Finding The Best Time For Life Insurance

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Finding The Best Time For Life Insurance

Sooner or later, most people choose to buy insurance to secure the protection of their family or their property. However, as people wait longer to buy that dream home and begin their own families, the prospect of insurance almost never plays into account. Although younger consumers tend to put off buying insurances, the 30-something age might be the best time to invest in the future.

Studies show that three out of five Americans currently own some kind of life insurance, but that level itself varies among age groups. For instance, within that number, there are still approximately 11 million people who do not own life insurance who are also responsible for children under eighteen. While older citizens usually become motivated to purchase insurance upon retirement, younger customers, even parents, neglect the chance based on their supposed good health. Nevertheless, accidents can happen in an instant, leaving behind enormous costs for family members or future care. Because of this, the younger a customer is, the better time it may be to own life insurance.

The most obvious benefit of buying life insurance at a younger age is simply better premiums. With fewer health risks and issues, younger customers can more easily purchase insurance with more cost-effective benefits. For any unfortunate occurrence, the insurance can often serve as a protection for an unprepared loss. Even without the need for an insurance policy, purchasing a premium can also occasionally provide long-term protection for children and spouses in certain deals. However, since different companies have unique policies regarding people who are single, married, parents, or even employed, the exact coverage can change depending on a person’s status. In this situation, it is better to shop around for the best policy and decide what can be the best long-term protection.

For the young person just buying insurance for the first time, it can be daunting to consider what can be the best policy. Since many younger customers struggle to make ends meet financially, questioning policies can quickly turn into a debate of money against security. For example, while whole life insurance can continue throughout a buyer’s life, term life insurance requires fewer initial premiums, creating a conflict of life protection between the two policies. Nevertheless, the multitude of insurance companies and dealers provide several options to allow a person to choose what balance can be met.

Regardless of what professionals may recommend, people are free to purchase life insurance at any point in their lifetime. Sometimes, it can be better to wait until some major milestone like marriage or a house purchase to settle with a policy. However, many agree that younger buyers are offered more unique benefits. As the saying goes, it’s never too early to begin preparing for the rest of your life.

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Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.