What is Life Insurance?

Understanding your insurance policy is important. If you ever have any questions about your current plan or another plan, make sure to contact us. We can answer any questions and advise you on the options you have for a plan. A life insurance policy is a contract with an insurance company. In exchange for premium payments, the insurance company provides a lump-sum payment, known as a death benefit, to beneficiaries upon the insured’s death. Term life insurance generally provides protection for a set period of time, while permanent insurance, such as whole and universal life, provides lifetime coverage.

Term Life Insurance

Term life insurance is designed to provide financial protection for a specific period of time, such as 10 or 20 years. With traditional term insurance, the premium payment amount stays the same for the coverage period you select. After that period, policies may offer continued coverage, usually at a substantially higher premium payment rate. Term life insurance is generally less expensive than permanent life insurance.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is a type of permanent life insurance designed to provide lifetime coverage. Unlike whole life insurance, universal life insurance policies are flexible and may allow you to raise or lower your premium payment or coverage amounts throughout your lifetime. Another common use is long term income replacement, where the need extends beyond working years.

Not matter what coverage you have, make sure to contact us with any questions that you might have. This way you know what your coverage will cover for you and your family.