At Set for Life Insurance, our motto is “Life Changes. Get Set.” One of life’s biggest changes can occur when you are divorced or widowed and you find yourself suddenly single. This is an important time to review your life and disability insurance situation.
If you are now single, you are even more dependent on your own income since you can no longer depend on someone else. As such, you need to make sure it is properly protected. Even if you have a group policy through your employer, it is important to read the fine print and ensure it will cover your needs.
Recently I had a surgeon contact me who was going through a divorce, living here in Colorado. She had two dependent children and her husband was a stay at home Dad.
Her whole world was turned upside down. She was keeping the house and had shared custody of the children and found herself paying support to her ex who was a stay at home dad. Even though she had a group policy through her employer and an individual policy through Set for Life, she now needed more benefit to cover these obligations. We were able to adjust her policy to cover those needs.
In addition to the disability insurance, she needed to increase her life insurance. As part of her divorce agreement, she needed to carry additional life insurance with her ex-husband as beneficiary to continue her obligations even if she were to die prematurely.
In another situation, I had a client contact me whose husband recently passed away. Even though he had adequate life insurance, she wanted to ensure her minor children would still be in good shape if she were to die. She decided to go back to work as a CRNA and needed to protect her new paycheck as she was now the sole breadwinner of her family.
For more information about life insurance and disability insurance for singles, in the event of a divorce or a premature death, contact Set for Life Insurance today!