What Are The Three Basic Kinds Of Life Insurance?
What are the different types of life insurance?
What are the three basic types of life insurance?
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There are three main types of Life insurance.Term, whole life, and universal. The easiest way to explain these three is by using their names.
Term policies, have coverage for predetermined “Terms”; typically 10,20, and 30 year terms. Premiums also go up in intervals through the whole term.Upon completion of selected term, the policy would “terminate”. If the person covered does not die with in the agreed term, then the death benefit is not paid out.
A whole life policy is also self explanatory. These policies last the whole life. Premiums stay the same for the life of the policy.The death benefit is paid out when the covered passes.Another feature of the whole life policy is the cash value available to “borrow”. This benefit enables the policy holder to get a “loan” from the death benefit. The catch is when the insured passes ,what ever has been borrowed will be subtracted from the pay out.
A universal policy is relatively complicated, but in short it is a life insurance policy attached to an investment vehicle.Either indexed or Variable, each having slightly different features. Indexed policies are attached to stock market indexes like S&P 500. Variable polices are attached to the stock market but primarily mutual funds. Regardless of how they are connected to the stock market; they perform good when the market is good and bad when the market is struggling.
Term insurance is insurance that is guaranteed until a predetermined date.The types of policies offered in this kind of arrangement are designed to cover temporary liabilities a person has. An example could be a 30 year term policy on the bread winner of the family for 300 thousand; covering the family home. If the bread winner were to pass before the 30 years, 300 thousand would be paid out to the beneficiaries of the policy. Remember pay out is subject to constraints within the policy. Make sure to read your policy carefully before signing.
Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance is a type of insurance that provides coverage for the life of the insured. Upon the death of the insured a death benefit is paid out to the beneficiaries. Notable aspects of the whole life policy are premiums that don't go up or down but stay the same, coverage for the insureds whole life, and cash value(the ability to borrow money from the death benefit; what is borrowed will be subtracted from the death benefit upon insureds death).
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