EDLI - Employees Deposit linked Insurance (India Death payment Scheme)
What is EDLI?
All employees to whom the Employee's Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act , 1952 applies, have a Statutory liability to subscribe to Employee's Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 to provide for the benefit of Life insurance to all their employees. Under the scheme as amended with effect from 24th June,2000 the insurance benefit is equal to the average balance to the credit of the deceased employee in the Provident Fund during the last 12 months, provided that where such balance exceeds Rs.35,000, insurance cover would be equal to Rs.35,000 plus 25% of the amount in excess of Rs.35,000 subject to a maximum of Rs.60,000. Thus if the lenth of service is not adequate and/ or the salary is low the average balance may be substantially less and such the benefit to the employee's family is either inadequate or non-existent.
The contribution @ 0.50% of each employee's salary is payable by the Employer to the Provident Fund Authorities.
THE BETTER ALTERNATIVE:
However, under Sec. 17(2A) of the act, the employer may be exempted from contributing to this scheme, if he/she has provided for better insurance benefits through alternative scheme. LIC's Group Insurance Scheme in lieu of EDLI has been accepted as one such better alternative.
ADVANTAGES TO THE EMPLOYER :
Each employee is covered for a sum assured ranging between 5,000 to 2,00,000 depending upon the current salary and service put in from day one irrespective of the actual balance in the Provident Fund. Alternatively every employee/ worker can be covered for a uniform sum assured which will be decided depending upon the group size.
Double accident benefit can be allowed to the extent of the Sum Assured for an extra Premium.
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Hi Karthik, Thank a lot for the information.
Can you also help to give the contents of the notice for the knowledge of the employees when we are going in for LIC's Scheme in lieu of EDLI.
EDLI is the abbreviation of Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme. Here deposit means average deposit in EPF. When an employee dies while in service, family will get some compensation based on his/her deposit. To get the claim, the employer has to pay 0.5% as its premium.
1. Determination of Deposit.
Average of deposit of last twelve months as well as total service, will be calculated and whichever is less being taken for the calculation.
2. Determination of Compensation.
Upto Rs. 50,000/- he will get actual. Beyond first 50,000/- he will get 40% of the rest; subject to ceiling of Rs. 100,000/-.
Eg. a) Deposit Rs. 100,000
For 1st 50000 - 50000, Next 50000 - 20000
Total - Rs. 70,000 (will get full amount as it is not more than 100,000).
Eg. b) Deposit Rs. 200,000
For 1st 50000 - 50000, Next 150,000 - 60000
Total - Rs. 110000 (will get Rs.100,000 only as it ecxeeds 100,000).
Eg. c) Deposit Rs. 300,000
For 1st 50000 - 50000, Next 250,000 - 100,000
Total - Rs. 150,000 (will get Rs. 100,000 only as it exeeds 100,000/-)
But there is better Insurance schemes with the same premium, even without cosidering the deposits. With this type of better benefits, some of the organisations are exempted from EDLI. Instead they are providing in lieu of EDLI. There are schemes which specifies more than 100,000/- for natuaral death and double benefits for accidental death.
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