Life insurance planning tips for homeowners
Quite simply, 10-year term insurance is a fundamentally superior option compared to bank mortgage insurance. Here are some reasons why 10-year term insurance is better and much cheaper than bank mortgage insurance:
Bank mortgage insurance is expensive
Term life insurance is often cheaper
Important money-saving tips for Canadian seniors
If you are reasonably healthy, why not get your cheap life quote based on your health rather than a guaranteed permanent quote that assumes you are not healthy. For example, a typical $15,000 guaranteed permanent life insurance quote would be $255 per month for a 70-year-old male if it is a guaranteed issue policy. On the other hand, a standard life quote for $25,000 (75% or more would qualify) would be only $99 per month for a healthy person. If you take medication to control blood pressure or cholesterol levels and it is working, you will likely qualify for standard issues. How many men or women at age 70 are not taking something?
Let our experienced agents go to work for you to get an inexpensive life insurance quote based on your health situation. We have access to dozens of companies that would like to provide an online quote for you. Let us help you get guaranteed life insurance quotes before you act on those cheap ones offered on the TV and in newspapers.
Business owners with creditor or term loan insurance
A recent business client was paying over $220 for life insurance of $150,000 on their business line of credit with three shareholders. They are now paying less than $100 per month for this policy. Do you have a line of credit where you are also paying for creditor protection coverage? Look at your bank credit card, line of credit or term loan contract or statement and then get a 10-year term quote and compare it for yourself. You work hard for your money so keep it for your savings or retirement account and not the bank’s insurance.
Avoid the bank mortgage hassle – Get term life insurance instead
When mortgages are renewed, you usually renew your insurance simultaneously, and if you have had a severe illness in that time, banks usually classify you as uninsurable. The bank can then decline the mortgage insurance.
If you renew your mortgage through a different bank or credit union to take advantage of a lower interest rate, you cannot take your bank mortgage insurance with you; you have to re-apply at an older, more expensive age bracket.
A bank’s mortgage premium can change when you renew the mortgage – usually, the term on a mortgage is 3 to 5 years, although amortized over 25 to 30 years. Ask to see the rate schedule – it will likely have different rates divided into five year age groups – e.g. 35-40; 40-45. You’ll be surprised to find the savings compared to a 10-year term insurance quote from our website.