It is hard to really know if you truly bought adequate and sometimes it is hard to even recognize if you should currently have any at all.
Typically the insurance industry has made it far more difficult to determine what kind of life insurance meets your needs by creating several difficult to understand names; guaranteed whole life, universal life, term life, index universal life.
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Do you find yourself slightly confused? That is Why People Review Your Insurance Policies
Recently, a study was done and revealed that 40% of people don't review their insurance coverage on a yearly basis. Personally, with the clients that I am involved with, that percentage is much higher. It is important to realize that many Americans are overpaying for their life insurance coverage. This is why I recommend going over your life insurance coverage on an annual basis so that you completely understand how your life insurance policy works and if it is truly the right amount of coverage for your family.
Depending on how old or perhaps how young you are, a particular type of policy is necessary. If you're raising children, you need to modify at some point in time. There may be a period where you do not need as much life insurance. Maybe it's not a family you are raising, but you are needing to protect your estate. Regularly going over your policy needs will assure that you have the right coverage for the right time in your life.
Again, as times change, so do your life insurance needs and it is important to remember that what you needed 10 years ago may be completely different than what you need now.
When I am meeting with clients I constantly hear the same story over and over of people who are paying on life insurance policies and are clueless as to why they still have it. They make their monthly payment thinking it's the correct thing to do. In most cases, after I have reviewed it, it is clear that they could have lower premiums and possibly more coverage.