Today’s Question: Does Children’s Life Insurance Make Sense?

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Today’s Question: Does children’s life insurance make sense?

The short answer is, yes, it makes sense. I have three children and I have purchased a policy on each of them. My father also bought a policy for myself as well as my two brothers when we were younger. A big advantage to the policies that he purchased on us is that they were with Manulife at the time, which when the company demutualized, we qualified for a demutualization benefit; but that is a topic for another day.

Back to children’s life insurance. I do think it makes sense, mainly for those who have their financial house in order, they’re maximizing their RRSPs (Registered Retirement Savings Plan), TSFAs (Tax-Free Savings Account), and their RESPs (Registered Education Savings Plan), and also have their mortgage under control; potentially taking advantage of pre-payment options.

For those individuals, life insurance on a child can make a lot of sense because it is another asset that can give a child a head start. This head start can aid them, especially if their health changes down the road. They have a base policy in place and that base policy may even allow them to upgrade their coverage in the future if they wish to do so.

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