The Basics of Term Life Insurance
LENGTH Covers the Policyholder for a Specific Amount of Time
YEARS Term Lengths
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An Overview of the Different Types of Term Life Insurance
Term life insurance available through AIG Direct covers the policyholder for a specific amount of time, which is known as the term. The term lengths vary according to what the individual chooses. Terms typically range from 10 to 30 years and increase in 5-year increments.Among the most popular life insurance products available, term life tends to be more affordable. It typically provides an amount of coverage for much less than permanent types of life insurance.
Depending on the type of policy, term life insurance available through AIG Direct can offer fixed premiums for the entire term. The death benefits can be fixed as well. Because it’s affordable and the payments can stay the same, term life insurance available through AIG Direct is popular with young people just starting out, families and people who want protection for a specific period of time. (For example, someone who wants to protect an income until retirement or while paying off a home mortgage.)
Term life insurance available through AIG Direct doesn’t accrue cash value like several other types of life insurance, but with most term policies, beneficiaries do receive the full face amount. For example, if a policy’s face amount is $100,000, the beneficiary receives the full amount, pure and simple. Even better, the benefits paid by term life insurance available through AIG Direct are tax free, according to current tax laws.
There are several types of term life insurance available through AIG Direct, including level, renewable, convertible and return of premium (ROP).