An investment-linked insurance plan is a life insurance that combines investment and protection. Your premiums provide not only a life insurance cover, but part of the premiums will also be invested in specific investment funds of your choice. You get to choose how to allocate your insurance premiums towards protection and investment.
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Investment-linked plans, like other types of investments, are exposed to investment risk. The unit price of an investment fund (managed by the insurance company) is linked to the total value of the plan, which fluctuates with the movements in the unit price. You may realise a gain or loss when you sell your units, and may even get less than what you invested. Past-performance of an investment-linked fund's track record is only a guide to future performance.