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Endowment life insurance policies combine term life insurance with a savings program. Typically, an investment information website would have good information on this type of policy. Yahoo Finance also has articles regarding this type of policy.

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There is no bar in having more than one life insurance policy. The policies may varie from endowment, whole life or unit linked insurance policy as per your choice and requirement.

Unlike whole life, an endowment life insurance policy is designed primarily to provide a living benefit and only secondarily to provide life insurance protection. Therefore, it is more of an investment than a whole life policy. Endowment life insurance pays the face value of the policy either at the insured's death or at a certain age or after a number of years of premium payment. Endowment life insurance is a method of accumulating capital for a specific purpose and protecting this savings program against the saver's premature death. Many investors use endowment life insurance to fund anticipated financial needs, such as college education or retirement. Premium for an endowment life policy is much higher than those for a whole life policy.

Return-of-premium life insurance is like an ordinary life insurance policy, but payments made on premiums are returned to the insured individual if the policy ends and they are still alive. Thus, return-of-premium life insurance policies do not punish one for outliving their life insurance. The average such policy might cost 25% to 50% more in premiums, compared to an ordinary life insurance policy.

One can find more information regarding a Gerber Life insurance policy from many different places. The best place to find more information on this policy is from the official Gerber Life website.

A family life insurance policy differs from an individual insurance policy by the amount of persons included in the policy. The family option includes a (marriage) partner and probably one or more children. There might also be the option to include pets into the policy depending on the insurance company.

The places to get a premium life insurance policy are many. Among some of the more popular choices are: LV, Post Office, Sun Life, Aviva, Scottish Widows and many more.

A whole life insurance product is life insurance policy that lasts for the entire lifespan of the individual under the policy. New York Life and Mass Mutual are two popular companies that offer whole life insurance products. Check out their websites for more information.

Yes, all life insurance companies allow the policy owner to name more than one beneficiary at any time.

One can find much more information on a term life insurance policy on various websites such as Wikipedia, Prudential, Statefarm, Smartmoney, and Liberty Mutual.

If you had life insurance to cover your wife and children, then you may have not realized you could have agreed (if you were divorced) that your wife would continue to have your life insurance policy. I have no idea where the grandparents came into this. Get a copy of the life insurance policy and see a lawyer about this. There is a little more to it and therefore, more complicated. You really need legal advice on this one. Sorry I couldn't help you more.

The person, company or trust that is specified under "Beneficiaries" section in the insurance policy will receive the life insurance benefits. If the beneficiaries are more than one, the benefit is split according to policy details, or policy schedule pages.

A life settlement is a financial transaction in which the owner of a life insurance policy sells an unneeded policy to a third party for more than its cash value and less than its face value. Until recently, if a policyowner opted out of a policy by surrendering the policy or allowing it to lapse, the additional value was relinquished back to the issuing life insurance company.

A life insurance policy becomes "fully paid up" when the company tells you no more premium payments are due.

Yes, monthly payments are more for a 20 year term life insurance policy than for a 10 year policy. This is usually the case for all forms of insurance since the insurance company is in effect taking on more risk by insuring you for a longer period of time when injury and health problems could arise.

Yes, you can use a life insurance policy as collateral against an educational loan. Your local finance institutions can help you more.

A cash value type of life insurance policy usually provides lifetime coverage. Also, there is an investment portion to the policy that builds cash value over time. You may be able to take a loan out from the policy, or even use the cash value to buy more life insurance protection. Term life insurance provides temporary life insurance protection for a specific period of time. Usually term life policies offer coverage for 1-30 years. many term life plans are issued for a period of 10, 15, 20, or 30 years of coverage. Term life insurance does not build cash value within the policy. Term life is considered "Pure Protection" because there is no investment portion, you pay for and receive only life insurance protection. Permanent life insurance usually costs up to 2-3 times more than term life insurance. Although term life is less expensive, the rates do increase when you are older. For instance, if you buy a 10 year term life insurance policy, and you outlive the policy term, it would cost you more to buy a new 10 year policy once your first policy expires.

