Last Updated on March 4, 2022 by Parentology
The China Taiping i-Saver8 is a new short term savings endowment plan from the insurer and continues to be one of the shortest in the market. The insurer’s previous offering of 2-pay 8 premium savings plan was withdrawn from the market.
The main differences are: Lower guaranteed amount with lower projected figures (4.25% instead of projecting at 4.75%), as well as the absence of annual cash benefit feature.
Being one of the shortest savings plan on an ever-green basis (not including the occasional 2 & 3 years premium tranches savings plan), the i-Saver8 is the shortest endowment savings plan in the market available with very competitive returns.
Which is why it is very suitable for children’s education, as the maturity takes only 8 years. There is another short term savings plan by NTUC Income, albeit slight longer at a 3 years premium term for a total of 10 years policy term to mature.
However, China-Taiping’s i-Saver8 has a higher premium entry as well as more flexibility.
Features At a Glance for China Taiping i-Saver8
Short Premium & 8 Year Policy Term
i-Saver8 is a 2-Pay-8 savings plan: 2 years premium with a policy term of 8 years. This means that the minimum premium amount is higher and starting at $18, 000.
After 2 years of premium payment, only 6 more years are required to accumulate for 6 more years for the insurer to grow and accumulate the amount. This will mature into a sum consisting of guaranteed amounts and non-guaranteed bonuses, all at the end of 8 years.
Upon maturity, the capital is guaranteed at the end of the policy. This is a good feature as some endowment plans are actually not capital guaranteed (surprise, surprise!) upon maturity and is basing the returns on non-guaranteed bonuses.
The returns based on the 4.25% projection (guaranteed & non-guaranteed) is up to 3.13% upon the plan’s maturity.
Guaranteed Issuance – Easy Application
No medical check-up, no health underwriting procedure. Guaranteed to be issued.
Death Coverage Protection
Upon death occurrence, there is a capital protection of 105% of annual premiums paid, together with the non-guaranteed bonus.
Maturity Benefits Table
To better illustrate the tradeoffs of each option, we have made the following table for you to compare returns:
|China-Taiping i-Saver 8|
|Premium amount (annually)||
105% of net premium
|Total premium paid||
Total Amount Upon Maturity – Guaranteed
|Total Amount Upon Maturity – Non-Guaranteed (at 4.25%)||
|Cash Back Benefit||
Illustrated Yield at Non-Guaranteed 3%
Illustrated Yield at Non-Guaranteed 4.25%
|Capital Break-even at Maturity||
How China Taiping i-Saver8 Works
Why China Taiping i-Saver8 is a Good Savings Plan
- A very Straight-forward shortest savings plan in the market available with very competitive returns
- Short 8 Years to Maturity
- Competitive Guaranteed amount upon plan’s maturity
- Competitive yield returns upon maturity up to 3.13% (based on 4.25%)
What We Don’t Like About the China Taiping i-Saver8
- No supplementary benefit (riders) to add on to customize the plan. This includes premium waiver and critical illness waiver riders.
- No flexible cash benefit withdrawal options after the 2nd year
Conclusion for China Taiping i-Saver8
China Taiping i-Saver8 is indeed a short term savings plan that is a good choice for many parents to save for children’s education or for something that is within the shorter term of 8 years.
We recommend for parents to choose the savings plans that is most suitable by addressing the needs: what are you saving for & how much do you eventually want and need. We hope this plan review of the China Taiping i-Saver8 helps you in understanding the pros and cons as well as helping you decide if it meets your savings objectives.
When it comes to the suitability of for you and your child, it is always advised to have a look around and compare across the different competitive insurers.
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