A senior term life insurance policy is an excellent way to supplement the financial assistance you leave behind for your family. Whether you already have a whole life insurance policy, or a nest egg set aside for just this purpose, a senior term life insurance policy will give additional coverage to your beneficiaries.
If you are a senior who already has a life insurance policy, chances are you purchased that life insurance policy many years ago. The amount of life insurance coverage you purchased at that time may have seemed sufficient at that time, but the cost of living increases over the years. This means the amount of life insurance coverage you purchased years ago may not be sufficient coverage for your beneficiaries today. Plus, the cost of living continues to rise, so you always need to keep an eye on the amount of life insurance coverage you have.
Other expenses need to be taken care of once you are gone, aside from your lack of financial contribution. Your beneficiaries will need to pay for your funeral and burial services. The average funeral can cost up to $10,000 today, and just as the cost of living continues to increase, so might the cost of the average funeral. Having an additional senior term life insurance policy will help your beneficiaries pay for the cost of your funeral and burial.
People today are living much longer than people years ago lived, which means your beneficiaries might live for many years after your death. You want to make sure your life insurance coverage is enough coverage for the duration of the rest of their lives, or however long it may take for them to financially adjust to your death.
So, if you are a senior who already has a life insurance policy, or savings account set aside to financially compensate your family members, take another look at the amount of coverage you have.