It’s easy to get confused with all the terminology surrounding life insurance. Opting for life insurance means financial commitment with a significant impact on the lives of your loved ones when you pass away and it needs to be done well.

How much does life insurance policy payout?

It might seem awkward to ask how much money you’ll receive when a loved one dies. But you need to know this information if you’re the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. If the insured is your partner or spouse and is the primary breadwinner in your household, it’s important to consider whether the death benefit could be enough to help them deal with the circumstances they were to pass away. Insurance experts often recommend that you buy coverage with a death benefit that is equal to five to 10 times your annual salary. 

Apart from this the amount you get paid by life insurance also depends on the type of policy you’ve chosen during the initial application. Whether you’ve chosen a whole life policy; decreasing term policy; level term policy or over 50’s policy. Every policy is different from one another and so are their terms and conditions along with their eligibility criteria, due to which the payouts for each policy is different. If in case you have a decreasing term policy, then this amount will lower over the length of the policy (as it is generally used to cover a mortgage) whereas a level term policy has a predetermined payout only if the policyholder happens to pass away within the policy term.

As every individual has different requirements (length of the cover time) and depending on their financial circumstances (amount of cover required) payout of life insurance may also differ.

We would recommend you to talk to one of our advisers for life insurance quotes.
Any quote that your adviser provides you with will take into account your circumstances, your medical history, as well as your budget!
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