If you have people who depend on you for financial support, it’s important to make an educated decision about life insurance options with help from Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions.
We provide individual life insurance policies as well as group life. Our knowledgeable team can provide one-on-one assessments to determine the most appropriate coverage for your stage in life and goals. We want you to have confidence that your loved ones will be provided for long after your death.
As part of the nationwide Acrisure network, we have access to an array of policies and carriers, enabling us to research coverage options for specialized and high-risk individuals as well as more straight forward lines.
Life insurance isn’t a fun thing to think about and it may seem like an unnecessary expense. The purpose of life insurance is really about protecting those who depend on you financially in case something happens to you. Your designated beneficiary would collect a financial benefit upon your death. Life insurance can be confusing, so here’s a rundown of the basics.
Term – This is the simplest and generally the cheapest form of individual life insurance. You buy coverage for a specific period of me. It can usually be renewed, but premiums will increase based on age and health factors. There is no cash value.
Permanent – All other types of life insurance are permanent, but there are several varieties. They all include a savings element that builds cash value, in addition to the death benefit. Once that cash value accumulates, it is accessible to the policyholder tax-free. The following are some of the common types of permanent life insurance.
- Whole Life – You purchase this policy to cover your entire life, as long as you keep paying premiums. Premiums remain constant throughout the policy and the company invests a portion of your premium that becomes the cash value. These are more expensive than term policies in the early years, but they even out because the premium does not increase.
- Universal Life – This policy is similar to whole life, but has the potential for higher earnings on the savings component. It is more flexible in terms of changing premiums and face value throughout the policy. There is usually a guaranteed return on the cash value. Disadvantages of universal life include higher fees and the possibility of increasing premiums.
- Variable Life – A variable life policy generally has fixed premiums and you have control over the investment decisions for the cash value portion. However, this is riskier because there is no guarantee for the cash value. Contact us today to select individual life coverage so you can continue to provide for your loved ones even in death.
Contact us today to select individual life coverage so you can continue to provide for your loved ones even in death.