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How Long Will My Life Insurance Benefits Last?

When purchasing a life insurance policy, it’s imperative to decide how much your family or loved ones will need to maintain their lifestyle after you’re gone. Our life insurance payout calculator can help you project how many years a selected death benefit will payout based on expenses, income taxes, inflation, and return on investments.


How long will my life insurance proceeds last?

It may be surprising how quickly your life insurance benefits could be depleted by your survivor’s income needs.


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Plan for the future now.

It’s one thing to buy life insurance, it’s another to think about how your loved ones will live in the event of your death. Discuss potential concerns such as childcare, how to invest the life insurance survivor benefits, and other potential lifestyle changes.

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Diversify your assets.

Consider other assets that can protect your family’s financial future, like annuities. Annuities can offer a lifetime of predictable, steady income for your loved ones.

Common questions about insurance.


How much insurance do I need?

Experts recommend a life insurance policy that would provide five to ten times your annual income.


How long do I need it?

Consider buying insurance that will cover your family until your last child graduates college.

More information and resources.

We have the tools and products you need to help you plan your financial future.

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Whole life insurance

In addition to a life insurance benefit, whole life also offers a growing cash value for all of life’s needs.

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Term life insurance

Term life locks in immediate protection and can be converted to permanent coverage in the future if your life changes.

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Life insurance 101

Understand the basics about protecting you and your loved ones with insurance.

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