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Health Insurance And Policy Check-Up

The term life insurance provides the financial safety for a specific time to help and protect the buyer and his/her family when in need. It must be flexible enough to fit any situation and budget. There are various factors which must be considered before buying the life insurance policy.

  • Policy coverage time period
  • Face coverage amount
  • Type of permanent policy versus term policy
  • Check the additional policy features if any like premium return
  • Premium price (compare the cost for long and short-term time horizon)

Health insurance offers reasonable insurance protection to meet the changing needs such as unexpected health expenses, job, or changing lifestyle. The following can be the cases:

Dismemberment and Accidental Death

Unfortunately, if the accidents occur unexpectedly then it comfortable to know that AD&D protects the financial future. This AD&D can be purchased on family or individual basis and offers extra protection in case of loss of life or serious injuries.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

In case if any unfortunate happen and someone is disabled to work for a long time period because of injury or illness, the LTD (long-term disability) plan can help to replace the earning until he/she is able to work again.

Critical Illness

Our capability to survive various life-threatening injuries or illnesses is increased greatly through medical advances, but sometimes the stress of financial burden becomes equal to physical toll when the illness strikes. Critical illness offers financial security savings and assets are at risk due to illness and the focus becomes improving the health. Heart attack, cancer, life-threatening bypass surgery are major critical illnesses.

The insurance carrier must also be reviewed, which offers the coverage to define the claims-paying reputation and financial stability of the company. The reason is that the life insurance is usually a long-lasting endeavor to purchase and the buyer wants that the company to help his/her loved ones when he/she passes away. Instead of looking for the story of a customer whose company’s life insurance policy went out of business when the time period of life insurance coverage, the easiest way to check insurer’s financial strength is to review the company’s ratings of a company. For best advice and offers visit

Policy Check-Up

The assessment of existing costs and benefits and coverage details which are associated with the policy will be done through the policy check-up. Majority of taxpayers do not understand the type of existing coverage and the policy functions actually. Also, it is difficult for the taxpayers to see the actual cost of the ownership of existing policies because usually the policy costs are not stated clearly.

Moreover, the policy check-up provides taxpayers to review their financial strength of their present insurance carrier. This policy contract is important because it’s a promise to pay in future at some point. Insurance company’s financial viability varies, and it is sensible to review the financial strength on the annual basis.

Tax advisors can identify the policy guarantees during the policy-checkup. Like other sectors, the interest rate is lowest in the insurance industry. Thus, some product might not be able to do their planned objectives that were predicted to be done in a certain way.  This situation may leave the taxpayers with unplanned results.

Future premium responsibilities can be planned through policy-checkup at several funding levels, along with testing the stress at each plan. In ideal cases, all the plans would be accurate 100% but this not happens always. Best-case scenarios, middle-case scenarios, and worst-case scenarios are included in the stress test.

Situations of taxpayers and their planning requirements do change. They should update their heirs if they bought the life insurance in past. Beneficiary designation and current ownership are reviewed relative to protection, transfer-plan objectives, and wealth in the policy-checkup.

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