Life Insurance for Accountants

Posted on December 29, 2011 and updated January 3, 2012 in Insurance Types, Life Insurance Canada News, Permanent Insurance, Term Insurance 3 min read

There are approximately 361,128 accountants working across Canada, according to statistics provided by the Canadian Government. They make, on average, a salary of $26.27 an hour. Typically, accountants are the arbiters of our financial future, determining our budgets and how much money we take in versus how much we take out.

Life insurance can cushion them and their families for their own financial future, and it’s usually divided into two categories.

Term Insurance starts off lower in cost and increases as the insured gets older. The term length can vary depending on the policy. As a rule of thumb, the longer the term, the higher the initial premium, but the shorter the term, the lower the initial premium. Most term life policies in Canada are renewable and convertible, which means the insured can renew the coverage without a medical examination, albeit at a much higher premium. It also means that it’s possible to convert the coverage to a permanent plan without a medical examination. Term rates can vary significantly from company to company, and many companies offer preferred rates, which can lower the insured’s premium by as much as 30 per cent if they happen to be in very good health and has excellent family health history.

Permanent life Insurance can be subdivided into the following three types:

Term-to-100 Insurance provides level premiums and lifetime protection. Term 100 policies generally do not build a cash value. However, some companies offer reduced paid-up coverage if the insured wants to stop paying. Most Term 100 plans have increased in cost recently, due to historically low interest rates, and many carriers in Canada no longer offer Term 100 coverage.

Universal Life coverage offers lifetime protection and flexible premiums. Plus, most Universal life policies come with an increasing cost-of-insurance feature. For example, the cost of insurance starts off lower and increases as the insured gets older. Plans may also include a level cost-of-insurance option, which provides a fixed cost-of-insurance for the life of the policy. Similar to Term 100 coverage, most Universal Life (level cost-of-insurance) policies in Canada have increased in cost as a result of low interest rates.

Whole Life policies can be broken down into Non-Participating and Participating policies. The former offer lifetime protection, guaranteed premiums, and a guaranteed cash value, but do not produce a dividend, while the latter offers fixed premiums, lifetime protection, and guaranteed cash-value and produces an annual dividend. This dividend allows the insured to participate in the profits of their life insurance carrier.

For more details on which life insurance policy is best for you, please contact us at 1-866-899-4849 or visit our Term Life, Whole Life, or Universal Life quote pages

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