Whole Life Insurance Elmira NY
Once you have determined that you do indeed need life insurance coverage, you may choose to purchase a whole life insurance policy. It's important to understand the differences in life insurance coverage before you sign on the dotted line. In the following paragraphs, we'll discuss life insurance in general and we'll explore what whole life insurance is so that you can best determine your life insurance needs.
Allstate Auto Insurance
17 Main St
7520 Astoria Blvd Ste 300
East Elmhurst, NY
Moore David F Clu Cfp
8624 State Route 21
Maddren William H
1051 Craft Rd
Bristol Burgess Agency
65 E Main St
2382 Elmira Street
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
7520 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
National Income Life Insurance Co
338 Harris Hill Rd
Rice Rodney J
101 Bloomingdale Rd
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If someone depends on your income then you need life insurance. This is true whether you have a modest income or a very large income. Even though many households are comprised of two wage earners today, it is still a financial shock when one of those wage earners passes away and the other one still has the burden of all the bills and living expenses.
Sometimes, the very people that lose sleep over the fear of losing their jobs, wondering how they will pay the bills with only one salary in the family, choose not to purchase term or whole life insurance. It's not that they're selfish; it's just that most of us don't like to think about death, especially our own and many of us are convinced we won't die for a very long time anyway.
Even if you're single with no children, you may still need life insurance to pay for funeral expenses. While you most certainly wouldn't need as much life insurance coverage as someone with a large family, it is still a good idea to make sure you have planned for your final expenses to be covered, regardless of your age. You can easily get whole life insurance quotes online or by visiting with a local insurance agent.
Once you have decided you do indeed need life insurance coverage, how do you know which type of coverage to choose? The two most common types of life insurance are term and whole life insurance and we'll briefly discus both. While there are advantages and disadvantages of both, a thorough assessment of your needs and circumstances is needed to make an informed decision.
Term life insurance usually has cheaper premiums and is offered for a specified amount of time, usually from 1-10 years, although the term often can be renewed. This type of life insurance is often recommended for those who only intend to keep the policy for a few years. Term insurance pays the face value of the policy upon the death of the insured.
Whole life insurance, which usually has higher premiums, may offer a larger payout than term life insurance because the policy builds value the longer it is held. Premiums for whole life insurance are usually paid the entire time the person holds the policy, although there are some whole life insurance plans that offer a set amount of payments, while the insurance coverage continues for life.
Whole life insurance policies can be cashed in before the insured passes away once the policy has amassed a certain value. In addition, those insured with whole life insurance policies may be able to borrow against the value of the policy.
There are different types of whole life insurance policies; some will have a guaranteed rate of interest while others won't. If you are considering whole life insurance, be sure and investigate the terms up front so you will understand which type you are indeed purchasing.
While term life insurance policies only offer death benefits, whole life insurance can build cash value and, consequently, can offer a nest egg while you are still alive. Since it generally takes 10 or more years for whole life insurance policies to build cash value for the insured, this is the type of life insurance you will want to consider when you plan to keep your policy for many years.
Another benefit of whole life insurance is that you can lock in the cost of the premiums, thus paying the same for the coverage each year; conversely, the premiums for term insurance go up at the end of each term of coverage. With whole life insurance, you (or your beneficiary) will enjoy a cash payout whether you live or die; if you die, your beneficiary gets the life insurance proceeds and if you live, you can borrow against the cash value or cash the policy in altogether. Depending on the type of whole life insurance coverage you choose, you may even cash in many more times than the premiums you paid over the course of say, 20 or 30 years.