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Can You Take Out a Life Insurance Policy on a Roommate?

When you rent a home with a roommate, you may find yourself reliant on your roommate to pay their portion of the rent. If they are unable to pay rent for any reason, you may be unable to afford the place you call home. As such, you may find yourself wondering if you can take out a life insurance policy on a roommate. While this is not a common question, we, at Phil Klein Insurance Group, serving the West Bloomfield, MI area, are occasionally asked this question.

Your Roommate and Life Insurance

In order to take out life insurance on someone, you must have an insurable interest in them. In order to have an insurable interest in them, you must prove that you would suffer financial loss if they were to pass away. As such, you can take out a life insurance policy on a roommate who is paying a portion of the rent and the bills. 

To take out a life insurance policy on another adult, they must sign an affidavit acknowledging that you are taking out a life insurance policy on them and agreeing to it. If your roommate does not want you to take out a life insurance policy on their life and they will not sign the affidavit, then you will not be able to take out the policy, even with an insurable interest in them. 

If you are looking to take out a life insurance policy for yourself or someone else, such as a roommate in the greater West Bloomfield, MI area, contact Phil Klein Insurance Group. We can help you find the right life insurance policies for your needs and get the policy all set up. Call us now to start the process and get a quote.

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