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Life Insurance Buyer's Guide

Get the right information to make the best choices for your needs.

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Common Life Insurance Questions

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How much life insurance do I need?

The amount of life insurance you need can vary based on a number of factors. Generally speaking, to find the amount of life insurance you might need by calculating your long-term financial needs and obligations and then subtract your assets. The remaining amount is how much your life insurance policy would need to cover.

2.

What types of policies are there?

There are different types of life insurance policies - the main ones include term life insurance, whole life insurance, and universal life insurance.

3.

What is a life insurance premium?

A life insurance premium is the recurring payments you make in order to maintain your insurance policy. Your premium is set by your insurance company, is based on a number of factors and can be paid for in monthly, semi-annual or annual payments. You make these payments for the duration of the policy as set by your insurance company.

4.

Is a health exam required in order to get life insurance?

Yes, a health exam is required in order for the insurance company to determine if you are insurable and helps to determine the policy premium.

5.

Who can be a life insurance beneficiary?

A life insurance beneficiary can be a family member, friend, business partner, charitable organization or a legal entity such as an estate or trust.

Life Insurance 101

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Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance allows you to have permanent life insurance protection throughout your life. Term life insurance, on the other hand, is limited to a certain number of years. One of the major benefits of whole life insurance is that you can get coverage while you are younger and lock in lower rates not available to you as you age

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Term Life Insurance

Term life insurance is perhaps the easiest form of life insurance to both get and understand. It offers a benefit payout to your loved ones if you pass away within the term period.

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How to Buy Life Insurance

There are three basic methods of buying life insurance. These include purchasing directly from an insurance company, using a local insurance agent, or through an online brokerage (like us!). For most people, having an advocate on your side rather than buying direct means getting a policy that fits you best.