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Summer 2023  Volume 16, Number 2        


Why You Should Buy Life and Disability Insurance Together

Life insurance and disability insurance each play an important role in ensuring the financial security of your family. There are advantages to purchasing both products together

Why Life Insurance Is Necessary

Life insurance is designed to provide financial protection for your family in the event of your untimely death. With a policy in place, your beneficiaries receive a tax-free death benefit that can be used for various expenses, such as funeral costs, mortgage payments, college tuition, and even vacations. Securing a life insurance policy ensures that your family will be financially secure, even when you’re no longer there to provide for them.

Why You Need Disability Insurance

While life insurance is essential, it doesn’t cover you if you become disabled and cannot work. That’s where disability insurance comes in. This type of policy provides income protection, replacing a portion of your salary if you become disabled due to illness or injury. Considering that one in four people experience a disability at some point in their careers, having this protection in place is crucial.

The Benefits of Buying Both at the Same Time

Now that you understand the importance of each policy, here are the advantages of purchasing life and disability insurance simultaneously:

A Streamlined Process

Applying for life and disability insurance concurrently allows you to consolidate the application process, making it more efficient and less time-consuming. Both policies require a medical exam, which can be used for both applications. Additionally, underwriting information can often be shared between the two insurers, further streamlining the process.

Cost Savings

The cost of life and disability insurance increases as you age. By applying for both policies while you’re younger and potentially healthier, you can lock in lower premiums and save on your overall insurance costs. This proactive approach to insurance can yield significant financial benefits in the long run.

Comprehensive Coverage

Combining life and disability insurance ensures you have a complete financial safety net. Regardless of life’s challenges, whether it’s an unexpected disability or untimely death, you and your family will be financially protected.

Coordinated Financial Planning

Purchasing both policies simultaneously allows you to coordinate your overall financial plan with a comprehensive approach. This can help you make more informed decisions about the coverage amounts and policy durations that best suit your needs and financial goals.

Tailored Coverage Solutions

By applying for life and disability insurance together, you can work with your insurance advisor to create customized solutions that address your unique needs and concerns. This personalized approach allows you to craft a comprehensive insurance plan that matches your financial objectives and family situation, offering the most effective protection.

Simplified Policy Management

Managing multiple insurance policies can be challenging, especially when purchased at different times and from different insurers. By buying life and disability insurance simultaneously, you can simplify policy management, making it easier to keep track of premiums, coverage details, and renewal dates. In some cases, you may be able to bundle the policies under one insurer, further simplifying the process.

Obtaining Both Types of Coverage

To acquire life and disability insurance, begin by consulting with a qualified insurance professional who can help you assess your needs and identify the best policies for your situation. Independent brokers can compare multiple insurers to find the most suitable coverage at competitive rates.

During the application process, you’ll typically undergo a medical exam, and the insurer will collect underwriting information about your health, job, income, and personal details. This information determines your eligibility, coverage amounts, and premium rates.

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In this issue:

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Why You Should Buy Life and Disability Insurance Together

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