Parents constantly worry about their children — it’s their job. Where are they on the growth chart? Will they get along with other kids? Will they do well in school? Am I, as a parent, doing everything I can to protect my child now and in the future?
The answer is, nobody has all the answers. We all do the best we can with the information and knowledge we have on hand. That said, let’s make sure you do in fact get the information you need to make the right decisions for your child. So let’s get started.
You may be asking yourself, is Gerber Life Insurance worth it? We believe so, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Go ahead and get your information from those who know us best. Take a look at some of the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan reviews and you’ll see why 91% of our customers recommend the Grow-Up® Plan.
Below are testimonials from some of the many Gerber Life customers who have given their children a financial head start. With a 4.4 out of 5-star rating, parents and grandparents everywhere say they love the Grow-Up® Plan.
“I recommend getting the policy as soon as your child is born and has a SSN.” ~Julie from Lima, Ohio.
This mother understands the importance of getting protection as early as possible. Remember, the sooner you get the Grow-Up® Plan, the lower your child’s lifetime rate will be.
“It has been the easiest and best way to cover my children.” ~tnmom23 from Salem, Virginia.
Applying for the Grow-Up® Plan really is easy. It takes just minutes with no medical exam. Once you have the policy, all you have to do is make affordable monthly payments in order to keep your child protected.
“This product is a wonderful gift to my grandchildren.” ~Grandma G from Escondido, California.
Grandparents know a good deal when they see one. The Grow-Up® Plan’s cash value account can help you cover unexpected expenses until your grandchild takes over the policy at 21.
“Hands down the best decision I ever made, a lot of security for a child in many different ways” ~ Alex from New England.
With the Grow-Up® Plan, you can give your child and their family some financial security against the unexpected, which can give everyone peace of mind. We’ve been providing comfort to families for more than 50 years, and we’re ready to protect yours, too.
"A whole life insurance policy that offers lifelong coverage."
The Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan is a whole life insurance policy you can purchase for your children from the time they are 14 days to 14 years old. You can buy a wide range of coverage for your child, from $5,000 to $50,000. This policy provides financial protection, builds cash value and can guarantee life insurance coverage for a lifetime as long as premium payments are made.
An additional benefit of buying this whole life insurance policy for your child is that his or her coverage automatically doubles in value during the year he or she is 18 – with no increase in premium. For example, a $10,000 policy doubles to a $20,000 policy, a $15,000 policy to a $30,000 policy, and so on. Double the insurance coverage at the same childhood premium rate locked in for the life of the policy.
In this tough economy, people are focused on spending wisely. Consider that you can buy a $10,000 policy for a child under 1 year old for as little as $1.50 a week.
The whole life insurance policy’s childhood premium rates are based on your child’s age when you apply. Life insurance premiums increase with age, so rates for babies and children are particularly easy on the wallet. Plus, the Grow-Up® Plan premium rate that you start with never increases during the life of the policy. That’s right: The premium is locked-in at that childhood rate.
Obtaining life insurance for your child at the earliest possible age makes financial sense.
After turning age 21, your child will also have several opportunities to buy additional coverage – up to a total of 10 times the original amount. So, for example, if your child had a $25,000 policy to start, he or she could have coverage up to $250,000 in coverage as an adult, at Gerber Life’s standard rate for your child’s age at the time.
And if you’re worried that your child won’t qualify for life insurance as an adult, you may be right. Adults with health issues can often be denied life insurance coverage. With the Grow-Up® Plan, if your child develops a medical condition or poor health later, they won’t lose the coverage obtained as a kid. No questions asked, no medical exam and it doesn’t matter if your child has a full time, part-time or high-risk job.
It’s a great way to ensure a lifetime of financial security for your child.
"By setting your child up with life insurance early, they have the guaranteed right to add more coverage as an adult."
Here’s an important benefit of whole life insurance that every parent should know: This kind of policy builds “cash value” over time and can provide a safety net for future expenses. This is money that’s set aside with each monthly premium payment made.
"The longer you own the policy, the more cash value the policy accumulates."
Here’s how cash value works: each time you make a monthly premium payment for your Grow-Up® Plan, Gerber Life sets aside a small amount of money. Over time, this becomes the cash value of your policy. It represents how much your policy is worth at any given point in time. You can watch the amount grow, just like your child.
Both children’s whole life insurance and adult whole life insurance policies can offer a cash value component. So why get a policy while your child is still young?
The answer is simple: You have time on your side. The longer you own the policy and make all the premium payments, the more cash value that the policy accumulates. By the time your child is an adult and becomes the policy owner, you’ll already have built a nest egg – which your child can continue to grow.
A great benefit of cash value is its flexibility. Here are ways you might use the cash value of the Grow-Up® Plan:
• If you need immediate cash, you can borrow against your policy’s cash value by taking a policy loan.* This gives you a solution without sacrificing your life insurance protection.
• If you decide to cancel the policy, you’ll receive the accumulated cash value that has built up over time, minus any outstanding debt against the policy. The same is true after your child becomes the policy owner.
• If you’re temporarily unable to pay your monthly premiums, Gerber Life may be able to pay them for you by using your policy’s available cash value.
The Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan is an ideal way to plan, and build for, the future. It’s a children’s whole life insurance policy that provides valuable financial protection for you and your child.
Parents face so many questions, but how to provide extra security for your child’s future shouldn’t be one of them. Call us at 1-800-704-3331 today and let Gerber Life help you pick out the best plan for your family.
*Policy loan interest rate is 8%
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We understand you want to give your child every advantage. The Grow-Up® Plan is a simple, budget-minded way to start for children ages 14 days to 14 years. For as little as $1 a week, you can give your child a lifetime of life insurance protection with plans starting at $5,000. Your decision today will help your child be better equipped for adult responsibilities tomorrow.