New savings and protection plans from NTUC Income

NTUC Income has just launched two new insur­ance plans, Term­Life Solit­aire and Lim­ited Premium Revosave with bet­ter cov­er­age and lower premium, for insured up to 75 years old.

Term Insur­ance

Term­Life Solit­aire is a reg­u­lar premium term insur­ance that will cover the insured (age 74 last birth date or below) against Death and Ter­minal Ill­ness for at least $1 mil­lion, up to a max­imum age of 100 years old. The pro­tec­tion value is con­stant through­out the years of cov­er­age as it is not entitled to any bonus declared by NTUC Income. There is no cash value at any point in time since this is a pure pro­tec­tion plan. For sum assured of $1,500,000 and below, there is no med­ical exam­in­a­tion required!

There are 5 riders that can be added to this plan:-

  1. Dis­ab­il­ity Accel­er­ator – cov­ers Total and Per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (TPD) before age 70 with min­imum sum assured of $1,000,000.
  2. Dread Dis­ease Accel­er­ator – cov­ers the 39 dread dis­eases with min­imum sum assured of $500,000.
  3. Dread Dis­ease Premium Waiver – waive future premium when poli­cy­holder is dia­gnosed with dread disease.
  4. Payor Premium Waiver – waive future premium when poli­cy­holder dies or is dia­gnosed with TPD.
  5. Enhanced Payor Premium Waiver — waive future premium when poli­cy­holder dies or is dia­gnosed with TPD or crit­ical illness.

 

Lim­ited Pay Revosave

Lim­ited Pay Revosave is a reg­u­lar sav­ings plan that provides a very good altern­at­ive to sav­ings in a bank. Not only it offers bet­ter interest rate, it provides pro­tec­tion against death, Total per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (Lost of sight, two legs etc.) regard­less of your cur­rent health. It is 100% guar­an­tee to be accep­ted. You will be covered for 105% of the premium paid through­out the cov­er­age! If it is acci­dental death or TPD before age 70, an addi­tional 100% of the sum assured on top of the death/TPD bene­fit will be paid out too. You are eli­gible to apply if you are 75 years old and below.

This is how Lim­ited Pay Revosave works.

1) You save a fixed sum of money to NTUC Income for 3,5,10 or 15 years.

2) At the end of second year, NTUC Income will return part of the premium back (5% of the sum assured called cash­back) to you. You can choose to a) Spend it. b) Save with us at cur­rent 3.5% per annum interest in deposit account issued by Income

3) At any point in time, you can with­draw the money from the Deposit account.

4) The policy will end at the chosen policy term of 10, 15,20 or 25 years. All matur­ity pro­ceeds will be paid out, together with the cash­back and interest earned in the deposit account.

NTUC Income #StartRetiring Consumer Promotion

NTUC Income has launched “#StartRe­tir­ing Con­sumer Pro­mo­tion” from 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016.

Cus­tom­ers who suc­cess­fully sub­mit their Reg­u­lar Premium Life Policies includ­ing any applic­able rider(s) between 1 April and 31 May 2016 (inclus­ive of both dates), and their policies issued not later than 31 July 2016, will be entitled to a gift as set out in the rel­ev­ant tiers below.

Min­imum monthly premium Premium pay­ment term of 10 years and above Premium pay­ment term of 5 to 9 years Premium pay­ment term of 3 to 4 years
$1,800 Cap­ita­Voucher

$1650

Cap­ita­Voucher

$800

Cap­ita­Voucher

$450

$1,200 Cap­ita­Voucher

$750

Cap­ita­Voucher

$350

PHILIPS Air Pur­i­fier worth $279
$500 Cap­ita­Voucher

$250

PHILIPS Slow Juicer worth $229 N.A.
$250 Cap­ita­Voucher

$50

N.A. N.A.

