Types of Insurance Policies - Whole Life Insurance

By: Angela Dalton

When people are looking out for life insurance, it is really difficult for them to find the right insurance for them at one time. Wise people always try to do some research before signing up for any insurance product. There are many products in the market, you just have to make one correct decision and you can help your loved ones to take maximum advantage out of it. Your decision will help your loved ones and it is them who are going to claim the insurance. You will be gone and you won't be able to return back and correct the policy, so it is always wise to do the research and find out what is the best. There are many different insurance in the market today. But the two most popular policies are term life insurance and whole life insurance. Although variable universal life insurance is also popular, but it is not that popular as like the other two.

When you buy a whole life insurance, you have many advantages that will help you in many ways.

These may be the cost, coverage duration and the value of the cash that you pay for your whole life insurance policy. The early you decide about taking a whole life insurance the better for you to enjoy maximum benefits out of it. One of the benefits that a person enjoys while taking a whole life insurance is the monthly premium is fixed at a certain level. Once this is done you don't have to bother about the rates getting increased, which is in the case of term life insurance. Whole life insurance covers you for the entire life. People who are looking for a life insurance for a certain period of time opt for term life insurance, but in the case of whole life insurance a person does not has to bother about his life insurance coverage coming to end. Whole life insurance has cash value in the policy and you can even take a loan against it. But with term life insurance you don't have this advantage.

On the other side term life insurance is not at all the convenient insurance policy. It is too complicated and there are many restrictions in this kind of insurance. It is certainly not the most convenient policy choice a person can think of having, if he is planning for coverage that will be there for entire life or if he is looking for some kind of investment component. Term life insurance do not collect guaranteed cash and they also do not help with estate planning as in the case of a whole life insurance policy does. And if you are above fifty years of age then be prepared to shell out more money as the monthly premium charged is just too high for them compared to the people who are young. This is one of the biggest drawbacks for those who are above the age of fifty. For such people again the best option for them is to buy a whole life insurance policy.

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