Key person life insurance (KPLI) is a kind of coverage made to protect your small business in case the owner of the company or the top-performing employee has an unexpected death. KPLI is needed when the success of a small business is in the hands of two people. A family-owned restaurant is a perfect example of where this applies. Family-owned organizations are typically small and do not rely on many employees. KPLI would ensure financial stability and protection against untimely death. Keep reading to learn more about key person life insurance.
When You Should Use It
You should use KPLI when:
-Your employees would be tough to replace, and they have highly unique skills.
-One of these key individuals is responsible for generating and allocating revenue
-Your small business would be in substantial debt if your key person were to become physically disable or pass away
-You have intentions or taking out a loan or incorporating investor into your business plan. A bank or investment firm could decline a loan request or refuse to invest without knowing who your key person is
-Your Company Goes Public or Merges. Board members and top executives will most likely want to know about your insurance plan before there is a merger or IPO.
Ins and Out Of Key Person Life Insurance
As it sounds, key person life insurance covers the loss of a top executive or crucial member of your business. If you know that one of your best employees has become terminally ill, you should get coverage right away. The person who buys life insurance becomes not only the policy owner but the beneficiary as well. Insurance is written as a term or permanent policy. This period lasts anywhere between 1-20 years. Coverage will end after “x” amount of years or when the policyholder passes. If the policyholder dies, then the business retains a death benefit or payout. The money is used to find a replacement, take care of debts, or other needs.
As far as permanent insurance, it applies to the life of the policyholder. The policyholder may use this insurance as loan collateral that pays to be a death benefit. If the worker retires and coverage is no longer needed, then it’s possible for a transfer of the permanent policy to transfer over. It is also possible for multiple, essential people to share an insurance plan. If this is the case, the coverage is ensured to the remaining individual after one person passes.
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