 

The qual­i­fy­ing policies are as follows:

  1. LIMITED PAY REVOSAVE (3-PAY-10)
  2. LIMITED PAY REVOSAVE (5-PAY-10)
  3. REVOSAVE
  4. LIMITED PAY REVOSAVE
  5. CANCER PROTECT
  6. VIVOCHILD
  7. ENDOWMENT
  8. VIVOCARE 100
  9. FAMILY INSURANCE PLAN
  10. REVOSECURE
  11. VIVOLIFE 125/180/350
  12. MORTGAGE PROTECTION PLAN
  13. PROTECTION
  14. LIMITED PREMIUM PROTECTION
  15. FLEXRETIRE
  16. SENIOR PLAN
  17. DREAMSAVER
  18. SILVER PROTECT
  19. ITERM
  20. VIVOLINK
  21. VIVOCASH

Terms and Con­di­tions can be found at http://www.income.com.sg/promotions/life-insurance/start-retiring-promotion#main

New Cancer Waiver Rider (Guaranteed Acceptance) from NTUC Income

NTUC Income has just launched a new Can­cer Premium Waiver (GIO) (WPV10), which is a non-participating, reg­u­lar premium rider that waives future premi­ums on the policy for the remain­ing term of the rider upon dia­gnosis of the insured with any one of the major can­cers after one year from the cover start date and dur­ing the term of the rider.

In addi­tion, applic­a­tion for this rider is hassle-free and accept­ance is guar­an­teed. There is no need for any med­ical check-up*.

This rider is avail­able to spe­cified GIO plans and can be attached to both first and third-party policies at policy inception.

The list of GIO plans Can­cer Premium Waiver (GIO) rider is attach­able to:
1.       Lim­ited Pay RevoSave (ANRP)
2.       Lim­ited Pay RevoSave 3-Pay-10 (ANRV)
3.       Lim­ited Pay RevoSave 5-Pay-10 (ANRE)
4.       FlexRe­tire (FRR)
5.       Revo­Se­c­ure (RVGG)
6.       VivoC­ash (VCGL)

* If Insured had con­sul­ted a doc­tor for, suffered symp­toms of, was invest­ig­ated for, was dia­gnosed with, or received med­ical treat­ment for any caner, includ­ing carcinoma-in-situ, before the cover start date, no bene­fit will be paid under the Can­cer Waiver Rider, and the rider will be terminated.

2016 Kick Start Your Future with NTUC Income Promotion with $1000 cashback

From now till 31 Decem­ber 2016, the first 3,300 new applic­a­tion of Reg­u­lar Premium Life Policies includ­ing any applic­able rider(s) with a min­imum annual premium of S2,000, you will get $1,000 cash­back in the form of a cheque which will be mailed to you within 45 days, one year after the Qual­i­fy­ing Policy is issued.

You are eli­gible to apply if you are a Singa­pore Cit­izen or Per­man­ent Res­id­ent who has gradu­ated from any of the Junior Col­leges or Cent­ral­ised Insti­tute Course, Inter­na­tional Bac­ca­laur­eate Dip­loma Pro­gramme, Singapore’s Insti­tute of Tech­nical Edu­ca­tion, Poly­tech­nics or local or over­seas Uni­ver­sit­ies in 2012 or later. You must sub­mit evid­ence of hav­ing gradu­ated from such insti­tu­tions or programmes.

Note that regard­less of the num­ber of applic­a­tions for each gradu­ate, only one policy will qual­ify for the reward under this Pro­mo­tion. In addi­tion, poli­cy­hold­ers who have par­ti­cip­ated and suc­cess­fully qual­i­fied for the “Kick Start Your Future With Us”

Changes of CPF in 2016

CPF CELING
CPF con­tri­bu­tion ceil­ing will be increased from $5000 to $6000 with effect from 1 Jan 2016. This will help to boost another $170 from employer and $200 from employee for those earn­ing more than $6000 monthly salary and below 55 years old. Though the take-home pay for these employ­ees will reduce by $200, the sav­ings for retire­ment will be boos­ted by these extra savings.

CPF CONTRIBUTION RATE
The CPF con­tri­bu­tion rate for employee 50 years and above will be increased from 1 Janu­ary 2016.

