How to compare life insurance quotes

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 17:00

Life insurance is one of the most important policies that you would ever need to take out to help take care of your loved ones when you are no longer around to do so. Comparing life insurance quotes can help you in finding the best deal and help you save in the process. However, not everyone is accustomed to the jargon that insurers used, making the process hard. We have broken down four key feature terms that will help ease the process of settling on a final quote.

Coverage

When choosing a life insurance policy, you need to compare the various coverage quotes that you get. Coverage refers to the amount of money that will be paid out to your loved ones if you die. The amount of coverage that gets paid out depends on how much cover you want. Unfortunately 50% of Australians that have life insurance through their superfunds are under insured by $100,000 for life insurance.

If you are still trying to wrap your head around how much coverage would be adequate for your loved ones you can look at the current expenses and the type of lifestyle that they currently live. It is advisable that you speak a financial broker who will be able to advise you on what will best suit you.

Premiums

This is the amount you pay on a monthly basis for the policy you have taken out. Premiums will play a crucial role in keeping your life insurance active. Failing to pay the monthly amount that is due to keeping your account active will result in your policy becoming void, unless if you notify your insurer in advance about your current financial situation that has prevented you from not meeting payments. Notifying your insurer will help them waive your premiums for a certain period until you are able to meet payments. Reviewing the premiums that you pay for your life insurance can also help you in saving costs.

Level premiums

The type of features that come with your life insurance policy will determine the flexibility of payments. Level premiums mean that you would be paying the same amount during the term of the policy. This works best for people who need a fixed amount to factor into their budget. However, if your premiums increase on a yearly basis you will have to review it. If possible, you can negotiate a lower rate with your insurer if you have found the same policy elsewhere for a better deal.

Underwriting process

The underwriting process determines how much you end up paying of your life insurance. Life insurers look at the level of risk that you are on according to various things such as; your age, gender, lifestyle, and medical history. The younger you are when you apply for a policy the most likely you are to save on premiums due to younger people having fewer health risks.

Always compare your life insurance quotes before deciding on one to make sure that you have the best offer. If you have already taken out a life insurance policy, there is still time to look for other offers that can beat your current one. However, be aware of the exit fees that come with switching policies to a new provider you.

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