Mortgage Life Insurance Versus Personal Life Insurance

Mortgage Life Insurance Versus Personal Life Insurance! What’s the Difference?

Mortgage life insurance is usually sold to new homeowners who are worried that if they die or become sick, their loved ones will be left with a large mortgage.

Your lender or broker can sell mortgage insurance to you if you’re buying a home or renewing an existing mortgage. You’ve invested a lot of money in your house, so it’s worth taking precautions now to safeguard your investment. However, mortgage life insurance only applies to your mortgage, if you should pass away.

While personal life insurance proceeds can be used also to pay off your mortgage, and they’re not limited to only covering your mortgage. Personal life insurance provides money to your beneficiaries in the event of your death, and because of its versatility, the beneficiaries may use the funds for anything they like.

There is also a distinction between mortgage life insurance and mortgage loan insurance. If you put down 20% on a home, the lending institution would require you to purchase mortgage loan insurance to protect against default. Mortgage life insurance, on the other side, reduces or eliminates the debt if the creditor passes away.

Mortgage Life Insurance…What is it?

As a mortgage borrower, you have the option of buying mortgage life insurance. It’s supposed to pay off or reduce your mortgage if you pass away. The policy proceeds are still added to the remaining balance on the mortgage. This will help your family remain in their home even if the primary source of income that was previously used to pay the mortgage is no longer available.

Since mortgage life insurance is a community policy, the liability is spread out to a wide number of individuals, resulting in lower premiums.

One of the benefits of providing mortgage life insurance, in your overall investment strategy, is that it will free up funds from other insurance plans. For example, money earned from employer-provided benefits or a personal life insurance policy may be used for expenditures other than the mortgage, such as energy bills or children’s university tuition.

Mortgage life insurance typically comes with a 30-day “free look” period during which you can cancel your coverage and earn a refund on all premiums charged. This allows you to purchase policies right away and check the insurance certificate later.

It also encourages you to speak with an attorney about what kind of insurance is right for your specific financial situation.

Personal Life Insurance…What’s the Difference?

If you die while protected by a personal life insurance policy, your estate will be compensated the full amount of the policy.   When it comes to personal life insurance, the policy is normally owned by the homeowner.   Unlike mortgage life insurance benefits, this money is the beneficiary’s or heirs’ to do with what they please.   Your family or other beneficiaries, for example, may use the money to pay for post-secondary schooling, credit card debt, or other liabilities. Personal life insurance is available for a period that is not tied to the duration of your mortgage. Your personal life insurance policy is unrelated to your mortgage and will continue to operate even though you pay off your mortgage or transfer it to another financial institution. The amount of mortgage life insurance you have is related to the decreasing balance of your mortgage and will decline over time, while your personal life insurance policy will not.

Personal life insurance would provide you with coverage today, while still adapting to your changing needs in the future. Additionally, you may be able to make substantial adjustments to a personal life insurance policy without investing a lot of money. Of course, your family’s financial position can change over time when you have children (or when they get older), and personal life insurance can help you deal with these new financial realities.

Primary Differences

Mortgage life insurance pays for the outstanding balance on your loan, which decreases as it is paid off. Personal life insurance, on the other hand, normally remains the same and is unrelated to the mortgage.

When your mortgage is paid off, your life insurance policy ceases. Your personal life insurance policy is unchanged by the termination of your mortgage, and it will help to cover you and your family in the years ahead. Mortgage life insurance purchased through a financial institution is usually easy and straightforward to receive, requiring only a few health-related questions to be answered. Personal life insurance, on the other hand, normally takes longer and entails delinquent conduct.

Mike Benezra, Insurance Advisor
Phone: Call me at (416)-315-8569

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