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Life insurance for the elderly people

Life insurance can be helpful in old age. A policy can provide for relatives after the death of its owner, or it guarantees lifelong pension payments, writes CBS News.
Life insurance for the elderly people

Life insurance for the elderly comes in several forms: term insurance, full insurance, and universal life insurance.

Each of them works as follows:

Term insurance is designed for a certain number of years. It is most often calculated for 10-20 years. If the policyholder dies during this period, the beneficiaries will receive compensation from the insurer.

Whole-life insurance is for the rest the life. Like term life insurance, this insurance policy offers a guaranteed death benefit for your beneficiaries and fixed premium.

Simplified registration insurance is a type of whole-life insurance for elderly people who are generally in good health but may have several chronic health problems or medical conditions. They are required only a health questionnaire rather than a full medical examination, although they tend to have less benefits in the event of death than traditional life insurance policies.

Universal life insurance is a type of permanent life insurance that involves pension payments and payouts to beneficiaries. You can adjust your death benefit and premiums.

Medicare is the national health insurance program in the United States for people aged 65 and over. Some people younger than 65, such as people with disabilities, or permanent kidney failure, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Charcot's disease), may also be eligible for Medicare.

Not all insurance companies might have all types of policies, therefore, you should study several offers before concluding a contract with an insurer.

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/life-insurance-for-seniors/

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