Reversionary bonus

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Reversionary bonus
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Reversionary bonus –is a most commonplace bonus. This is the premium that the company expects each year, all through durance of the contract. Once approved the contract a firm is cannot withdraw from it. The reversionary bonus shall form part of the indebtedness of the company. The reversionary bonus is so called because policyholder gets him on the contract what becomes a claim by the end deal or adulthood. The bonuses can be paid on surrender [1].

Types of reversionary bonus

Is three types of reversionary bonus[2]:

  • Simple reversionary bonus – the bonus worded as a percentage of the standard cash profit against the contract.
  • Compound bonus – here the company expresses a bonus as a percent of essential benefit and already attached bonuses. It is, thus, a bonus on a bonus
  • Super compound bonus – the bonus is practical are declared at conditions of two percentages. One employ to the essential gainings while the different, normally exalted applies to the dedicated attached bonus.

Last two types of bonuses have an advantage because the company can start with a smaller bonus and have bonus growth at a slower rate in the early stages. This makes way the company heave increase in free resources, what permitting on competitive investment policy or make new business. In the end, the contribution has a much higher step of bonuses. One of the crucial quality of the reversionary bonus systems is their accuracy. Rates bonus do not tend to differ over the apart years generally. This is in holding with policyholders expectations. As a life insurer estimates its steady bonus, must also guarantee that it can rational afford to pursue paying in the future[3]. The reversionary bonus has a smaller tends to fluctuate and he more effective real increase or decrease in the value of the elementary investments of the in the base year[4].

Another form of reversionary bonus is a terminal bonus, this bonus is connected to contract only when the contract end. That is a declared claim only for of the occurring year without about further years. The bonus depends on the time length of the contract and the gets enhanced as duration increases. The terminal bonus is a solution to the problem of how to treat large unrealized gains that were accrued through stepped-up investment in stock and immovables. In some insurance, companies may accept a cash bonus. Unlike for reversionary bonus is a cash bonus and reduction in premium in this cases, companies can accept a cash bonus system. In a cash bonus system company give out cash bonus when it advantages. This bonus can be a return as percent amount insured but can be also the reason on payable bonus. When the policyholder by receiving the bonus in getting without having a wait till the finish of the agreement period, the company had no profit[5].



  1. S. K. Kutty (2008) Managing Life Insurance p.249
  2. S. K. Kutty (2008) Managing Life Insurance p.250
  3. S. K. Kutty (2008) Managing Life Insurance p.250
  4. J. Whiteley (2001) Managing Your Money in Retirement p.61
  5. S. K. Kutty (2008) Managing Life Insurance p.250-251

Author: Karol Żywczak