A level term insurance policy can be less expensive than other types of life insurance. However, the longer the term, the more expensive the premium will be.

It depends on what type of policy you get. Term life insurance is a limited policy which you retain for a specified number of years. Whole life insurance is a policy that covers you for life. There are pluses and minuses for each. Term life rates can go up yearly but the cost at first purchase is much lower than whole life. For more information, talk to your agent

I have an old policy from Brookings Internationa life ins co. How do I learn more about them or contact them?

An endowment life insurance is an insurance product that has similarities to a Certificate of Deposit. The big difference is that it pays a death benefit unlike a Certificate of Deposit. Upon purchase, the buyer selects the amount and duration of coverage. The shorter the term, the greater the payment; the longer the term the lower the payment. If you live to the end of the term, the policy matures and pays the face amount of the policy to you. If you die during the term, it pays the face amount to your beneficiary. So, if you bought a 20 year endowment policy, premiums are paid for 20 years. If you live to the end of the term, it pays the face amount to you. If you die during the 20 year term, the policy pays the face amount to your beneficiary. This type of policy focus more on growing the cash value rapidly than providing a death benefit. In the United States, laws were passed that ended the marketing of endowment policies. In 1984, the US passed the 1984 Tax Reform Act which states that cash value can not be bigger than the face amount when you are 95 years old. If your life insurance policy violates this rule, you lose all tax advantages. There will be no tax-deferred growth and death benefit will be taxable. In 1988, the US passed the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act, which states that if the cash value is bigger than what it is supposed to be in 7 years, then your policy becomes a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC). If your life insurance policy becomes a MEC, then any loans or withdrawals on the gains in your policy will be subjected to income tax. Also, it will be subject to 10% penalty if you are under age 59 1/2. Keep in mind, these tax laws don't banned the marketing of Endowment policies in US, but companies selling it have to give disclosures about the tax treatment.

My father has an old insurance policy with Durham Life Insurance Company Raleigh, North Carolina . All he has is a policy number. . No phone number to contact anyone. Please advise a phone number or best way to contact someone from Durham Life Insurance. Thank you, Nelma Taylor.

If there are more than one claimant in a life insurance policy, all of them are to make claim for the pay out.

Look inside your life insurance policy contract. There should be a provisions section that explains what is required of you in order to cancel your life insurance policy. Usually, you must send a written request signed and dated including your name, name of the insured, the policy number and the date the cancellation should take effect. This written request should be sent to the insurance company listed on the front page of your life insurance policy. If you have any questions, you can contact your life insurance company by phone or call your life insurance agent. Finally, the failure to pay one or more premiums will result in the termination of coverage. If it is a term life insurance policy, the termination of coverage will occur quickly. If it is a whole life insurance policy that has accumulated cash value, unless you take affirmative steps to cancel it (as explained above), the premiums may be paid from the cash value until it is exhausted.

The best type of life insurance to have is the one that meets your needs and fits your budget. First decide why you need life insurance, and what you want to accomplish with your life insurance? Who relies on you for financial support? How much life insurance do you need, and for how many years? Term life insurance provides temporary life insurance protection for a specific number of years, usually 1-30 years. If you outlive the term, your coverage expires. There is no cash value build up within the policy, it is pure protection. Permanent life insurance is lifetime protection, as long as you pay the premiums. Cash value may build up inside the policy. You may be able to take a loan from the cash value. Term life insurance usually costs less than permanent life insurance. The most popular type of life policy is term life insurance. If you're young, healthy, and running on a shoe-string budget then buying a term life insurance policy may make perfect sense for you. It is the most affordable type of life insurance and suits the most important purpose of a life insurance policy, which is to provide financial protection for your family in case of the death of the policy holder. Some term life insurance companies look more favorably on smokers, those with health impairments or the aged. Term life insurance is also very competitive and you can find the best policy with the most affordable rate though online insurance quote providers.

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