Investments and Risks Transfer

Hello! I’m Philip Eapen. Those who seek avenues to wisely invest their hard-earned money value my services. I work with HDFC Life, which is a reputed investment company that offers life insurance protection. I also work with HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company that provides heath insurance and other general insurance products.


  1. Why should You Invest with HDFC Life?
  2. Your Godly Responsibility
  3. An Overview of Investment Options
  4. Health Insurance
  5. General Insurance
  6. Glossary

Why should you invest with HDFC Life?

REASON No. 1: Better Investment Choice
Bank and Post Office deposits cannot beat inflation because the rate of interest they offer is very low. What other options do you have? Stock markets? You may not have the knowledge or expertise to invest directly in shares or to trade in the stock market. This is why you might wish to trust HDFC Life to grow your wealth.

REASON No. 2: The Wise and Godly Protect Their Dependents
Death is a certainty. The time is uncertain. Wisdom demands that we ensure the financial security of our dependants. We do this by transfering our risk to an insurance company that is capable of handling that risk. You can rest assured that your loved ones will be financially secure even when you won’t be around to provide for them.

REASON No. 3 HDFC Life is reliable
HDFC Life has a proven track record. It is one of the most reliable life insurers in India. In 2023, the total asset under HDFC Life’s management was Rs. 2.4 trillion. HDFC Life boasts of a 99.39% Claim Settlement Ratio.

Your Godly Responsibility To Your Family

Providing for the needs of widows and orphans is one of the highest and best forms of godliness.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27 NIV)

Before you provide for someone else’s widow or orphans, provide for your own dependents. That’s the right thing to do. Do not burden the church with the responsibility of looking after your wife and children in your absence.

Joseph could be credited for inventing the insurance industry. God taught him that, in a world of changing fortunes, long-term survival of an individual or a country can often be achieved by saving during the good years. Under Joseph’s guidance, Egypt saved grain for seven years. That was like paying a “premium.” After those years the “payouts” started!

Learn from the ants. Save for the rainy days

A Quick Overview

Insurance products may be classified in different ways. Here is a simplified way to classify numerous products available.

  1. Term Plans:
    High Life Coverage at a low premium. The earlier you start, the lower your premium.

  2. Savings Plans:
    An opportunity to save and build a corpus to meet your future needs

  3. Annuity (Pension) Plans:
    Make a lump-sum payment or a series of payments to the company. In return, they provide guaranteed periodic payments.

  4. UNIT Linked Insurance Plans:
    Make a lump-sum payment or a series of payments to be invested in the stock market for higher returns at a higher risk. Risk will be borne by the investor who is also the insured.

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Accidental Death
Accidental Death Cover is normally available as a Rider or Inbuilt Option. Accident is a sudden, unforeseen and involuntary event caused by external, visible and violent means. Accidental Death means death by or due to a bodily injury caused by an Accident, independent of all other causes of death. Accidental Death must be caused within 180 days of any bodily injury.
Accidental Disability Rider
An optional but necessary addon. Get additional income benefits over and above your Sum Assured in the event of total permanent disability due to an Accident. In the event of Total Permanent Disability due to accident, you will be paid a regular monthly income equal to 1% of Sum Assured for a fixed period of 10 years.
Disability as a result of injury or accident and is thereby rendered totally incapable of being engaged in any work or any occupation or employment for any compensation, remuneration or profit and he/she is unlikely to ever be able to do so.
Alternatively, the life assured suffers an injury/accident due to which there is total and irrecoverable loss of:
a. The use of two limbs; or
b. The sight of both eyes; or
c. The use of one limb and the sight of one eye; or
d. Loss by severance of two or more limbs at or above wrists or ankles; or
e. The total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye and loss by severance of one limb at or above wrist or ankle.
Claim settlement ratio (CSR)
An insurance company’s claim settlement ratio (CSR) refers to the number of claims successfully resolved versus the number of requests received in a given year. For example, if XYZ company receives 100 claim requests in a year and successfully settles 90 of them, its CSR is 90%. CSR acts as an indicator of their credibility.
Critical Illness
A list of illnesses are defined as critical illness. See product brochure online. Signs or Symtoms must have first commenced 90 days following date of an insurance policy.
Critical Illness Riders
HDFC Life Critical Illness Plus Rider provides a lump sum benefit on diagnosis of any one of the listed critical illnesses. The Life and CI Rebalance Option waives all future premiums after the detection of a critical illness.
The insurance contract specifies certain situations in which the insurance company will not honor their promise. For example, suicide is a common exclusion. If the insured person commits suicide, the company will not pay the sum assured or death benefits. Losses due to activities such as automibile racing, diving, underground activities, etc., are also excluded from coverage.
Free Look Period
The free look period is the period given to a policyholder to assess and review the policy document. He/she can terminate the policy during the free look period if they are not satisfied with its inclusion and exclusion terms which were explained at the time of purchase.
Grace Period
If you fail to pay your premium by date, your contract with the insurance company will come to an end. To prevent such a situation, you are given a grace period of 30 days from the due date every year.
Insurance is a contract you make with an insurance company. For a certain amount you pay (that is, the premium), the insurance company undertakes to compensate you (the insured) for a loss. Also, see definition of Risk Transfer.
Life Assured
The person whose life is insured.
Policy Paying Term: The time period for paying annual premiums
Policy Term: The total life of the life insurance contract
Premium is the cost of insurance. It is the amount you pay the insurance company periodically (annually) to keep yourself insured (and as seed for your investment).
Life insurance riders are contingent additional benefits over a primary policy, which come into play in case of a specific eventuality. They offer financial cover over and above basic sum assured in a life insurance policy. Even with the occurrence of the event, the life cover remains intact. This means that even if you have drawn on a particular rider, you remain eligible for the death benefit on the life insurance plan.
Risk Transfer
A good way to deal with risk is to transfer our risks to someone who is willing and capable of handling or dealing with them. This process of transferring of risk from one person to another is called insurance. Insurance, therefore, is a risk transfer mechanism.
Basic Sum Assured is the amount of sum assured chosen by the policyholder
Sum Assured on Death
is the absolute amount of benefit which is guaranteed to become payable on death of the life assured in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy or an absolute amount of benefit which is available to meet the health cover.
Sum Assured on Maturity
is the amount which is guaranteed to become payable on maturity of the policy, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy.