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At Decision Tree Financial, we want to help you shop for life insurance online by allowing you to see what policies for life insurance cost without you having to provide us with any of your personal information just to get an affordable life insurance quote. Instead, just compare fill out your basic details, pick the insurance policy that looks right, and BOOM! Compare life insurance quotes for term life insurance, universal life insurance, or even some whole life insurance will instantly appear on your device with our free tool designed to provide you with a life insurance quote online.

When we have earned your trust, and you are ready to buy this important financial coverage, you can do so from a financial professional appointed with us who can get everything the issuing insurance company needs to make an underwriting decision, and you can have the best life insurance policy based on your health status.

Our online quote engine is available 24/7, so you can find the right life insurance policy anytime, anywhere. With our quotes, you’ll be able to see how much different policies cost and become an educated consumer to get the death benefit protection your family or business needs. 

Use our online life insurance quote engine as much as you’d like and as often as you like to find out how much life insurance costs without having to give your personal information. 

When you get life insurance quotes from Decision Tree Financial, you become an educated consumer who understands how much different life insurance policies cost.

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When you need help or are ready to buy life insurance coverage, Decision Tree Financial’s Insurance Advisors can help you get the life insurance coverage you want at the lowest overall cost possible.

Why Buy Life Insurance From Decision Tree Financial?

At Decision Tree Financial, we represent you, our clients, and our mission with this tool is to help you navigate the life insurance choices you have available. Life insurance is an important part of your financial plan and its death benefit protection will provide financial security at a time when it will be needed most BUT it is still just one part. We understand you want the best coverage possible but still have other goals to accomplish, and you want to keep your monthly cost as low as possible.

When you buy life insurance with Decision Tree Financial to protect your family or business, you can be confident knowing that your best interest is our primary concern. We look at the big picture, understand what you want to accomplish, and help you understand the pros and cons of all you life insurance options. Life insurance is only part of what we do here. Our goal is to provide you with such a great experience purchasing your life insurance policy from us that you will come back to us for ALL YOUR Financial Needs and Share Our Name with all your friends and family. 

Getting a lot of life insurance quotes is a great way to understand how much life insurance costs but a professional agent, like the ones at Decision Tree Financial who has your best interests in mind will help find the best life insurance plan to accomplish your goals and make these life insurance companies compete for your business.

How Much Life Insurance Should You Purchase?

Before you start generating term life insurance quotes on our quote engine, you may have questions about how much coverage you need to provide the financial safety net for the policy’s beneficiaries. 

The life insurance needs calculator on this page will help you calculate the exact amount of coverage to have to meet you financial goals by asking questions on topics such as:

– Your anticipated funeral expense

– Outstanding debts

– Annual income

– Family members

– Current life insurance in force 

As well as several other factors to determine the total face amount of insurance you should carry.

This life insurance needs calculator will help you to determine how much life insurance you should own so that you are getting quotes on the correct amount of coverage.

 

Use the life insurance calculator and the life insurance quote tool above as much as you want as often as you want. Share them with your friends and family so they too can understand their options. Most importantly, contact Decision Tree Financial when you are ready to buy life insurance coverage so that we can work together to get you the best life insurance plan at the lowest possible cost.

How Much Life Insurance Coverage Will They Give Me?

How much life insurance you can buy is based on several financial considerations and your health. Each company has its own underwriting guidelines to determine the maximum death benefit amount it will issue.

Factors that will affect how much life insurance you can purchase include:

– Premium payments

– Assets and retirement savings

– Annual income

– Your health status

– Existing life coverage already in force

Insurance companies are experts at managing their own risk so they limit their exposure to the coverage they provide to any one client so they can maintain their financial strength and claims-paying ability.

They also don’t want someone who buys a policy to be “worth more dead than alive” which is something many consumers feel may happen when they take out millions of dollars in coverage as income replacement and provide financial support to the policy beneficiaries. Life insurance doesn’t make someone rich. What it does is provides the money needed to replace the future economic value lost when an insured dies.

