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Serious illness risk
Serious illness risk

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is hard enough. If you haven't planned for the possibility, high medical bills could add even more stress to an already stressful situation. But life insurance can help.

Some products include accelerated death benefits, which allow you to accelerate a portion of the death benefit while you're living if you should be diagnosed with a qualifying illness. These benefits are subject to eligibility requirements. This money can be used toward hospital bills, family vacations, or in any way you choose. If you're concerned about preparing for the possibility of a serious illness, the following products may be right for you.

 

Indexed universal life Term

Life insurance that provides opportunity

Indexed universal life (IUL) insurance is death benefit protection that can also help provide the opportunity to build long-term cash value by earning interest that is linked to the movement of a selected stock market index over a specific period of time. Although growth is based on a stock market index, your money is not actually invested in the market or in the applicable index. The product is subject to all policy fees and charges normally associated with most universal life insurance.

That’s a mouthful, but essentially IUL products can help protect your family and potentially provide cash value at the same time.

Bet you didn’t know life insurance could do that.

With an IUL product, the policyowner can take advantage of the upward movement of a selected stock market index while being protected from a downward performance through the power of the 0% floor, meaning the index credited will not be less than zero percent.

In other words, a North American IUL policy can grant you the opportunity to build cash value without a negative index performance hindering your earning potential. The earning potential is subject to a cap or a maximum interest rate that is used in the calculation of the index credit. The cash value you build may be used in many ways, from college funding1 for your kids, to helping supplement your retirement income.

IUL can also help you prepare for the financial implications of having a serious illness.

In addition to offering death benefit protection and cash value growth potential, IUL products may also include accelerated death benefits. These benefits allow the policyowner to access the death benefit while living.

Available at issue for no additional premium, these benefits allow the policyowner to accelerate a portion of the death benefit should the insured be diagnosed with a qualifying illness, subject to eligibility. The accelerated death benefit payment could be used for bills, making up for missed work due to your illness, family vacations, or in any other way you choose.2

 

Contact your financial professional to determine if IUL is right for you.

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Like the bodyguard of life insurance

Like a bodyguard you hope you never have to use, the sole purpose of term life insurance is to protect your family or beneficiaries in case you were to die unexpectedly, helping to relieve the sudden loss of income, cover funeral costs, outstanding debts and more.

If you're looking for some basic protection, term may be the way to go. Pay your premium over whatever term you choose (often 10, 20, or 30 years) and in return you'll receive death benefit protection. Once the term is up, the policy is terminated. The bodyguard calls it a day.

The amount of death benefit your beneficiaries receive will depend on how much you purchase. Your financial professtional can help you determine how much death benefit you need.

Term can help you prepare financially for the chance of being diagnosed with a serious illness.

In addition to offering death benefit protection, some term products may also include accelerated death benefits. These benefits allow the policyowner to access the death benefit while living.

Term is usually the most affordable type of life insurance, often compared to the cost of a couple cups of coffee - which is much more affordable than a personal bodyguard.

Get a free term quote.

 

Contact your financial professional to determine if term is right for you.

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The term financial professional is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business in which compensation is not related to sales. Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will be paid a commission on the sale of an insurance product.

  1. The primary purpose of life insurance is to provide a death benefit to beneficiaries. Because of the uncertainty surrounding all funding options except savings, it is critical to make personal savings the cornerstone of your college funding program. However, even a well-conceived savings plan can be vulnerable. Should you die prematurely, your savings plan could come to an abrupt end. To protect against this unexpected event, life insurance may be the only vehicle that can help assure the completion of a funding plan. In addition to the financial protection aspect of insurance, the tax-deferred buildup of cash values can be part of your college savings plan. Generally, if the policy is not a Modified Endowment Contract then tax-free withdrawals can be made up to the contract's cost basis. Moreover, if the policy is not a Modified Endowment Contract, then loans in excess of the cost basis are also tax free as long as the policy remains in force.
  2. The death benefit will be reduced by the amount of the death benefit accelerated. Since benefits are paid prior to death, a discount will be applied to the death benefit accelerated. As a result, the actual amount received will be less than the amount of the death benefit accelerated. An administrative fee is required at time of election.

Texas Residents: Receipt of acceleration-of-life-insurance benefits may affect your, your spouse’s or your family’s eligibility for public assistance programs such as medical assistance (Medicaid), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), supplementary social security income (SSI), and drug assistance programs. You are advised to consult with a qualified tax advisor and with social service agencies concerning how receipt of such a payment will affect your, your spouse’s and your family’s eligibility for public assistance.

Life insurance policies have terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued. Current cost of insurance rates and interest rates are not guaranteed. Therefore, the planned periodic premium may not be sufficient to carry the contract to maturity. The Index Accounts are subject to caps and participation rates. In no case will the interest credited be less than 0 percent. Please refer to the customized illustration provided by your agent for additional detail. The policy's death benefit is paid upon the death of the insured. The policy does not continue to accumulate cash value and excess interest after the insured's death. For costs and complete details, call or write to North American Company for Life and Health, Administrative Office, One Sammons Plaza, Sioux Falls, SD 57193, telephone (800) 872-0757.

The term financial professional is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business in which compensation is not related to sales. Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will be paid a commission on the sale of an insurance product.

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