Is it Worth Paying for Life Insurance?
Yes, life insurance is worth paying for. In the event of death, it often provides tax-free lump sum payment. This could offer surviving family members more financial security.
Not to mention, a life insurance policy could pay for final expenses and debts. The deceased dependents may also receive some income as part of the policy payout.
Six other possible advantages of life insurance might include:
- An instant estate for your loved ones at a time when funds are most needed
- Death benefits that are almost always non-taxable for named beneficiaries
- If you name a beneficiary other than your estate, you could avoid probate costs
- Some life insurance plans could offer your loved ones protection from creditors
- Build tax-advantaged capital for retirement purposes
- Provide liquid savings through some permanent life insurance plans
For the business owner, life insurance is also critical and could help to continue your legacy.
Why are life insurance policies important to succession plans?
The reason life insurance policies are so important to succession plans is simple: money.
Without something to secure that money, says Ryan, your business’s future may be in question. To avoid falling into a financial pitfall, you should ensure the finances used in any buy-sell agreement with a life insurance policy.
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What are the 3 Main Types of Life Insurance?
There are three main types of life insurance policies in today’s market. Individual, group, and credit insurance.
Group life insurance is a contract between an insurance company and a group. These plans may offer survivor and/or disability benefits as well.
The goal of the policy is to insure all the group members, usually for a set term. For e.g., employer provided life insurance. Or policies through a union/professional organization.
Once the term expires, a team member may be able to keep the policy going. In this case, they must pay the premiums to the insurance company directly.
The American Council of Life Insurers found that the number of group policies is going down. Also getting lower is the number of people choosing to end the policy on their own.
Credit life insurance pays the balance on loans of 10 years. Or for less time if the borrower dies before repaying the amount due.
When debt is left at death, this kind of insurance could protect the borrower’s family and the lender. Life insurers tend to issue credit insurance through various lenders. Like banks, finance companies, credit unions, and retailers.
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What is the best life insurance policy?
To paraphrase Ryan, what “best” means depends entirely on you and your circumstances.
Countless life insurance plans are available, and each provides its own list of benefits. Each also comes with its own list of costs.
Life insurance can play a vital role in your financial security plan. We can help you select coverage from a variety of life insurance options to meet your unique needs.
Call, email or ask us your pressing question by filling out our contact form. Or, if you prefer to read, Ryan’s book, Taking Stock could help you learn to assess your financial needs and prepare for worst-case scenarios.
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