Life Insurance
Underwritten by: Hong Kong Life Insurance Limited
Appointed Insurance Agency: Chong Hing Bank Limited, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited and Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited

Accumulate Wealth For Your Future

With sound financial standing, you would always think of grasping opportunities to add value to your capital even facing many uncertainties in the investment market and pass your wealth on to your beloved ones. Premier Universal Life1 (The "Plan") featured with wealth management, savings and life protection, helps you manage your wealth without worry.

All you need is to pay a lump sum of Basic Premium2 and enjoy the interest credited to the Account Value of your Policy according to the Crediting Interest Rates3 determined by Hong Kong Life from time to time. Besides, for suiting personal financial needs, you may choose Partial Surrender4 starting from the 2nd Policy Year.

With sound complement, your dream will be realized and your future will be well-planned. You will enjoy peace of mind no matter who you are.

Multiple Currency Selections

Policy Currency selection of the Plan includes Hong Kong dollar, US dollar and Renminbi. Crediting Interest Rates will be offered according to the Policy Currency selected.

Single Premium Simple Management

You can simply pay a lump sum of Basic Premium and you can start your financial planning right away. The Plan offers two benefit classes, including Premier Universal Life and Premier Universal Life - Deluxe to cater for your different needs on premium, protection and savings.

Stable Return

3 types of Crediting Interest Rates including First Year Crediting Interest Rate, General Crediting Interest Rate and Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate are available. Account Value of the Policy will be calculated and accumulated according to the Crediting Interest Rates in order to provide you with a stable return.

First Year Crediting Interest Rate

The First Year Crediting Interest Rate will be applied to the Account Value of the Policy in the first 12 months from the Policy Date while the Policy is in force. The First Year Crediting Interest Rate will be determined by Hong Kong Life on the Policy Date and is guaranteed during the relevant 12-month period.

General Crediting Interest Rate

Starting from the first day of the 13th month following the Policy Date and for the subsequent periods while the Policy is in force, the General Crediting Interest Rate will be applied to the Account Value of the Policy. This Crediting Interest Rate is non-guaranteed and will be determined from time to time based on the then prevailing interest rate as declared by Hong Kong Life. For RMB Policy, after the expiry of the first 3 Policy Years, the Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate may vary and will be determined by Hong Kong Life from time to time at the sole discretion of Hong Kong Life and thus the non-guaranteed General Crediting Interest Rate can be zero at the worst case.

Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate (Only applicable to the 1st to 3rd Policy Year for RMB Policy)

The First Year Crediting Interest Rate and General Crediting Interest Rate will not be lower than the Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate at any time. The Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate will be determined by Hong Kong Life on the Policy Date and applied throughout the Benefit Term of the Policy. For RMB Policy, during the first 3 Policy Years, the Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate is guaranteed. After the expiry of the first 3 Policy Years, the Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate may vary and will be determined by Hong Kong Life from time to time at the sole discretion of Hong Kong Life. This Crediting Interest Rate can be zero at the worst case.

Life Protection

If the Life Insured dies while the Plan is in force, the Death Benefit will be paid to the Policy Beneficiary.

  The Death Benefit is:
Before the first Policy Anniversary immediately following the Life Insured's 120th birthday As at the date of death:
Sum Assured or Account Value of the Policy (whichever is greater), less outstanding loan with interest (if any).
On or after the first Policy Anniversary immediately following the Life Insured's 120th birthday As at the date of death:
Account Value of the Policy, less outstanding loan with interest (if any).

However, no Surrender Value or Death Benefit will be payable when the Account Value of the Policy becomes zero or negative after deduction of Relevant Charges; or if the total amount of Policy Loan with interest and any other amounts owed to Hong Kong Life exceeds 90% of the Surrender Value, the Policy will be terminated automatically.

Flexible Wealth Management

The Plan offers flexible surrender with Free Surrender Limit5. You may make Partial Surrender according to your own financial needs. This adds flexibility to your wealth management.

Partial Surrender

Starting from the 2nd Policy Year, you may make Partial Surrender from the Account Value of the Policy by deducting the Sum Assured. Both Account Value of the Policy and Sum Assured will be reduced upon Partial Surrender. Free Surrender Limit is calculated as the Account Value of the Policy as at the beginning of the Policy Year before deduction of Relevant Charges, multiplied by the Free Surrender Percentage applicable to the current Policy Year. If the amount of Partial Surrender is less than the Free Surrender Limit, Surrender Charge will be totally waived and the remaining Free Surrender Limit will still be applicable to the current Policy Year but cannot be carried forward to a subsequent Policy Year. If Full Surrender is applied, any waived charge from Free Surrender Limit in the same Policy Year will be deducted from the Surrender Value.

