The number one reason for purchasing term life insurance is to provide peace of mind to your loved ones. If you were to die prematurely, would your loved ones be able to maintain their standard of living? Term life insurance can provide a cash death benefit that could be used to pay your final expenses, including the expense of a funeral service, a remaining mortgage balance, children's education expenses, or paying ongoing expenses after your death.
Like other types of life insurance, term life insurance starts with an application for coverage with an insurance company. Once a policy is in force with the company, you pay monthly, quarterly or annual policy premiums to maintain coverage. If you die during the specified policy term, the insurance company pays the specified death benefit amount to your named beneficiaries.