Congratulations, you’re expecting. Now let’s talk about life insurance. Are you covered?
If not, it may be time to consider it!
Life insurance provides coverage for every and any possible life-threatening situation. While you may not want to think about the bad things that could happen to your new family, it is best to prepared for the unexpected by ensuring your family’s financial security.
Why Do Expectant Mothers Need Life Insurance?
You are just about to bring a child into this world, and you need to prepare to take care of them. From providing shelter, food, and nurturing love, there is still more that needs to be done to ensure safety. By purchasing a life insurance policy, you will be able to provide for the child and ensure fiscal security in even the worst-case scenario.
It may be scary to think about, but what happens if you get sick at an early age when the child is still young? How will your family stay afloat? Or, consider the possibility of your child getting ill, or being born with a birth defect. No parent can predict this, but by being insured you can prepare for anything that comes your way.
Will It Be Expensive?
If you are pregnant, purchasing life insurance may be a bit harder, however, the inconvenience is worth it. Considering the importance of your child’s life, as well as your own, searching a little harder to find the right policy, and paying a bit more on your rates for a while outweighs the inconvenience. While some life insurance companies will not sell life insurance at this time, many do, and will help you figure out the best policy for your needs. Be prepared to hear that your premiums may be a bit more costly. You may have a healthy pregnancy, but there are still some unforeseen risks to keep in mind, and your insurance carrier will keep those in mind in the underwriting process.
If you are not yet expecting, but plan on having children soon, you should do yourself a favor and purchase a life insurance policy now. You’ll save more money this way, and be prepared for the future. Plus, by buying a life insurance policy at a younger age, you’ll help secure your financial future in a smart and savvy way.
Do I Still Need It If My Spouse Has It?
Too often, people assume that they are covered simply because their partner has insurance, but this will not cover all needs, and can be an insufficient cop-out to buying stable coverage. While your spouse may be able to take out money from his policy in case of emergency, it likely will not be enough in case of a real emergency during childbirth or while the child is young. Whether you are having issues, or your child is born with complications and needs extra medical help, your partner’s life insurance policy will only cover so much. It is best if you both have policies so that you can get the most coverage for yourselves and for your child to ensure that no matter what happens, your family will have a competent sum of money to live comfortably.
How About My Employer-Based Insurance, Will That Cut It?
The odds that your employer based life insurance policy is top shelf of insurance policies is unlikely. Also, if you are on maternity leave, this may be risky, and involve some loopholes that you did not expect. Plus, if sometime happens that prevents you from returning to work, you could be dropped from the policy altogether! Instead of taking the risk, you should get some coverage for yourself. You can always use the employer-based insurance as a supplement, and it can be useful, but don’t blindly rely on it without doing your research and preparing the best you can.
As an expectant mother, you have enough to stress about. So get some piece of mind by getting life insurance to keep your growing family safe and financially stable.