What Is A Guaranteed Death Benefit On A Life Insurance Policy?

By Lisa Olsen Posted in Life Insurance News

Purchasing a life insurance policy for yourself is an important investment to make if you have a family or individuals who rely on you for financial support. If you were to pass away the amount of income that is brought in by your family can significantly decrease and needs to be replaced. Buying a life insurance policy can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if you have never purchased one before. It is very important that you know and understand everything in your policy contract; even the fine print.

With A Guaranteed Death Benefit Rider Beneficiaries Will Receive A Guaranteed Amount

One common rider on a life insurance policy that brings about confusion is a guaranteed death benefit. A guaranteed death benefit rider is put in a life insurance policy to ensure that the beneficiary of the policy will receive a guaranteed amount of money if the policy holder dies.

A Guaranteed Death Benefit Rider Will Offer Protection From A Risky Economic Market

This is very important to have if you purchase a variable life insurance policy. Insurance companies often invest their money and because of this the fluctuations in the economy can have an affect on the benefits paid out for your policy. A guaranteed death benefit rider will establish a minimum value for you policy that your beneficiaries would receive irregardless of how the economic market is doing.

It is very important that you take the time to read through any life insurance policy before buying it. Although having a policy with a guaranteed death benefit rider is a good idea because it will help protect your policy from possible market risks, not all life insurance policies have one. Further, different policies and different companies will have different guaranteed amounts that your beneficiaries will receive if there is a guaranteed death benefit rider written into it. Be sure to check quotes from multiple insurance companies to ensure that you are getting the best policy with a high guaranteed amount for an affordable price.

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