How to choose life insurance

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A guide to help you figure out your life insurance needs.

Choosing the right life insurance for you is no easy task. To make this process a bit easier, let’s look at each of the different areas of your life: these elements will reveal a lot about you.

Your family life

The most important thing is to choose the insurance product that works the best for your family. There are many factors that affect your insurance needs, like your family situation, work situation, loans and debts, age, health condition and your plans for the future.

Life insurance is important, whether you are single or in a relationship, a home-owner or a tenant. In any situation, your family will have to take on certain responsibilities in the event of your death: your credit card payments, your rent, your car payments, your mortgage, etc.

If you have children, life insurance will help replace the lost income from one of the parents to provide for the children’s needs.

Your professional situation

If you work for an employer, private life insurance will complement the life insurance included with your work contract, which may be terminated when you retire.

It becomes crucially important if you’re self-employed or an entrepreneur. You need to make sure you’re protected. Life insurance is an effective financial tool to protect your business and your loved ones. If you were to die prematurely, would your business partners be able to buy your shares and keep your dream going? Whether or not you have life insurance can have major consequences on your business and your business partners.

Your plans for the future

Do you want coverage that can grow your money and includes a surrender value? Do you want to have kids? When do you want to retire? What are your current sources of income? What are your career goals?

All of these questions about your personal, family and professional situations will determine your insurance needs. This can also help you check whether your insurance premiums are in line with your budget.

Meet with a financial security advisor to get the ideal coverage for you and your family, so you can focus on your plans for the future with the peace of mind that life insurance can give you.

Visit the Well-being section in our Advice Zone to learn more about the reasons you should get family life insurance, find out why you should get life insurance for your child and to demystify life insurance.

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