Life or final expense insurance is nice to have as long as it doesn’t bust the household budget. Life insurance can be complicated with all the different types of products like Term, Whole Life, Universal Life, Accidental Death, and a variety of riders you can add on to them. I like to keep things simple so I only offer Term Life insurance. The applicant or policy owner pays a monthly premium for a set death benefit. There is no cash value to Term life insurance. By selecting a death benefit to cover just funeral expenses and possibly a few months of transition money for the survivors, the cost of Term life insurance can be affordable.
Blue Shield of California offers affordable Term life insurance. You do not have to be enrolled in a Blue Shield health plan to apply. A 45 year old man can get $30,000 of Term life insurance starting at $14.65 per month. While that is not huge amount of cash, it will pay the final expenses for a funeral. Contact me to discuss your particular situation and if Term life insurance is right for you.
There are eight health questions on the application and a para-medical examination is not required. Any person of 1 year of age to 64 years old can be insured. The minimum death benefit is $10,000 and the maximum death benefit is $100,000.
Blue Shield of California Term Life Insurance Application
Additional Contact Form
Add Beneficiary Form
Replacement of Life Insurance Form
Blue Shield Term Life Insurance Overview
Life Insurance Claim Form
Another form of Final Expense insurance are irrevocable Funeral Trusts. These are single premium policies, one time payment, that earn interest over the years. If the person has to go onto public assistance such as Medicaid, the irrevocable trust is not included in the spending down of assets to be eligible for Medicaid. The irrevocable trusts are separated from other life insurance assets because they can only paid to funeral home for final expenses. Call me for a quote.