February 27, 2013
Term life insurance provides you with a more affordable opportunity to ensure your mortgage payments in the unfortunate event of your death. Even though they are offered for a limited time-period, you can always match them up with your mortgage payment cycles of 10 or 20-year contracts. For the budget conscious, this definitely seems to be a smarter alternative for a low cost death benefit.
Insurance companies offer affordable term life insurance policies with different contract time periods, conversion credit during the first five years and transferable waiver of premium.
Affordable alternatives should be discussed with a life insurance agent. Other than being a cheaper option, term life insurance is better in other aspects when compared to mortgage life insurance. There are many personalization options available for a term life insurance policies. The proceeds from a term life insurance go directly to the beneficiaries instead of the lender, so the money can be used by your dependents as desired which could be used even to pay off other debts. Term life insurance also pays a death benefit. According to the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners), the companies pay almost 90 cents to the dollar in benefits for term life insurance policies. Typically whole life insurance will be 2 to 3 times costlier than a term life insurance policy.
Term life insurance offers the cheapest alternative to provide insurance coverage for your dependents. It has allowed individuals under budget-crunch situations to buy policies with larger payout amounts due to the limited term of the coverage. So, if you can renew your term life insurance regularly during your lifetime, you have actually found an affordable alternative to expensive whole life insurance.