Term life insurance is perhaps the simplest form of life insurance. It was developed to provide temporary life insurance protection on a limited budget. Since term insurance can be purchased in large amounts for a relatively small initial premium, it is well suited for short-range goals such as life insurance coverage for paying off a loan, dependent care, or college education for dependents.
Whole Life's primary uses are guaranteed death benefit, guaranteed cash values, fixed annual premiums, access to cash values, and the fact that mortality and expense charges will not reduce the cash value shown in the policy.
Universal Life is a flexible-premium, adjustable benefit life insurance policy that accumulates account value. The flexibility of this policy allows you to change the amount of insurance as your needs for insurance change. Some changes require underwriting approval. As with all life insurance, the main purpose for buying a Universal Life insurance policy is the death protection provided to your loved ones at your death, tax-free.
Survivorship or second to die is very similar to Universal Life except that it insures two people. The primary feature is that no death benefit is paid until both persons insured under the policy have died. This policy is specifically designed to provide funds at the death of the second spouse to cover estate tax liability. This policy can provide needed funds so that the family's estate is preserved for the heirs.
Immediate Annuity is an insurance policy which in exchange for a sum of money makes a series of payments. These payments may be either level or increasing periodic payments for a fixed term of years or until the ending of a life or two lives, or even whichever is longer.
With a Fixed Annuity, earnings accumulate at a rate of interest guaranteed for a specific period of time, depending on the contract's terms. When that period ends, a new rate may take effect, or the old rate may be offered again. The new interest rate never will be less than the guaranteed minimum rate defined in the contract.
High deductible individual health insurance allows you to save money on your premiums while taking the responsibility of covering minor or routine out-of-pocket medical expenses, if they come up.
Group health coverage is based on a collection of people, whether assembled by an organization or a business. The cost is spread out among the members of the group. Under federal guidelines, a "large employer" is one with 51 or more employees and a "small employer" averages 2 to 50 employees in a calendar year.
Long Term Care
Long Term Care insurance can help cover the cost of care you receive at home from nurses' aides and therapists. It can help cover services in an assisted living facility, and if you require skilled care, nursing home expenses can be covered.
It helps you maintain your dignity and financial freedom and gives you the flexibility to participate in making choices that impact your care - the services you receive, where you receive them, and who provides the care you need.
Insurance products are offered through Blue Ridge Insurance Services. To learn more, please contact Jeff Walters.