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Financial Security and Services (FSSD)

The Financial Security & Services Department was established in the year 2013 towards strengthening the financial services and benefits provided by the company. The financial services include identifying financial security needs and planning for achieving the financial goals through customized product designs and other services required either by the individual or the agencies for its employees. Currently, RICB offers life protection scheme, savings scheme and pension scheme

Objectives:

  1. Strengthen social security system of the country through individual’s own financial security
  2. Educate the importance of financial security through financial literacy and by providing attractive platforms for investing in financial products
  3. Provide adequate protection against unforeseen calamities on individual lives
  4. Provide income security during old age
  5. Contribute to nation’s economic development through collective individual savings and investments

The lines of business under the Financial Security & Services are:

  1. Life Annuity Scheme
  2. Group Insurance Scheme
  3. Provident Fund Scheme and
  4. Actuarial Services
Private Provident Fund Scheme

The Provident Fund scheme was initiated in 1976 as a form of social safety net into which employees contributes a portion of their salaries and employers also contribute equal amount for the benefit of employees. The minimum contribution payable is 5% of basic salary on each part and in certain cases the employees can have option of initiating the contribution without the equal contribution of employer as per the type of employment.


Objective of the Scheme:
  • To Induce saving while the members earn( Save As You Earn Scheme)
  • To give post service and in-service benefit to the employees.

Process of Remittance:

Every month, the employer needs to deduct the PPF remittance and forward the same to nearest RICB office in the prescribed format.

There is no penalty for late remittance; however members would lose the interest.

All the members are issued PPF memo showing details of his/her opening balance, contribution made during the year, interest credited and closing balance after closing of every accounts.


Benefits of the Scheme:
  • Contribution accumulation @ 7 % p.a.
  • Provides security during old age and retirement after employee regular income ceases(Post service benefits).
  • Provides assets building benefits to the member ( in service benefits ).
  • Protection to the dependents of employee in case of premature death.
  • The contribution is 100% tax deductible while filing for the annual PIT.

The Life Annuity Scheme is a predetermined periodic payment retirement scheme/pension scheme purchased with all modes of payment including single lumpsum. It helps people budget for their retirement/old age income with steady income along with Total Permanent Disability benefit.


There are two types of annuity plans under Life Annuity Scheme:


Group Insurance Scheme

The Group Insurance Scheme is a welfare insurance scheme provided on the principle of group life insurance at a low premium for the working society. The scheme provides life insurance benefit while in services at specified premium, applicable as per grade or basic pay along with savings option. There are two types of schemes provided as detailed below:-


Group Insurance Cum Saving Scheme(GIS)

This group Insurance is specially designed for the employees working in the government/Autonomous/Corporate/Armed Forces. The rates applicable are given below as per the grade of the employees along with the Sum Assured eligible.


The following table shows the latest revised rate that came into effect from the month of July, 2014.

Group Position Level/Grade Monthly Subscription
Rate in Nu.
Insurance Coverage
(Sum Assured in Nu.)
A EX/ES (1 to 3) 500 500,000
B P1 to P5 (4 to 8) 400 400,000
C S1 to S5(9 to 13) 300 300,000
D 01 to 04 (below 14) 200 200,000


Group Saving Linked Insurance(GSLI)

The Group Saving-Linked Insurance (GSLI) is designed especially for the working society who is not covered under GIS. The grouping is based on the basic pay and was revised w.e.f 1st September 2012.

Group Basic Pay Monthly Subscription
Rate in Nu.
Insurance Coverage
(Sum Assured in Nu.)
A 30001/- & Above 400 300,000
B 15001/- to 30000 300 200,000
C 15000/- & below 200 100,000


GIS/GSLI Benefits:

  • Death Benefit / Total Permanent Disability = Sum Assured + Accumulated Savings * 8% p.a.
  • Retirement/Resignation = Accumulated Savings *8% p.a .
  • 100% Tax exemption on the total subscription amount for the annual PIT.
  • No medical underwriting.
  • Cheaper premiums.

Updates

Rural Life Insurance Scheme Revised

The government has revised the existing Rural Life Insurance Scheme (RLIS) to Nu 30,000 from Nu 15,000 with effect from July 1.Read more in Kuenselonline ->

MoAF and RICBL target crop insurance implementation by year end

By the end of this year, a crop insurance scheme is to be implemented in the agriculture sector in Bhutan. It will provide a hitherto absent safety net to the policy subscribers, among 70 percent of the country’s population, that are dependent on agriculture.Read more in The Bhutanese ->

Our Address
Head Office: Post Box 315,
Norzin Lam, Thimphu
E-Mail: contactus@ricb.com.bt
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Regional Office: Post Box 77;
Phuentsholing
Our Auditors
T.R.CHADHA & Co., Chartered Accountants, 359, Ground floor, Udyog Vihar, Phase-II, Gurgoan 122016(HR)