When is the best time to buy an income protection plan? Could it be when my client is at the top of their earning years? Or when they are just starting their career?
The answer is, right now, before any health concerns arise that would preclude them from securing this valuable coverage. Before the premium is too expenses due to older ages.
Young couples (ages 30 to 50) are very important prospects for income protection. Start the conversation about income protection with young couples who have bought a home or are starting a family. This is the best time to build a foundation of financial protection.
Individuals in this age group still have a lifetime of earning potential. Income is their most important asset. Their lifestyle and long-term financial plans depend on the ability to work and earn a living. Example: A 33 year old client earning $60,000 annually will earn $3,463,811 by age 67 with a 3% annual increases. Many would agree that this is an asset worth protecting.
An Illness or injury that keeps your client from working can quickly impact other assets such as savings and retirement funds.
These resources could be depleted depending on the time needed for recovery and return to work. It could take years to rebuild these assets.
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