If you and your family have a mortgage to pay, it may be a good idea for you to get a mortgage life insurance policy. This is especially necessary if your spouse doesn’t work. If the head of household becomes deceased, then the beneficiary of the policy will receive the amount of the mortgage balance on your home. Some policies have decreasing cash values, to keep up with the decreasing balance of the mortgage. Many people today are getting a policy that is equal to the amount of the original price of the mortgage, so instead of getting a policy that decreases, you will be given a low-cost insurance plan.
One option with mortgage life insurance is the level benefit term policy. This means that you will pay a set rate premium for a specified amount of time, such as 20, 25 or 30 years. With this plan, your cash value will never decrease and the rates are set in stone.
Another option is with the Return of Premium Term Life Insurance. With this option, you receive all of your premium payments back without any taxes deducted. Many people choose this option because it guarantees to pay off your mortgage and if you live on to keep the insurance, you will get all of the money back you paid on the policy.