Want to learn more about life insurance but don’t know where to begin? We at MetLife are here to help. Need help with “What do I need to know about life insurance”? We’ll talk about five things you may not have known about life insurance, such as how your needs change over time and the different types of premiums.
Costs come in two different types
It comes in two different types. You should think about what kind of extra will meet your needs now and in the future.
The first kind is a premium with steps. Young people may like these because the premiums start out cheap and go up over time. But people who are thinking about a stepped premium should think about whether they can pay premiums that go up as they age.
If you have a level premium, it can go up over time, but it doesn’t depend on your age like stepped rates do. Rates that stay the same over time may cost more at first, but they may save you money in the long run if you keep the coverage.
You need to think about more than just your mortgage
Having life insurance that will pay off any living debt for your family so they have a place to live makes sense. Having enough money for vacations, paying school fees, and leaving enough for your kids’ wedding and college fees are some of the other things you may need to think about.
There are times when you need less protect
You might need less life insurance as you get older and go through different times of life. When you get to your golden years, you may have paid off your house, no longer have kids living at home, and have investments that bring in steady income for you and your partner.
You should look over your cover often
The scope of your life insurance is something you should talk about every year. Life changes quickly, so you need to make sure you have the right covering for where you are now, not where you were ten years ago. Set up a regular time to talk to a financial advisor about your perks and premiums.
Don’t depend on the protection that comes with your super.
It’s important to think about whether the life insurance that comes with most super funds is enough to take care of your family. First, call your fund to find out what the benefit is. Then, talk to your financial advisor to make sure it meets your needs.