New parents have a lot on their minds: making sure that their babies are well cared for, keeping the house tidy, keeping themselves healthy, and getting enough sleep to make it all happen. During those first weeks of new parenthood, some things inevitably may fall by the wayside, but one thing that should not go unattended is insurance.
Here are some of the kinds of insurance that new parents should have, to help prepare for whatever weather the future may bring:
Like most industries, life insurance is constantly evolving. As things change and new demands arise, the field must adjust to meet those demands.
According to a few recent studies conducted by LIMRA, an insurance and financial services trade association, there are some interesting life insurance statistics with regard to families.
Discover three new trends about life insurance that might surprise (and affect) you:
Life insurance contracts are often long and full of fine print. This fine print is there not only to protect the life insurance company, but also the policyholder and the beneficiary. Depending on the type of life insurance policy, there may be many different clauses and pages of fine print to read. However, it’s extremely important to understand the clauses that might appear in your life insurance policy. That way, you and your beneficiaries can be prepared when the time comes to renew, or use, your life insurance policy.
The following are the most common clauses that make up the “fine print” in a life insurance contract.
As a parent, you may wonder why your children would need life insurance. After all, you might reason, they’re young and healthy. While that may be true, life insurance – like other types of insurance – is something that should be in place before you need it.
Among the benefits of buying whole life insurance for a child, specifically the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan¹ are:
Just as no two people are alike, life insurance has no one-size-fits-all formula for the amount of coverage one should have. The type of life insurance and amount of coverage you should choose are based on such factors as your income, number of dependents, any existing coverage that you may have, and future anticipated expenses that your family may incur, such as college tuition or home mortgage amount. It’s therefore important to carefully select a life insurance policy and coverage amount to help ensure that you have adequate coverage should something happen to you.
Here are some considerations for choosing your coverage: