Be assured of lifetime cover
Get benefits early to ease your recovery.
Comprehensive cover that pays out on multiple critical illnesses.
Get some money back if you surrender.
Provides cover for your loved ones.
We have compared the top 3 whole of life critical illness plans in the market:
These plans provide lifetime early to late-stage critical illness cover with a short premium term and are ideal for your children. Here's why:
The earlier you buy this policy for your child, the less will be paid for this policy and the coverage period will be longer.
For example, the premiums of China Taiping's i-Secure II for a 5-year old boy is $152.20 per month for 25 years to get a cover of minimum guaranteed benefit of $200,000 for his whole life (sum assured of $100,000). If you wait for 10 more years, this rate increases by 23% and the cover period is now 10 years less. So you will end up paying more and the period of cover will be less.
In the future, your child can take over paying the premiums for the remainder of the premium term and choose to continue the policy or surrender the policy for a lump sum cash. At that stage, the premium rate will be very low for the level of cover.
|Premium terms available|
|5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years, or up to age 64||10, 15, 20 or 25 years, or up to age 65||5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years|
|Guaranteed benefit multipliers available|
|100%, 200%, 300%, 400%, 500%||100%, 200%, 300%, 400%||200%, 300%, 400%|
|Guaranteed benefit expiry age (Age Next Birthday)|
|71||65, 70 or 75||71 or 86|
|Number of critical illnesses covered|
|Early & intermediate: 142 |
|Early & intermediate: 131 |
|Early, intermediate & Advanced: 161|
Yes before age 85. Pays 50% of the Advanced Secure Accelerator rider sum assured if you undergo a surgery or suffer from an infection and you are required to stay in an ICU for a total of 5 days or
These whole of life plans are "multiplier" products. This means that you can choose to scale up your benefits up to a certain age e.g. age 86. After that, the benefits revert to the original sum assured plus any bonuses that the insurer has declared on the product. The scaled up benefit forms the "guaranteed benefit". If the sum assured plus bonus exceeds that guaranteed benefit at any time, the sum assured plus bonus will be paid out.
Aviva's MyWholeLife plan is different to NTUC Income and China Taiping's product in that Aviva's MyWholeLife plan pays out bonuses on top of the guaranteed benefit if the claim is made before the benefit expiry age.
|Qualifying Plans||Insurer's Promotions||Criteria|
|China Taiping's i-Assure Moneyback |
China Taiping's i-Assure Moneyback (CI)
|20% off 1st Year Annual Premium||Yearly premium mode only|
|China Taiping’s Infinite Harvest III||S$388||Apply to every policy incepted|
|NTUC Income’s Star Secure||Up to 5% discount on 1st Year Premium||Depends on payment terms:|
5 Years = 1% | 10 Years = 5%
|Aviva’s MyWholeLife IV||N/A||N/A|
|China Taiping’s i-Secure II||S$128||Yearly premium mode only, |
with minimum S$1,800 p.a.
|Aviva’s MyLifeIncome III||Up to 5% Annualised Premium Cashback||Depends on minimum premiums, starting from S$15,000|
|Up to $1,200 CapitaVouchers||Depends on minimum monthly premium and policy term|
Promotion till 31 Oct 2021 only.
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1. Should I apply for my Critical Illness cover now or wait till I am older and more likely to get struck by Critical Illness?
Our advice is that you get your Critical Illness Insurance cover as soon as possible. As you get older, there is a high chance that you would develop medical conditions. Even if these medical conditions are not classified as "critical illness", it may mean that insurer would not be willing to offer you any cover at that time.
2. What is the maximum age that Critical Illness Insurance will cover to?
It depends on the policy. Typical Critical Illness plans will cover you until 85. However, Star Secure, MyWholeLife Plan and i-Secure II will cover you for your whole life.
3. Do I need to go for a medical examination if I apply for Critical Illness Insurance?
If you are above a certain age and/or sum assured, then, yes, you will need to go for a medical checkup.
4. Why is it not a "sure-thing" that I can get my money back through the surrender value?
The surender value will comprise of a guaranteed portion and a non-guaranteed portion. The non-guaranteed portion is based on the bonus that the insurer declares from year to year. In addition, the surrender value accumulates over time, which means that you will get a low surrender value if you terminate the policy early.
5. What if the sum assured plus bonuses are higher than the guaranteed benefit before the guaranteed benefit expiry age?
If the sum assured plus bonuses are higher than the guaranteed benefit (sum assured X multiplier factor) before the guaranteed benefit expiry age, the benefit payout will be the sum assured plus bonuses.
6. Are the critical illness premium rates guaranteed?
While the premium rate for the critical illness rider is not guaranteed during the premium payment term, after the premium payment term, the insurer can no longer charge you any premium for the policy. This way, you have "locked-in" the critical illness premium rates once you pass the premium payment term.
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* Up to 55% of the basic commission for first year. This is also applicable to selected life insurance products purchasing via InsureDIY, please refer to the promotional banner on our product pages or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries. T&Cs apply. The promotion is valid till 31 Oct 2021.