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I have not paid premium for some time. Can I revive my policy?

For a regular premium paying policy, premium has to be paid within 30 days of the due date (15 days if the mode selected is monthly). The insurance company provides a grace period during which you can pay the premium and keep the policy in force. If the premium has not been paid within the grace period, the policy is considered lapsed.

Insurance companies offer various schemes that facilitate the process of reviving lapsed policies. A few are mentioned below -

Paying all the arrears of premium and the interest for the same period can revive the policy. In certain cases, the company may offer installment revival schemes, where you pay a part of the arrear along with the regular premium, and the balance of the revival amount is paid in instalments spread over a year of two years.

Under another scheme, a money-back policy can be revived by using the survival benefit under the policy (the money receivable from the insurance company at regular intervals) to pay premium plus interest. (If the survival benefit amount is lower than the revival value, you have to pay the shortfall. If it is higher, you receive the excess amount.)

Source: SBI Life Insurance

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