Once you’ve decided to purchase life insurance, the next step is choosing a beneficiary. Your beneficiary is the individual(s) who will receive the benefits of your policy upon your demise. At Robnett Integra Insurance Services in Brownwood, TX, we’re more than happy to help you select one or more beneficiaries for your life policy. Here are a few factors to consider when making this decision.
Spouse and Children
If you’re married with children, you’ll undoubtedly want to name your spouse as your beneficiary to ensure your family has the financial support they need after your demise. Life benefits can help replace the loss of your income so your family can continue the lifestyle they’re used to after you’re gone. Life benefits can be used to pay your mortgage, buy food and clothing, pay for school or medical needs, or be put in a trust for your children’s college.
Singles may want to name their parents as beneficiaries to provide financial support in their golden years. If you’re helping your parents now, life benefits will continue providing financial support after you’re gone. In like manner, you can name younger siblings as beneficiaries to provide them with financial support or help put them through college.
If you’re the co-owner of a business, you could name your business partner as a beneficiary so that they can continue the venture after your demise. Life benefits can replace your financial input to keep the business running until your partner can make the proper adjustments after you’re gone.
You can also name your favorite charity as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy to help those in need in your local community.
For more information about life insurance options, benefits, and costs, call or visit Robnett Integra Insurance Services in Brownwood, TX.