Mortgage Protection Insurance goes by many names but the purpose is the same for all and that is to pay off the mortgage on a residence due to the untimely death of the wage earner(s).
This type of insurance protection generally is taken out to enable the survivors to remain in the residence free of mortgage debt and future mortgage payments.
Many different types of life insurance policies can be made available for this purpose: Term Insurance, Decreasing Term Insurance, Term Insurance with Return of Premium, Universal Life, Whole Life, etc. Whats most appropriate depends of each individuals particular needs, interests and circumstance.
Cost for policy issuance is a function of type of policy, the age(s) of the insured, their health condition, their smoking habits, the amount of life insurance coverage, and the payment period wanted.
All life insurance policies have a named owner, a named insured and named beneficiaries designations. These three different designations can be the same, but in many situations they are not necessarily set up with the same designations.
Life insurance policies are state specific
Most Life policies are issued only after a medical questionnaire and in some cases only after medical tests.
Effectively, once a life insurance policy is issued by the insurance company that policy is guaranteed without a new physical, no matter the health condition of the insured, as long as the owner pays the premiums on time.
Generally, the premiums must be paid for the policy to remain in force.
The death benefit payable to a beneficiary upon the death of the insured is dependent on the claims paying ability of the issuing life insurance company.