but your calculation showing 425, If I am wrong , pls correct it.

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    • November 24, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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      Final addition bonus rates change with term of the plan. Which term you are mentioning about?

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  • November 25, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    For Jeevan Sneha (20years plan), GA is 70 per year, if Survival Benefit of 20% is left with LIC: will we get 8% pa return, and what is the factor for Loyality Addition to be considered.

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    • November 25, 2019 at 10:14 am
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      LIC offers a maximum of 6% only for advance premium. The loyalty addition rates as per the latest valuation for Jeevan Sneha plan is Rs 100 Per 1000 Sum Assured (10%).

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  • January 4, 2020 at 6:02 am
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    For Endowment policy (Plan 830), that was purchased in the beginning of December 2017, so far (till first week of Jan 2020) has received only 1 time bonus . My concern is – this Policy has completed 2 complete year ( Dec 2017 to Dec 2018 and Dec 2018 to Dec 2019).. but why in case of Bonus accumulation only 1 time Bonus is showing in LIC website.

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    • January 4, 2020 at 12:13 pm
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      The bonus for second year will get added to the policy after 2020 march only as it is added after the completion of the financial year.

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  • January 4, 2020 at 9:22 am
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    i have a single premium 15 yr term Bima Bachat what is the LA % may i know can any one help me with that.

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    • January 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm
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      LIC has not declared the loyalty addition rates of bima Bachat plan with term 15 years so far. (As it has not completed 15 years after the introduction of the plan.

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  • January 9, 2020 at 1:44 pm
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    Dear sir, Loyalty addition for Aadhar stambh is not declared yet. And how much loyalty addition can we get for 20 years term and sum assured 3 lakhs

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  • February 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm
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    Can lic give bonus in jivan saral or only loyalty additional

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    • February 7, 2020 at 4:09 pm
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      Jeevan Saral plan does not have a bonus. instead, loyalty addition is provided.

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  • February 15, 2020 at 1:36 pm
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    Sir i have Jeevan Chayya 103 plan. Is Loyalty & FAB is applicable, if so how much per thousand. thanks

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    • February 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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      Jeevan Chaya plan does not have loyalty additions. It will have only a bonus and final additional bonus. Bonus is declared every year and will get added to the policy account as and when it is declared. The final additional bonus is payable only at the time of maturity. So far final additional rates for Jeevan Chaya plan has not been declared as 16 years has not completed after the inception of the plan. (Normally there is no FAB for policies below 16 years). Bonus rates and FAB rates are expected to follow the trend of endowment assurance plans of LIC.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 7:25 am
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    Thank you for sharing useful info on one page. Greatly appreciated.
    Though the info on Jeevan Shree policies is a bit confusing due to different series numbers (112, 151 etc) being used. Not sure if what is stated for 112 applies to 151 etc.
    It would be great help for readers if the info on all bonuses (reversionary, GA, LA etc) is provided as a separate table for each Policy Type/Series (such as Jeevan Shree 112, Jeevan Shree 151, Jeevan Saral 162 etc etc), with separate columns for bonus applicable for policies held to maturity, surrendered before maturity or claimed on death.

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    • March 11, 2020 at 6:09 am
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      Jeevan Shree policies of different series are entirely different and the benefit pattern is also different. Please check the following articles for more information.
      Jeevan Shree 112 – all details with calculators.
      Jeevan Shree – plan 162 all details with calculators.
      Bonus/Guaranteed additions do not change in various conditions such as in force policies or lapsed policies or surrendered before maturity etc. Only thing is that if you surrender it earlier, surrender value based on the surrender value factor only will be available.

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  • March 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm
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    Hello Anish, can the assumed loyalty amount in Jeevan Saral go down in the coming years? Or is it expected to only increase from the current numers that you have shown. I have a policy of 48000 premium pa, and I have completed 13 years in the term. I am wondering if I should continue with the policy.

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    • March 15, 2020 at 3:11 pm
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      If you go through the bonus and loyalty rates declared by LIC of India in recent years you can see that same loyalty addition rates are declared year after year. If we follow the trends it is not likely to go down in the near future. Jeevan Saral plan is providing good insurance coverage (which includes 250 times of monthly premium + premium paid + Loyalty addition). So far the returns are also good if your age at entry to the scheme was not high. Think and decide.

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  • April 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm
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    Sir, what will be the loyality adition for Aadhr Stambh? Is it similar to that of Jeevan Shree policy?

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    • April 4, 2020 at 1:14 am
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      LIC has not declared the loyalty addition rates of the Aadhar Stambh plan. It cannot be similar to the Jeevan Shree plan as Jeevan Shree is an entirely different type of plan. We will have to wait till LIC declares the rates to get an accurate estimation of returns of the plan.

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