What is life insurance?
Life insurance is a protection against financial loss that would result from the premature death of an insured. The named beneficiary receives the proceeds and is thereby safeguarded from the financial impact of the death of the insured. The death benefit is paid by a life insurer in consideration for premium payments made by the insured. Learn More
Type of Life Insurance
Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Indexed Universal Life
Final expense insurance, sometimes referred to as graded life or burial insurance with easy issue permanent coverage, is an insurance policy used to pay for burial expenses and funeral services when the named insured dies. It is a basic issue life insurance policy that covers people until they reach 100 years old. Most people who do not want to place a hardship on or burden their families with these burial and funeral costs will take out burial insurance polices. An important advantage of burial premiums is that they are fixed, which means they remain the same even if your health deteriorates.
Annuities are contractually-executed, relatively low-risk investment products; the insured (usually, an individual) pays a life insurance company a lump-sum premium at the start of the contract. That money is to be paid back to the insured in fixed, incremental amounts, over some future time period (predetermined by the insured). The insurer invests the premium; the resulting profit/return on investment fund the payments received by the insured, and, compensate the insurer.
Conventional annuity contracts provide a predictable, guaranteed stream of future income (e.g., for retirement) until the death(s) of the beneficiary(ies) named in the contract, or, until a future termination date – whichever occurs first. These financial instruments have been used to accumulate funds and provide significant and sudden increases in personal income (via future, lump-sum withdrawals), all while legally avoiding the taxes (e.g., income-, capital gains-, estate-) that would otherwise be assessed on them.
Immediate Annuities vs. Deferred Annuities
"Key Person" Insurance
A life insurance policy that a company purchases on a key executive's life. The company is the beneficiary of the plan and pays the insurance policy premiums. This type of life insurance is also known as "key man insurance," "key woman insurance" or "business life insurance.“
Categories of Loss Covered by Key Person Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Anyone diagnosed with a critical illness will tell you it can be as difficult financially as it is emotionally. Make sure your family is financially protected in the event of an illness.
Critical illness insurance or critical illness coverage is an insurance product, where the insurer is contracted to typically make a lump sum cash payment if the policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy. The policy may also be structured to pay out regular income and the payout may also be on the policyholder undergoing a surgical procedure, for example, having a heart bypass operation.
Conditions That May be Covered:
Long Term Care Insurance
Long term care insurance covers expenses and services not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. LTC or LTCI, an insurance product that helps provide for the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period. Individuals who require long-term care are generally not sick in the traditional sense, but instead, are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, continence, transferring (getting in and out of a bed or chair), and walking.
Many individuals may feel uncomfortable relying on their children or family members for support and find that long-term care insurance could help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Without long-term care insurance, the cost of providing these services may quickly deplete the savings of the individual and/or their family.
The welfare program, Medicaid, does provide medically necessary services for people with limited resources who need nursing home care but can stay at home with special community care services. However, Medicaid generally does not cover long-term care provided in a home setting or for assisted living. A long-term care policy generally covers home care, assisted living, adult daycare, respite care, hospice care, nursing home and Alzheimer's facilities. If home care coverage is purchased, long-term care insurance can pay for home care, often from the first day it is needed. It will pay for a visiting or live-in caregiver, companion, housekeeper, therapist or private duty nurse up to seven days a week, 24 hours a day (up to the policy benefit maximum).
Disability Insurance, often called DI or disability income insurance, or income protection, is a form of insurance that insures the beneficiary's earned income against the risk that a disability creates a barrier for a worker to complete the core functions of their work.
For example, the worker may suffer from an inability to maintain composure in the case of psychological disorders or an injury, illness or condition that causes physical impairment or incapacity to work. It encompasses paid sick leave, short-term disability benefits (STD), and long-term disability benefits (LTD).
Statistics show that in the US a disabling accident occurs on average once every second. In fact, nearly 18.5% of Americans are currently living with a Disability, and 1 out of every 4 persons in the US workforce will suffer a disabling injury before retirement.
Types of Disability Insurance:
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