How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?
There are many ways to determine how much life insurance may be appropriate to provide your family. One way is to focus on how much money would be necessary to replace your monthly income in the case of an unfortunate event. This allows you to determine how much your life insurance provides for those most important to you, by focusing on the total amount of coverage needed to provide income that your family could use monthly to supplement lost household income.
By providing your family with a monthly income in your absence, they may still be able to keep the lifestyle they have grown accustomed to and cover any other obligations your monthly income may now cover.
- Simple Steps:
- What is your monthly income?
- How much of your income do you want to provide for your family in the event something happens to you?
- How long would your family need this income in the event something happens to you?
The Right Mix
8 Questions – Agree or Disagree
While determining the right amount of life insurance is a challenge for most people, deciding which type of policy can be even more confusing. In fact, half of American households (58 million) readily admit they currently don’t have adequate life insurance coverage – the highest level ever.
Some people feel they need life insurance for a certain period of time – just long enough to meet their responsibilities for those who depend on them. This is typically done with term insurance.
Others, however, recognize that owning some form of life insurance for their entire lives can provide them with added security and flexibility as they prepare for life’s responsibilities. This is typically done with permanent life insurance.
The Life’s Choices will present you with the opportunity to share your feelings and attitudes and provide you with guidance in choosing the appropriate type and amount of insurance. Many people find their objectives are best met with a combination of term insurance and permanent insurance.
The Right Type of Permanent Policy
6 Questions – Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree
Many people find that owning some term insurance is an effective way to protect their families and others who depend on them, particularly for the short-term.
Many of these same people, however, also want the long-term protection and flexibility of permanent insurance but are unsure as to which type is most suitable for their situation.
The most appropriate type of permanent insurance for you is based on your preferences and attitudes toward a range of factors such as risk preference, flexibility, guarantees and your retirement and legacy objectives.
Life’s Choices will present you with the opportunity to share your feelings and attitudes, and provide you with the guidance regarding which product best suits your needs based on your situation. Your financial professional will help you understand the features and benefits of the options that are available.