With life insurance,

Protect what matters.

Calculate your life insurance needs

How might life insurance help you?

It's an essential ingredient for protecting your loved ones—and your assets.

Maintain a lifestyle for your loved ones

Financially protect those who depend on you.

Cover college expenses

Help ensure your loved ones get the education they deserve.

Pay down debts and relieve some burden

Peace of mind with help paying mortgage and credit card debts.

Replace income if you have to stop working

Having a backup plan is important - things don't always go as planned.

Choices to help fit your needs

Permanent life insurance — Coverage that you can't outlive

Your coverage continues for as long as you pay your premiums. And the payments you make may create equity in your policy (called cash value) that you can access and use.1


Term life insurance1 — Coverage for a certain time period

Your policy provides coverage for a specific term, generally from 1 to 30 years. At the end of the term, you may be able to renew the policy, or you can let the coverage end. Since term insurance doesn't have cash value, it tends to be less expensive.

3 life insurance myths, debunked

I have enough life insurance coverage already.

A study shows 1 in 3 U.S. households would have immediate trouble paying living expenses following the loss of their primary wage earner.2

I'm already covered at work.

Coverage provided by your employer typically only offers protection up to a certain age. That may not be enough to cover your family's future expenses.

My spouse doesn't work, so he or she doesn't need life insurance.

Non-working spouses provide essential services that are expensive to hire out. Think about what it would cost to pay someone for child/elder care, cleaning, cooking, etc.

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1 Withdrawals and policy loans may decrease the amount of death benefit and cash value. Surrender charges and other policy charges may apply to distributions taken from the policy. If the life insurance policy is a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC), distributions may be subject to income taxes.

2 2016 Insurance Barometer Study, LIMRA and Life Happens

All guarantees and benefits of insurance policies are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company; they are not backed by the broker/dealer.

This document is intended to be educational in nature and is not intended to be taken as a recommendation.

In exchange for the death benefit, life insurance products charge fees such as mortality and expense risk charges and surrender fees.

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