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New Parents: Your Life Insurance Must-Knows

New Parent Life Insurance

Bringing the baby home from the hospital means that your immediate priorities change.

As a new parent, it’s easy to get caught up in bottle feeding, sleeping, and keeping your baby happy and healthy. Even with a lot on your plate, it’s important to make time to consider your life insurance needs. As soon as your family starts to grow, you’ll need to protect it.

Life insurance is designed to help your family when you are no longer around to do so. In the event of your death, this coverage helps your family to financially recover so that they can grieve, maintain goals as planned, and pay off your remaining debts.

When looking to buy or update your insurance policy, here’s what to consider:

Learn about your options first.

Life insurance terms vary depending on your needs and budget, but typically there will be term insurance and permanent insurance to choose from. Term life insurance is set for a period of time, while whole life insurance covers insured individuals as long as they live. Not sure which one to choose? Your life insurance agent can help.

Calculate costs.

Take into consideration the effects of you or your spouse dying. Will there be a significant loss of income? If one is a stay-at-home parent, child care and housekeeping expenses will incur when he or she is gone. What about the mortgage, remaining debt, and funeral expenses? Calculating your costs will help you to determine how much coverage you’ll need.

Lock in a low rate early.

Life insurance rates are generally tied up with your health and age details. In essence, the healthier and younger you are, the less in premiums you’ll need to pay. It’s best to lock in low rates while you’re young, rather than risking it when you’re older and likely need to pay a higher premium.

It’s best to consult your insurance agent when determining which life insurance policy is best for you and your growing family. Visit Bell Black Insurance to get started today. We serve those in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming.