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How much life insurance do I need?

Determining the precise amount of coverage can be complex, but our life insurance calculator helps you analyze your needs and gauge the right amount to purchase.
  1. Debts to Cover
  2. Income to Replace
  3. Money for Education
  4. Funeral Costs
  5. Other Factors
  6. Your Results
Include all outstanding debts including mortgage, student loans, credit cards, car loans, a family business, etc.
How much is your current outstanding debt?
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$1,000,000
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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Take into account all current outstanding debts
Estimate how many years it will take to pay off debts
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30yrs
Year(s):
Coverage amount so far:
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Take into account the amount your family will need each year to get by without your contributions.
Estimate the annual income (or money for an emergency fund) you would like to leave your loved ones
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$1,000,000
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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Take into consideration your age and the ages of those in household.
How many years do you want the replacement income or emergency fund to last?
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25yrs
Year(s):
Coverage amount so far:
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Tuition can vary but the average cost is $40,000 for a public 4-year college to $140,000 or more for a private 4-year college
Do you want funds to cover college tuition for children?
Coverage amount so far:
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Tuition plus room & board for 4-year college can cost, on average, from $85,000 at a public college to over $194,000 for a private college.
How much do you want to provide for higher education of children?
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$1,000,000
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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This will help determine how long you may need a life insurance policy to be in effect.
Estimate how many years until your youngest child will graduate college?
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25yrs
Year(s):
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According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral is $8,755
How much do you want spent on your funeral?
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$50,000
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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Think about your immediate family you'd wish to leave money to, as well as other entities, such as a charity, and include that amount here.
Do you want to leave heirs additional money? Leave money to charity? How much?
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$1,000,000
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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Age 62 is the earliest age that a person can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits, however, full benefits may not be available until age 67.
How many years until you plan to retire?
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31yrs
Year(s):
Coverage amount so far:
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If you already have a policy in place, you may still need supplemental coverage for your needs. (Note: We'll subtract prior policy amount from our estimate of your current policy needs)
How much life insurance do you already have?
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$1,000,000
Current Policy in-
Amount: $
Coverage amount so far:
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Here is our assessment based on your answers. Get a quote to find how much this coverage will cost.
Your Results
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Based on the information you provided, here is your estimate:
Type of Insurance:
Term Life Insurance and Whole Life Insurance
Your answers indicate that you need a combination of term life and whole life insurance policies.
No Life Insurance Needed
Term Life Insurance
$0
0 Years Policy
Whole Life Insurance
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Now that you know what life insurance coverage you need, take the next step to protect your family's future:
Disclaimer: Your coverage needs may be lower depending on your savings, assets and retirement funds. Your coverage need may be higher if you want to provide funds for your beneficiaries to pay estate taxes. The amount of life insurance coverage you need could be less or more depending on how the surviving spouse chooses to invest the death benefit, and whether the surviving spouse chooses to work. The information in this tool should not be interpreted as legal or financial advice, or as a recommendation to buy or forgo any insurance product.