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Protect What Matters Most.
Life insurance plays a vital role in safeguarding the future of loved ones by helping maintain their living standards, funding education for children and providing a financial cushion during challenging times. Moreover, life insurance can serve as a valuable estate planning tool, enabling individuals to leave a legacy and support charitable causes close to their hearts. By ensuring financial security and providing for the well-being of loved ones, life insurance is an essential component of a comprehensive financial plan.
How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?
The following are key considerations to help you evaluate your life insurance needs:
- Financial obligations—Calculate your current financial obligations, including outstanding debts such as mortgages, loans, credit cards and other liabilities. Life insurance coverage should be sufficient to pay off these debts, ensuring they do not burden your loved ones.
- Income replacement—Consider how much income you contribute to your household. Life insurance can help replace that income for a certain period, ensuring that your dependents can maintain their standard of living and cover daily expenses.
- Future needs—Consider financial obligations, such as funding your children’s education or covering significant events like weddings. Determine and include the estimated costs of these needs in your life insurance calculation.
- Funeral and final expenses—Consider the costs associated with funeral arrangements, medical bills and other end-of-life expenses. Life insurance can help alleviate the financial burden on your loved ones during this difficult time.
- Existing assets and savings—Evaluate your existing savings, investments and other assets that could be utilized to cover financial needs. You may consider deducting these from the total life insurance you require, as they may offset the coverage needed.
You should consult with an insurance professional who can help you assess your specific needs accurately and recommend an appropriate life insurance coverage amount based on your circumstances.
How Many Life Insurance Policies Can a Person Have?
There is generally no limit to the number of life insurance policies a person can have. Individuals may choose to have multiple life insurance policies for various reasons, such as diversifying coverage, meeting specific financial goals or addressing different aspects of their lives. Speak with your agent if you’re considering multiple policies.
How Does Life Insurance Work?
Life insurance is a contractual agreement between an individual and an insurance company. The policyholder selects a policy and pays regular premiums. In the event of the policyholder’s death during the policy term, the insurance company pays a tax-free death benefit to the designated beneficiaries.
The coverage can be for a specified period (term life insurance) or the policyholder’s lifetime (whole life insurance). Whole life insurance policies may also accumulate cash value over time. Your agent can help further explain the differences between these types of plans.
Policy provisions and riders can offer additional benefits, and policy modifications may be possible. It is essential to provide accurate information during the application process, and beneficiaries must file a claim to receive the death benefit. Review your policy documents and consult an insurance professional to understand the terms.
Contact Walnut Risk Management to learn about life insurance benefits and receive personalized policy recommendations.
Walnut Risk Management, LLC provides quality Life Insurance solutions for clients near Kansas City, Denver, Springfield, Columbia, Lawrence, and Topeka.
As your personal situations change (i.e., marriage, birth of a child or job promotion), so will your life insurance needs. Care should be taken to ensure this product is suitable for your long-term life insurance needs. You should weigh any associated costs before making a purchase. Life insurance has fees and charges associated with it that include costs of insurance that vary with such characteristics of the insured as gender, health and age, and has additional charges for riders that customize a policy to fit your individual needs.