Tips On Getting The Right Life Insurance Cover
To be guided on the decision of which life insurance cover you need there are some factors that must be considered.
Establish the cover amount you need. This guide is especially for those who are doing it on their own without professional assistance. For better explanation and calculation we shall not factor in inflation, time and money value.
Consider any financial obligations which must be remitted should premature death, unfortunate incident or permanent or semi-permanent disability happen. Business or personal debts, mortgage loan repayments could be in this list of financial responsibilities that should be paid off.
Establish if there is anybody who is financially supported. It could be children, a spouse or elderly parents. It is necessary to plan how to continue with the support of kids, the spouse or parents in case of an unfortunate event. One such example could be when a person has purposed to support their children or aged parents for a period of 20 years the annual amount being approximately $20,000. The sum assured needs is about $400,000 in case the money is needed at this juncture.
If a person who has taken the insurance life cover meets with an unfortunate incident it is good to establish if there is any financial gift to be given. There are people who select individuals in their life who they would like to receive a financial gift long after the person who had taken the insurance cover is deceased. Sometimes a contribution to a charitable organization. Factoring the above will help a person to decide the type of life insurance cover they would want to take.
To tackle income replacement you notice that there are tricky questions on this issue. Whether the income growth rate has to be considered makes it an answer to a question that is not straight forward. There is however a thumb rule for this and it is to first established the duration when the income has to replaced. By example, if the income replacement is ten years, the sum assured will be $500,000 that is if your current salary is $50,000. This concludes that for ten years, $50,000 per year can be withdrawn.
The market offers various insurance covers all of which are good but before you can decide on the one to take it is important to know the type of insurance cover that you need. It is good to first establish if insurance premiums will be paid comfortable and only then can you calculate the insurance premiums and the length of cover of the insured sum.
These are some of the market pointers and their aim is solely for discussion and informational. Seeking an insurance adviser is so that they can give insurance or financial advice.