Cashing Out Life Insurance While Still Alive

If you have a permanent life insurance policy that accumulates cash value, or you have a convertible term policy that you can turn into such, you can cash out while you are still alive. You have a number of different options available for cashing out your policy before you die. The option that is right for you will depend greatly on whether you wish to keep coverage as well as the amount you need to access. The knowledgeable agents at Bingham Insurance Group of Braselton, GA are happy to discuss the available options with you today.


In most cases, you will be allowed to take a loan from the cash value that has accumulated on your life insurance policy. Unlike other loans, this type of loan does not have a repayment schedule. With that being said, interest charges will accumulate and affect the death benefit directly. This means that any amount that is not repaid by the death of the policyholder will be deducted from the benefit amount.


This is perhaps the best way to cash out a life insurance policy. It is easy to withdraw money from the cash value of the policy and you do not have to worry about any interest charges. Keep in mind, however, your policy premiums and your benefits can be affected.


Essentially, surrendering your life insurance policy is canceling it altogether. When you cancel your life insurance policy, the entire cash value, less the processing fees, will be released. Before choosing this option, be absolutely certain that you no longer need coverage. It is important to note that you may be charged a penalty for cashing out early and you may be responsible for paying income tax on the payout.

If you have any questions about cashing out your life insurance policy while you are still alive, contact Bingham Insurance Group of Braselton, GA and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.