Many of us buy Annapolis insurance because we want to make sure that our loved ones, especially dependents, remain financially secure after we die. Income replacement is the No. 1 reason people buy life insurance.
Non-earning caregivers also have an important - and often overlooked - economic value that should be covered by life insurance.
Life insurance is also purchased by those interested in achieving specific business or estate-transfer goals.
There are many types of life insurance policies depending on your goals, and there are huge price differences among different companies offering identical coverage. Policies are available from hundreds of life insurance companies in the United States. Most financial planners recommend that each family income provider carry no less than 10 times their annual income in life insurance.
Here's an orderly way to go about shopping for life insurance:
- Assess your needed life insurance amount..
- Decide on the most appropriate policy type for your goals.
- Choose possible companies by setting high standards for financial stability ratings.
- Shop until you find the best price.
- Look at ways to get the best possible life insurance rate.
Life insurance is a long-term proposition, so you should pay particular attention, at time of purchase and throughout the life of the policy, to the financial stability ratings of your life insurance company. Ratings indicate a company's ability to pay claims.