Simply listing a rate chart would seem like the easiest thing to do, but life insurance rate calculation is a little more complicated than just your health, age, and sex. Believe it or not, insurance providers look at things like smoking, skydiving, and family history when it comes to your life insurance rate.
The good news is, all insurance companies are different and each of them has their niche when it comes to different factors, such as health and lifestyle. That’s why using a multiple company brokerage firm can help get you the best life insurance rate.
Now that you’re clear on how your life insurance rates are figured out, it’s time to nail down how much coverage you’ll need. Take our calculator for a spin and understand how much coverage you’ll need to protect your family.
Nifty Life Insurance Calculator
Our Life Insurance Calculator can help give you a rough idea of how much coverage you’ll need to make sure your family is financially protected 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 800-442-9899 and let’s chat about the types of coverage that may make the most sense for you.
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