Have you ever thought about getting Critical Illness Insurance or Life Insurance on your babies?!
Well, truth be told, as horrible as it seems to “profit” off your child’s illness, or worse, death (yes, I’ve had this talk with many parents, many times!) – it’s something to consider for this simple reason:
If your child had to be at the hospital everyday or needed plenty of care for the foreseeable future, and you couldn’t work (remember, disability is only if you can’t work, not if your kids can’t), how would that affect your family financially? If you are a single parent, it’s probably even more important, or if you are in a partnership that requires both of you to pay the bills every month. And if the worst case scenario happens, then do you want the option to go back to work right away or not. Don’t think of it as insuring your children, think of it more as insuring your job if you can’t work.
Well I found a way to make the “uneasiness” of buying critical illness and life insurance on your children less terrible!
There is an insurance company that I use that offers a 3-In-1 policy – it’s the best I have found, and yes, I have these on my girls (I hunted for the best when I had my babies – so naturally I share that with you! I’m quite passionate about these policies.)
For whatever your selected face value, say $50,000 or $100,000 (very typical face amounts), if your child is diagnosed with a critical illness (the policy will pay out for a number of critical illnesses), or if your child dies prematurely, then it pays out the face amount upon death. So you get one or the other. However, if you are like me and you pray, hope and expect your children to grow up healthy and happy, then guess what – 20 years later you get all the premiums back! This is a lovely little lump sum of money you can gift to your child for university, perhaps a wedding, or a new home or just keep it for your next shopping trip after all you just spent 20 years having to raise that child – well deserved shopping money! Also, important to note, after 20 years, the policy becomes ‘paid up’ meaning you don’t need to make any more payments every month, and then your child has a critical illness/life insurance policy for life, just in case he/she is uninsurable at the policies 20 year mark – so you don’t have to cash it in for refund of premium. That’s like a 4-in-1 policy.
By the way, this is a great policy for grandparents to buy on their grandchildren who want to help, so if you can’t afford the premiums, ask OMA or BABA or NANA to help.
So ask me for a quote – it’s free and I will email it to you. EASY PEASY and ZERO obligation! I want to arm you with the best information to make an informed decision for your financial situation. Oh, and on that note…maybe it’s time you look at your own critical illness policy!