How Much Does Life Insurance Cost?

Have you ever wondered how much life insurance costs? As an insurance advisor, I am asked this question on a daily basis. There are so many variables that make up the cost (or premium) of a life insurance policy that it's hard to define what life insurance might cost without some explanation.

Factors that affect the potential cost of life insurance include the amount of coverage you are seeking, the length of time you want the coverage to last, your overall health, family history and age, and whether or not you are a tobacco user.

Other variables that are just as important but which most people are not aware of include your occupation, whether you are involved in any dangerous hobbies such as a flying airplanes, hang gliding or mountain climbing, and even your financial net worth and annual income. All of these considerations are taken into account when an insurance company is deciding what life insurance premium to offer you.

The most important component of the premium, however, is the purpose for purchasing the policy in the first place. Are you looking for maximum coverage to care for your family in the event of your premature death (I have often wondered how many deaths were right on schedule)?

Or are you looking for cash accumulation in addition to the death benefit to give yourself a tax-free retirement income?

Are guarantees important to you?

Are you funding an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust or a Special Needs Trust?

Or do you just want your mortgage paid off?

All of these are questions your life insurance advisor might ask. As you can see, answering the question, "How much does life insurance cost?" isn't as easy as it first seems.

That's why we offer a personalized life insurance quote to make it easier for you! Take yours now to get a better answer to the question of how much your life insurance policy will cost. Start by completing the information in the yellow box in the upper right corner or give us a call at 630-393-6500.

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