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    Life Insurance

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    Life insurance can be an essential part of any financial plan, providing peace of mind and financial security to you and your loved ones. Life insurance is an agreement between an insurer and a policyholder, wherein the insurer pays the policyholder’s designated beneficiary (or beneficiaries) a predetermined benefit in exchange for regular premiums.

    Importance of Life Insurance

    Life insurance can provide important financial security for your family in the event of an untimely death, enabling them to maintain their lifestyle and cover basic living expenses. It can also be used to create an inheritance for your family, cover medical expenses, protect your estate, pay off debts, help cover college tuition, and more.

    In fact, research from the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) shows that nearly two thirds of Americans overestimate the cost of life insurance and underestimate the value of anticipated benefits.

    Having life insurance can offer invaluable protection if you’re a parent, providing financial security in the event of unexpected death.

    How Life Insurance Works

    Life insurance policies typically pay a death benefit to your beneficiary when you pass away. The benefit is a predetermined lump sum amount of money. Depending on the policy, you may also receive additional benefits such as accelerated death benefits, living benefits, or a death benefit increase.

    Premiums, the amount which you pay in order to maintain the agreement, may remain fixed or can adjust over time, depending on the policy type and terms.

    Types of Life Insurance

    When it comes to considering life insurance, there are many types to choose from. The four major types include Term Life Insurance, Whole Life Insurance, Universal Life Insurance and Variable Life Insurance.

    It is important to understand the key features of each type of life insurance and the differences between them. To support your insurance decision, it is important to look at the facts and do your own research.

    Term Life Insurance

    Term life insurance is a popular and simple type of life insurance. It is used to provide coverage for a specific period of time, known as the “term.” Term life insurance generally does not accumulate any cash value, but can still provide coverage for those who don’t need a great deal of insurance or don’t want the extra costs associated with other types of life insurance.

    The most common terms are 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years. As long as the premiums are paid, the policy remains in force as long as the policyholder is living. When the term is over, the death benefit will no longer be applicable. This type of insurance is generally used for those who are looking for temporary coverage or don’t want to commit to a more expensive policy.

    Key Features of Term Life Insurance:
    • Death Benefits: If the policyholder dies within the specified term of the policy, a beneficiary of the policyholder will receive a death benefit, usually in the form of a lump-sum cash payment.
    • Flexible Coverage: Term life insurance policies offer flexible coverage amounts which means the amount of coverage can be adjusted to meet the changing needs of the policyholder.
    • Low Cost: Term life insurance policies are typically the least expensive type of life insurance available because they only provide coverage for a specific period of time.
    • No Cash Value: Term life insurance policies do not have any cash value or surrender value, which means they will not accumulate any cash value over time.
    Whole Life Insurance

    Whole life insurance is a type of permanent life insurance and is the most comprehensive type of life insurance available. Whole life insurance provides coverage for the policyholder’s entire life and accumulates cash value over time. Whole life insurance is a popular option for those who want the security of a permanent policy and the flexibility of having a cash value.

    Key Features of Whole Life Insurance:
    • Death Benefits: If the policyholder dies during the policy term, the beneficiary will receive a death benefit, usually in the form of a lump-sum cash payment.
    • Accumulated Cash Value: Whole life policies accumulate cash value over time, which can be used to help pay for premiums or can be borrowed against in the form of a loan.
    • Flexible Coverage Amounts: Whole life policies offer flexible coverage amounts, which means the amount of coverage can be adjusted to meet the changing needs of the policyholder.
    • Fixed Premiums: Whole life policies generally have fixed premiums, meaning the premiums don’t change for the policy duration.
    Universal Life Insurance

    Universal life insurance is a type of permanent life insurance that provides coverage for the policyholder’s entire life and accumulates cash value over time. Universal life insurance is a popular option for those looking for the flexibility of a cash value and the security of a permanent policy.

    Key Features of Universal Life Insurance:
    • Death Benefits: If the policyholder dies during the policy term, the beneficiary will receive a death benefit, usually in the form of a lump-sum cash payment.
    • Accumulated Cash Value: Universal life policies accumulate cash value over time, which can be used to help pay for premiums or can be borrowed against in the form of a loan.
    • Flexible Coverage Amounts: Universal life policies offer flexible coverage amounts, which means the amount of coverage can be adjusted to meet the changing needs of the policyholder.
    • Flexible Premiums: Universal life policies generally have flexible premiums, meaning the premiums can be increased or decreased during the policy term.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Life Insurance


    Is life insurance necessary if I have workplace coverage?

    Can I get life insurance with pre-existing medical conditions?

    How Much Does Life Insurance Cost?

    Is Life Insurance Worth the Cost?

    What happens if I miss a premium payment?

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    Which Type of Life Insurance Is Right for Me?

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