The most common misconception with life insurance is that it is only for the elderly. While you may need
it most when you’re older, buying life insurance while you’re young and healthy is the best way to save money
and get the coverage you want.
Here are the main reasons why you should consider purchasing that life insurance policy now:
You are most likely healthier now than you will be when you age.
With old age comes frail bones, increase in disease, and poor immune systems. Since most life insurance
carriers require medical examinations, you really should consider purchasing a policy before you need it. If
you can take the health exam now while you are young, fit, and healthy, you will get nice low premiums to pay
for your life insurance. If you wait until you age, gain weight, and go through a few health complications,
your rates will be jacked up. Buy now while you still have your health and save yourself from painful
The longer you wait, the more you pay.
Even if you are an extremely healthy 50-year-old, your rates will be significantly higher than someone of
the same health at age 30. In your thirties, life insurance is at its prime rates. By age 40, your rates may
start to increase slowly. But by age 50, your rates will start to increase heavily each year you put off
purchasing life insurance. If you purchase a policy while you are young and your rates are affordable, your
rates may rise a bit with age, but you will lock in a cheaper overall premium, and you will pay a lot less
for the same amount of coverage in the long run.
You have children, or are about to have children.
You may be in fine health and able to support your family, but you never know what could happen. Sometimes
events happen in the blink of an eye that can change your life forever. This is what insurance is here for.
It is designed to protect you in case of the unexpected. If something were to happen to you at a young age,
you would hope that you were covered to support your family and children if you were unable to. If you
purchase life insurance early on, you can make sure that your family will always be prepared for the
You can save money over time.
Depending on the carrier and the policy you purchase, if you get a whole or permanent life insurance
policy, you may be able to see some living benefits in the future. While insurance policies focus on death
benefits, especially term life policies, some do offer benefits for those in good health who have
consistently paid off their premiums. You may also be able to borrow against your policy if you are in need
of a loan, which makes life insurance a very smart investment. Prepare for your future by spending your money
You have more time to look for the best policy.
If you purchase insurance while you are young, it is already going to be more affordable. If you decide to
purchase life insurance before you are in dire need of it, you can take the time to look into different
policies and carriers to see where you can get the most coverage for the lowest rates. If you are buying life
insurance last minute because you waited too long and now you desperately need it, you will most likely get
ripped off, or rush into a policy that may not cover all that you need it to. That’s why it is much smarter
to take the time to research insurance before you need to. Once again, being prepared will never hurt
You’re not getting the coverage you think you are from your job.
So you think you’re already covered with the insurance you get from work, but have you actually looked
over the policy in its entirety? While you like to think you get sufficient coverage with your job, you may
not be as well prepared as you think. To supplement this, you should really consider purchasing a lifelong
insurance policy that will stay with you, even longer than your job might. Too much coverage will not hurt
you, but not having enough can certainly do some damage. Keep this in mind when looking over your employer’s