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How to Talk to Your Family About Life Insurance

It’s not a fun topic. Nobody wants to talk about the “what ifs” and everything that will be left behind when you or someone in your family passes. Nonetheless, end-of-life planning and life insurance are critical topics to discuss. They will make dealing with a difficult situation that much easier when the time does come. To complicate matters even more, you may need to talk to your family members about life insurance for yourself and life insurance for them. 

Talking About Life Insurance for Yourself

Your loved ones most likely won’t want to dwell on the thought of you dying, but they must understand what your life insurance policy is and how the policy will function if you pass. Try talking about your policy over dinner, or write up important information about your life insurance policy coverage, so your loved ones don’t forget the specifics. If you have multiple beneficiaries, be sure to explain who those people are and what percentage they are entitled to. 

Talking About Life Insurance for Loved Ones

Perhaps you’d like your spouse to purchase life insurance, or maybe you think it’s time your parents purchase coverage. Regardless of who the family member is, frame the conversation with love. Rather than telling your loved ones that they need life insurance, try asking them what their thoughts are first. From there, have a conversation about the benefits of coverage and what they can do when they decide they’re ready to purchase life insurance. 

Serving Wooster, OH, and surrounding areas, Tri C Insurance Group is ready to help you and your loved ones prepare for the future with life insurance. While you or your loved ones might have life insurance through an employer, purchasing additional insurance ensures your family will be taken care of in the event you or your loved ones pass. Contact our offices today to learn more about our life insurance policies.