Have you ever considered getting life insurance? Sure, I see the MetLife commercials because I adore Snoopy, but beyond that it’s not something that I’ve thought about too much. I do get the Gerber Life Insurance mailings for Squeaker and at one point, I’d considered buying one for her. In the past, I’d met with an agent but ultimately, I didn’t make a purchase. I thought it was one of those things that I just wouldn’t need. Recently, however, it has been on my mind so I wanted to share a few reasons to consider life insurance with you.
Life insurance provides coverage for you, in case of your untimely death, providing your loved ones with financial security. While life insurance is beneficial, selecting the right life insurance can be hard.
8 Reasons to Consider Life Insurance
You should review your life insurance coverage needs at least once a year. As your family changes, so do their financial needs. If you have another child, your coverage needs will increase, while you might be over-insured as an empty nester. Check periodically on what you need to avoid paying too much or leaving your family in the lurch.
When considering life insurance, be sure to look outside what your employer provides. While this may be easier and you may assume they are providing what is best for you, it is not always the case. Make sure that they rates and coverage are competitive or better than other offers that you could go with.
When looking into life insurance, it’s always a good idea to speak with an independent insurance broker. The simple fact is that most insurance brokers who work for a major company just can’t offer you the wide array of products that an independent broker can. Even if you choose to go with a major insurance company, make sure you at least seek out an independent broker first.
When purchasing life insurance be sure you trust the people you are buying from. Selling insurance is very lucrative and regulation is relatively slim. Be sure that you have done your research about a company and the individual before you purchase a life insurance policy from them. Do not become a victim.
A great life insurance tip of which everyone should take heed is not to rely on the life insurance policy provided by your employer. While many employers offer their employees a life insurance plan, it is usually not enough to address all the needs of you and your family.
When searching for a policy or company, do business through an independent insurance broker. They will provide an un-biased opinion as opposed to a contracted broker and will be able to better assess your needs and offer you more options. They also have access to more than one company to offer your policy through.
Discuss special situations with your life insurance agent before you sign anything. If you have special needs such as additional riders, you should discuss it with your life insurance provider in advance. Make sure you ask questions. If you wait to do this, your insurance rates are likely to suffer.
As stated before, life insurance is important for anyone to have, as in the case of your own death, it financially secures your loved ones. Using the tips that were provided in the article above, you can easily select life insurance that is right for you and that will take care of your loved ones.
For more reasons to consider life insurance, Consumer Affairs offers some advice especially for women to keep in mind.
Do you have life insurance or have you ever considered purchasing it?
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