Life insurance policies and products are usually chosen based on the owner’s needs and goals. At Jenkins Wealth, we can help you select products and implement strategies that work for you and your family.
There are many different varieties of life insurance that are used to meet various needs of their owners. Here are some of the most common types of life insurance policies:
provides financial protection to the owner for a specific period of time (typically 10-20 years). With a traditional term insurance policy, the premium amount stays the same over the course of the coverage period, after which the policy may offer continue coverage (often at a higher rate). In general, term life insurance may be less expensive than a permanent life insurance policy.
Term life policies can be used to replace lost income during working years, which can provide a safety net for your loved ones and help them achieve their goals. Although term life insurance can be used to replace lost potential income, the benefits are delivered in one lump sum, rather than regular installments.
is a type of permanent life insurance that provides lifetime coverage. Universal life policies are often more flexible than whole life insurance policies and may allow you to raise or lower your premium payment amount or coverage over the course of your lifetime. Universal life insurance typically has higher premiums than term insurance.
Universal life insurance is often used as part of estate planning strategies to help preserve wealth transferred to beneficiaries. It may also be used for long-term income replacement in situations where the need extends beyond working years. Some universal life products focus on providing both death benefits and building cash value, while others focus on providing guaranteed death benefit coverage.
is another type of permanent life insurance designed to provide lifetime coverage. Because of the lifetime coverage period, whole life insurance tends to carry higher premiums than term life insurance. Premiums payments are usually fixed. Unlike term insurance, whole life insurance has a cash value, which can function as a savings component and may accumulate tax-deferred over time. Like universal life insurance, whole life policies can be used in estate planning to help preserve wealth transferred to beneficiaries.
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