If you are getting married soon you know that there are a thousand little details that go into planning a wedding. However, few couples realize the many more small and large details that go into planning a life together. Life insurance may not be at the top of your wedding planning to do list, but it should definitely be on your, "things to discuss before we get married list." Here are few life insurance topics that you should discuss with your soon to be new spouse.
Do We Have Life Insurance?
You would be surprised at how many couples have never even discussed with their significant other their current life insurance coverage. This is important information to know because a spouse is almost always the beneficiary on a life insurance policy. If you or your fiancee do not have life insurance at all, then this is a great time to start looking into policies together.
How Should Coverage Change After Marriage?
Many life insurance policies will offer a different rate for a married couple than for a single person. There are many reasons for this. But if you do already have an existing life insurance policy then you should talk with your life insurance agent about how your plan should change now that you are getting married and how you should add your spouse to the policy.
Should You Increase Coverage After Marriage?
Many people determine that life insurance coverage should change somewhat after marriage to reflect the financial needs of each spouse. For instance, if you want to make sure that your spouse and children are provided for your coverage will look much different than that of a single person who has no such concerns.
If you would like to speak to an insurance agent about these or other topics, please contact us at San Marcos Insurance Group in Chandler, AZ.