Understanding life insurance plans
- Life insurance can provide you with the growth and security you need to protect your dreams and goals over a lifetime.
- Term life insurance provides protection at a low cost, but doesn't have cash value.
- Permanent life insurance provides protection while providing an opportunity for cash value growth potential.
What is life insurance?
Life insurance provides a way to help those you care about to maintain their quality of life in the event of an untimely death and can also provide retirement and other benefits to you during your lifetime.
Types of life insurance
A life insurance policy can provide protection based on your current situation, goals and needs:
- Permanent life insurance. Provides lifelong coverage that may build cash value
- Term life insurance. Often costs less, but covers only a set period of time and does not have cash value
If you already took steps to financially protect your family, remember to periodically assess your situation and life insurance needs. Changes in your income, financial obligations and long-term goals mean the type and amount of life insurance you need may have changed, too.
Life insurance planning with Ameriprise Financial
When you discuss life insurance with an Ameriprise financial advisor, you’ll need to review information about your financial situation. Including:
- Current life insurance and savings
- Current income and monthly expenses
- Family commitments, such as college funding
- Survivor's basic needs
- Survivors' expected income vs. income needed to cover expenses for life
Life insurance comparison
After assessing your coverage needs, your advisor can work with many carriers to identify and recommend the right insurance solution for you.
|Term life insurance||Permanent life insurance|
|Choose for a specific time period (term)||Choose for long-term protection|
Client story on the benefits of life
Take the next step toward a life insurance quote
To determine the type and amount of life insurance that's right for you, talk to a financial advisor.
Ameriprise Financial can help you protect what's most important with our own RiverSource® life insurance or insurance offered through other providers. Learn more and receive a life insurance quote today.