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Different Types Of Insurances And Their Advantages And Disadvantages

May 25, 2008
There are different types of life insurance available, and people are generally confused as to which one to buy. But actually there are only four types of life insurances; they are term life insurance, whole life insurance, variable life insurance, universal life insurance. All these products will vary from company to company, but their base is the same. All the life insurance policies have their own advantages and disadvantages. This article will give you a brief idea of all the different life insurances.

Term life insurance as the name suggest is for a fixed term, and then you are free whether you want to continue or not. If you feel that you don't want to continue then you have no obligation and can discontinue with the policy. It is therefore the most popular life insurance in the market. You can decide as to what will be the term of the insurance policy that you want. The best part is that the premium on the insurance is fixed on a monthly basis. So long as you are paying your monthly premium on time, you get the coverage according to the coverage agreed upon by you at the time of purchasing the policy. If something happens to you then the beneficiary will be paid the full rate of the policy. In term life insurance the money is not invested and is kept as a fixed deposit to save the money in case the policy holder dies. The disadvantages of this policy is that if nothing happens to the policy holder till the time the policy is alive and the policy expires then the entire money invested in this policy is kept by the insurance company and you have to buy a fresh policy for future and even that is provided to you a higher premium because term life insurance premiums are co-related to a persons age.

Whole life insurance is a life insurance which once taken will provide you cover for your whole life. The working of this policy is slightly different, although the benefits are similar to those of term life insurance. In whole life insurance since the time is not fixed and it is there till you die. The good part is that the monthly premium is again fixed and so the early you start with this policy the better since it takes into account of the age and the person's health. The money that you invest in this policy is used by the insurance company and is invested in the market mainly in stocks and debts. This way the insurance company earns some profit which is generally passed on to the customers in the form of dividends. The biggest disadvantage of this policy is that it does not take into account of your present liabilities. For example if you started with this policy at the age of 25 when you were single and if now you are 60 years of age, still it will treat you as a single person and only with those liabilities which were there at the time of purchasing the policy. This means that when you die, the pay out which your beneficiary receives is lower and may not be sufficient then your present liabilities.
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Angela has a lot of experience in Whole Life Insurance policy and in other tipes of affordable insurance. Please go to:http://www.choicesinc.ca/whole-life-insurance/
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