|NIL - 09/07/2012
Source: The Indian Express
When it comes to choosing life insurance policy, the myriad of options available makes it difficult to know how to customise a policy to meet your specific needs. There is much more to a life insurance policy than simply choosing a term and amount, and often buyers are left wondering if they did the right thing. Carelessness is certainly part of wrong decision making when it comes to choosing a suitable policy in life insurance. People are surprisingly eager to invest money without sheer knowledge of what they are doing. However, even those buyers who try to be diligent lack a decision-making framework to be successful. Here are a few ways that may help you to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing a life insurance policy.
Every human being needs life insurance but the amount of insurance required and type of product completely varies from person to person. Earlier consumers would usually buy insurance policies because of the fear factor rather than understanding the advantages of it. Today’s scenario is completely different – life insurance is for you if – you die early or you live too long. It is essential that one understands the product thats/ he buys, especially, if it is of a long term nature. In most cases the nominee gets the benefits of the insurance post the death of the policy holder. The best way of buying a life insurance policy is by sitting with your advisor and working out on “need analysis” for yourself. Generally it is seen that the person has the following insurance needs:
* Protection needs
* Savings needs
* Investments needs
* Pension and annuities needs
Once the needs are clearly identified, it may or may not be possible to fulfill all the needs at that point of time.