Policy Year Free Surrender Percentage
1 Not applicable
2 – 5 5%
6 - 10 10%
11 - 15 15%

Regarding the details of Surrender Charge, please refer to "Summary of Charges" and your Insurance Proposal.

Worldwide Emergency Assistance and MedPass Service6

In order to provide a more comprehensive protection, the Plan enables you to enjoy the Worldwide Emergency Assistance (including medical assistance, pre-travel consultation and support as well as legal referral service) and MedPass Service (waiver of admission deposit if admitted to the specified hospital in mainland China) wherever you are.

Summary of Charges7
Premium Charge 6% Premium Charge will be deducted from the Basic Premium before such premium is allocated to the Account Value of the Policy. The rate of Premium Charge is fixed and guaranteed throughout the Benefit Term of the Policy.
Policy Administration Fee Policy Administration Fee will be deducted from the Account Value of the Policy on the Policy Date and thereafter on every Policy Monthiversary during the first 15 Policy Years. Hong Kong Life reserves the right to amend the rate at any time provided that the maximum rate of the charge is 125% of the rate when the Policy is issued.
Cost of Insurance

After deduction of Policy Administration Fee, a charge for the Cost of Insurance applied on the Sum at Risk will be deducted from the Account Value of the Policy on the Policy Date and thereafter on each Policy Monthiversary during the Benefit Term of the Policy until and including the day before the Policy Anniversary immediately following the Life Insured's 120th birthday.

The charge for Cost of Insurance is calculated by multiplying the Sum at Risk by the applicable Cost of Insurance Rate at the time of calculating this charge where:

  1. Sum at Risk equals to the then Sum Assured less the Account Value of the Policy after deduction of Policy Administration Fee; but if this is zero or negative, no such charge will be applied;
  2. Cost of Insurance Rate will be determined by Hong Kong Life and varied according to the prevailing and relevant mortality risk rates associated with the Life Insured's attained Age, sex, risk class and country of residence. Hong Kong Life reserves the right to amend these rates at any time provided that the maximum rate of the charge is 150% of the relevant rate when the Policy is issued.
Surrender Charge

Surrender Charge will be applied in the event of a Partial Surrender or a Full Surrender during the first 15 Policy Years. Subject to any Free Surrender Limit, such charge will be deducted upon Full Surrender from the Account Value of the Policy or, if the request is a Partial Surrender, from the requested partial surrender amount. The rate of such charge is shown as below and is fixed and guaranteed throughout the Benefit Term of the Policy.

Policy Year Surrender Charge Percentage
(Full Surrender – charged at a percentage of Account Value of the Policy; Partial Surrender – charged at a percentage of requested partial surrender amount.)
1 13.5%
 2  13.0%
 3 12.5%
 4 12.0%
 5  11.0%
 6  10.0%
 7  9.0%
 8  8.0%
 9  7.0%
 10 6.0%
 11  5.0%
 12  4.0%
13  3.0%
 14  2.0%
 15  1.0%
16 or above  0.0%

For the first 15 Policy Years except the 1st Policy Year, Partial Surrender up to a Free Surrender Limit within a Policy Year may be taken free of Surrender Charge.

Regarding the details of above charges, please refer to your Insurance Proposal and policy document.

Premium Payment Term Single Premium
Issue Age* Aged 18 to 75
Policy Currency HKD / USD / RMB
Benefit Term Up to whole life
Minimum Initial Sum Assured HKD4,000,000 / USD500,000 / RMB3,000,000
Maximum Sum Assured HKD280,000,000 / USD35,000,000 / RMB210,000,000

