American Income Life – Ask Yourself the Right Questions Before You Buy!

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American Income Life – What Questions Should You Ask?

Why buy life insurance?  Young, old, fat, thin, rich or poor … everyone needs final expense coverage at some point.  An American Income Life insurance policy can provide that and more, depending on the benefit amount you purchase.  In the event of your death, a life insurance policy benefit can provide your family with the financial resources they need to maintain their lifestyle — even without your income.

How does life insurance work?

A life insurance policy is a contract between you and the issuing insurance company.  The company guarantees (subject to their claims paying ability) to pay the selected benefit amount directly to your beneficiary when you die.  Life insurance benefits are generally free from income tax and not subject to delays and expenses associated with probate and wills.

What are the types of life insurance?

There are two main types of life insurance: term life and whole life, sometimes referred to as permanent.  A term policy covers you for a specific time period … five, 10, 15, or 20 years, for example.  At the end of the term, you stop paying premiums and your coverage ceases.  A whole life policy covers you until you die, regardless of your age, as long as premiums are kept up-to-date.  Whole life policies generally have an investment component that results in higher premiums compared to term insurance.

How much life insurance do I need?

There are several schools of thought on this question, but most insurers agree that coverage between five and 10 percent of your annual salary is adequate.  For example, if you make $40,000 annually, you should consider a benefit amount of between $200,000 and $400,000.  Every person and situation is unique, so speak with an experienced life insurance Agent like one at American Income Life before you make this important decision.  The best policy for you can depend on many factors — age, lifestyle, financial resources, marital status, etc., and a good Agent can help you make the right determination.

Source: https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/things-to-know-about-life

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