Life insurance for those over sixty


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Updated: 4/02/2012 3:03 pm Published: 3/27/2003 3:09 pm


Getting life insurance if you're over the age of sixty may be difficult. Many life insurance companies are hesitant to insure senior citizens. Life insurance plans offered by employers often contain provisions that reduce the benefits for employees at a certain age, usually sixty-five. These provisions are designed to stabilize costs for the insurer as you get older. In general, your need for life insurance decreases as you get older. The main reason for life insurance is to replace your salary for your spouse and children if you die during your working years. If you die after your retirement years, your beneficiaries may be eligible for your Social Security and pension benefits. In any case, your children will most likely be self supporting after you retire. For more information about life insurance, contact an insurance expert.

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