Why Review Your Life Insurance Policy

Because you're reading this, chances are that you are already a holder of a life insurance policy. However, you are also considering reviewing it, but are unsure why you should do this. Basically, life insurance is a lot like your car--you need to constantly check it to make sure that everything works as well as the first day you bought it.

In this article, we are going to share with you some of the most important reasons why you should review your life insurance policy. Let's get started with...

  1. Your changing needs. It could be that you have a new baby, or that you had your mortgage modified since you last took out insurance--whatever major change you've had in your life, it pays to look at it in the context of your life insurance policy. The reason for this is that your required coverage may grow or diminish depending on that change. If your family grew, for example, so should your cover to help adequately secure them in the future.
  2. It lets you take advantage of the competition between insurers. The life insurance industry is a competitive one. From banks to life insurance brokers, everyone is trying to get their share of the market. And that's a good thing for you, since competition means that there are many great options out there for you. Because of that, you will be able to get the best policy for your needs and your budget. So if you are already a policyholder, it would benefit you if you review your policy regularly and compare it with the current offerings of various insurance companies.
  3. It lets you benefit from improvements in your policy. The life insurance industry is constantly changing to meet the needs of the market, so they regularly make improvements in their policies. Trauma insurance for example used to cover only a handful of conditions, but has eventually increased to about a hundred. By reviewing your policy, you will be able to find out whether there are new developments or features you could take advantage of in the future.

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Published on June 6-th, 2013 in Life Insurance
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.

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