What that means is that the death benefit of a life policy allows an insured to keep sending financial support to the people who depended on their income as if they were still there.

This is very POWERFUL!

The professional insurance agents at Decision Tree Financial will help to ensure that you can get the most life insurance you are eligible for to satisfy your needs and budget. We represent many different insurance companies in addition to the ones found on our quote engine and we strive to give you the best chance to get the most life insurance coverage for your needs.

How Much Does Life Insurance Cost?

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Term Life Insurance Can Provide Death Benefit Protection For Very Little Premium

You will find 10-year term life insurance quotes are the cheapest requiring the lowest amount of premium for a given amount of death benefit protection. The term length (i.e. 10 years vs. 20 years of level premiums) causes lower premiums for shorter term lengths.

Return of Premium term insurance is a unique product that returns all the premiums paid at the end of the level term period if the insured is still alive. The trade-off for this feature is a higher premium compared to a traditional term life insurance policy.

Permanent life insurance requires more premiums than term life insurance because these policies may have a cash value component and they provide lifelong coverage.

You can change the search variables on our life insurance quote tool and review how different term lengths and permanent life insurance options can impact the premiums. 

If you have questions, you can contact a professional agent at Decision Tree Financial to get the answers.

Should You Buy 10-Year Term Life Insurance?

The answer to this question is “it depends,” but for most people the answer is YES! if you are only concerned with short-term death benefit protection. 

What Is The Best Life Insurance Company to Buy a Policy From?

At Decision Tree Financial, we aren’t “married” to any ONE particular insurance company. Instead, we look at the benefits a policy provides and the claims-paying ability of the company issuing the policy versus the premium they require to own the coverage.

There are hundreds of great insurance companies with the financial strength to pay millions of dollars in claims. We recommend you choose the one that will give you the most benefits for the least overall cost, which may be best determined by participating in our Wealth Manifestation Process.

This being said, buy the policy you are most confident in even if it is a little more expensive the others in the market.

How Many Life Insurance Policies Can You Own?

You can own as many life insurance policies as you want from as many different companies as you want. As a matter of fact, it may be a good idea to use multiple companies if you are buying multiple millions of life insurance coverage to spread out your own risk!

This being said, the number of life insurance policies you have isn’t as important as the amount of coverage you own and whether or not the coverage is adequate to meet your needs.

For example, if you need $500,000 of coverage and you have two policies that each provide $250,000 of coverage, you still only have $500,000 of coverage.

On the other hand, if you use our life insurance calculator and it shows you need $500,000 of coverage and you have one policy that provides $400,000 of coverage and another policy that provides $100,000 of coverage, you have $500,000 of coverage.

The amount of life insurance you need is determined by many factors including, but not limited to, how much debt you have, how much income your family would need if you died, and whether or not you have other sources of income such as a pension, and whether or not you have enough saved for retirement.

Some people consider both their long-term and short-term objections to buying a term life insurance policy to cover financial obligations for a certain amount of time (like 10 or 20 years) and then buy a permanent life policy for lifelong coverage.

Will I need a medical exam to qualify for insurance?

“Big data” has allowed many life insurance companies to issue policies without requiring the applicant to take a medical exam and being poked by a needle (nobody likes that!) If you find yourself in excellent health, there is a really good chance you can avoid this. It also depends on how much coverage you are looking to purchase. The larger the amount, the more risk is on the company, and the more likely they will be to perform their own due diligence before they issue a policy.

The companies that do not require a medical exam usually look at other data points to assess risk. This means that your health history is still important, but the process has been simplified.

What kind of information will the life insurance company ask for during the application process?

The life insurance company will ask you for basic information such as your name, date of birth, gender, smoking status, and address. They will also ask you questions about your health history, your last doctor’s appointment, height, weight, and any medications you may be taking.

It is important, to be honest when answering these questions because the life insurance company will use this information to assess your risk. There is a two-year incontestability clause that life insurance contracts contain, meaning if important information (such as future medical procedures or health history) is withheld from the underwriting process, a policy is issued without that information being considered, and the company finds out in the first two years of a policy being in force, it could void the contract!

