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Natasha McLachlan is a writer who currently lives in Southern California. She is an alumna of California College of the Arts, where she obtained her B.A. in Writing and Literature. Her current work revolves around insurance guides and informational articles. She truly enjoys helping others learn more about everyday, practical matters through her work.

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Laura Walker graduated college with a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She married her husband and began working in the family insurance business in 2005. She became a licensed agent and wrote P&C business focusing on personal lines insurance for 10 years. Laura serviced existing business and wrote new business. She now uses her insurance background to help educate...

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UPDATED: Sep 24, 2020

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Term life insurance is the most popular type of life insurance coverage bought by consumers. While no one likes to face their own mortality, worries about taking care of your loved ones who are left behind by an untimely death can be relieved with a life insurance policy.

Term life insurance is bought for a specified period of time, typical for 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. While there are several options that can vary from policy to policy, when you receive term insurance quotes, the premium will reflect a guaranteed amount that will be paid in the event that you die before the policy expires. A term policy can be the most cost effective way per dollar spent on premiums to protect your family and its finances.

When requesting term life insurance quotes, you should consider how much coverage and what term length is best for you and your family. Take account of your family’s major debts, how much your family would need if they couldn’t depend on your earned income any longer and consider other financial obligations. Debts and obligations such as a mortgage or college tuition can add to the burden on a family if the family’s bread winner has died.

Term life insurance is considered pure insurance coverage because the amount you pay for premiums are used to provide coverage of financial responsibilities of the insured. This typically makes premiums you see on term insurance quotes lower than other forms of life insurance, but at a cost. Unlike other life insurance coverage, term life insurance rates can increase over time, the policy doesn’t usually offer any sort of cash value benefit and even policies that offer the ability to convert the policy may end up being too expensive to continue coverage.

Getting the best term life insurance rates doesn’t necessarily mean that you pay the lowest premium, but instead means that you get the best protection with a company that is financially stable enough to pay your claim at the lowest possible price. Using ratings agencies such as A.M Best, Fitch Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s can help you get an overall view of the financial health of a life insurance company. Speaking with an experienced agent or broker can assist you in reviewing your own unique situation and then provide you with term life insurance quotes for a policy.

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