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Managing debt can be a challenge. Sometimes that challenge is driven by circumstances out of your control. Critical illness or disability can put a huge strain on your finances, making it hard to pay off a credit line or loan.
Those times of distress are what loan insurance is designed for. But is it always the right choice? Depending on the type of debt, your lender and your personal circumstances, it may be the best fit — or just another option.
How Does Loan Insurance Work?
Your lender may offer loan insurance at the time of application for a credit card, loan or line of credit. You’ll have to pay either a one-time, upfront fee for the policy, or a regular premium. Insurance might cover the remaining balance in the event of death, or regular payments while you are sidelined due to disability or serious illness. Some policies may also cover you in the event of job loss.
If you don’t sign up for insurance at the time of application, you may be able to do so later…