What is a Guaranteed Insurability Rider? – Insurance Rider Series 4
This is the fourth week in our series of posts all about life insurance riders. Check out the last three posts to learn about insurance riders, term riders, and critical illness riders.
This post is focused on the guaranteed insurability rider and what it is, who it’s for, and what reasons you might have to add it to your insurance policy.
What is the guaranteed insurability rider?
A guaranteed Insurability rider allows an individual to buy additional coverage without undergoing underwriting at specific dates in the future.
The guaranteed insurability rider is generally available on permanent insurance policies.
You may also be able to increase the benefit amount at the time of a major life event, like a marriage or childbirth.
The maximum coverage you can have, however, is predetermined.
The guaranteed insurability rider could make sense for someone who does not need much coverage to when they start their policy but may require greater protection later in life.
For example, a 25-year-old single woman who plans to get married and own a house in the future may find this rider useful.
While you will have to pay extra for the additional coverage, you will not have to prove insurability. This means you will not have to take a medical exam or answer health questions.
Even if your health deteriorates, the insurer cannot reject your application based on that fact while setting your new premium rate.
Future insurability concerns
A Guaranteed Insurability rider can provide peace of mind for those who are concerned about their future insurability.
Life insurance rates are based on age and health status, and as we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain affordable life insurance coverage.
A Guaranteed Insurability rider ensures that the policyholder will have the option to purchase additional coverage in the future, regardless of their age or health status at that time.
A Guaranteed Insurability rider can be useful for those who have a high-risk occupation or engage in risky hobbies.
Some life insurance policies may exclude coverage for high-risk occupations or hobbies or charge higher premiums for coverage.
Adding a Guaranteed Insurability rider can provide the policyholder with the option to purchase additional coverage in the future, regardless of any changes in their health or occupation.
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