Is this an accurate quote?
Yes, the quote you will see is an accurate quote of one of the best education insurance policy in Kenya. You can use this to understand the structure and benefits of the policy, it will help you to plan while saving for your child's education.
What is the sum assured?
This is the total amount you want the education insurance policy to pay back to you. If you estimate that your child's education fees will total to KSh 1 million for high school, then this will be the sum assured. This will be used to calculate how much you need to save monthly to achieve this sum assured.
How long/much should I save?
Start by looking at the age of your child and understanding the ages corresponding to the stage of their education. If they have 8 years before they start their high school, then saving for a minimum of 8 years is recommended.
Knowing how much you should save can be estimated using two key factors. Affordability is the most important factor, choose a monthly premium you can easily afford, similarly, choose an amount that is big enough to provide a sufficient lumpsum for your child's education when the policy matures.
It is advisable to save for longer periods of time because all education insurance policies in Kenya give better benefits payments for longer policy terms. In addition, some insurance companies give discounts for policyholders that save larger amounts. These discounts are in the form of higher benefits payouts on policy maturity.
What is the premium term and policy term?
The premium term is the total number of years you will pay the premiums for the policy. Once the contributions have ended, the policy will start to pay out benefits for your child's education fees. This policy starts paying out the first of 4 benefits payments in the final year of your premium contribution. Therefore the policy term is the total period from Day 1 of the policy to the final benefit payment to you of the policy.