Many companies will issue policies with this information. Others will request medical records from your doctors, and some may still require you to have a medical exam to obtain underwriting approval.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may still be able to get life insurance coverage.

Most insurance companies have underwriting guidelines outlining various illnesses and the professional agents at Decision Tree Financial know where to obtain that information to find the life policies you qualify for.

Based on the information they gather, the life insurance company will determine whether or not they are able to provide you with coverage and, if so, how much your premium will be. Term life insurance may not be available if your life expectancy is short, and you may only qualify for a form of permanent policy to cover funeral costs and other final expenses, but this coverage may meet some of your investment objectives in buying a policy.

You can talk to an agent at Decision Tree Finacial about your medical history. We have relationships with underwriters at hundreds of companies and will find the best policy for you based on your unique situation.

Can Smokers Get Good Rates On Life Insurance?

Yes, smokers and tobacco users can get good rates on life insurance. There are many life insurance companies that offer special rates for smokers and tobacco users. The agents at Decision Tree Financial can help you find the best life insurance policy for your needs.

Smokers and tobacco users can get good rates on life insurance by:

Buying a policy from a company that offers special rates for smokers and tobacco users.

– Quitting smoking or using tobacco products (but you will have to wait a year or more to get good rates, so get a policy now and replace it in the future when the tobacco is out of your system.)

– Choosing a policy with low premiums.

– Purchasing a policy with riders that cover the costs of smoking or using tobacco products.

The agents at Decision Tree Financial can help you find the best life insurance policy for your needs. We will work with you to determine what riders are available and which ones make the most sense for you. We will also help you choose a policy with low premiums and coverage that meets your objectives.

What Happens to My Policy If I Forget To Pay The Premium

If you forget or can’t pay your insurance premium, you have what is known as a “grace period” to catch up and still be insured.

A term life insurance policy has a 30-day grace period in most states. This means that if you don’t pay your premium by the end of the 30 days, your policy and coverage will lapse.

Lapsed policies can usually be reinstated within 3 years, but the insured will have to go through an underwriting process again and the two-year contestability clause is reinstated for everything except suicide. This means that if your health has changed since you first applied for coverage, you may not be able to get the same coverage or premium you had before.

It is important to ensure you have the funds available to pay your life insurance premiums when they are due to avoid lapses in coverage. You can set up automatic payments with most life insurance companies to make sure your premiums are paid on time, every time.

Also, paying premiums annually requires less premium than paying monthly.

However, some people life to pay monthly so they “don’t forget.” At Decision Tree Financial, we help clients with larger premiums set up a separate bank account that is ONLY used to pay life premiums and then deposit money monthly into this account so that it has the funds available when it is time to pay the annual premium. This allows our clients to pay level premiums and also take advantage of the savings afforded by paying annually for their entire life.

What If I Miss a Premium on a Universal Life Insurance Policy?

The premium for universal life policies goes into a cash value account. The cash value growth of these policies is tax-deferred, and their performance depends on the underlying investment options available. The cash values are used to pay for the cost of insurance each month for the policy and are available to take loans or withdrawals against.

If you don’t have enough money in your cash value account to cover the cost of your insurance, your policy will have a 30-day grace period and if premiums are not received, the policy will lapse.

Too, when you can make withdrawals from your cash value account, keep in mind that this will reduce the death benefit of your policy because the insurance company places a lein on the outstanding loans to guarantee their repayment.

What If I Miss a Premium on a Whole Life Insurance Policy?

If you have a whole life insurance policy, you also have a cash value account. The cash value of your policy grows tax-deferred, and you can use it to pay your premiums or take loans against it.

If you don’t have enough money in your cash value account to cover the cost of your insurance, your policy will lapse.

You can make withdrawals from your cash value account, but keep in mind that this will reduce the death benefit of your policy.

Do I have to Die to receive benefits from a life insurance policy?

It is important to know LIFE INSURANCE IS AN ASSET as well as insurance, so there are a number of benefits and options available to a policy owner once they have coverage.

