A life event can be a traumatic event or accident, or a sudden change of circumstance that has a profound effect on your financial future.
Life events can include: an unexpected death; a severe illness; a major illness; an unexpected illness; or the death of a loved one.
If you have a life insurance plan, it’s important to understand how the financial effects of these events will affect your finances.
Below, we’ve broken down the key factors to consider in deciding if you’re likely to be hurt financially when a life-threatening event strikes.
Life insurance coverage depends on the type of life event.
Life insurers cover a variety of types of life events, and you can also consider other types of events such as a job loss, sudden illness, a death in a car accident, a car crash or a traumatic injury to your body.
For example, you might be covered for life insurance for a death caused by car collision or by a traumatic death.
In most cases, the life insurance will be a fixed-rate policy that will pay out at the time of the event, meaning you’ll pay your premiums every year regardless of the amount of the accident or the severity of the injury.
In other cases, you may be covered if the life insurer’s policy is cancelled at the end of the year.
If the life policy is still in place, however, you will be eligible for a partial payment and can still claim your full benefits.
The amount of your life insurance depends on your age.
For instance, a 30-year-old might be able to claim a $2,000 life policy, while a 60-year old would only be able the $2.50 life policy.
If your policy is in your name, it should be an income-based policy.
This means that the amount paid out by the policy will be based on the income earned, rather than the age of the policyholder.
If there’s a deductible, the amount payable will be capped at the lowest amount allowed by the insurance company, and there will also be limits on how much you can claim for the insurance.
A full-priced policy will generally cost $1,000 or less, and may cover a small portion of the cost of your accident, if applicable.
How much life insurance is appropriate depends on how you feel about the financial situation and the financial circumstances surrounding the accident.
Some people may be able a little more money, while others may not be able enough money to cover the costs of the life event and will be more likely to take out a life policy in the event of a financial setback.
For some people, the financial benefits of a life annuity are likely to outweigh the financial costs of a policy in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.
For others, the benefits may be less immediate and the costs more likely be absorbed in the future.
The more you know about the life policies that you have in your personal life, the better you can assess how much life can pay for your accident.
Life annuity policies vary depending on the length of time you have to live and the amount that you’ve earned from the life annuities.
Some policies will pay you monthly for the first two years, while some may pay you every six months or less.
The maximum amount that a life insurer can charge is based on a person’s age and the average annual salary in the community in which the life has been lived.
For this reason, a policy can cover a wider range of individuals and their incomes.
If an accident or a life accident happens in a region that has lower average salaries than the average salary in Canada, the policy may not cover the entire cost of the incident.
Life policies may have additional benefits depending on how the policy is funded.
Some types of policies may provide additional benefits for those who choose to purchase them, such as life insurance protection against a business loss.
Other types of insurance may provide more financial support for people with less income or assets, such a life coverage against life-changing illness.
For a more complete look at the types of financial support available for life policies, check out our Life Insurance page.
The insurance company may offer a reduced rate of coverage.
Some insurance companies offer reduced rates of coverage to those who opt for a life, accident or life annuitant policy.
A policy may also be eligible to offer an additional type of benefit for those that are less fortunate than those who purchase life insurance, such the financial support to a spouse or a family member when you’re a single adult or to a family who have to rely on your earnings for financial support.
If a policy is a fixed rate, you can only claim a maximum amount of money every year.
Some life annulments have a maximum life benefit.
The lower the maximum benefit, the less money is guaranteed for any given year.
You may be eligible only for a minimum amount of payments, or for no payment at