* Age means age of the Life Insured at the last birthday

  1. This Policy is a non-participating Policy and does not involve in the divisible surplus of Hong Kong Life.
  2. Basic Premium less Premium Charge will be allocated to Account Value of the Policy. Regarding the details of Premium Charge, please refer to "Summary of Charges" and your Insurance Proposal.
  3. The Crediting Interest Rates are interest rates declared by Hong Kong Life at its discretion based on factors including but not limited to market conditions, actual investment performance and investment outlook from time to time. The Crediting Interest Rates may change from time to time and past performance is not indicative of future performance. First Year Crediting Interest Rate and Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate actually applied to the Policy will be in accordance with the announcement of Hong Kong Life on the Policy Date. For terms and conditions of Crediting Interest Rates, please refer to your Insurance Proposal and policy document.
  4. Minimum partial surrender amount is HKD80,000/ USD10,000/ RMB60,000 and should be a multiple of 1,000. Surrender Charge should be paid. Minimum Sum Assured of HKD3,000,000/ USD375,000/ RMB2,250,000 and Minimum Account Value of the Policy of HKD40,000/ USD5,000/ RMB30,000 should be maintained after Partial Surrender is made. Hong Kong Life may adjust the related amount limit from time to time. If Policy Loan is made, 90% of Surrender Value after Partial Surrender should be larger than or equal to the sum of total loan amount and interest. Regarding the details of Surrender Charge, please refer to "Summary of Charges" and your Insurance Proposal.
  5. The relevant terms and conditions on Free Surrender Limit will be determined by Hong Kong Life from time to time.
  6. Worldwide Emergency Assistance and MedPass Service are provided by Inter Partner Assistance Hong Kong Limited and the terms and conditions of the services will be issued together with the Policy. These services are not guaranteed for renewal. Hong Kong Life reserves the right to cancel or amend the said services at its sole discretion.
  7. The current scale of charges, unless otherwise specified, is not guaranteed and is subject to Hong Kong Life's sole discretion to change with prior written notice to Policyowners 1 month before effective.

Risk

Exchange Rate Risk

If the Policy Value and premium of the Plan are calculated in USD or RMB, all benefit amount will be presented in USD or RMB. If the benefit amount is received in terms of HKD, it is subject to the exchange rate between USD or RMB and HKD as determined by Hong Kong Life at the time of payment. Due to the potential fluctuation of the exchange rate, if USD or RMB depreciates substantially against HKD, the benefit value (calculated in HKD) of the Policy may be substantially decreased; if USD or RMB appreciates substantially against HKD, the premium (calculated in HKD) of the Policy may be substantially increased.

Currency Risk

RMB is currently not freely convertible and conversion of RMB through banks in Hong Kong is subject to the rules, guidelines, regulations and conditions from the banks and/or Relevant Authorities from time to time. The actual conversion arrangement will depend on the restrictions prevailing at the relevant time.

Liquidity Risk / Long Term Commitment

If you surrender the Policy in early years, you may have to pay the Surrender Charge and result in loss of premium paid.

Credit Risk of Issuer

The Plan is issued and underwritten by Hong Kong Life. Your Policy is subject to the credit risk of Hong Kong Life. In the worst case, you may lose all the premium paid and Account Value.

Non-Guaranteed Benefit

The amount of benefit will be paid upon surrender or death of the Life Insured is uncertain as the entitlement amount depends on the prevailing Account Value of the Policy, which will be increased as credit interest earned and will be decreased as applicable policy charges deducted. General Crediting Interest Rate, though it is not guaranteed and is determined at the discretion of Hong Kong Life, generally by reference to the return on its underlying portfolio and other business factors, is subject to a Minimum Guaranteed Crediting Interest Rate as determined by Hong Kong Life at the time when the Policy is issued. Policy Administration Fee and Cost of Insurance may be increased at the discretion of Hong Kong Life.

Inflation Risk

When reviewing the values shown in the Insurance Proposal, please note that the cost of living in the future is likely to be higher than it is today due to inflation.

Important Policy Provisions

Suicide

If the Life Insured commits suicide, while sane or insane, within one (1) year from the Issue Date or date of any reinstatement, whichever is later, the liability of Hong Kong Life shall be limited to a refund of all the premiums paid without interest less (i) any amounts already drawn together with any applicable Surrender Charge arising from Partial Surrender and (ii) any outstanding loan with interest. In the case of reinstatement, such refund shall be calculated from the date of reinstatement.

Incontestability

Hong Kong Life will rely on the information provided in the Application for assessment of the risk in determining the issuance of the Policy. Failure to disclose, or misrepresentation of, a material fact will allow Hong Kong Life to void the validity of the Policy from inception and deny the claim. In the absence of fraud and subject tothe Misstatement provisions, the validity of the Policy shall not be contestable after it has been in force during the lifetime of the Life Insured for two (2) years from the Issue Date or date of any reinstatement, whichever is later.

