Types of Individual Life Insurance
Gallant Risk and Insurance Services offers several different coverage options for your consideration: Term Life, Whole Life, Universal Life and Variable Life Insurance. Life insurance options.
This is typically the simplest and least expensive insurance option. Term Life Insurance provides coverage at a fixed rate for a specified period of time. It’s a benefit policy that’s used primarily to cover financial responsibilities of the insured, with the benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during the specified term. Most Term Life policies can be converted to a more permanent insurance solution such as Whole Life, Variable Life, or Universal Life Insurance.
There are two types of Term Life Insurance:
As the most common type of permanent insurance, a Whole Life policy guarantees a death benefit for the lifetime of the insured as well as a cash value account for savings. Your premium remains constant throughout the duration of policy while payments over and above your premium are credited to your savings, which earn a fixed rate of interest.
Competitive term life insurance
Universal Life policies are designed to be more flexible than other permanent Life Insurance. You are still guaranteed a death benefit for the duration of the policy as well as savings that accumulate cash value, but the flexibility of a Universal Life plan allows you to change certain aspects of your plan to accommodate life changes.
Depending on your options, you have the flexibility to change the overall value of the death benefit as well as the time and amount in which you pay your premium. This gives you the option to focus on building your policy’s cash value, or pay a lower premium and focus on guaranteed protection. It’s important to note that changes to your Universal Life policy can affect its guarantees and limits.
Variable Universal Life
With a Variable Universal Life (VUL) Insurance policy, you get the same flexible benefits of Universal Life while being able to take advantage of potential economic growth in the stock market. Instead of creating a cash value for savings, the value of your VUL policy is invested in professionally managed funds that reflect the performance of the stock market. This also means that as the policy owner, you assume the risk and responsibility of monitoring your own investments.