Why getting Life Insurance is so important

The loss of life often results in a hardship to the surviving family members in three different ways. The first is the anguish and personal loss whenever a loved one leaves this world. While there is very little money can do to relieve the pain of this loss, the other two hardships can be addressed with a life insurance policy.

The costs associated with a funeral and the loss of income of the deceased are the hard facts to be faced that often accompany a death, and life insurance is the financial buffer.

The Basic Concept of Life Insurance

In its very simplest form, life insurance is a contract between an individual and an insurance company based on what one does for the other. The individual promises to pay an insurance premium for the insurance company’s promise to release funds to designated survivors (beneficiaries) upon the event of the insured’s demise.

There are many formats for life insurance policies, but the underlying theme of them all is that the holder of the policy contracts coverage for the express reason of protecting their survivors or beneficiaries from monetary losses or hardships related to the insured’s death.

In certain contracts, should the holder of the life insurance policy contract a terminal illness that incapacitates them, benefits may be paid in whole or partial installments to the beneficiary to help cover the cost of health care.

Understanding Life Insurance

Anyone entering an agreement for whole or term life insurance should understand the terms of the policy completely, and the insurance agent should make the details perfectly clear before an agreement is signed. Many variables affect the premium amount and the conditions of payment because the insurance company is at risk from the moment that the contract is officially in force.

Unlike some insurance policies, life insurance is almost a predetermined expense to the insurer. As long as the premiums are paid and there is no cancellation of the policy because the insured commits an act to void it, or any of the exclusions come into play, the insurer will, at some point, pay the benefits.

Default of the Contract

Most life insurance contracts have very strict policies about how a death may occur. Suicides and fraud are two of the top reasons for voiding a life insurance policy. Other exclusions concern the dangers people put themselves in because of acts they commit, such as involvement in riots, wars, or any type of civil commotion.

Because life is so unpredictable, it is a comforting assurance to know your loved ones will not be left in a hardship financially in the event of your death because you had the forethought and sensibility to obtain a life insurance policy to protect them.

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