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Posted: 12 Oct '16

5 Questions You Need to Ask When Getting Life Insurance

1. Ask for advice on how much insurance to carry.

This is one of the most important factors when you speak to an agent about life insurance quotes in Edmonton. It is a good idea to know the amount if any, you have with a work policy and you know the approximate debt load you carry. Often, it's best to make sure you can leave your loved ones debt free and ideally, with an income to help them maintain their lifestyle.

2. Is term, or universal life the best option?

The main difference between these two options is that term insurance is less expensive. As the name suggests, you choose a set or flexible amount of time over which you have coverage. A universal life insurance policy costs more, but it's also a tax shelter and allows you to build up savings.

3. If I decide to buy a term policy, what is the right length?

You have to consider the stage of life you're in when you're requesting life insurance quotes in Edmonton. For example, if you are in your early twenties, it would be beneficial to seek a longer term because if you have to renew in ten years, your health may have deteriorated or your financial situation may have changed. Your agent can help you determine the best term, or help you with a flexible term policy.

4. Can I switch to a permanent policy from term?

In some cases, you can choose to switch to a permanent life insurance policy from your term policy. Ask your agent if the term policy you are purchasing is convertible, and the length of time you have before you have to make a decision to switch.

5. What experience or qualifications do you have?

Since purchasing life insurance is such an important decision, you should ask your agent or advisor about their experience in the field. Find out if they have any credentials and ask about their range of products. A well-qualified agent will be more than happy to fill you in and help you feel comfortable with your decision.

Obtaining life insurance quotes in Edmonton is easy when you get help from our experienced life insurance brokers at Vistaplan Financial Group. We offer unbiased information and can help you build the plan that meets your needs perfectly, giving you and your family peace of mind. Contact us today to find out more about life insurance and how much you need.

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About the Author - David Motkoski

David Motkoski—At the Helm of Vistaplan Financial Group

The team at Vistaplan is led by David Motkoski, a well-respected insurance adviser to hundreds of business and individual clients. David has 30+ years of experience in this industry helping clients understand their life and disability insurance, office overhead, critical illness, long term care, and accident insurance. David’s focus has been medical doctors, dentists and business owners who are concerned with having the right coverage to provide for their family or business and protecting their income

David is an independent broker offering policies with Manulife, ivari and RBC to name a few. Vistaplan Financial Group has clients dating back to 1983 and they stay loyal with David because of the strong relationships he builds.