Life insurance has more benefits than most people think. Below is an explanation of each type of life insurance policy and with each one is the many different uses. Some of these uses include living benefits, retirement planning, college funding, and coverage for your loved ones in the event of an unexpected death.
The myth is that Life Insurance is not too expensive.
Did you know that with Midland National, a 40 year old, preferred non- smoking male with $250,000 face value coverage, is eligible for $16.28/ month with a 10 year term?!
*Types of Life Insurance:
Term Life Insurance:
Term life insurance policies provide affordable, temporary coverage. Term policies contain no cash value and are designed for death benefit protection only. The premiums may be level for the first 10, 15, 20 or 30 years, depending on the policy selected. Because the death benefit protection is for a limited period, the premium is often the lowest of all types of life insurance policies. However, after the level term period, premiums go up significantly and increase annually.
Whole Life Insurance:
Whole life is the traditional form of permanent life insurance. It provides the certainty of level premiums, a guaranteed interest rate and a guaranteed death benefit1. Whole Life provides the extra security of guaranteed protection at affordable rates, yet it includes the element of cash value accumulation.
Universal Life Insurance:
Universal life is a flexible premium, adjustable life insurance product that provides you with the flexibility of choosing the policy features that are appropriate for you and adjusting those features as your financial priorities and needs change. Policy cash value that grows on a tax-deferred basis2.
Indexed Universal Life:
Indexed universal life is a version of universal life that combines death benefit protection with the opportunity to grow cash value through an account that credits interest based upon the upward movement of stock market indexes – without the risk of investing directly in the market. The Index Account features a zero percent floor which guarantees your account won't earn less than zero percent due to poor market performance.
Variable Universal Life:
Variable universal life insurance is designed to provide solid death benefit protection and the potential for cash accumulation. The combination of flexibility, attractive tax features, and Separate Account investment portfolios create life insurance products that you can tailor to your insurance needs, risk orientation and long-term objectives.