Special Insurance Considerations for Dependents

Special Insurance Considerations for Dependents

Children and spouses are just one group of dependents that may require cash proceeds from a life insurance policy. Age and direct ties to your family are a couple things to think about if the worst should happen to you.

Distant relatives, ex-in-laws, foster children, and child support for any illegitimate children may also require additional streams of cash, notes Edward Graves, author of “McGill’s Life Insurance.”

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Does Life Insurance Benefit Me While I’m Alive

Does Life Insurance Benefit Me While I’m Alive

The words “life insurance” mean “death benefits” to most people – a useful tool only after a policyholder has died. Many don’t realize the important benefits a life insurance policy can provide while the policyholder is still alive. “Cash values available through permanent life insurance can provide funding to supplement retirement income,” said State Farm Insurance spokesperson, Angie Rinock. “Cash values through permanent life policies grow at interest rates that are generally guaranteed by the insurer.” A policyholder can also take out…

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How Life Insurance Works Following the Death of the Insured

How Life Insurance Works Following the Death of the Insured

If you or another income-earning family member died today, what would your family’s financial situation be like? It’s not a pleasant subject to consider, but the knowledge that there are funds to help cover your family’s daily needs and costs provide a small comfort. One way to ensure your family’s survivors have immediate cash after a death is thorough and proper planning, as well as life insurance, says Edward E. Graves, author of McGill’s Life…

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Money needed to cover death-related expenses

Money needed to cover death-related expenses

The cash your family receives from a policy’s death benefit can provide the resources needed to lessen the financial weight that comes from death-related expenses.

The amount needed for these costs depends on your individual situation. Large hospital, medical, home care, or rehabilitative bills can drain a family’s resource before death even occurs. The cash from life insurance proceeds can help replace these losses so death-related expenses don’t plunge your family into a financial sinkhole, according to McGill’s Life Insurance author Edward E. Graves.

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