Insurance transfers the financial risk of life’s events to an insurance company. A reliable insurance strategy can help protect your family from the financial consequences of those events. A strategy can include personal insurance, liability insurance and life insurance1.
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LIFE INSURANCE DOESN’T JUST COVER YOUR LIFE!
In recent times, we’ve seen how an unforeseen event can cause havoc in our life. The sudden demise of a loved one can leave your family crippled if they were the sole bread winners. We have survived a catastrophic pandemic together, and now it’s time to be proactive and look for ways to provide financial protection for our loved ones. Owning life insurance, if you don’t already, is a great chance to safeguard the future of your family.
Generally, what most folks know about life insurance is that it involves a policy contracted with an insurance company that will support the beneficiaries named in said policy if you suddenly “shuffle off this mortal coil”. Hence why it should be an essential part of your financial planning… but other than providing an income or inheritance for your loved ones, there are many other benefits of owning life insurance which you should be aware of!
WHAT ELSE DOES LIFE INSURANCE COVER?
- Covering funeral expenses
The first expense your family has to bear after you’ve left the mortal land is the funeral expense, with the average cost of funerals landing between $7,000 and $12,000. When a difficult time falls upon your family, life insurance can cover these expenses. It can also cover medical bills which are not covered by health insurance.
- Death ≠ Debt
Debt is a burden, and piling it on top of the other trials of a grieving family is a situation we don’t want OUR families to end up in. After your demise, life insurance can help cover your financial responsibilities – Like paying your car loan, home loan, student loan, etc.
- Covers long-term expenses
Buying Long-term care insurance and a separate life insurance policy can be very costly. To combat this, you can either add a “rider” to your life insurance or go for a specialty policy, but these usually lower the death benefit.
- In case of disability or getting terminally ill
Many policies have a rider that pays out funds if a person becomes disabled due to any chronic or critical illness such as heart attack, cancer, etc.
There are also living benefits attached to many terms and whole life policies, which can provide you monetary assistance if you become terminally ill.
- Income replacement
Your life insurance can take care of essential responsibilities like providing funds for your kids’ education or taking care of aging parents.
- Retirement supplement
Insurance policies with an investment component or a cash value can aid you in your retirement days by giving a guaranteed income stream similar to an annuity. It might look lucrative but, it comes with high fees and lower death benefits.
- Paying State Estate Taxes
Life insurance can also be used for estate planning. After your demise, the heir of your estate may need to pay estate tax to the IRS on receiving the inheritance. Your life insurance can pay these taxes wholly or partially so that beneficiaries don’t have to liquidate part of their estate to pay these taxes.
- Succession of your business
If you own a business and want to pass it to your family member, life insurance can be used to pass on your life’s work to the new owners, in view of taking care of all the parties involved.
- Tax benefits
The beneficiary of your life insurance policy won’t be liable to pay any tax as it is not counted as a taxable income.
- Collateral for borrowing money
If you own permanent life insurance (coverage that never expires while paying premiums), you can use that as collateral to take a loan or borrow money. Many banks and institutions accept life insurance as collateral as it’s a guaranteed source of recovery If the borrower defaults or dies. They will recover the pending amount from the insurance, and the remaining will be paid to the nominee.
- Covering your child’s life
You can get separate insurance for your children or you can add a “rider” to your life insurance plan. You can add these riders for a low cost.
- Financial security
Some life insurance policies are a financial asset of the individual, and many policies include a cash value that cannot be used by a creditor even in the case of bankruptcy.
- Charitable contribution
Life insurance can also continue your philanthropic goals even after your demise. This can be done by adding your chosen charity name to the list of beneficiaries.
Life is uncertain, and death is unavoidable. After acknowledging all of the benefits of life insurance, we know it isn’t just essential to cover for protection, but it also helps bridge many other financial obstacles.
Life insurance can be there to help take care of your loved ones when you are no longer around. It can be a very personal and sensitive topic to discuss; that is why you should always consult an expert before getting an insurance policy for yourself that will protect you and your family at times of financial distress. Guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. This information is designed to provide general information on the subjects covered. It is not intended to provide specific legal or tax advice. You are encouraged to consult your personal tax advisor or attorney.