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Finding The Cheapest Life Insurance

Jan 30, 2008
When the need for life insurance enters our lives, it is normally in response of two situations: either we have taken out a loan or mortgage, or we have reflected upon our own mortality. Either situation can lead us seeking the cheapest life insurance possible. A specialist website, which gives full access to the marketplace, can help you find the best deal when searching for the cheapest life insurance.

It is wise to remember that when taking out a mortgage or loan, you are no longer required to take the life insurance policy out with the company specified by the lender. We now have the right to choose from which life insurance provider we purchase our policy. Although having this freedom to choose gives us the right to make our own decisions when buying the cover, it also gives us the task of sourcing the market for the best deal. That is when using an independent specialist website is of great advantage. You only have to enter your details the once and it enables you to access the results in a matter of minutes. One can effortlessly compare the cheapest life insurance quotes allowing an instant review of the policy contents, safe in the knowledge that the information is impartial, as the website has no affiliation to one particular insurer. This saves you both time and money and gives you peace of mind when making your final decision.

The cheapest life insurance is 'term life insurance', which is the most basic form of life insurance. It provides you with cover for a fixed period of your choice (known as the 'term') and pays a one-off lump sum should you die during that term. Premiums are normally paid monthly although some policies allow annual payments. It is important to be aware that you are only covered for as long as you pay the monthly premiums. If you stop paying the premiums, the policy stops. In addition, as there is no investment element with this form of life insurance, there is no maturity value payable at the end of the term.

When searching for the cheapest life insurance we normally look for the lowest premiums available. Factors governing the size of the premiums are the sum to be insured, the period of insurance cover, your age, your sex and whether you smoke or not, (normally someone who has not smoked for at least twelve months is classed as a non smoker). Your occupation also determines the level of premiums, for example, someone who works as a bank clerk has a less risky lifestyle than someone working in the pyrotechnical industry does. Some insurance companies will place qualifications on the life cover, so it is important to review the policy details carefully before making a decision. The insurer may request the completion of a medical form, the contents of which may lead to you having a full medical examination, before they agree to provide life cover. All these aspects can be compared easily using this specialist website allowing you to choose the cheapest life insurance available.
About the Author
Jason Hulott is Business Development Director of Protection Insurance, an internet based insurance business dedicated to getting consumers the best rates and the best products. Visit our Protection Insurance Directory.
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