Members of Hollister Insurance's family of professionals play a crucial role in helping clients determine the amount of life insurance protection they need and selecting the right type of coverage for them and their families.
There are several specific ways we do this. We think it's important to explain what we do so you can be confident in the advice we provide, so take a look at the information below to find out how we would like to assist you.
how we can help
1. Assessing your needs: We can work with you to assess your financial situation, taking into account factors such as your income, debts, future expenses (e.g., mortgage, education costs), and the needs of your dependents. By evaluating these factors, we can help determine the appropriate level of coverage you require to adequately protect your loved ones.
2. Understanding your options: Life insurance comes in various forms, such as term life insurance, whole life insurance, and universal life insurance. We will explain the features and benefits of each type, helping you understand how they align with your goals and financial circumstances. We will clarify the differences between the policies, including premiums, coverage duration, cash value accumulation, and potential investment components.
3. Customizing your policy: Based on your needs and preferences, we can customize a life insurance policy that fits your specific requirements. We can help you determine the policy duration, coverage amount, and additional features or riders that may be beneficial for your situation. For instance, you might consider a rider that provides accelerated death benefits or one that offers coverage for critical illness.
4. Providing cost estimates: Life insurance premiums vary depending on multiple factors such as age, health, coverage amount, and policy type. We can provide you with cost estimates for different coverage options, allowing you to compare and choose a policy that aligns with your budget.
5. Answering questions:
Regarding your retirement plan, life insurance can be a valuable addition, but it's important to understand its purpose and limitations. We can answer any questions about this, especially when it involves the "living benefits" of life insurance.
While life insurance primarily serves as protection for your loved ones in the event of your death, some types of policies, such as permanent life insurance (e.g., whole life or universal life), can also accumulate cash value over time.
This cash value can potentially be accessed during your lifetime, providing a source of funds that could supplement your retirement income or be used for other financial needs. This source of funds is intended to accompany your other retirement accounts, such as a 401(k), IRA, or other investment vehicles, to ensure a more comprehensive and diversified retirement plan.
As always, it's advisable to consult with a financial advisor who can assess your overall financial goals and help you develop a comprehensive retirement strategy that incorporates life insurance if appropriate.