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Review of SBI Life Saral Maha Anand Plan



What is SBI Life Saral Maha Anand?

SBI Life - Saral Maha Anand is a unit linked insurance cum savings plan. Getting a Life Insurance policy was never so easy. No medical examination is required for this plan. It allows you to enjoy the power of liquidity through partial withdrawals.

Key Features of SBI Life Saral Maha Anand

  • No medical examination, Simple joining process.

  • Liquidity through Partial Withdrawals.

  • Guaranteed Additions of up to 30% of one annual premium, for a 20 year policy term, subject to the Policy being in force till the maturity date.

  • No Premium Allocation Charge from 11th year onwards, thereby boosting your Fund Value

  • Option to avail additional rider benefit under SBI Life - Accidental Death Benefit Linked Rider

  • 4 Fund options, to enjoy market related returns as per your risk appetite.

  • Twin Benefit of Market linked returns & insurance cover.

SBI Life Saral Maha Anand Scheme

Minimum Age at Entry

18 years     

Maximum Age at Entry

55 years 

Max. Age at Maturity

65 years 

Policy Term

10 years / 15 years / 20 years

Minimum Premium Amounts (x100)

Yearly          : Rs. 15,000/-

Half-yearly : Rs. 9,500/-

Quarterly     : Rs. 5,500/-

Monthly        : Rs. 2,000/-

Maximum Premium Amounts (x100)

Yearly           : Rs. 29,000/-

Half-yearly   : Rs. 14,500/-

Quarterly      : Rs. 7,200/-

Monthly         : Rs. 2,400/-

Premium Modes

Yearly / Half-yearly / Quarterly / Monthly


Age below 45 years :    10 × AP

Age 45 years or above : 7 × AP

Maximum Sum Assured

20 × AP

Partial Withdrawals

Upto 15% of Fund Value can be withdrawn each year, from 6th year onwards, subject to conditions. One partial withdrawal is free in a policy year.

Tax Benefits

Under Sec. 80C and Sec. 10(10D) of Income Tax Act,1961

SBI Life Saral Maha Anand Scheme Benefits

  • Maturity Benefit

On completion of Policy Term, Fund Value will be paid.

  • Death Benefit

Higher of the Fund Value or Sum Assured is payable; with a minimum of 105% of total basic premiums paid till the time of death.

  • Rider Benefits

Accidental Death Benefit Linked Rider: Provides additional death benefit if the death occurs as a result of an accident.

SBI Life Saral Maha Anand Charges

Following are the major charges involved in this product.

Premium Allocation Charges (as a percentage of Regular Premium)

Policy Year

Premium Allocation Charges























Fund Management Charges

A certain fixed percentage of the relevant Fund before calculating the NAV on a daily basis will be charged as per the rates below:

Fund Name

Fund Management Charges

Index Fund


Equity Fund


Balanced Fund


Bond Fund


These charges may be increased within the maximum limit allowed with notice to the Policyholder and subject to IRDA approval.

Policy Administration Charges

Monthly Policy Administrative Charges are Rs. 33.33/- per month.

These charges will be deducted on the first business day of each Policy Month by way of cancelling appropriate number of units.

Mortality Charges

Mortality charges are deducted on the first business day of each Policy Month from Fund Value by way of cancellation of units. Mortality charges will be based on your age and Sum at Risk at the time of charge deduction.

Switching Charge

A charge of Rs. 100 is applicable for every Switch; in excess of two free Switches in the same Policy Year

Partial Withdrawal Charge:

A charge of Rs. 100 is applicable for every Partial Withdrawal in excess of one free Partial Withdrawal in same Policy Year.

Miscellaneous Charges:

For issuance of additional/ duplicate copy of yearly Fund statement an amount of Rs. 100 per statement will be charged.

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