Medical insurance is becoming more and more popular as people live longer lives, and many now consider it essential. But, one type of insurance that is seen as essential is life insurance.
For people with dependents, it’s important to consider what would happen to them if the worst happened to you. Would they be able to cope with the mortgage, or even day to day bills. At what is sure to be a stressful and unpleasant time in their lives, a good life insurance policy can ease financial strains whilst they get their life back on track.
There are two main types of life insurance: level cover and decreasing cover. Level cover life insurance pays out a fixed sum if you die during the period of the policy. With decreasing cover life insurance, the amount paid out decreases over the period of the policy. This is intended to match the reduction in your outstanding mortgage.
Of course, if you have no dependents, you may not need life insurance – it all depends upon your personal circumstances.