Life insurance is a contract where an insurance company promises to pay a sum of money to a designated beneficiary (ex. spouse, dependents) if the insured individual passes away. That sum of money is referred to as a death benefit and will go to the designated beneficiary. Life insurance isn’t mandatory but has made people consider its purchase because of its benefits. Human life is precious and irreplaceable, and the unexpected loss of a loved one can devastate the family emotionally and financially. There are three reasons why you should consider getting life insurance.

1. To  Protect Your Family

A primary reason to consider getting life insurance is to protect your family against the financial problems that are associated with the premature death of a loved one. The financial difficulties include unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses or any debts outstanding. A benefit provided by the insurance company will help to cover these expensive costs. A life insurance policy in place provides financial support to the deceased’s family, protecting them from future creditors.

2. Life is  Unpredictable

Life is unpredictable. No one knows when they will pass away or how it will happen. All of this is unknown and a prime reason to purchase life insurance. If your family depends on your income for financial support, you should consider purchasing life insurance to protect them from unexpected economic costs and hardship. We don’t know what will happen in the future but we can do things that will make life in the future easier for our loved ones once we’re gone.

3. To Bring Peace of Mind

Life insurance helps to bring peace of mind to the family and loved ones of the deceased. No amount of money can ever replace the feeling of a loved one but an insurance policy can help bring peace of mind to the family. Having life insurance coverage will give peace of mind to you and your family, knowing there is help for the future. You need to worry about one less thing once you’re gone. With the eventually of death, life insurance helps to protect your spouse and children from the uncertainties of tomorrow and provides them with the support to get through difficult times.

There are many reasons why an individual will choose to purchase life insurance, and because of these, there are many policies to choose from. You choose from term, cash value, whole or universal life insurance. With various policies to choose from, one is available to suit your needs and lifestyle. Life insurance m  not be a physical object that can be seen or touched, but it is another important way to protect you and your family from the unexpected.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.