What is the process of Changing Nominee Name in LIC Online?


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Updated on Feb 08, 2024

A nominee is the person who receives the benefit of a policy in case of the unfortunate death of the policyholder. In this post, you will read the process of how to change the nominee in a LIC policy online. 

When a policyholder buys a LIC policy they have to suggest a person as a nominee who receive the benefit of the plan after the demise of the policyholder. However, there may be some inevitable circumstances at times when the policyholder might have to change the nominee after purchasing the term life insurance plan.

So, what are the steps to take in that situation to ensure that the changing of the name is done smoothly and to ensure that the new nominee that has been named by the policyholder receives the policy benefits. In this post, we are talking about the process of nominee name changing in LIC policy online.

What is a Nominee in Life Insurance?

A nominee is a person selected by the life insurance policyholder to be his/her beneficiary and this person is entitled to receive the sum assured in the event of death of the policyholder. The nominee is selected by the policyholder and it can be anyone from the family including spouse, children, parents or a trusted family member etc. Moreover, the insured can even name more than one person as nominee.

If a policyholder forgets to add a nominee to his/her life insurance policy, the family of the insured will not receive any money or the death benefit. Hence, it is crucial for the policyholder to choose the nominee judiciously. However, if you miss to include a nominee while buying an insurance policy, it can even be done later during the tenure of the policy.

Key takeaways to note:

  • The nominee is the beneficiary who is entitled to get the claim money or death benefit after the demise of the life insurance policyholder
  • If the existing nominee dies during the policy term, the policyholder must change the nominee to another person
    Nominees should be added not just to insurance plans but also to bank account and similar schemes of investments

Can a minor be a nominee?

Yes. Minors or the children of the policyholder can be chosen as nominee. However, there has to be an appointee who should be an adult. This person can collect the funds for the nominee if the insured dies when the nominee is still a minor. However, it is not necessary for the appointee to be a guardian of the minor nominee.

The Process to Change nominee in LIC Policy

If you are wondering how to change the nominee in LIC policy, it is an easy process, which can be done several times during a policy term. The LIC policies with sum insured below INR 75,000 are entitled for free first cancellation and modifications of nomination. However, from the second time onwards, the insurer charges a minimal amount for change of nomination.

The following steps are required to follow to change the nominee details in your LIC policy:

  • You can file form 3750 to notify the LIC of India
  • You have to endorse the nomination process

Policies with sum assured INR 75,000 and beyond are available with a charge of INR 50 for making changes in nominations, cancelling nomination and for first nomination. This charge is levied on policies bought online. However, for policies availed offline, the charge is INR 100.

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Documents Required to change Nominee in LIC Policy 

Here are the documents needed to change nominee under a LIC policy:

  • You need form 3750
  • You must provide the proof of relationship between the policyholder and the nominee
  • You also need policy contract (for endorsement), and
  • You need the photocopy of LIC policy

Is it Possible to Change the Nominee in LIC Policy Online?

The e-services of LIC allows the policyholder to go through the details of their LIC policy online. The LIC’s official portal can be used for this purpose to view the claim and policy status. Besides, the portal can also be used to pay premiums of the plan online. However, the online facility doesn’t allow the policyholder to change the nominee details in a LIC policy. So, at present LIC nominee change online option is not available.

Hence, it is suggested to change the nominee details or to make declarations of the nominee by visiting the nearest LIC branch personally.

Reasons to Change Nominee 

There could be several reasons to change nominee details in a LIC policy ranging from personal reasons to situational and so on. Below are some of the common reasons mentioned:

Some Personal Reasons Could Be:

  • The ill-fated demise of your nominee
  • Family feud because of which you may like to change the nominee details as you no longer want to be associated with the nominee anymore
  • You are not happy with your instant nominee decision and want to rethink it by proposing someone else as the nominee
  • You want to nominate a special person to replace the earlier nominee

Some Other Reasons Could Be:

  • Nominee’s name or the spelling is incorrect and you would like to change it
  • The relationship details of the policyholder and the nominee has not been mentioned correctly and you want to correct it
  • Details of the nominee like date of birth/month/year is incorrect and require changes

Things to Consider While Changing Nominee Details

It needs the policyholder to change the nominee details in a LIC policy with utmost care. Below are the things to remember:

  • Ensure to mention the complete name of the nominee as stated in the official papers of the nominee such as driving license and passport etc. in the LIC nomination change form
  • Ensure to state the correct age and address as well as the exact relationship with nominee of the policyholder
  • In case the nominee is a minor, you have to assign the details of an appointee because the minor cannot raise a claim unless he/she turns 18.  Hence, the nominee would need the help of an adult to do so on his/her behalf
  • So, in such a case you also need to offer details of the Appointee such as the full name, address, age, relationship with the nominee, gender, and required documents etc.
  • As soon as the policyholder files the application of changing the nominee details, the person will receive an acknowledgment in written from the insurer
  • The policyholder can also add alternate/successive nominations for a joint or single LIC policy purchased for a minor

Consider the Below Things While Changing Nominee Details

Before changing the nominee details, remember the following things:

  • During the lifetime of the policyholder, the nominee cannot make any changes or modify the LIC policy or take charge of it
  • In case of death of the nominee after the demise of the policyholder but before collecting the death benefit by the insurer, the concerned amount would be paid to nominee’s legal representatives

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To Sum Up

It is not possible to have LIC policy nominees change online for now. However, it can be easily done via an offline method. Before getting any changes done, make sure to read and understand the policy details of your LIC Nominee Change Form 3750. This is the form where you would be providing the necessary changes and other details of nominee change. Ensure to mention the clear relationship of the new nominee with the policyholder if you do not want to pay extra charges.

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FAQs: How to Change Nominee in LIC Online?

Can I change my LIC nominee? How?

To change LIC nominee, you can submit a notice in a form called form no. 3750 to any of the LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) branches near you. 

Can we add nominees in LIC policy online?

Any LIC nominee change must be done offline by visiting the LIC branch where you bought the policy from. 

How can I check my LIC nominee details online?

The e-services facility allows a policyholder to go through his/her policy details online. Through the portal, you can view your claim status, policy status as well as can pay your premiums online. However, the facility to change the LIC nominee online is not possible.

What happens if the LIC policy nominee dies?

If the nominee dies while the policyholder is alive during the policy tenure, the nomination becomes null and void. In that case, policyholders can change the nomination. However, if the nominee dies after the death of the policyholder but before getting the claim, the amount, in that case, would be paid to the legal heirs.

How many times can you change the nomination in a life insurance policy?

The policyholder can change the nominee or can make a fresh nomination any time before the policy matures.

How to add a nominee in LIC policy online?

The online facility doesn’t allow the policyholder to change the nominee details in a LIC policy. So, at present LIC nominee change online option is not available.

Can I change LIC policy nominee via online mode?

Yes, a policyholder can change LIC policy nominee online by using the e-services of LIC.

Can a policyholder choose to change LIC policy nominee in any LIC branch?

No, the insured has to visit the home branch from where the person has bought the LIC policy to change the nominee’s name.

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