The liability of Hong Kong Life shall be limited to a refund of all the premiums paid without interest less (i) any amounts already drawn together with any applicable Surrender Charge arising from Partial Surrender and (ii) any outstanding loan with interest, should the Policy be voided by Hong Kong Life.

Automatic Termination

The Plan shall terminate automatically on occurrence of the earliest of the following:

  1. upon death of the Life Insured; or
  2. if and when the Policy is fully surrendered; or
  3. when the Account Value of the Policy becomes zero or negative after deduction of Relevant Charges; or
  4. if the total amount of Policy Loan with interest and any other amounts owed to Hong Kong Life exceeds ninety percent (90%) of the Surrender Value.

Others

Insurance Costs

The Plan is an insurance plan with a savings element. Part of the premium pays for the insurance and related costs (if any).

Cooling-off Period

If you are not satisfied with your Policy, you have a right to cancel it within the cooling-off period and obtain a refund of any premium(s) and levy(ies) paid (in the orginal payment currency) to Hong Kong Life without any interest. A written notice signed by you should be received by Hong Kong Life Insurance Limited at 15/F Cosco Tower, 183 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong within the cooling-off period (that is, 21 days after the delivery of the Policy or issue of the Cooling-off Right Notice (informing you/your representative about the availability of the Policy and Expiry Date of the cooling-off period), whichever is the earlier). After the expiration of the cooling-off period, if you cancel the Policy, the projected Total Surrender Value may be less than the Total Premiums Paid.

Charges

The charges of the Plan are explicitly deducted from the premium or Account Value of the Policy.

Policy Return

The policy return of the Plan depends on the charges rates and Crediting Interest Rates declared by Hong Kong Life from time to time, the Account Value of the Policy may go down and even become zero or negative if the charges rates are higher than the Crediting Interest Rates.

Surrender Value

Upon Full Surrender of the Policy of the Plan, the surrender amount payable to the Policyowner will be the Surrender Value less any outstanding loan with interest. The Surrender Value equals to the Account Value of the Policy less any applicable Surrender Charge.

Partial Surrender

Partial Surrender of the Plan is subject to applicable Surrender Charge.

Policy Maturity / Expiry Date

There is no fixed Maturity / Expiry Date of the Plan. No Surrender Value or Death Benefit will be payable when the Account Value of the Policy becomes zero or negative after deduction of Relevant Charges; or if the total amount of Policy Loan with interest and any loan from Hong Kong Life exceeds 90% of the Surrender Value, the Policy shall terminate automatically.

Policy Loan

After the Policy has acquired a Surrender Value and while the Policy is in force, the Policyowner may apply for a Policy Loan after the first Policy Anniversary, subject to the approval by Hong Kong Life. When applying for a loan, appropriate form as prescribed must be furnished to Hong Kong Life in writing and such request must meet the minimum and maximum loan amount conditions and the then administrative rules as determined by Hong Kong Life from time to time.

Whenever a loan is requested, the total loan amount (which includes the new requested loan and any existing loan with accrued interest) may not exceed eighty percent (80%) of the Surrender Value as at the date of the loan request.

If the total outstanding loan amount under the Policy at any time exceeds ninety percent (90%) of the Surrender Value, the Policy will be terminated immediately as a Full Surrender and any outstanding loan with interest shall be deducted from the amount payable under the Policy.

Non-Protected Deposit

The Plan is not equivalent to, nor should it be treated as a substitute for, time deposit. The Plan is not a protected deposit and is not protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.

Dispute on Selling Process and Product

Chong Hing Bank Limited, CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited and Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited (collectively "Appointed Insurance Agencies" and each individually "Appointed Insurance Agency") are the Appointed Insurance Agencies of Hong Kong Life, and the insurance product is a product of Hong Kong Life but not the Appointed Insurance Agencies. In respect of an eligible dispute (as defined in the Terms of Reference for the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in relation to the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme) arising between the Appointed Insurance Agency and the customer out of the selling process or processing of the related transaction, Appointed Insurance Agency is required to enter into a Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme process with the customer; however any dispute over the contractual terms of the life insurance product should be resolved between Hong Kong Life and the customer directly.

The above information is for reference and is applicable within Hong Kong only. For terms and conditions, please refer to the policy document. If there is any conflict between the above information and the policy document, the latter shall prevail. The copy of the policy document is available upon request. Before applying for the insurance plan, you may refer to the contents and terms of the policy document. You may also seek independent and professional advice before making any decision.