This type of coverage can be had in either the form of life insurance or disability insurance. A life insurance policy can be of a type that has progressively lower indemnity benefits that roughly correlate with the balance owing on the mortgage.
A disability policy compensates for lost income due to a covered disability--an inability to work. Those benefits may ve used to make mortgage payments, or for any other purpose.
NO,, Homeowners insurance insures the house for covered perils, typically fire, wind, hail, etc.Mortgage insurance would be coverage for the mortgage note in the event of death or disability of the buyer.Disability insurance also does not pay your mortgage note. it generally provides you with monthly income or lump sum payments that you can spend on whatever you want, including everything from groceries, monthly house notes, utilities, etc.
Many people do not realize the importance of purchasing a mortgage insurance policy. A mortgage insurance policy is even more important than the things that are in the home, considering if something happens to default the mortgage loan, the lender is protected. With mortgage insurance, the insurance company basically becomes the beneficiary in the case of any default against the borrower although the borrower purchases the insurance and pays the premiums. Also, many homeowners or buyers do not know that mortgage insurance is a necessity or requirement when it comes to getting any type of home loan to purchase a property. There are two main types of mortgage insurance, Private Mortgage Insurance and Mortgage Protection Insurance. With Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI, if a consumer doesn't hold at least twenty percent equity or cannot put a twenty percent down payment on the mortgage loan a PMI may become a requirement to get any mortgage loan. This is because the PMI is used to protect the lender against any loss in case of default. There is Borrower paid PMI which is where the consumer pays an insurance premium. There is also Lender paid PMI which means the lender pays for the PMI and the lender recovers any premium costs by adding it to the mortgage loan interest charges. The second type is Mortgage Protection Insurance. This type is available in the case that the consumer cannot make their monthly mortgage payments due to financial hardships, illnesses or injuries and other such issues. Within this category is Mortgage Life Insurance which covers the remaining amount of the mortgage loan in case of death. There is also Mortgage Disability Insurance that covers the consumer in the event that the person becomes physically disabled. This coverage usually only pays about fifty to seventy percent of the person's yearly salary towards mortgage payments. A consumer may also get a combination of Life and Disability Mortgage Protection, but it is wise to compare different policies and be knowledgeable of the policies before committing to them. In conclusion, Mortgage insurance policies are in place to protect the lenders but also have options such as the Life and Disability Protection policies to protect the consumer. In any case, every consumer should research the differences, ask questions about premium costs and coverage and not settle for merely one policy if the others may be available to them.
Disability insurance was designed to provide a monthly income or to replace your paycheck in case you can't work due to an illness or accident. Unlike Major Medical health insurance which pays part of the doctors visits fees, medications, treatments cost, the disability insurance benefit can be used for anything you need, like a gap for medical deductibles or co-payments, or utilities, groceries, mortgage payments, or any other expenses including alternative treatments, vacation, etc. There is no limitation on how you should spend your disability insurance benefits. Some disability insurance policies have additional benefits paid specifically for home adjustments (for example, to make your home wheelchair accessible) - this additional benefits can only be spent for that purpose.
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