A Universal Life Insurance policy is a flexible premium flexible benefit life insurance policy that accumulates cash value. This policy is the most flexible policy in most insurance portfolios. You can change the premium amount, usually after the first two year minimums are met, and change the death benefit as your needs change.
As with all life policies the primary reason for purchasing this policy is for death benefit. Let’s cover the specific benefits.
Tax-Free Death Benefit – Under current tax laws, individual life insurance proceeds are income tax free to the beneficiaries.
Tax- Deferred Account Growth– The policy’s value earns interest on a Tax Deferred Basis. Each company has varying interest rates and varying guarantees.
Security-A life insurance policy is generally purchased to protect one’s loved ones from hardship in the event of the death of the insured individual.
Flexibility-The insured determines the amount of insurance that they need based on their specific circumstances. An advisor can help you determine that amount. The Death Benefit of a UL may be adjusted up or down, unlike other life insurance products. This is a wonderful benefit and very appealing to people of all ages.
Eligibility-The named insured must qualify health wise in order to obtain any coverage. Generally the higher the death benefit amount, the more stringent the underwriting requirements. See your agent for details
If you are looking for more information about Life Insurance coverage, please fill out one of our Chicago Life Insurance Quote forms.