Misconception #8: You only need life insurance once you reach a certain age or start a family. In actuality... every person has a unique situation. Life insurance may make sense when you're young because premiums are generally lower. If you put off buying life insurance until you really need it, you may not be able to get it or may not be able to afford it.
Misconception #3: A beneficiary can only be one's spouse or child. In actuality... life insurance beneficiaries are frequently spouses and children of the insured. However, anyone who may suffer financially if you pass away can be a beneficiary, so consider your individual situation.
Misconception #4: It's always better to put money into investments than to buy life insurance of any kind. In actuality... you may be taking a big risk if you rely solely on your investments to take care of your loved ones' financial futures, especially if you have dependents. If something should happen to you and your assets are depleted, life insurance may help provide a financial safety net when your family needs it the most.
Misconception #12: Many workers believe that coverage from their employer may be enough. In actuality...for some, employer-provided term coverage may be enough. But if you have a spouse, kids or other dependents, or think you might change jobs one day, then additional coverage may be necessary. Your group term policy may not meet all of your needs.
Misconception #23: many people think life insurance costs too much. In actuality... according to the LIMRA/Life Happens 2017 Insurance Barometer Study, two-thirds of people surveyed said price was a primary reason they didn't buy life insurance. However, most consumers tend to overestimate the price of term life insurance.
Misconception #38: There are so many options for life insurance, it's hard to figure out what fits. In actuality... it's true that there are many choices when it comes to life insurance, but it doesn't have tobe difficult to find a policy that may fit your needs. We'll break down the different types of life insurance that you may think are suitable for you, and your Farmers agent can help you understand the options available.
Misconception #15: Young healthy people don't have to worry about life insurance. In actuality... your life insurance needs depend on many factors, but you may want to consider life insurance when you're young and healthy when it's typically easier to get and may be more affordable.
Misconception #19: My family (or other beneficiaries) will only benefit from my life insurance after I pass away. Permanent life insurance helps offer financial protection for your beneficiaries and may build cash value which can be accessed1 during the insured's lifetime. This money can help with things such as a child's education, retirement income, or other savings goals.