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A Longer Term a Stronger Shield

  10/12/16 4:10 AM

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Destiny Is Not In Your Control

Nobody wants to leave the world with their dreams half-fulfilled. No one wants to leave his family in uncertainty. But obviously, you never know when or what destiny has in store for you. Also, it is very true that whatever happens will happen as it is outside your control. But what is in your control is that when fate blows out the light of your life, at least your family is not left in darkness. Your family can have a secure life if you buy a term plan. But blindly buying a term plan is not enough.

A Term Plan with Shorter Cover

Most people make the mistake of buying a term plan with a shorter cover to save on money as they feel that there is no point in paying premiums for such a long term. But this philosophy actually defeats the very purpose of buying term life insurance.  Term life insurance is a pure form of insurance which only provides death benefit. In other words, in the event of the life assured meeting with an untimely death any time during the term of the policy, the nominee will be paid the sum assured. If the Life assured survives till the end of policy term, there is no maturity benefit that he can avail of. Hence, it becomes imperative that you see to it that the policy term is longer.

A Term Plan with a Longer Cover

If you buy a term plan with a longer cover, you not only shield your family for life, but also protect your spouse from the vagaries of life when you aren’t around, especially during her old age. For instance, if your term plan covers you till 80 years of age, even if you meet with an untimely demise at age 60 or so, your spouse will be able to live independently with the amount that she receives from the term plan.

An Example

Let’s understand this with an example. If you are 30 and take a term plan for 20 years of age, it’ll end when you reach 50 years of age. If you survive till then, buying a new plan will be very costly. But if you, instead of 20 years, buy a policy to cover you till age 80, you can have the advantage of a longer cover by paying a premium based on your present parameters.

Hence, a long life with longer insurance cover is always better than a long life with shorter insurance cover. Generate a quote today for a term plan like Edelweiss Tokio Life MyLife+ that gives you protection till 80 years of age.