by Jeremiah Worby
What will happen to you and your loved ones if something unexpected occurs? Do you have contingency plans in place? Being prepared for the unexpected is something that should be planned for. Insurance isn’t always for everyone, but if the need arises, having something in place can help alleviate unwanted stress and burden. Life Insurance A very unfortunate statistic, but 100% of people eventually die. Does that mean that you have to buy life insurance? Well not necessarily. Everyone’s situation is different. It can depend on a variety of factors such as age, current and future financial circumstances, possible inheritances, considerations about how much you would like to leave loved ones, and funeral expenses, just to name a few. If you do decide that a need for life insurance exists, these are just some of the decisions that need to be considered:
Did you want a whole life policy or a term policy?
Did you need a joint policy with either first-to-die or last-to-die?
What amount of coverage should you get?
What monthly premium is reasonable?
Critical Illness Insurance Critical Illness insurance exists for those who wish to sleep comfortably at night knowing they are covered in case a major medical emergency should ever arise. Very few critical illness policies are the same. Some considerations include:
Do I only want coverage for only the four major illnesses (life-threatening cancer, stroke, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery)?
Are there other conditions that I’d like coverage for (diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.)?
How much coverage do I need?
How long do I need coverage for?
Disability Insurance If you’re employed at a high injury risk job, this is a serious consideration to take into account. Disability insurance can provide protection against loss of income should you become disabled. When disabled, as much as we’d love them to, your bills don’t just stop.
Check to see if you already have coverage through your employer so that unnecessary overlapping coverage isn’t purchased
Decide on how much coverage you would like to have
Calculate what your monthly expenses will be taking everything into account
Would you be willing to change jobs if need be?
Would you be willing to cut back on your current standard of living?
Find Out More Whether you’re 20 years old or 50 years old, proper insurance planning is essential. Contact Worby Wealth Management to assess your insurance needs today.
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