There’s been a steep rise in applications for life insurance since the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more acutely aware of our own mortality and how vulnerable we all are.
This is especially true amongst younger people, who may have never previously considered the need or benefits of having life insurance in place. The good news is, if you’re looking for a life insurance policy, there’s never been a better time with all the options available.
It’s worth bearing in mind that if you’re a younger person (who’s inherently at the beginning of their financial journey) there will be lots of change due to happen over the coming years, as will the needs of the policy.
Know what you’re buying
The two types of life insurance policies you’re most likely to come across are ‘term insurance’ (the more basic form of life insurance) and ‘whole-of-life’.
The vast majority of life insurance policies taken out by younger customers are term insurance policies, however it’s worth understanding both:
‘Term’ life insurance policies run for a fixed period of time (known as the ‘term’ of your policy) eg. 10, 15 or 25 years - but only pay out if you were to die during the term of the policy. There’s no lump sum payable at the end of the term.
With a ‘whole-of-life’ insurance policy, the clue is in the name. Unfortunately, we all die one day, so as this policy is ongoing, it will pay out a lump sum whenever that day comes. Understandably, these policies are typically more expensive than term insurance policies since as long as you keep paying your premiums, the insurer will always have to pay out, whereas you may outlive a term insurance policy.
At Cavendish Online, we have a wide range of policies from dozens of providers that specialise in low cost life insurance for all ages, including younger people. Speak to the team today to choose the life insurance policy that's right for you.
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