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Why Take Out Life Cover?

Jul 24, 2008
How much you pay for life cover would depend on many factors with one of the being the type of cover you choose. It is however a very worthwhile product to have as it would leave you family something to fall back on financially in the event of your death.

Your loved ones would not be left struggling financially in the short term and they would be able to fall back on the financial benefits from your policy as a means of keeping up with the essential bills that come into the home each month. It can also be used to clear any outstanding loans and your mortgage.

Life insurance is needed to give you peace of mind as you do not know what is around the corner. Accident and illness crop up at anytime and no one lives forever so insuring against the inevitable is essential.

The insurance can be taken out for a premium paid each month based on many factors. Your life is covered throughout the term of the policy.

If you make a comparison using a specialist website when considering life cover then you are often able to make the biggest savings on cover while ensuring you get more than enough cover. You are also able to compare exclusions in the cover.

Two things that go towards setting the cost of your premiums are whether you are a smoker or a drinker. If you do both then the premiums will be set higher as there is more chance of you suffering from life threatening illnesses. If you want to save money on the premiums then cut out both.

Individuals considering insuring their life who are over a certain age can often get cheaper and more affordable policy if they look with companies offering special deals for certain age groups. Some of these also come with no medicals too. However, there will be a limit to the amount that you can get insured for.

If you are fit and well then the cost of your premiums for your policy will work out cheaper than if you are unfit and overweight. A good diet and exercise plan can help to shave something off the premiums and of course you feel better in yourself.

If you and your partner are taking out policy they look for a joint policy and take out life cover at the same time, this can lead to you paying cheaper premiums.

How much insurance you will need depends on your individual requirements. As a rule of thumb, use your annual salary multiplied by 10 to come to an estimate as to how much you policy you need to take out when insuring your life. This will be a starting point; however you also have to take into account factors in your life such as children; their education costs; and your mortgage.

There are many policy companies out there so when taking out something as important as life cover it is essential to choose an ethical policy provider that is not going to disappear overnight. Your broker can help you find the right one.
About the Author
David Thomson is Chief Executive of BestDealInsurance an independent specialist broker dedicated to providing their clients with the best deal on their life insurance, critical illness cover and home and motor insurance.
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