What are Term Insurance Plans and Policies
Term Insurance Plans and Policies provide coverage for a fixed period of time and can be used to supplement additional coverage requirement for a limited period of time. As there are no saving or investment elements in such policies, there will be no cash value upon maturity or termination.
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Why choose Term Insurance Plans and Policies
As premiums for Term insurance policy are comparatively lower than Whole Life insurance, such products are popular among adult that just started working for protection purpose. Sometimes, the additional coverage is only required for a period of time, such as education and living expenses of child or mortgage of property.
Term Insurance Plans and Policies can provide a boost in coverage when you need it the most.
Term insurance usually offers a high level of coverage and protection for Early Critical illness, Critical Illness, Death, Total Permanent Disability, Terminal illness at a fraction of the cost of other insurance policy.
What else should be considered when taking up Term Insurance Plans and Policies
As long as the policy is in force and premiums are paid on time, term insurance is usually guaranteed renewable, so coverage can be extended. However, the premium will increase along with age and premium can be substantial after age 60. Do note that as the policy has no cash value, late or no payment will result in a lapse of policy and subsequent acceptance of a new policy will be at the insurer discretion should any illness occurs on the policyholder.
Buy term, invest the rest?
Compared to investment, the returns from life insurance policy may not be as attractive. This has prompt some individuals to instead purchase a term insurance and focus on wealth generation in their Investment Portfolio.
While higher growth in wealth may be achieved over a long time horizon through a well-maintained portfolio, a certain level of discipline and judgement will be required for consistent investment return to be realised.
Alternatively, Whole Life Insurance which combines considerable protection coverage with investment element can also be a part of your Insurance Portfolio.
What are the Term Insurance Plans and Policies available?
Without preferences and in no order of ranking, here are some of the popular term insurance available in Singapore:
Aviva: MyProtector – Level Plus
Prudential: PruTerm Vantage
AXA: AXA Term Protector
Great Eastern: Prestige Term
NTUC Income: iTerm
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