Types of Life Insurance Policy

Types of Life Insurance Policy:

Generally, people are habituated with three main types of life insurance. These three types are, Whole, Universal and Term life insurance, etc. Interestingly each of these three types further is sub-classified into several variations with focusing on fixed format, define coverage limit, different final benefits. 

However, I am not going to tell you which types of life plans are best from others in today’s session. As each category has its own criteria and own pros and cons, so from my thinking I would feel better to describe the purpose of each of these types for your better knowledge. 

Everybody might be aware of the benefits of life coverage. It is the death benefits which maximum life coverage offers to the beneficiary or nominee in the event of the policyholder’s death. Depending on the types of life coverage, there are varieties types of benefits that you could know from this discussion.

Let’s jump for in-depth-

Whole Life Insurance Policy:

A whole life policy has two other definite forms; straight life and a permanent life plan. This insurance policy is perfect for the user who wants a guaranteed death benefit. After regular paying the premium, the user also can enjoy stable solid savings from here. So people often target this policy for the cash value and the tax-free death benefits. If you ask for my opinion, I cannot directly say yes or no about this policy, Still deciding the best coverage depends on a good outcome, setup, customer service, interest rate, reviews on the claim and so many others.

The only significant matter of a whole life insurance policy is, it pulls my concentration because-the cash value which saves on your savings account after each instalment you paid to your insurer. You can use this amount after a certain time, to meet any of your urgent demands. Though again you have to return it with the company set interest rate, but still it is worthy to meet any your sudden financial demand. And if anybody decided not to withdraw the cash, then the total cash value will hook up with the death benefits to make it enhanced.

If anybody takes the cash value but missed to repay it-than the amount of the cash value will compensate for the death benefits.

Another fact is death benefits. This benefit is not for the policyholder. Rather than it is for the underwritten beneficiaries. If the owner of the policy dies suddenly, beneficiaries will get the death benefits. And there is no restriction to use the money for death benefits. Users can take this benefit in two ways, as a lump sum or as per month’s salary basis. 

Point to be noted, each policy owner of any life insurance plan can take the assistance of a reputed attorney to make a good format for distributing the death benefits at the time of purchasing the policy. So when the owner died, the responsible attorney will work to decide about the distribution of the death benefits. (Where and how it will hand over to the beneficiaries).

Universal Life Insurance Policy:

When I was new about life coverage, I heard that universal coverage can be defined as the term coverage chassis. It may sound interesting, but only this one sentence is not capable to describe the universal coverage. Yes, the universal policy also is term coverage but with definite saving components attached with it. The cost of this insurance is disclosed for the user for which the user might feel easy to pay the insurance premium to maintain a definite death benefit.

As an alternate option to cover this policy cost, you can cover the premium if it has the cash value. The cash value you can utilize fully to cover the cost or if you wish you can go for partial utilization. So in that case, the universal plan is flexible to pay the premium per term. As there is no set premium rule, the user can easily go with the coverage. Only the cost of the coverage with some other maintenance you need to cover for this policy, and ultimately your beneficiaries will get force death benefits. 

The cash value saves according to this policy, credited with different interest rates. Most often this interest rate depends on the total discussion, in-depth content, and so on. The cost of this policy increases slightly per year like the renewable term coverage. Though this coverage starts with a very low price, this price is moving on as it is growing with your age.

Moreover, if you got an incorrectly designed universal policy, it will implement improperly and will manage worst. So be careful before you planning for this coverage and contact a known insurance agent to eradicate all your confusion.

Term Life Insurance Policy:

Unlike the whole coverage, term coverage will cover you for a certain time or terms. Term policies are very simple, inexpensive, and popular with many users. 

As it has a fixed time or period, so end of this time your term, coverage, fixed, premium and coverage everything will just finish at a time. If you do not die before the expiration date of your term coverage, your family member never will get any benefits from this coverage. Some term coverage may hold cash value benefits, but it is too exceptional and depends on the insurer.

However, if once your term coverage ended up with the fixed terms, you cannot renew this one. Rather more you have to purchase separate term coverage for yourself. The term plan features 10, 15, 20, 30 years. At the end of each term, if you are still alive your term insurer might allow you to continue the same plan, but for this, you have to pay a high cost with your renewal form.

Both the universal and the whole life coverage has a cash value system, but for the term coverage, it is not available with the cash value (some insurer might available it, but it is exceptional). This coverage is a straight and pure form of life coverage, which you can purchase to replace your income after your death.


It’s actually up to you which life insurance is perfect for your move on. Each type of Life Insurance has a definite structure, advantage, and disadvantage. Before select anyone from these two, our suggestion is to consult with an insurance agent so that you can know which life insurance is perfect to meet your demand, considering your financial, physical, and other relevant states.

That’s all for today,

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