PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.
Axelrod Insurance Services provides life insurance to individuals in San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Escondido, El Cajon, Riverside, and surrounding areas.
Individual Life Insurance
Many individuals consider life insurance to be the cornerstone of a sound financial plan. And while no one likes to think about passing on, Life Insurance can relieve you of the financial worry your loved ones may face in the event of your passing.
Your beneficiaries will be able to use your Life Insurance policy to help pay for anything from expensive funeral costs and estate taxes to making up for lost income or funding your child’s education. It can even be used to continue payments on your mortgage to help ensure that the family home stays in the family.
At Axelrod Insurance Services, we know that choosing a Life Insurance plan is a big decision with many important factors to consider. Our knowledgeable team of insurance professionals is committed to walking you through the process and providing you with the best insurance solution to give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve.
Types of Individual Life Insurance
Axelrod Insurance Services offers several different coverage options for your consideration: term life, whole life, universal life, and variable life insurance.
Term Life – This is typically the simplest and least expensive insurance option. Term life insurance provides coverage at a fixed rate for a specified period of time. It’s a benefit policy that’s used primarily to cover financial responsibilities of the insured, with the benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during the specified term. Most term life policies can be converted to a more permanent insurance solution such as whole life, variable life, or universal life insurance.
There are two types of term life insurance:
- Annual Renewable Term is purchased for a period of one year, with the death benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during that one-year term, along with the option to renew after the term period.
- Level Term Life guarantees a fixed premium for a given period of time, usually in terms of 10, 15, 20, or 30 years. Your premium is based on your age and coverage options, with longer terms being more expensive.?
Whole Life – As the most common type of permanent insurance, a whole life policy guarantees a death benefit for the lifetime of the insured as well as a cash value account for savings. Your premium remains constant throughout the duration of policy while payments over and above your premium are credited to your savings, which earn a fixed rate of interest.
Universal Life – Universal life policies are designed to be more flexible than other permanent Life Insurance. You are still guaranteed a death benefit for the duration of the policy as well as savings that accumulate cash value, but the flexibility of a Universal Life plan allows you to change certain aspects of your plan to accommodate life changes.
Depending on your options, you have the flexibility to change the overall value of the death benefit as well as the time and amount in which you pay your premium. This gives you the option to focus on building your policy’s cash value, or pay a lower premium and focus on guaranteed protection. It’s important to note that changes to your universal life policy can affect its guarantees and limits.
Variable Universal Life - With a variable universal life (VUL) Insurance policy, you get the same flexible benefits of Universal Life while being able to take advantage of potential economic growth in the stock market. Instead of creating a cash value for savings, the value of your VUL policy is invested in professionally managed funds that reflect the performance of the stock market. This also means that as the policy owner, you assume the risk and responsibility of monitoring your own investments.
Axelrod Insurance Services is here for you!
There are many things to take into account when purchasing life insurance, and changes in your life situation can reflect changes in your insurance requirements. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider the different policy options and ensure that you have the right solution to meet your long-term life insurance needs.
An insurance specialist with Axelrod Insurance Services will review your current life insurance situation and help you design a policy to plan for the future.
At the end of the day, one of the biggest investments you can make is an investment in yourself.
YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Having an impressive benefit package is essential for maintaining a happy and productive workforce. Since Life Insurance is the foundation of every health package, employees look to their employer to provide that valuable coverage not only for themselves, but also for their families.
At Axelrod Insurance Services, we offer a variety of flexible Group Life Insurance solutions that benefit both you and your employees. As an employer, you can enjoy financial advantages such as income-tax deductible premiums and Life Insurance protection at a low group rate. Group Life insurance also can contribute positively to the productivity of your business by reducing employee turnover and strengthening employee morale and loyalty.
To learn more about the Group Life Insurance options available to your business, get in touch with a specialist at Axelrod Insurance Services. Our professional staff will gather information about your business and help design a plan that fits your needs and objectives for a desirable Group Life plan.
PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL PROTECTION FOR THE LONG TERM.
For most Americans, a traditional Life and Health Insurance package is enough to keep themselves and their families insured, but for many, additional coverage is required. At Axelrod Insurance Services, we offer extensive coverage options that can insure the care of those who need it most.
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) helps provide for the medical expenses of extended home health care or nursing home costs beyond a specified period. In general, individuals who require Long-Term Care are those who can no longer take care of themselves and are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living without assistance.