  • Above 50 to 55, employer CPF rate will be increased from 16% to 17%, while employee CPF rate will be increased from 19% to 20%;
  • Above 55 to 60, employer CPF rate will be increased from 12% to 13%, with no change to the cur­rent employee CPF rate of 13%;
  • Above 60 to 65, employer CPF rate will be increased from 8.5% to 9%, with no change to the cur­rent employee CPF rate of 7.5%.

In addi­tion, for CPF mem­bers aged 55 and above from 1 Janu­ary 2016, the first $30,000 from the CPF accounts will earn extra 1% per annum, on top of the cur­rent 1% extra interest on the first $60,000 of their total CPF sav­ings. That is,

 

 

Total CPF balance

Interest Rate
If in Special/Retirement/Medisave Accounts If in Ordin­ary Account
First $30,000 6% 4.5%
Next $30,000 5% 3.5%
Remain­ing bal­ance above $60,000 4% 2.5%

This trans­lates to extra $300 sav­ings per year for the next 10 years before CPF Life pay­out starts at 65. Assum­ing the yearly $300 interest earned goes into the Retire­ment Account which earns 4% interest, this trans­lates to $3,745 after 10 years. With higher amount in CPF Retire­ment Account, CPF mem­bers can expect higher pay­out from their CPF Life.

SUPPLEMENTARY RETIREMENT SCHEME
The caps on con­tri­bu­tion to the vol­un­tary retire­ment sav­ings scheme, Sup­ple­ment­ary Retire­ment Scheme (SRS) will be increased from 1 Janu­ary 2016. For Singa­por­ean and Per­man­ent Res­id­ent, the cap will be increased from $12,750 to $15,300. The cap for for­eigner will be increased from $29,750 to $35,700. This will help to increase the per­sonal income tax sav­ings, as the amount put into SRS will enjoy tax relief. Moreover, retire­ment cash­flow will be improved when SRS money is allowed to be with­drawn without pen­alty from age 62 onwards.

First Singapore Savings Bond

The first Singa­pore bond was opened for applic­a­tion on 1st Septem­ber 2015 and will close on 25 Septem­ber 2015, 9pm. The total amount for this alloc­a­tion is $1.2 billion.

You can apply in mul­tiples of $500 up to $50,000 through DBS/POSB, OCBC or UOB ATMs, or through DBS/POSB’s Inter­net Bank­ing portal. You will also need to have the indi­vidual CDP Secur­it­ies account linked to any of your bank accounts as CDP is the cus­todian for Sav­ings Bonds and it will pro­cess the applic­a­tions, interest pay­ments and redemp­tions. You may visit CDP’s webpage for inform­a­tion on open­ing your CDP Secur­it­ies account.

The alloc­a­tion will be con­duc­ted on 28th Septem­ber 2015 and the bonds will be issued on 1 Octo­ber 2015. The interest will be paid on 1st April and 1st Octo­ber every year till matur­ity date on 1 Octo­ber 2025. The interest for 1st year is 0.96% p.a., and 1.09% p.a. on second year. It will increases to 3.70% p.a. on the 10th year. So if you hold for 10 years till matur­ity, the com­poun­ded interest rate is 2.63%p.a.

Singa­pore Gov­ern­ment will issue the Singa­pore Sav­ings Bond every month. The applic­a­tion period is always 1st of the month till the 4th last busi­ness day of the month. Alloc­a­tion of the bonds will be con­duc­ted on the 3rd last busi­ness day of the month and res­ults will be pub­lished on its web­site after 3pm. Should the total amount of applic­a­tions exceed the amount on offer in a par­tic­u­lar month, you may not get the full amount you applied for. The excess cash will be refun­ded to you by the end of the 2nd last busi­ness day of the month. Sav­ings Bonds will be issued on the 1st busi­ness day of the fol­low­ing month. You will be noti­fied by CDP via mail of the amount of Sav­ings Bonds allot­ted to you. You can also check your hold­ings online through the CDP Inter­net ser­vice or by call­ing CDP at 6535–7511. The total amount of Sav­ings Bonds held across all issues can­not be more than $100,000.

