Share:Every life insurance policy is unique. When you take out a life insurance policy you take it out to fit your needs. Most people take out a life insurance policy to ensure their family members have enough money to bury them and take care of their financial burdens they incurred during life. Life insurance policies will pay out a death benefit depending on how much the life insurance policy is worth.
Many life insurance policies have a cash value; meaning while you are still living you can borrow against the policy and actually get cash from the policy. Life insurance policies are divided into two groups, term insurance and permanent insurance. Term insurance is a life insurance policy that will pay out the benefit only if the insured person dies during the term of the policy, no benefits are paying if the person lives beyond the policy of the term. There is no cash value in these types of policies and they cost less than permanent insurance.
Now permanent insurance is often called whole life insurance. This type of policy provides protection for the insured person as long as that person lives. This type of policy is more expensive. This type of policy also has a cash surrender value. If the whole life policy is cancelled for any reason then the cash value of the policy is paid out to the insured person. There are several other types of life insurance policies available, you need to pick out what that will fit you and your families needs.