Compare Term Life Insurance Company

By: Van Whitsett

Why do you need life insurance? You need insurance to protect against any financial loss resulting from death, to pay for mortgage and other debts, create a fund for children's education, to cater for any emergency, supplement the income of your spouse and family after death or create a fund for special occasions.

Types of Term Life Insurance Plans Available You can go in for "Decreasing Term" or "Annual Renewable Term" or "Level Term" insurance policies depending on your needs. A "Decreasing Term" policy is usually between 10 to 30 years. The face value of such insurance decreases over a period of time. This insurance is suited for people having little financial liabilities. The "Annual Renewable" policy has to be renewed every year with increase in premium every year. It is best suited for people whose conditions changes very often. "Level Term "policy has a fixed rate of for a specific period. This insurance plan has a low premium. This is more suited to young people. Consider a policy which includes critical illness clause. Compare the same type policies offered by different companies before making a final decision.

Majority of insurance companies sell both term and permanent life insurance. However, a few companies deal in term life insurance only. Purchasing insurance is not difficult but what is difficult is to choose the right company and plan for your insurance. The most important consideration in selecting the right insurance company is the type of service the company is providing. Professional companies deal through qualified and trained agents, which is a preferred choice by some but some like to deal directly with customer care service. You must find out about the legitimacy of the company. Another factor is easy approachability and contact with the insurance company. Rating about the insurance company as per it financial soundness can be obtained from the rating bureau book available in most of the libraries.

Details of insurance and insurance companies are available online also. Purchasing term life insurance online has its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are - Salesman is eliminated who may convince you to buy an insurance policy not suited for you. Vast amount of information is available on different websites which allows you to compare different policies and offer you a wide choice to select a policy most suited for you. Term life insurance carries no cash value therefore it is easier to compare similar type policies of different insurance companies. The disadvantages of buying insurance online are - You are devoid of any personal advice. There is no one to guide you through type of policy that you should buy. You are on your own. Special rates given through agents are not available when you buy insurance online.

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of different policies and the modes of purchase, you can take an informed decision and select the right insurance policy as per your requirements.

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