What are some life insurance coverage characteristics?

Life Insurance policies are of various kinds. There exist term policies, whole life insurance policies. endowment policies, universal life insurance policies. Each type has its own characteristics.

In general, life insurance policies are contracts that pay a specified amount (the proceeds) upon the death of the insured. Term insurance is sometimes characterized as "pure protection" in that it does not contain within it an element of "savings" or accumulated value. In contrast, whole life, in addition to the death benefit, accumulates value as premiums are paid, which can br borrowed. If the loan is not repaid, the balance, plus the contract rate of interest, will be deducted from the death benefit.