There are many kinds of life insurance, but they generally fall into two categories: term insurance and permanent insurance.
Permanent insurance provides lifelong protection. As long as you pay the premiums, and no loans, withdrawals or surrenders are taken, the full face amount will be paid. Because it is designed to last a lifetime, permanent life insurance accumulates cash value and is priced for you to keep over a long period of time.
Permanent Life Insurance can be known by other names such as Whole Life Insurance, Universal Life Insurance, Variable Life Insurance, Second to Die Insurance or Long Term Care Insurance.
It’s impossible to say which type of life insurance is better because the kind of coverage that’s right for you depends on your unique circumstances and financial goals.
But remember, the best way to figure out the amount and type of life insurance that makes sense for your particular situation is to meet with a qualified life insurance professional.