It’s time to think about the future. You know the importance of having life insurance, but you may be unsure what type of insurance is right for your needs and your overall goals. For many of today’s average Americans, life insurance seems complex. It does not have to be. In fact, the first decisions you need to make revolve around what you want these policies to do for you specifically. Life insurance, like most types of insurance, is there when you and your family needs it. It pays to look closely at these policies now, though, to determine if it is an effective option for your needs.
What Do You Want Life Insurance to Do?
Life insurance policies provide a set amount of money paid out when the person covered by the policy passes away. Having this in place helps to support your loved ones if you are not there to do so. However, depending on where you are in your life, what you need and ultimately what the policy offers may differ.
If you want life insurance to help fund your family’s needs if you die early, then a term life insurance policy can help. This type of policy is in place for 10, 20 or even 30 years. If you should die during that time, the policy pays a death benefit to your named beneficiaries. They can use those funds to cover expenses, such as paying for the mortgage, meeting day-to-day expenses or covering college education.
If you want your policy to be there no matter when you die, then you may want to consider a whole life insurance policy. These remain in place throughout your lifetime. When you die, as long as the policy is in good standing (you’ve maintained payments on it), the policy pays a benefit to your named beneficiary. This policy is excellent if you want to leave behind funds for college or to support your estate.
Work with your insurance agent to better understand the options available to you. Most importantly, consider what your individual goals are for such policies. How can you choose one that really fits your concerns and reduces the risks to your family and loved ones? We’ll help you find the right policy. Call Waymon Lynch Insurance Agency today for more information on life insurance.