The Beginners Guide To Insurance (From Step 1)

Understanding Life Insurance in the Simplest Form

Getting a life insurance policy is not a very simple decision to make and it takes a lot of thinking first. The most common of them is the fact that you are doubtful on the importance and significance of having a life insurance. But for individuals who think about their financial future in case of death of any family member, they consider getting a life insurance.

Aside from giving protection to you, life insurances also offer a opportunity to have a reaping dividend, built-in cash value and a tax-free investment. If you purchased it with due discretion, you can utilize it as a liquid cash to help you with your different needs.

Depending on the type of need, there are various types of policies that is customized to fit each these needs. It is also a wise decision if you consult a financial expert to help you pinpoint the right policy for you by also considering the number of dependents you have right now.

You can choose between the two basic forms of insurances and these are the whole life insurances and term life insurances. Other terms for a term life insurance policy are temporary or short-term life insurances. This type of insurance can only protect and give death benefits to individuals who were insured during a specified period of the policy they got. But when the person insured gets to live beyond the time specified in the term insurance policy, he will not get any money at all.

Getting a short-term life insurance is cheaper compared to a whole life insurance and this is common to young individuals who have dependents and those who have a house or car loan. But the premium costs for this type of insurance gradually increases once the insured age since there is higher mortality risk when he grows old making the premium almost equal to that a whole life insurance.

You can choose between two types of term insurance and they are the level term or the decreasing premium and the renewable term that has a increasing premium. The level term premiums are higher at first compared to renewable term but it gets lower in the later years.

If you want features like ingrained cash value and life protection, you are looking for the whole life insurance. The initial steep premiums of this type of insurance may exceed the insurance’s actual cost. You can use the surplus or the cash value to add in your separate account that you can use to give a level premium on the later part or use it for a tax-free investment. You are also guaranteed that you get the death benefit on the maturity or upon death of the insured aside from the cash value you have.

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