There is a misconception among unmarried individuals that without any dependents, it’s okay to put life insurance in the back burner.
In the absence of family members who may be significantly impacted by their sudden loss, single individuals may feel that there’s no need to engage in advanced financial or estate planning to mitigate the risks. Some people, on the other hand, refuse to think of what life insurance is protecting them from: illness, fire, liability, and even death.As an insurance agent, you know that regardless of your client’s demographic, life insurance can mitigate the damage they’ll experience in the occurrence of such events. The problem is, even if you have a no-fail approach that works for couples and clients with families, dealing with unmarried clients is a unique challenge altogether.
Life insurance is straightforward: purchase a policy and regularly pay the premium to keep it active. Upon the policyholder’s death, their beneficiaries receive the full amount of their “death benefits.”
Despite being one of the pillars of personal finance, not everyone is convinced that they need life insurance. As an insurance agent, you might’ve encountered a customer or two with the same beliefs.
Agents are no strangers to people who are wary of life insurance because they think it’s too complex or time-consuming. There are also clients who are uncomfortable with discussing the topic of their demise. Some people don’t consider life insurance as an asset and just see it as a monthly bill they have to pay but will never personally benefit from.
On the contrary, life insurance is more than just a death benefit, which is what you want potential and current clients to understand. They need to know about the living benefits so they’ll recognize their need for life insurance.
By educating them on their insurance policy’s living benefits, as well as other available options, you’ll help them see the bigger picture of how they can benefit from it while they’re still alive.
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