Who Can I Name as a Beneficiary on My West Bloomfield, MI Life Insurance Policy

The beneficiary of your Phil Klein Insurance Group life insurance policy is the person who will receive the policy’s payout in the event of your death. That payout is often partly used to cover any financial needs associated with your death (i.e. final medical expenses and funeral arrangements) and may partly be used to help the beneficiary move forward. While many have an idea of who will be beneficiary on their life insurance policies, understandably many more have questions about it. 

The Basics of Naming a Beneficiary On Your West Bloomfield, MI Life Insurance Policy

When establishing your West Bloomfield MI life insurance policy, you’ll be asked to name two or more people as beneficiaries and then to outline what percentage of each policy payout would each named beneficiary receives. If you only have one person in mind to be a beneficiary, such as an only child, then you may be asked to add what’s called a contingent beneficiary who will only receive the policy’s payout if your sole beneficiary is unable to.

Who you choose to name as your beneficiary or beneficiaries will largely depend upon your own unique life circumstances. In general, however, we recommend choosing someone who would be most impacted by you leaving and no longer able to support them. In many cases, this will be a partner who will need financial assistance to help pay things like the mortgage or a child who has not yet established themselves financially.

However, while spouses and children are frequently the beneficiaries of life insurance policies, this isn’t always true. Some established adults with and without children will choose instead to name a charity they love, sibling, or close friend as their beneficiary. 

Contact Phil Klein Insurance Group for more information or for help in establishing who to name as your beneficiary. 

Michigan Auto Insurance Reform Update

Some Michigan auto insurance reform changes have already gone into effect.  Others start in July 2020.  With so many drivers unaware of the impact of the new law on their current car insurance policy, now is the time to review coverage.  To help identify potential coverage gaps, please consider these questions:

• Are there drivers listed on your policy that do not reside with the named insured?
• Are there residents in the home that are not family members?
• Are there resident family members of driving age that are not listed on your policy?
• Is any vehicle on the policy owned by someone other than the named insured(s), spouse or resident family member?
• Does any driver not listed on the policy have regular use of one of the vehicles?
• Are any vehicles used for business purposes such as Uber or Lyft?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” your existing policy may have a gap in coverage and needs to be reviewed immediately.  Please call us at 248-682-7445 to begin your policy review today.