Many people buy life insurance to help ensure their loved ones can continue to enjoy the quality of life they deserve. However, life insurance can also be a useful financial tool to enhance your wealth during your lifetime. In making the choice to buy life insurance, here are just a few of the ways it can help meet your needs:
Safeguard your family’s financial security.
If loved ones depend on you for their day-to-day needs and future well being, it’s crucial that you have life insurance coverage. Consider some of the ways your family can use it to maintain the same lifestyle:
- Replace your lost income
- Pay off outstanding loans and debts
- Cover final expenses such as funeral costs and taxes
- Help pay for your children’s education
What’s more, life insurance doesn’t have to be expensive. Roger Menard Insurance® offers many different solutions to meet your needs and budget.
Protect your estate.
When your appreciated assets and investments transfer to your heirs, a significant percentage of the gains could be subject to substantial capital gains taxes. For example, if you bought a second home or seasonal property for $70,000 and it’s now worth $270,000, then $100,000, representing 50% of the $200,000 capital gain, would be taxed at your estate’s marginal income tax rate. If that rate is 45%, then your heirs would incur $45,000 in immediate tax liability.
To avoid this situation, you can purchase life insurance to pay for this potential tax liability. What’s more, the death benefit payment from your policy will be tax-free.*
Enhance your retirement income.
If you’re worried about not having enough retirement income, tax-exempt** universal life insurance can allow you to accumulate funds without being taxed on its earnings and generate tax-free* retirement income.
Universal life insurance policies usually increase in value over time. When you retire, you can use your policy as collateral to apply for a series of loans—without tax implications. At the time of your death, the loan amount and interest can be repaid through your policy’s tax-free* death benefit.
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Life Insurance Needs
Your life insurance needs will change throughout your life. That’s why it’s a good idea to review your life insurance coverage on a regular basis.
Employer life insurance plans typically provide coverage for only 1 to 2 times your salary. It’s recommended that you have coverage for 8-10 times your salary.
Not sure how much life insurance you need? Try our quick Life Insurance Needs Calculator to get an idea of how much insurance may be right for you.
If you buy term life insurance and your needs change, you can convert to another type of policy—for example, a permanent policy that covers you until age 100.
Are you an Roger Menard Financial Group® client? As a thank you for being a client, you can enrol to receive complimentary personal accident insurance—$1,000 of coverage for you and $1,000 of coverage for your spouse.
If you want a term life insurance quote, the quickest and easiest way is to get it online. You can also use our Life Insurance Needs Calculator to first calculate your coverage needs.
When should I buy life insurance?
You should consider your insurance needs during key life events such as marriage, buying a home, the birth of a child, a career change, divorce or separation, or retirement.
How does term life insurance work?
It gives you insurance protection for a set period of time, at an affordable price. If you die within the time period, your beneficiaries can receive the amount specified in your policy, tax-free.
How much term life coverage can I purchase?
Based on your needs, you can purchase from $50,000 to $10,000,000 worth of term life insurance coverage.
How do term and permanent insurance differ?
Term insurance has an end date, whereas permanent insurance provides coverage for life. Term insurance usually costs less, but permanent insurance can offer both protection and a cash value.