It’s not just about securing your future; it’s about safeguarding your legacy. Life insurance is crucial for securing a financial future amidst life’s uncertainties. Term life insurance offers flexibility and affordability, while premiums are influenced by factors like age, gender, and health. Planning ahead with life insurance ensures long-term financial security.

The Value of Term Life Insurance. We urge all our clients to explore term life insurance. With term insurance, you pay a fixed premium annually, guaranteeing a predetermined benefit in exchange. Term insurance offers the greatest amount of coverage for the lowest initial cost. These policies typically last for 1 to 30 years. In the unfortunate event of the policyholder’s passing, beneficiaries can rely on receiving the benefit, thus ensuring a lasting legacy of support.

Already Have Life Insurance Through Work?  Many employers include life insurance as a complimentary component of their benefits package. Typically, this comprises a term policy equivalent to one or two times your annual salary, known as group insurance. While this provision is advantageous, it often falls short of meeting individuals’ needs, particularly those with dependents or aspirations of starting a family.

Life Insurance Premiums. Insurers consider various factors that determine the benefit amount. Premiums are affected by age, gender, and general health status. Often, a medical assessment is required to establish the ideal coverage level. Typically, women, with their longer life expectancies, enjoy the advantage of lower life insurance premiums, while men can still receive the same amount of coverage. However, premiums for men tend to be higher due to their shorter life expectancy, which reflects the increased risk to insurers.

Filing Life Insurance Paperwork. Life insurance payouts don’t come immediately. Beneficiaries need to file a claim, typically by submitting documents related to the death and a copy of the policy. Once all necessary paperwork is received, the insurance company reviews the claim. While most companies aim to pay within 60 days, the exact timeframe varies. Beneficiaries need to understand and prepare for potential delays in receiving the payout.

Receiving Payment. There are a few options when it comes to receiving your payout from a term life insurance policy. The most common choice is a tax-free lump sum payment, delivered all at once. Alternatively, they can opt for installments through an annuity. This method provides steady checks, acting as a consistent income source. Opting for an annuity may potentially yield a higher overall value, especially if the beneficiary lives for an extended period.

Planning Ahead. Planning ahead with life insurance ensures future security for you and your loved ones. Life insurance provides a financial safety net that can help cover expenses such as mortgage payments, educational costs, and daily living expenses in the event of your passing. By securing a life insurance policy, you’re taking proactive steps to protect your family’s financial well-being, even when you’re no longer there to provide for them. It’s a responsible and practical way to plan for the uncertainties of the future and provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

That’s why at Wisely Advised, we prioritize not only your financial assets but, most importantly, your overall well-being. It’s a prudent decision that ensures a future of stability and protection for your loved ones.