When most people talk about their age, they’re typically speaking about their actual age. You know, you’re 36 until the day of your 37th birthday – then you’re 37. Well, for purposes of pricing, term life insurance companies use one of two methods for calculating your age: Attained Age or Age Nearest.
This terminology, Attained Age or Age Nearest, means the age you’re closer to and both are used by the majority of life insurance companies in North America. Once past your half birthday, insurance carriers consider you to be the age you will be on your next birthday.
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Mind blowing right? The thought that you might be able to save money with Save Age should have you running to the nearest nifty life insurance calculator…like the one below. Take it for a spin, get clear on the coverage you need, then call us and protect those who love you.
Nifty Life Insurance Calculator
Our Life Insurance Calculator can help you get a rough idea of how much coverage you’ll need to make sure your family is okay financially when you die.
Annual income before tax: $Annual income is an important factor in determining your needs, but it’s not the only one. When you die, your life insurance is like your final paycheck.
% of income needed by dependents: %Because you’ll be gone, presumably they won’t need as much as you’re currently earning. Typically, 80% of your current income is a good place to start.
Your Age: yearsThe younger you are, the more years of your income your family stands to lose when you die.
Number of years benefits are needed:If you died tomorrow, how many years of income do you want to provide for your family?
Annual inflation rate (estimate): %Because of inflation, in order to maintain your family’s current standard of living, you’ll need to plan for increases in their annual income to keep pace. Historically, inflation has averaged between 2% and 4%.
Annual interest rate (estimate): %This is an assumption as to how much you believe your spouse will be able to earn on the death benefit proceeds. We have found that most surviving spouses are usually very conservative in how they invest the death benefit. The most common thing we see is that the money gets deposited into a bank account. You know your spouse better than anyone. Pick a number that you feel your spouse will be able to comfortably earn on the proceeds.
So what’s next? Call us at 877-794-9817 and let’s chat about the types of coverage that may make the most sense for you.
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