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[VIDEO] How Much Life Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

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By Byron Udell | August 7, 2018

Wondering how much life insurance coverage you need? You’re not alone, it’s a very common question, and a good one to ask! The good news is, insurance providers will not ever sell you more life insurance than you can have or need. Life insurance coverage is not meant to make your family wealthy – it’s meant to keep your loved ones off the street in the even you hit the dirt.

Take a few minutes and check out Byron – he’s great at explaining all this stuff. Then take a look at our nifty coverage calculator below!

Nifty Life Insurance Coverage 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: years

    The 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.

  • Based on the information you provided, you need about

    of life insurance to replace your income for the next years.

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Call 800-442-9899 today and we’ll help you figure out what kind of policy makes the most sense for you or just click the “Get Started” button below and get a free life insurance quote.

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