1. Lock In Lower Premiums
The number one reason to buy life insurance sooner rather than later is obvious – you get substantially lower premiums. You could pay less than half the premium of someone who begins his/her policy decades older.
Whether you are talking about term, whole, or any other type of life insurance, it’s the same story – the earlier the cheaper. And your low rates can be locked in for decades or even for life.
Even factoring in the fact you would pay premiums for more years if you begin earlier, you still normally save a lot of money overall, while being protected for longer as well.
2. Gain Peace Of Mind Early
The intrinsic value of life insurance in protecting your loved ones against debts and expenses that might accrue rapidly if you passed away unexpectedly still apply when you buy young. But they simply apply earlier.
No one knows when he or she will leave this world. Some die young. If you are married or have a child, you don’t want your family to be left destitute. If you are building a business, you don’t want it to fall apart when you pass away.
You don’t want student loan debt you owe, that your parents cosigned for, to be left as a burden on them. And final expenses can cost $5,000 to $10,000 or more. Or maybe you have a mortgage already and don’t want your family to lose their home. Yes, even young people have risks that life insurance can protect against.
3. Get The Most Options
The older you get, the bigger risk you are to insure. That not only means your rates will steadily rise, but it also limits the variety of viable options you have as to life insurance.
Some policies may not even be available anymore at advanced ages, while others may become impractical or impossible to afford. The earlier you sign up, the more flexibility you are likely to enjoy in finding the policy that’s a perfect fit and fully affordable.
4. Be All Paid Up Early
Finally, consider the possibility of purchasing limited whole life. Under that scenario, you pay for a set number of years, say 10, 15, or 20, and then you’re done. By signing up early, you get lower premiums while you are paying. Then, once done, you’re done and yet the benefit is secured no matter what.
That means you could pay, for example, between age 30 and 50 and be done with it. Similarly, you can buy policies for your kids and grandkids and have them all paid up too.
Anyone looking for a life insurance policy does well to look as early as possible. But you can find good policies for any age and situation. To learn more about your options, contact Flagler County (FL) Insurance Agency today to speak with an experienced agent!