Senior Life Insurance

If you pass away suddenly, your family members could be responsible for some major expenses, especially if you do not have life insurance to help shoulder the burden. Life insurance is an excellent way for seniors to protect their families from becoming financially burdened with end of life expenses.

picture of an elderly couple having good timeSpecifically, a senior life insurance company can offer a policy that can protect your family from funeral and death expenses, medical bills, and other outstanding debts such as mortgage payments, credit card bills and personal or business loans. Life insurance can also help provide for a special-needs dependent after you are no longer alive to do so.

Both term and permanent life insurance policies are available for seniors, regardless of age. However, there are some limitations when it comes to buying term life insurance. All life insurance companies have a cut off period for term life insurance policies, which can vary from company to company. After this cut-off point, term life insurance may no longer be available to you, but you can typical find certain types of permanent policies and annuities.

Certain term lengths may no longer be available to you at a certain age. In other words, a person who is 75 years of age may still be able to buy a 10-year term policy, but may not be able to buy a 15 or 20 year term life insurance policy, for example. If you reach the cut-off age for a term policy, there are permanent life insurance options you can buy at any age, such as whole life or universal life.

There are varieties of age-limited universal life insurance policies you can purchase that have similar features to a term life insurance policy. You can buy the policy for a specified time period or up to a specified age. These types of universal policies vary from one insurance company to another.

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