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Securing your family against all odds of life is definitely your priority. That’s why many keep seeking for the perfect investment plan. Since there are several in the market, getting confused is obvious. Life insurance plans are a popular choice when it comes to securing the family. This is because they are designed to primarily guarantee that. Amongst the various plans under life insurance, term insurance is the most sought after policy. This policy hands over a lump sum to the nominee of the policy holder in case of the unfortunate death of the insured, guaranteeing the financial security of your family after your death.

There are several term life insurance plans in the market. Every provider attaches different features with their plans and this adds to the dilemma of the customer. Hence consumers need to understand that before they settle on a term life insurance plan they need to set some time aside for a complete research on the variety in the market. Below is what you should do before you buy a term insurance –

Evaluate the amount needed

The first thing you need to do is evaluate the financial need of your family in your absence. Consider all small and big expenses like daily expenses, education of the children, marriage etc. Also include any liabilities like a home loan or a car loan or any other amount you need to pay off. While doing so consider that the cost of living a few years down the line will be much higher than now. A big sum now may be just nominal later on. With these pointers in mind decide the sum assured you want the policy to guarantee.

Research on the best policies in market

Since there are several policies in the market it is good to know all about them. Get to know all the features and benefits they have, the application process, how efficient is their claim settlement process etc. The internet could come in handy to do this research. You can read up the information on the websites of the leading providers. This will help you get all the details you want about the term insurance.

Compare policies

Comparison of products is the first rule of shopping. The same applies to term life insurance plans. After you read up on the various policies in the market you can compare the ones you have shortlisted and see which policy matches your needs the best. Compare the policies for their features, benefits, the premium amount, the term period and the claim settlement track record. This will help you to make an informed decision.

Know your budget

Your budget sometimes could be the biggest deciding factor. Assess how much premium you can afford with your current expenses. Compare policies for their premium amount and the flexibility of paying them. Buying a policy online could fetch some discount on the premium.

Selecting a wrong term insurance plan could leave your family in a fix at a time when you can’t help them. Hence remember to make this decision sensibly.


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