On average, most final expense insurance plans have a face amount cap of around $50,000 but this all depends on your age and your current state of health.
A great attribute of final expense insurance is that even seniors with pre-existing health conditions can qualify without having to be asked medical questions or take a medical exam.
When doing your research, it’s important to know there is no “one size fits all” final expense insurance plan. The plan your brother, spouse, or neighbor has may not be the best plan for you.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping for final expense insurance:
As you’ll see in our review below, each insurance company has different requirements. This doesn’t mean you’ll pay more because you have a certain condition or the form of payment you choose to use, it’s just that each carrier views these things differently.
On average, final expense insurance can cost between $40 and $75 per month per $10,000 in coverage.
It takes minutes to apply and some of the top insurance carriers don’t even ask you medical questions.
With the rise of inflation, it’s anticipated the average cost of a funeral will increase from the already high $7,000-$12,000 national average.
We all have an expiration date. We don’t know when, but we do know it’s inevitable. Knowing what it costs, why wouldn’t we purchase insurance?
If you have debt, Final Expense Insurance gives you a way to evade creditors and leave behind money for your funeral costs.
One of the beautiful features of final expense insurance is the ability to leave money to whoever you choose, without it being subject to creditors, probate, and even taxes.
The beneficiary you choose will receive a lump-sum tax-free benefit to use however you’d like.
A 65-year-old non-smoking female can get $10,000 of coverage for $41.01. That’s $4.10 per $1,000 coverage.
As you can see in the example above, final expense life insurance is an extremely affordable way to leave thousands of dollars to your family.
There is no alternative option that offers a more affordable route to ensure your legacy and final wishes are preserved.
If you buy the final expense today and die in a week, your beneficiary in most cases would receive the full benefit amount.
One of the biggest advantages final expense life insurance gives us is the ability to predict the future. What do I mean by that you may ask yourself?
Well, obviously you’re unable to literally predict the future, but you can plan for it.
Final expense insurance gives you a guaranteed benefit regardless if you pass away in 7 days or 7 years.
When you pass, your family will immediately begin your final arrangements. Having access to funds quickly is vital in making this happen.
One of the biggest issues with alternative methods to funding your final arrangements is access to the funds. Often, it requires you to go through probate among many other lengthy steps.
With final expense life insurance, your beneficiary will receive funds typically 48-72 hours after filing the claim.
We hope this article has provided some much-needed insight and reasons why you should start planning your final arrangements and making final expense life insurance one of your first purchases.
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