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June 11, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Have Life Insurance

Our mission is to help you achieve financial peace of mind. And one common concern we hear is how to provide financial security for your family, both now and in the future. A life insurance policy is a great step toward reaching this goal but putting together the right policy isn't something that comes easily for most people. That's why the CommunityAmerica Insurance Agency has created a series of blog posts to act as a guide as you begin to address, or reassess, your life insurance needs.


To better understand why you need life insurance, consider these three important reasons for making sure your loved ones are covered:

1. Debt Coverage

If you have a mortgage or other debt, you'll need to think about how your family might continue to make payments if you were no longer there to help them. Depending on the term of your home loan, it could take up to 30 years to pay off. A life insurance policy could provide the resources your family needs to make monthly payments, or pay the balance off in full, in order to keep a roof over their head. Your coverage could also help pay down credit cards, student loans or other debt, such as unpaid medical bills, that would still need to be paid after death.

2. Final Expenses

Funerals and burials can cost thousands of dollars. It’s a common misconception that final expenses are only for a casket and flowers. In fact, final expenses can also cover things like worktime leave, emergency fund replenishment and even transporting family members to funeral services. Making sure these expenses are covered would leave your loved ones with one less thing to worry about in the midst of grieving.

3. Income Replacement

The question of how the potential absence of an income would affect the lifestyle of your family is an important one to consider when planning your policy. Covered lifestyle expenses extend to making the decision to stay home or go to work, adjusting to a new normal and maintaining your family’s standard of living. Both people in a partnership should have a policy in place that takes into consideration what the other would need in the event of a loss of income or other household contributions, such as childcare. 

Your policy needs in these three key areas can fluctuate based on a variety of factors, such as where you are in life and your personal priorities. Our life insurance advisors can help you determine how much coverage is enough and walk you through the steps to put it in place. If you are interested in getting a personalized life insurance quote, contact us at 913.905.7795 or toll free at 833.202.9595.


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About the Author
Meet Kat Hnatyshyn
Kat Hnatyshyn

Indirect Lending Program Director

Kat Hnatyshyn currently serves as the Indirect Lending Program Director at CommunityAmerica Credit Union, overseeing the program and our partnership with approximately 160 auto and Harley Davidson dealerships throughout the Kansas City metro. This partnership gives CommunityAmerica members a smooth auto buying experience by allowing them to finance their vehicle through us, directly from the dealership.