Things you didn't know about Aviva's MINDEF Group Insurance (v.s. private term insurance)
This article will help you address the question of whether you would be better off getting a private term insurance or Aviva’s Mindef group insurance for your coverage needs.
Crash course on Aviva's Mindef Group Insurance
Cost is cheap for death and personal accident insurance coverage till the age of 65
Policies are accumulative and not accelerative (e.g. claim in CI coverage will not reduce sum assured of death coverage)
Coverage only last till the earlier of when either your spouse reaches the age 70 or your children reaches the age 25 or get married
Early Critical Illness coverage is not comprehensive - only 10 conditions.
Low claim limits for early and late stage critical illnesses – which may not be enough
Premiums for critical illness coverage are not leveled and increases with age
Maximum claim/coverage limits:
Personal accident: $600,000
Early stage critical illness: $300,000
Late stage critical illness: $350,000
Mindef Group insurance vs Term life insurance
From the chart above, it is evident that:
Mindef Group insurance is not a sustainable option after the age of 45
Based on the total cost of policy from purchase age till age 65, purchasing a private insurance will always be cheaper than mindef group insurance
Basis of comparison:
Coverage duration from age 21 to 65
Coverage: Death: $1,000,000 & Late stage CI: $350,000
ECI and Personal Accident plans will be removed from consideration as they are not an apple-to-apple comparison.
Long Story Short
Aviva's Mindef Group Insurance is good for their death coverage given the cost payable and benefits receivable.
As to the use of Mindef Group Insurances for Early and Late stage critical illness coverage, it is not beneficial to you as:
Cost increases based on age band
ECI coverage is not comprehensive
Personally, I would prefer the use of private term insurance as:
Coverage is more comprehensive
Cost is leveled and calculated based on the age of entry
Flexibility in selecting your insurance duration – ability to tailor to your needs
Let’s not forget that we have yet to consider the option of whole-life insurances.
For an analysis between Investment Linked Products vs Whole-life vs Term-life insurance, you can read the article I wrote here.
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Daniel is a Licensed Financial Consultant with MAS and a certified Associate Wealth Planner, who specializes in retirement and investments planning. Find out more here.
This article is meant to be the opinion of the author and is for information purposes only.
This article should not be seen as a financial advice
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