We spend a lot of time talking about how couples, families and businesses can protect their financial futures with life insurance. But what about if you are single—do you need life insurance, too?
When you’re just starting out, it often seems that a dollar never stretches far enough. And with new commitments, such as buying your first home or having children, comes the responsibility to make sure your loved ones will be provided for financially, no matter what life may bring.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that people with a history of illness like heart disease would have a more difficult time getting approved for life insurance than others who are healthy. But the key word here is difficult, not impossible.
If you’ve had a heart attack, knowing what to expect when you apply for term life insurance will greatly increase your chances of getting good coverage.
What do insurance providers need to know?
Adults and parents worry. We worry about our family’s health, safety, financial security and future. But more families need to put their money where their heart is by buying term life insurance. However, the issue isn’t a matter of hypocrisy, but a lack of research and financial literacy. According to a Life Happens and LIMRA study from this year, 65% of households have not purchased life insurance because they think it’s too costly.
To show that this is a common misconception, the group asked Americans to estimate the cost of a 20-year, $250,000 level term life policy for a healthy 30-year-old male. Eight in 10 people overestimated the cost, saying it would $400 a year, which is more than double its actual cost of about $160 a year or about $13 a month. Astonishingly, one in four thought it would cost more than $1,000 a year.
So you’ve decided to buy life insurance to protect your family or business? Good move. But there’s more to the purchase than just signing on the dotted line. You need to pay close attention to the policy add-ons that insurers offer. In the industry, these add-ons are known as riders. Like a warranty or guarantee […]