You will receive the first interest pay­ment 6 months after the bond is issued. Interest will be auto­mat­ic­ally paid into the bank account that is linked to your CDP account. Interest will be paid every six months after that, on the 1st busi­ness day of the month. The interest pay­ments will be reflec­ted in your CDP statements.

There is a $2 trans­ac­tion fee for any trans­ac­tion such as applic­a­tion and redemp­tion of the bond.

You can redeem in mul­tiples of $500 on the 1st busi­ness day of each month till the 4th last busi­ness days of the month without pen­alty. Redemp­tion pro­ceeds will be paid by the end of the 2nd busi­ness day of the fol­low­ing month. If you redeem before the sched­uled interest is paid, you will receive a pro-rated amount, which is the interest you have earned but have not been paid.

Vivocash: whole-life endowment plan that gives you cash benefit till you are 100 years old!

Dear All,

NTUC Income has just launched Vivoc­ash, a limited-premium but whole-life endow­ment plan that gives you cash bene­fit from end of 5th year till you are 100 years old!

Vivoc­ash, is a reg­u­lar sav­ings plan that provides yearly cash­flow from the end of 5th year till you are 100 years old! Not only it offers bet­ter interest rate, it provides pro­tec­tion against death and Total per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (Lost of sight, two legs etc.) regard­less of your cur­rent health. It is 100% guar­an­tee to be accep­ted with no under­writ­ing required. You will be covered for 105% of the net premium paid for the first 5 years and 120% of all net premium paid from the sixth year onwards!

Vivoc­ash covers:

  • Death and Total Per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (TPD before age 70) – 105% of net premium paid for first 5 years and ter­minal bonus, 120% of net premium paid from 6th year onwards plus any of the accu­mu­lated cash bene­fits and cash bonuses and a ter­minal bonus.
  • Acci­dental Death and TPD (before age 70) – addi­tional 100% of the sum assured, in addi­tion to the death/TPD benefit.
  • Retrench­ment Bene­fit – 2% of the sum assured is pay­able if poli­cy­holder is unem­ployed for at least 3 months and after 6 months policy start date. This bene­fit can be claimed once.

This is how Vivoc­ash works.

  1. You save a fixed sum of money to NTUC Income for 5,10, 15 or 20 years.
  2. At the end of fifth year, NTUC Income will return up to 4.25% of the Sum Assured (called cash bene­fit) to you till you are 100 years old. You can choose toa) Spend it.b) Save with us at cur­rent 3.5% per annum interest in deposit account issued by Income
  3. At any point in time, you can with­draw the money from the Deposit account.
  4. On the 20th and 30th policy year, you will receive addi­tional 4% of the Sum Assured for your spending.
  5. If insured sur­vives till 100 years old, the policy will pay centen­nial matur­ity bene­fits of 120% of all net premium paid plus ter­minal bonus.

For example,

Michael, age 40, is plan­ning for his retire­ment. He signs up for Vivoc­ash, pay­ing yearly premium of $9,424 for 10 years with sum assured of $80,000. At age 45, he will receive $3,400 yearly cash bene­fits till 100 years old. He will receive addi­tional $3,200 at 60 and 70 years old. He will also receive centen­nial matur­ity bene­fit of $139,491 if he sur­vives till 100 years old.

Vivocash illustration

Vivoc­ash illustration

 

Note : The above pro­jec­tion is based on NTUC Income achiev­ing 4.75% invest­ment rate of returns.

$1,000 cashback for Singaporean fresh graduate

Good news to the recent local gradu­ates! You will get $1,000 cash­back if you apply for any reg­u­lar premium policy with annual premium of at least $2,000 from 20 July 2015 till 31 Decem­ber 2015.

You must be a Singa­pore Cit­izen and gradu­ated from any of the Singapore’s Insti­tute of Tech­nical Edu­ca­tion, Poly­tech­nics, or Uni­ver­sit­ies, from gradu­ation year of 2012 or later.

But do note that this pro­mo­tion is applic­able to the first 6,600 applic­able policies issued by NTUC Income. The $1,000 cheque will be mailed to the poli­cy­holder within 45 days, one year after the policy is issued and one year premium has been fully paid.