Most people think that they only receive benefits from their life insurance policy if they die, but that is not always the case. Some policies have “living benefits,” which allow the policyholder to access a portion of their death benefit while they are still alive.

One type of living benefit is known as an accelerated benefit rider, or accelerated death benefit rider and is typically used to help cover the cost of long-term care or end-of-life expenses.

Another type of living benefit is known as a critical illness rider. This rider pays the policyholder a lump sum if they are diagnosed with a covered critical illness, such as cancer, heart disease, or stroke. The policyholder can use the money to help pay for medical expenses or everyday living expenses.

Some policies also have a disability income rider, which pays the policyholder a portion of their death benefit if they become disabled and are unable to work. The payments continue until the policyholder is no longer disabled or until the death benefit is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Policies with living benefits typically cost more than those without, but for some people, peace of mind and extra coverage is worth the extra cost.

The agents at Decision Tree Financial can discuss what policies have these extra benefits and what monthly cost they will add to your coverage.

What Are My Options If I Don't Want My Policy Anymore?

Depending on what life insurance plan you have, there are a few options to consider:

If you no longer want your term life insurance policy, you have two options. You can simply stop paying the premiums and the policy will lapse. Since term does not have a cash value, there isn’t a surrender value to it. However, depending on your age or health, you could possibly sell the policy in what is known as a life settlement (I will explain in the next section.)

If you have a whole life insurance policy, you likely have a cash value account. The cash value of your policy can be either surrendered for cash (in which any amount you receive above the premiums paid into the policy will be taxable income unless you perform a “1035 exchange“), use the cash value to purchase “extended term coverage” or the policy death benefit amount can be reduced to create what is known as a “paid-up insurance policy” which requires no additional premiums for life. The owner of a whole life policy may be able to sell it to a life settlement company as well.

If you have a universal life insurance policy, you can stop paying premiums and the monthly deductions for insurance will be debited from the policy’s cash value. You can also reduce the death benefit of the policy and the monthly deduction will be reduced allowing the contract to stay in force longer. You can also surrender the policy and receive the cash value if you are unable to sell the policy to a life settlement company or perform a 1035 exchange.

If you have a policy and want to get rid of it, contact us and we can discuss the options available to you.

What Are Some Riders I Can Have With My Life Insurance Policy?

There are a number of riders you can add to your life insurance policy, but some of the most popular ones include:

Accelerated Benefit Rider – This rider allows you to access a portion of your death benefit while you are still alive if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

Critical Illness Rider – This rider pays you a lump sum if you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness, such as cancer, heart disease, or stroke. 

Disability Income Rider – This rider pays you a portion of your death benefit if you become disabled and are unable to work. The payments continue until you are no longer disabled or until the death benefit is exhausted, whichever comes first. 

Waiver of Premium Rider – which waives your premiums if you become disabled

Childs Rider – which provides coverage for your children; and spousal rider, which provides coverage for your spouse. 

Long-Term Care Rider -This rider pays you a portion of your death benefit if you require long-term care. The payments continue until you no longer need long-term care or until the death benefit is exhausted, whichever comes first.

The professional agents at Decision Tree Financial can help you determine what riders are available and which ones make the most sense, if any, for you to include on your new life insurance policy.

What is a "Life Settlement"

A life settlement is similar to a viatical settlement, but it is not restricted to people who are terminally ill. Any policyholder can sell their policy for a life settlement, regardless of their health as long as there is someone willing to purchase it.

Like a viatical settlement, a life settlement is an arrangement in which the owner of a life insurance policy sells the policy to a third party for less than the face value of the policy. The third party then becomes the owner of the policy and is responsible for paying the premiums. When the original owner dies, the third party receives the death benefit.

The money from a life settlement can be used to pay for medical expenses, everyday living expenses, or anything else the policyholder needs and is always more than what the policy owner would have received if they had just “lapsed the policy.”

Life settlements are typically used by people who no longer need or want their life insurance policy and aren’t in as good of health when they took out the policy. The money from the sale of the policy can be used to pay off debts, finance a child’s education, or anything else the policyholder needs.