Determining the right life insurance policy in Suwanee, GA between permanent and term is a personal decision that should be based on the financial needs of your beneficiaries and your financial goals. An agent at Insurance Pro Group, Inc. can help you weigh the pros and cons of each policy.
- Term life insurance will provide death benefits only and will only pay the benefits if you die while the policy is in effect. It’s the most affordable insurance to buy but does get more expensive as you age. It will only be in place for a specific term, but it can sometimes be converted to a permanent life insurance policy.
- Permanent life insurance will cover you for life and can also provide cash accumulation that builds throughout the policy. It does take about 12 to 15 years to build up cash value, and you typically do need to have a health exam to qualify. It could be more expensive than term life insurance but could save you money throughout the life of the policy.
When deciding between the policies, take account of your current age, financial needs of the family, current state of your health, age of children, any plans for funeral or death expenses, your existing debts and mortgage, the need for additional retirement savings, and your feelings on paying into a term life policy and possibly never getting any money back. By adding up your living expenses, current mortgage, debt, and children’s education costs, you can see how much life insurance you should have. If you are in your 30s, have young children, and are the breadwinner, then a term life policy that would cover your financial obligations could be a good idea. However, if you are 60 with children that are grown, then your needs are different, and you may want a permanent policy that could provide for your spouse, or just a smaller term policy to cover any final expenses.
Contact Insurance Pro Group, Inc. serving Suwanee, GA, to get a quote on life insurance.