Augusta

Augusta, GA Life Insurance Choices

Located along the Savannah River, Augusta is a beautiful city. It is little wonder that it was chosen to be the host of the Masters Golf Tournament each spring. The city is racially diverse and includes many young families. According to U.S. Census data, more than a quarter of Augusta’s households include children under the age of eighteen. If you have loved ones who are dependent on you for financial support, you may want to consider investing in an Augusta, GA life insurance policy.

Once you have decided to purchase a life insurance policy, you may find yourself questioning how much coverage to buy. An independent insurance agent the Trusted Choice® network can make things easier for you by answering your questions and providing you with ethical advice. These agents work with several different insurance carriers, so they can provide multiple Augusta, GA life insurance quotes for you to compare. Contact a member agent in your neighborhood today.

  • Richmond County males: 70.7 years
  • Georgia males: 75.0 years
  • U.S. males: 76.2 years
  • Richmond County females: 77.8 years
  • Georgia females: 79.9 years
  • U.S. females: 81.3 years

Statistically speaking, you are likely to live well into retirement, but life sometime throws unexpected illnesses or accidents into the mix. A life insurance policy can ensure that those you leave behind are financially well-cared for.

Who Needs Augusta Life Insurance?

You may think that purchasing a life insurance policy is not necessary. You may receive life insurance benefits through your work, but these are in effect only for as long as you work for your company. The best time to purchase a policy is actually when you’re young and in good health, because you can get coverage at a very low rate.

If you are married, have children, or have other relatives who are dependent on you, a life insurance policy is a very good idea. You must consider how these loved-ones would fare if you were no longer there as a source of income. Would your spouse be able to afford to live in your home? Would your children be able to go to college some day? A life insurance policy can give them the financial stability they need to continue without you.

Richmond County Leading Causes of Death, 2011

  • Heart disease: 122 deaths, 23.4%
  • Cancer: 111 deaths, 21.3%
  • Stroke: 37 deaths, 7.1%
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease: 29 deaths; 5.6%
  • Diabetes: 28 deaths, 5.4%
  • Unintentional injuries: 27 deaths; 5.3%

An unexpected diagnosis can come at any time. If you have a chronic or fatal illness, you may find it hard, or even impossible, to find an affordable life insurance policy. Securing a policy early can guarantee you have coverage when you really need it.

Augusta, Georgia Life Insurance Policies

When it comes to life insurance, you have options. Making a choice on a policy that’s best for you might be tricky if you don’t understand all of your options fully. An agent in the Trusted Choice network can explain your life insurance choices in detail. Life insurance policies fall under two basic categories:

Term life insurance: These policies are purchased for a given amount of type, usually 5 to 30 years, and provide death benefits to your beneficiaries if you should pass away during the term. Once the term is up, the policy is no longer in effect. Most people purchase term policies planning for their houses will be paid off and their children will be established adults when the term expires. These policies have no cash value.

Permanent life insurance: This includes policies such as whole life and universal life insurance. These policies stay in effect for as long as you continue to make payments on your premiums. While more expensive that term insurance, these policies have a cash value and can serve as an investment vehicle. You can close your policy at any time and collect its cash value or, in many cases, you can take out low-interest loans against it.

Each policy type has pros and cons. The option that will work best for you depends on your coverage needs, your financial circumstances and your personal preference.

The Cost of Augusta Life Insurance

Rates on policies can vary significantly from person to person. Your own rates will depend on a number of unique factors including the following:

  • Your age when you purchase the policy
  • Your health history and your family’s health history
  • Where you live and work
  • Whether or not you smoke
  • The type of policy you purchase and amount of coverage you buy
  • The life insurance company you choose

Each insurance company has its own underwriting guidelines and rate metrics. This is why comparison shopping is so important when you are in the market for an insurance policy.

Compare Augusta Life Insurance Quotes

The easiest way to obtain a life insurance policy is by contacting a local agent in the Trusted Choice network. An independent agent can answer any questions you may have about the different policy options. Independent agents work with several insurance companies instead of just one, so they can quickly produce several quotes for you to choose from. It is easy to find a member agent in your neighborhood. Contact an agent now to comparing Augusta life insurance quotes.

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