The costs of Long-Term Care can be quite expensive, and are typically not covered under basic Health Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Long-Term Care Insurance from Axelrod Insurance Services can protect your family’s financial future by providing valuable coverage benefits for costs associated with:
- Home Care
- Assisted Living
- Adult Daycare
- Hospice Care
- Nursing Homes
- Respite Care
Individuals looking to purchase Long-Term Care Insurance must meet certain conditions in order to qualify for benefits. Talk to an insurance professional with Axelrod Insurance Services to learn more about Long-Term Care Insurance and whether you should add it to your current policy.
KEEP THE FAMILY HOME IN THE FAMILY.
You’ve always been there for your family, and you want to make sure they’re taken care of after you’re gone. In the event of your passing, family income is reduced and expenses can start to pile up, the largest of which is usually the home mortgage.
Mortgage Protection Insurance from Axelrod Insurance Services is a simple and affordable way to safeguard your family against the financial burden of an outstanding mortgage in the event of your death, by helping to pay off the remaining balance up to a specified amount. With the right coverage, your family can continue living in the house they’ve come to call home.
Talk with an insurance specialist at Axelrod Insurance Services to see if Mortgage Protection Insurance is right for you and to discuss other Life Insurance options to give your family the peace of mind they deserve.
YOUR BIGGEST ASSET IS YOU
Axelrod Insurance Services provides disability insurance to individuals in San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Escondido, El Cajon, Riverside, and surrounding areas.
When it comes to protecting your assets, one of the most important things you can insure isn’t a material object like your car or home – it’s your ability to work and earn a living. At Axelrod Insurance Services, we know that like most people, you depend on your income to pay bills, put food on the table, and provide for your family. But if you get sick or injured and can’t work, you’ll need to be protected in order to maintain your standard of living.
With disability income Insurance from Axelrod Insurance Services, you can continue to pay your bills and keep you and your family from going into serious debt. If you can’t work as a result of injury or other illness, a disability insurance policy will pay a portion of your income, usually between 50 and 70 percent.
Policies can vary greatly depending on the individual, and the duration and amount for which you are reimbursed are determined by the nature of the disabling accident. Like life insurance, disability is purchased for a period of time, such as a two or five-year term, and benefits will only be paid if you become disabled during the term of the policy.
Choosing the right disability coverage is important. In the event you become disabled, you'll want to ensure that you and your family have enough coverage. A representative at Axelrod Insurance Services will look at the individual factors in your life and work situation, and help design the best policy that meets your personal insurance needs.
ENSURE THE FUTURE OF YOUR ESTATE.
Between physical assets and financial successes, there are many things that married couples share. Axelrod Insurance Services knows that couples today can easily accumulate wealth in the millions, which means hefty estate taxes in the event of either spouse’s passing. A Second-to-Die policy, also known as Survivorship Insurance, is a type of joint insurance that covers the lives of two people, usually married couples, where the death benefit is not paid until the death of the second insured person.
Under federal tax law, you are permitted to leave an unlimited amount of personal assets to the surviving spouse, allowing you to postpone estate taxes until the death of the second spouse. While this lets you keep personal assets, such as home or business, within the family, it also means that your beneficiaries may be faced with paying a large estate tax after your passing.
A Second-to-Die policy from Axelrod Insurance Services gives your beneficiaries the means to pay off your estate taxes without having to liquidate the personal assets you’ve worked hard to attain. And because the policy insures more than one person, you’ll also enjoy a lower premium, and the total cost of the insurance will be cheaper than the estate taxes your beneficiaries will be liable to pay.
Due to the specialized nature of Second-to-Die insurance, some limitations may apply. It’s important to discuss your options with an insurance specialist from Axelrod Insurance Services to determine the right amount coverage for you and your family.
EMPLOYEES ARE VALUABLE ASSETS TOO.
Many companies have important key figures whose expertise and talents are crucial to maintaining profitable and productive business operations. From the savvy and influential executive to the creative thinker behind the company’s greatest ideas, Axelrod Insurance Services knows that some talent is simply too difficult to replace.
Key Person, or Key Men, Insurance provides financial support for business owners in the event that death or permanent disability results in the loss of an employee who is essential to business operations. This policy helps assure that business can continue as planned while you look for a suitable replacement. In addition, it affirms the importance of the talent that the Key Person brings to your business.
Several business benefits are built into your Key Person Insurance policy with Axelrod Insurance Services, such as:
- Coverage that acts as a business asset for enhancing your company’s creditworthiness
- Cash value of the policy that may be available to your business as a loan if needed
- A policy that can be converted to a retirement bonus for the key employee
At Axelrod Insurance Services, our professional and knowledgeable insurance specialists are sensitive to your needs as a business owner and dedicated to providing all of your commercial insurance solutions. Talk to a representative today to learn more about what Key Person Life Insurance can do for your business.