New Short-term savings plan LP Revosave (3-pay-10)

NTUC Income has just launched a new short-term sav­ings plan, LP Revosave (3 pay 10) with the fea­ture of allow­ing you to with­draw cash­back (5% of Sum Assured) from the end of 2nd year onwards.
This plan provides a very good altern­at­ive to sav­ings in a bank. Not only it offers bet­ter interest rate, it provides pro­tec­tion against death, Total per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (Lost of sight, two legs etc.) regard­less of your cur­rent health. It is 100% guar­an­tee to be accep­ted. You will be covered for 105% of the premium paid-to-date through­out the term.

This is how LP Revosave (3 Pay 10) works.
1) You save a fixed sum of money to NTUC Income for 3 years.

2) At the end of second year, NTUC Income will return part of the premium back (called cash­back) to you. You can choose to
a) Spend it.
b) Save with us at cur­rent 3.5% per annum interest in deposit account issued by Income

3) At any point in time, you can with­draw the money from the Deposit account.

The policy will mature in 10 years’ time.
Sample : Male age 40 years old with Sum Assured $25,000

Pay­ment Term Monthly Sav­ings Yearly Premium Yearly Cash­back (From 2nd year onwards) Total Premium Paid Total Cash upon matur­ity (Non-withdrawal) Total Cash upon matur­ity (With yearly withdrawal)
3 years $861.50 $9,940 $1,250 $29,820 $39,382 $37,671

($1250 yearly plus $27,671 upon maturity)

Com­par­ison between SP SAIL and LP Revosave (3 Pay 10)
Single Premium Plan SP SAIL with lump sum sav­ings of $29,820, the matur­ity amount is $38,577 after 10 years. So if your inten­tion is to with­draw the matur­ity amount after 10 years, LP Revosave will give bet­ter returns. Moreover, you have the flex­ib­il­ity to with­draw 5% of the Sum Assured from the end of second year. SP SAIL does not have this flexibility.

New Asian Income Fund from NTUC Income

NTUC Income has just launched a new fund, Asian Income Fund, that intends to dis­trib­ute monthly dividend pay­out of 5–6% per annum.  It cap­tures the strong growth poten­tial of Asia through both equit­ies and bonds. Investors gain from an act­ive asset alloc­a­tion strategy which aims to max­im­ize yield and total return in dif­fer­ent mar­ket envir­on­ments (Recov­ery, Expan­sion, Slow­down and Recession).

More import­antly, NTUC Income will guar­an­tee 105% of the invest­ment amount or cash value, whichever is higher, in the event of untimely death or Total Per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (TPD) before age 65, After age 65, it is 100% of the invest­ment amount or cash value, whichever is higher, in the event of untimely death.  This is on top of the monthly with­drawal of the dividends over the years.

The Cur­rent Pro­mo­tion offers a 10% bonus on the net amount of the new dis­tri­bu­tion declared for Asian Income Fund and will be given each month, up to 30 Octo­ber 2014. This bonus is only pay­able once for each dis­tri­bu­tion arising from net new invest­ments and top-ups. It is not applic­able to monthly dis­tri­bu­tion arising from switches into this fund. The bonus will be accu­mu­lated and pay­able together with the accu­mu­lated dis­tri­bu­tion 45 days after 30 Octo­ber 2014.

The Asian Income Fund is pay­able on a monthly basis with effect from Novem­ber 2014. There­after, NTUC Income intends to pay the dis­tri­bu­tion within 45 days from the declar­a­tion date, which is the 2nd last work­ing day of the month.

For example, if Mr Lee made a new invest­ment of $100,000 into Asian Income Fund on 20 May 2014 and received a monthly dis­tri­bu­tion of $480 for the month of May 2014 to Octo­ber 2014 as follows:

  May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total
Monthly Dis­tri­bu­tion $480 $480 $480 $480 $480 $480 $2,880

The bonus pay­able based on the above example is $288.

Sub­scrip­tion Method: Cash/SRS

Asian Income Fund Factsheet is here at http://www.income.com.sg/fund/pdf/2014/AsianIncome(Apr).pdf