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Life Insurance

Life insurance is a promise between an insurance company and you


What is Life Insurance

In its simplest form, life insurance is a promise between an insurance company and you, the policy owner. If you pay a certain amount of money (premium) to the insurance company, the insurance company will pay a certain amount of money (death benefit) to the person (beneficiary) you tell us to when the person whose life is being insured dies.

There are many types of life insurance. Term insurance only provides a death benefit for a limited period of time. By contrast permanent insurance can provide a death benefit and the potential to build policy cash value that you can access during your lifetime using policy loans and withdrawals. Permanent insurance can also offer the flexibility to increase or decrease your death benefit as your needs change, as well as the potential to reduce or skip premium payments

Do you need Insurance?

Your financial and family situation will determine whether you need life insurance and if so, how much coverage you should have.

The younger and healthier you are, generally the less you'll pay for premiums but older people can still get life insurance.


How much?

It may be wise to carry as much life insurance as you need to pay off your debts plus any interest, particularly if you have a mortgage or you cosigned student loans with someone else.

Your policy's payout should be large enough to replace your income plus a little to hedge against the impacts of inflation on purchasing power.

Why We Bought Life Insurance for our Children

When our kids were little, we purchased life insurance policies for each of them. While it wasn't a purchase that held a lot of meaning to our kids at the time, for my husband and I it was part of a long-term plan to establish good financial roots

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