Tip Tuesdays: Avoid “Commission Kickback” Offers Made by Life Insurance Agents

by Vinaya HS on December 2, 2008

in Finance

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When a life insurance agent tries to coax you into buying a particular life insurance scheme and in the same pitch offers to give back to you a certain percentage of his commission, you should run away as fast as possible. Double your speed if the particular policy in question remotely resembles a Unit Linked Insurance Policy (ULIP).

Commission kickbacks are illegal. You might make a few thousand rupees in the very short-term, but if you choose a policy solely for such kickbacks, you might as well kiss goodbye to several hundred thousands of your hard earned money over the long-term.

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Girish December 2, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Right Vinaya…
Normally some LIC agents had this offer of 1 to2 months premium tobe paid by the
Agent…
Keep the blogs flowing.
Regards,
Girish

Bhanu Pratap Trivedi January 16, 2009 at 11:50 PM

i will like to get the tip regularly. can i??

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