As parents, we are constantly in alert whenever it comes to our children. There might come a time that you will be introduced to getting a life insurance for your child. You might think you have nothing to lose but before you jump aboard the insurance wagon, here are some things to ponder regarding your child’s life insurance policy.
If you decide to get a permanent life insurance policy for your child while they are still young is cheap and will ensure that your child is insured for life. There are temporary insurances too which lasts until your child reaches the rope age of 60 or 70. Typically, a lot of people choose to apply for a temporary insurance rather than renewing because it is saves a lot of money.
As tempting as insurance may sound would you really need it? Ask yourself what would be the immediate costs if your child dies? What are the long term expenses that I will have to pay? Will I really be financially burdened? What if my child is terminally ill and is not medically insured, how will I pay for the medical expenses? You should realize that the only financial expenses that you will have to shell out for are for funeral and burial expense and probably lost wages.
If your kids die, financial burdens such as school expenses, clothing money ad allowances will be slashed on your budget. You might think that when you lose a child you will become financially crippled. I say no. Each one of us has lost someone and the emotional trauma will be too much to bear for most of us. You start becoming unstable, lose your job and rely on your child’s insurance policy.
If you want to get your child insured to protect yourself from the financial duress that you will experience as an aftermath of your child’s death then I tell you, don’t. Insuring yourself for your sake is selfish. Your child would not want to see you break down that easily. However, if you are insuring your child because you want him to have a lifelong guarantee as they grow older then consider your child’s insurance as an investment.