Optional Waiver Of Premium Rider
How it works:
- If you become disabled and meet the policy’s definition of disability, your premiums will be waived. This means you won’t have to make any further premium payments, and your life insurance policy will remain in force.
- The policy’s definition of disability typically requires that you be unable to work for at least six months due to a covered illness or injury. Some policies may have stricter requirements, such as requiring that you be unable to perform any occupation for which you are qualified.
- The waiver of premium rider will not pay out any benefits if you die while you are disabled. However, it will ensure that your life insurance policy remains in force and that your beneficiaries will receive the death benefit upon your passing.
Benefits of a waiver of premium rider:
- Provides peace of mind knowing that your life insurance policy will remain in force even if you become disabled.
- Protects your family from the financial burden of paying your life insurance premiums if you become disabled.
- Can help you maintain your life insurance coverage if you lose your job due to a disability.
Cost of a waiver of premium rider:
The cost of a waiver of premium rider will vary depending on the insurance company, the type of policy, and your age and health. In general, waiver of premium riders are more expensive for older policyholders and those with health risks.
Considerations before adding a waiver of premium rider:
- Your age and health: Waiver of premium riders are more expensive for older policyholders and those with health risks. If you are young and healthy, you may not need a waiver of premium rider.
- Your financial situation: If you have a stable income and are able to easily afford your life insurance premiums, you may not need a waiver of premium rider. However, if you are concerned about the possibility of becoming disabled and being unable to afford your premiums, a waiver of premium rider may be a good option for you.
- Your overall insurance needs: Before adding a waiver of premium rider to your life insurance policy, consider your overall insurance needs. You may want to prioritize disability insurance or other types of insurance that provide more comprehensive coverage.
Talking to your insurance agent:
The best way to determine if a waiver of premium rider is right for you is to talk to your insurance agent. They can help you understand the benefits and costs of the rider and can answer any questions you have.