Offers a worker a portion of their salary if they are unable to work for a short period of time—typically 3-6 months.
Offers a worker a portion of their salary if they are unable to work for a longer period of time—typically more than 6 months.
A type of accelerated death benefit that can be used to pay for a nursing home, assisted living, or in-home care when the insured requires help with “activities of daily living” such as bathing, eating, and using the bathroom.
Insurance that lasts a number of years then ends. You choose the term when you take out the policy. Common terms are 10, 20, or 30 years.
A type of permanent life insurance* that accumulates cash value. *permanent life insurance stays in force for the insured’s entire life unless the policyholder stops paying the premiums or surrenders the policy. It’s typically more expensive than term.