Life insurance is not an obligation and is not suitable and advantageous for everyone. However, if your family is financially dependent on you and you do not want them to find themselves in a difficult life situation in the event of death or serious illness, then life insurance is undoubtedly the right choice.
There are many insurance companies, but not all are fair, do not have a good reputation or customer service. When, why, and how to choose life insurance? Read below.
Life insurance is by no means cheap insurance, therefore, it is good to spend some time reading online reviews, consulting a financial expert, and consider the pros and cons.
Life insurance is a good choice for you if:
- your family is financially dependent on you and in the event of death, you do not want them to find themselves in a difficult situation
- you are arranging a mortgage or other large financial obligation (sometimes life insurance is even a condition for taking out a loan)
- you have debts and you don’t want your family to have to pay for them from their own financial resources in the event of death
When and why to take out life insurance?
You may think you don’t need life insurance now. However, the question is, how do you see your future? Are you planning to take a long-term and a loan of a large amount, such as a mortgage, or car lease? Then bear in mind the fact that banks will consistently insist on arranging life insurance.
Many people misuse life insurance as a savings product. However, life insurance is intended to serve primarily as protection in the event of death, accident, or serious illness.
As for age, there is no rule that would tell you at what age you should take out life insurance. Eighteen is the minimum age, but that doesn’t mean you have to arrange insurance at that age. The optimal age for taking out life insurance is under 35, and it is also important to take into account that monthly fees increase with age.
How To Choose A Life Insurance Company
Choosing the right insurance company is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. Of course, we see a lot of advertisements or leaflets around us every day, but that does not guarantee that what we see, hear and read is true.
Find out all the conditions
A very common mistake is not reading the terms and conditions of the contract when negotiating life insurance. At the same time, some passages of the contract deal with important conditions of payment or possibilities of termination of the contract and the amount of the penalty. If the company has no conditions in the documents, or they are written in very small, illegible letters, it is a big NO.
Watch out for the tricks of some insurance companies
This point is very important, and I will tell you why. There are insurance companies that keep telling you life insurance is mandatory. Life insurance is not mandatory, they just want you to take out insurance with them and they are pushing you for something that is not true.
If someone offers you very advantageous life insurance, but the offer is limited and does not last more than a few hours, get your hands off it. In the vast majority of cases, this is just another trick to quickly force a contract to be signed. Not so long ago, I received a call from an insurance consultant who offered me advantageous life insurance, but only if I set it up no later than the next day. It is more than likely that an equally limited offer will be presented to another victim the next day, as this behavior is truly untrustworthy.
Check all the information provided by the financial advisor
Just because a financial advisor told you something doesn’t mean it’s legitimate or correct. Do not rush and check all the information you received. Read reviews or online forums and ask people to make sure you are making a good decision.
Do you already have a life insurance policy? What is your experience with companies that offer this insurance?