Life insurance is a significant addition to your portfolio that help can protect your loved ones. And your beneficiaries if you unexpectedly pass away. While no amount of money can ease the grief of losing someone, life insurance can reduce the financial burden they may face. Let’s take a closer look at how life insurance works and what to consider when you shop for life insurance so you can make an informed decision before purchasing life insurance.
Life insurance can be used to help your beneficiaries pay for your funeral costs and a variety of other expenses, including:
It’s important to note that life insurance benefits will not apply if your death results from suicide, criminal or hazardous activities, or murder by a beneficiary.
There are numerous types of life insurance products on the market. For example few of the most common types include:
The type of policy you select should depend on how much you want to pay and how long you’d like your coverage to last. Remember that your age, gender, medical history, nicotine use, and dangerous hobbies may all play a role in how much you pay for life insurance. Generally speaking, the healthier and younger you are, the less expensive your policy will be.
Life insurance company ratings reflect the opinions of independent agencies like A.M. Best, Fitch, and Moody’s. Each agency has its rating scale and standards. A.M. Best, for example, looks at the balance sheet, performance, and business profile of the companies it rates. Its six ratings include
Before purchasing life insurance understand a company’s policy, consider their rating from at least two agencies.
In conclusion, together you and your financial professional can review your financial situation. Together we can determine your situation’s ideal life insurance policy. Contact your financial professional to get started today.
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As a retirement income specialist and 38-year veteran of the financial services industry, August H. Velten understands what his clients need in order to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Augie is a former instructor for the Life Underwriter Training Council. He once occupied the legislative seat for the Maine Association of Life Insurers. At August H Velten & Associates, we know that it is your retirement, and you should have control over it. We offer our experience and knowledge to help you design a custom strategy for financial independence. Contact us today to schedule an introductory meeting!