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If you are in the market for a life insurance policy you should be aware that there are additional benefits you can add to your policy to enhance the benefit. Return of premium riders are one such option.
The Return of Premium rider is a particularly attractive option for consumers because it ensures that you will get all your premium dollars back if you do not die during the term of your life insurance.
Policy holders pay annual premiums throughout the policy term (usually between 15 -30 years). The sum total of all payments is returned to the policy holder at the end of the term unless a death benefit is paid out (ask your life insurance company what happens to the additional premium if death does occur)
Policy payments do not earn interest but, since they are paid with after tax dollars, their repayment is not a taxable event.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|