Term Life Guide
What is Term Life Insurance?
Term life insurance can be bought for a period of one year. It has a low premium and a very high coverage. Simply a life insurance that fits your budget. This insurance provides you financial coverage incase of natural or accidental death of the policyholder, the family shall be provided with the coverage amount depending on the plan procured. Term life is time specific and after every 12months (1 year) you need to buy the policy again. The policy covers individuals 18-61 and enrollment age is from 18-60. The policy has a 14 day free-look period, during which you can cancel the policy if not satisfied.
What is the benefit of Term Life insurance?
The main benefit of the policy is that, if someone dies in an accidental death or natural death suddenly, this policy provides financial cushion to the family to immediately cope up with the financial loss the family may face due to loss of an individual. The lump sum money provided can be used for funeral expenses, to pay off debts, to finance education etc.etc. Another benefit is after one year if you decide that you don't want to continue with the policy you can choose to not to buy the policy again for the upcoming year.
What is not included in Term Life Insurance ?
The term life insurance does not cover any death has been the result of suicide or self-inlficted injury, any death due to any kind of pre-existing condition for instance if a person already have a heart condition and they die due to heart attack, that shall not be covered under term life insurnace and lastly if a person dies during the waiting period, ( 30 days from the purchase of the policy) that shall also not be covered under the ambit of Term life Insurance.
What is the difference between Term Life Insurance and Whole Life Insurance?
Term life insurance is for a specific time period that is 12 months, if the policy is not claimed within the time period, it expires and to continue with the coverage you need to procure new policy after every 1 year from the date of policy purchased. It can be bought by an individual above the age of 18 till 60 each year by paying a very low premium against a very high coverage. Whole Life Insurance is provided by multiple companies, it is a long term commitment and has a policy maturity period around 20 years,, the covered amount can only be claimed once the policy has matured or you die, in that case the monetary benefit is provided to the person nominated.