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When is the right time to buy life insurance?

Although the right time to buy life insurance can vary from person to person, depending on their family and financial circumstances, the younger you are when a policy is open, the more likely that you’ll qualify for the lowest premium, and the sooner your family is supported should the worst happen. Given that tomorrow is not guaranteed, life insurance provides invaluable benefits for your loved ones and those you list as a beneficiary by providing financial security and peace of mind after your passing. If you have substantial debt or are the primary income earner in your household, life insurance becomes even more important. 

Before any life insurance policy is underwritten, you’ll have to undergo an extensive physical medical exam. The older you are, the more likely it is that you’ll develop health problems that could hinder the ability to get a life insurance policy or increase the premium substantially. There are two main types of life insurance – term and whole life. Term life insurance covers you for a specific period of time – usually 10, 15, or 20 years. When deciding the policy’s term, you’ll want to consider how long your dependents will rely on your income. For instance, if you have young children that you anticipate attending college, then you’ll want a policy that covers their school-age years. Conversely, whole or permanent life insurance lasts the entire duration of your life and can accumulate significant value over time. Additionally, although the policy is more expensive, it does include a tax-deferred cash component that can be borrowed against if needed. 

At Midwest Professional Insurance, we’ll walk you through your life insurance options so that you can make an educated decision that’s best for you and your family. Give us a call today to learn more. 

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