Do You Have the Right Amount of Coverage?

Do You Have the Right Amount of Coverage?

January 20, 2021

When looking for life insurance, it’s important to weigh your options. Most people will tell you to purchase the most robust policy to ensure security or to receive the most benefits. However, this isn’t always the case. Life insurance coverage should be customized to you and your family’s needs. Unfortunately, many individuals purchase plans with either too little coverage or coverage that’s way beyond their need. So how do you determine the right policy for you? KSKJ Life is here to help.

One of the basic functions of life insurance is its ability to supplement income and cover you when there is no longer an incoming salary. In order to determine what kind of coverage will give you the comfort you deserve, it’s important to calculate your time to retirement, annual expenses, and how long you want to receive coverage for. By doing so, this will allow you to invest in a policy that better fits your long-term needs and ensures your lifestyle will be maintained during retirement. This will also alleviate the stress of working into your later years and give you more time to relax after a lifetime of hard work.

Understanding your circumstances is essential to determining the amount of coverage you need. For example, if you are a young professional in good health with no record of illness in your family, you may want to opt for less insurance coverage. Researching your family’s history can be extremely beneficial in anticipating needs for the future. What many people don’t understand is that insurance is an investment in your future self. The younger you file for insurance, the better off you’ll be. In many cases, people purchase the life insurance with too many premiums and/or benefits when they are young. And as they get older, they cut down their plan as bills get paid off and funds accumulate.

If you’re planning to have a family, be sure to consider your future needs. If you’re a parent with young children, it’s better to invest in a longer-term insurance plan to cover your children until they are older. However, if you have adolescents or college-bound teens and only a few years of coverage is necessary, purchase a shorter-term plan. Assessing the age and conditions of each of your dependents is equally as important as your own. In a family, insurance plans are all for one and one for all, meaning that the insurance coverage you buy will have to be sufficient for each member of your family.

There are many factors that go into the type of plan you purchase. But having the ability to alter the amount of coverage you have is essential. At KSKJ Life, we offer customizable plans that can be personalized to suit your needs at whatever stage in life you may be. Our insurance agents and advisors are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and to help direct you to the right life insurance plan.


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