Life Insurance is a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurance company promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (the “benefits”) upon the death of the insured person. Depending on the contract, other events such as terminal illness or critical illness may also trigger payment. The policy holder typically pays a premium, either regularly or as a lump sum. Other expenses (such as funeral expenses) are also sometimes included in the benefits.
The advantage for the policy owner is “peace of mind”, in knowing that the death of the insured person will not result in financial hardship for loved ones and lenders.
No one wants to leave their family unprepared for the future. Planning today can protect the promise of your family’s tomorrow. Following are some of the reasons why you should consider life insurance.
To Replace Lost Income.
Most people buy life insurance as a means to replace income lost if something happens to them. Providing money for survivors is important. Life insurance is the most cost effective way to do it.
To Pay Off Debt.
Debt can be very burdensome to your family, especially without your income available to help repay it. Life insurance can be used to pay off debt and help create more financial security for your family.
To Pay Final Expenses and Offer an Emergency Fund.
Final expenses can be very significant, especially if there are large medical bills, funeral or legal expenses to pay. An emergency fund can cover unexpected bills such as emergency repairs to your home or car. Life insurance provides cash that can be used to help your family cope in a time of distress.
To Help Pay for Your Children’s Education.
Educating children can be expensive and often requires a long-term strategy. Many people plan to contribute funds each year until they have enough money saved to pay all or some of their children’s education costs. Unfortunately if something unexpectedly happens to you, there may not be enough time to set aside adequate funds for education. Life insurance can help by creating a lump-sum of cash that you can count on to help pay part of your children’s education costs.
Carney Insurance Agents compare rates from numerous Minnesota Life Insurance carriers including Genworth, AAA, Met, Banner and many more. This allows us to provide you and/or your business competitively priced and benefit rich life insurance plans. We offer both term and permanent life insurance solutions. Allow us to educate you on the various types of life insurance and calculate your needs.