Financial advisors are failing to get the message across to their younger clients.
Recent statistics regarding the way that financial advisers are recommending life insurance products have shown that there are two primary common actions that are leaving their clients without the coverage from which they could greatly benefit.
The most common of these habits is not to recommend the policies at all.
Although life insurance has decreased in its popularity over the last two decades, this does not remove the fact that many people – particularly those with families – can enjoy significant benefits and peace of mind from including a policy in financial protection efforts.
Those who are advised about these benefits aren’t told to buy life insurance at the ideal time.
Though life insurance coverage can be helpful over many decade, many experts will recommend that people not wait to purchase policies. The best time to buy them is while a person is still young. The reason is that this provides the largest amount of protection, for the lowest possible premiums, and throughout a time when it is likely that the savings that have been accumulated by an individual or family will have been the smallest.
The younger a person is, the less of a risk he or she is considered to be by a life insurance company, and therefore the cost of the premiums will be at their lowest point when the policy is purchased by a younger person.
Another surprising factor that is not being covered by many financial advisers is that women are not receiving recommendations to purchase the coverage. Though these policies are cheapest for young people to buy, gender is another factor that can make a difference to these prices. In the United States, women pay notably less than men in their premiums because they have a longer lifespan. Therefore, young women should be purchasing this coverage in many circumstances, particularly when they are the main breadwinner for a family or when their income is vital to the financial survival of their families.
As the advisors are not creating the necessary push, it is up to young people across the country to look at their own financial situations and discover whether life insurance may be beneficial to them and the financial wellbeing of their families.