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Asked on 05 Jan 2020
I'm a fresh grad with limited savings. I use this insurance as a life plan but with smaller coverage. My insurance agent told me that I can cancel the plan after 2 yrs and get back all of my money. By then, I would be able to afford life insurance with full coverage.
My advise would be.... to keep the policy and when you have a stable income look into getting another policy which will give you the coverage that you would need then.
Also as mentioned by both Kaycee & Zhe Liang, as it's an ILP, there is no capital guarantee as the premiums are used for investing into funds that you selected, so you might want to check on the fund performances on a quarterly basis and do any re-balancing of funds to have the most ideal portfolio based on the past funds performances
AIA Pro-Lifetime Protector Max insurance is more for investment rather than life protection. My Insurance Agent recommended me that and I just bought without understanding it. Looking at my plan now, if the fund is doing well at 8%, I can only break even 12 years later, because the monthly premium goes into paying for management fee, coverage etc. You definitely can get back your money after 2 years but not all (Say you put in $3.6k across 2 years, you can only get back e.g $500). If you want life plan, don’t think this is the best plan for you. However I am saying this not as an expert, but a consumer POV. No harm seeking 2nd opinion from a different Insurance Agent. Would be good to do your own research too!
AIA Pro Lifetime Protector is an investment-linked policy. Based on the allocation in the early years, it is unlikely that you can get back your full capital after only 2 years. With this in mind, you may wish to double check this statement with your agent. When in doubt, you may refer to the details written in the policy contract (under Premium Allocation).
Next, we will need to understand your policy in full detail to find out the coverage that you get from this plan. The best way to do this is to have a comprehensive insurance portfolio summary. Here is why: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/why-every-client-needs-an-insurance-policy-summary/
Additionally, I will suggest for you to do a complete cashflow analysis on your current situation and to understand how you should optimise the use of your money. Here is a guide to help you: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/understanding-your-personal-cash-flow/
Once this has been completed, we can evaluate again on whether the proposed plan acts as a good life insurance plan (be it temporarily or for the long term).
All things considered, I will suggest for you to sit down with a professional that you trust for this evaluation.
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