Life Insurance

Permanent Life Insurance

Typically these policies provide life insurance coverage up to age 100. The policies can also be designed to have some cash values. Ideal for clients who have a long term need for life insurance.

Term Life Insurance

Typically these policies provide coverage for a period of 30 years. Ideal for clients who are not looking for permanent life insurance.

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Note : Information provided here is for general information purposes only. Please refer to your policy contact your agent for specific questions regarding coverage.

Common Questions Answered

  • 1
    What factors affect the premiums that insured’s pay for life insurance?
    • Age of the insured
    • Gender
    • Health status
    • Smoker or Non smoker
    • Family health history
  • 2
    What information is generally needed in order to purchase life insurance?
    The most common information that is required to buy life insurance policy is as follows:
    • Name of the insured
    • Insured’s Address
    • Family Health history
    • Height & Weight details of the insured
    • Date of birth, gender and driving license number (if licensed) of the insured
    As part of the life insurance application process the insured needs to answer health questions and may also need to provide blood & urine samples and undergo an EKG test depending on the amount of life insurance coverage being applied for.
  • 3
    Life Insurance: Common Questions answered
    Life insurance plays an important role for individuals, families & small businesses in various ways. It can be used for income protection, mortgage protection, estate planning, funding retirement income, funding of long term care needs, charitable funding and funding for education. In case of business, it is typically used for key person insurance, funding of buy sell agreements and also as collateral. The best time to buy life insurance when the individual is healthy as life insurance costs go up if the individual has health issues. The life insurance policies that cover only accidental death may not need any health check up as natural causes of death or death caused due to illness is not covered by these policies.
  • 4
    How much life insurance should one buy?
    Answer to this question can change from individual to individual. There are some common approaches an individual can use. Human life value calculation, Income replacement calculation and outstanding liability calculations are just a few of these approaches. This will be something that an experienced life insurance agent would be able to help you with. During the life of the insured it is quite common for insured to purchase multiple life insurance policies depending on life events as needs change.
  • 5
    What are the different types of life insurance policies available?

    Term Life Insurance:

    This is the simplest and the cheapest of all life insurances. A typical term life insurance gives you only death benefits protection sans any savings or cash components for a specified term. This kind of insurance comes in many coverage periods ranging from 10 to 30 years. This is a good option for covering depreciating debts and as long as you keep on paying the premiums. There are some term policies available which offer a return of premium (ROP) rider which enables the insured to get the return of the premium paid under the policy at the end of the term.

    Permanent Life Insurance:

    These types of policies provide lifelong death benefit protection and a cash value component. As the policy provides lifelong death benefits any health issues that may come during insured’s lifetime may not affect the policy premiums that the insured needs to pay after such an event. There are different types of permanent life insurance policies like Whole life insurance and Universal Life Insurance. Each has its own pros and cons and it is important that the insured works with the agent to find out what type of policy meets their needs best.

    The cost of delaying:

    If you have been delaying a life insurance purchase, consider the costs of waiting:
    • You never know what lies ahead for you. Life insurance coverage can protect your income potential and help maintain your family’s current lifestyle in the event of your premature death. Without it, a major change in lifestyle and standard of living may be required to meet expenses.
    • The younger and healthier you are, the better your rates will typically be.
    • Account values of permanent life insurance have greater potential to accumulate over the long-term. Due to the different roles that life insurance can play, the right policy can be a powerful tool in your overall financial strategy.