When should you look at your life insurance policy?
It’s a good question, for both consumers and their financial advisers. Many people simply buy a policy, stick the certificate in a drawer, and forget about it. The trouble is, there are SO MANY reasons why that coverage should be reviewed, time and time again. Here’s a quick list:
You have had a new child. Congratulations! Now you need more coverage.
You have brought in a new business partner, or hired a new key person. They need to be covered too.
You have taken on new debt, personal or business. New liabilities need new estate protection.
You have had a change in lifestyle or health since you were last approved for coverage. Maybe now you can qualify for a lower rate!
You have term insurance, and the renewal premium is sky-high. Time to reshop the policy.
Your personal / business net worth has grown substantially. Do you need now to protect your assets from estate taxation?
These are but a few of the scenarios that call for a policy audit. Please let me know if you need one, or have questions.