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Baby Insurance Policy Question & Answers

2013 October 1
by Sarah Fields

Lizzie asks…

How can my husband open a life insurance policy?

We recently found out we are expecting a baby and need to open a life insurance policy in case something would happen to him so we’d be taken care of. We have insurance that is paid for by his employer. How do we go about getting life insurance? Is it added to our existing medical insurance, or can we get it separately?

Sarah Fields answers:

You can buy a separate life insurance policy on your own, in addition to requesting life insurance from your employer, if they offer it.

To get your own life insurance policy you can contact a local life insurance agent, or visit a life insurance quote service to request free life insurance quote comparisons online from several insurers. You can learn about term life insurance at http://www.term-life-online.com

Term life insurance offers you temporary life insurance for 1-30 years. It costs much less than permanent life insurance, because it is temporary, and builds no cash value within the policy.

Many young families choose 10, 20, or 30 year level term life insurance because it offers the most coverage at the lowest cost.

Level term life insurance provides coverage and premiums that remain the same each year for up to 30 years.

If you want, you can request life insurance from your employer, but you may have to pay for it, and if you leave your company, or get laid off, the group term life insurance plan ends. You may be able to convert it to a permanent life insurance plan, but it would cost you a lot more. And, if you waited until later to get your own life insurance policy, you may not be able to qualify for coverage if you develop a health condition.

You may want to consider a term life insurance policy for you and your husband. Imagine what it would cost to replace everything you do for your family, and will be doing for your growing family once you have a child.

Bets of luck to you and your husband. And, Congratulations!!!

William asks…

How can my husband open a life insurance policy?

We recently found out we are expecting a baby and need to open a life insurance policy in case something would happen to him so we’d be taken care of. We have insurance that is paid for by his employer. How do we go about getting life insurance? Is it added to our existing medical insurance, or can we get it separately?

Sarah Fields answers:

You can buy a separate life insurance policy on your own, in addition to requesting life insurance from your employer, if they offer it.

To get your own life insurance policy you can contact a local life insurance agent, or visit a life insurance quote service to request free life insurance quote comparisons online from several insurers. You can learn about term life insurance at http://free-best-life-insures-comparator-usa.blogspot.com/

Term life insurance offers you temporary life insurance for 1-30 years. It costs much less than permanent life insurance, because it is temporary, and builds no cash value within the policy.

Many young families choose 10, 20, or 30 year level term life insurance because it offers the most coverage at the lowest cost.

Level term life insurance provides coverage and premiums that remain the same each year for up to 30 years.

If you want, you can request life insurance from your employer, but you may have to pay for it, and if you leave your company, or get laid off, the group term life insurance plan ends. You may be able to convert it to a permanent life insurance plan, but it would cost you a lot more. And, if you waited until later to get your own life insurance policy, you may not be able to qualify for coverage if you develop a health condition.

You may want to consider a term life insurance policy for you and your husband. Imagine what it would cost to replace everything you do for your family, and will be doing for your growing family once you have a child.

Bets of luck to you and your husband. And, Congratulations!!!

Jenny asks…

How long does it take for a change in ownership on a paid up life insurance policy?

My parents took out a life insurance policy on me when I was a baby back in 1968. I’m not sure as to how long this was paid up & it has accured interest. They are both deceased & I have to send Met Life a copy of both of their death certificates before they can change it to my name & I can cash it in. I’m wondering just how long does this process take as far as the change in ownership?
Just as an FYI, I called Met Life yesterday & they had both of my parents info. However since they were the owners of the policy they could not release any info. I do have plans to cash it in no matter what.

Sarah Fields answers:

Usually a week or so, but Met service has been slow lately. How about talking with an insurance agent before you just assume that cashing it in is the best thing. You might find out, for instance, that you have a taxable gain in the policy and those funds are better used for life insurance that you already own.

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