What You Need to Know
- Family is everything.
- Employment comes and go.
- Family security should not come and go.
As the saying goes, family isn’t just an important thing, it’s everything.
During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has wrapped its arms around families worldwide for nearly two years, the insurance industry has seen immediate and extended family units make strides to care for and protect loved ones in unprecedented forms.
There’s been a collective shift in priorities, habits, and the perception of life insurance as an afterthought for many. Life insurance agents, brokers and consultants can ride this changing perception to help their clients.
This is what you need to tell clients who think life insurance isn’t for them…
While masks, hand sanitizer, and vaccination cards are becoming the new normal for our workforces, so too, is life insurance as a means to ensure financial security.
Despite rebounding unemployment rates and the great resignation exacerbating the current workforce development crisis, new entrepreneurs and transitioning employees have families who need protecting, too.
The fact is, life insurance is an investment in your customer’s future no matter who their employer is because:
- Employment status is fluid, but life insurance coverage should be constant.
- Life insurance is available for all types of workers and the unemployed.
- Entrepreneurship and life insurance go hand-in-hand with a legacy mindset.
Choosing the right life insurance plan is about more than covering final expenses. It should also be about creating generational wealth for your customers’ loved ones.
Life Insurance Is for the Living
Those clients who value the importance of life insurance are thinking about the legacy they’ll leave behind. No one likes to talk about their demise, but everyone wants to leave something to improve the quality of life for those they leave, to cherish their memories.
That same thinking is what has led to the rise in entrepreneurship and self-employment in the last year, with more than 4 million applications filed to start new businesses in 2021 through September.
Millions of people likely started these new companies because they wanted to leave their mark; to make a difference. They are in search of better opportunities for themselves and their families, and if that is the case, it seems like life insurance would be a smart part of that strategy.
Starting a business isn’t easy. It takes perseverance and tenacity. With the right life insurance policy, your clients can ensure that their family will see the benefits from their hard work even after they’re gone.
Employment Status Should Not Dictate Insurance Status
Often, people let their employment status determine their life insurance coverage. Most employees have life insurance through their jobs, so when they leave, some don’t know they can get life insurance on their own.
Taking financial risks, such as exiting the workforce altogether, or embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship, can seem unstable, scary, and unknown, resulting in budgets tightening on things deemed “extra.”
What many need to realize is that life insurance is necessary — no matter where people are in their career trajectory.