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Can I Have Multiple Life Insurance Beneficiaries?

At Laine Insurance in Colorado, we help our clients provide for their loved ones or leave a legacy after they die with life insurance policies. While you might not want to think about what could happen to your loved ones after you pass or how you’ll be remembered, it’s better to plan for the future than stick your head in the sand. If you are putting off getting a life insurance policy because you worry about choosing one person to be the beneficiary of your policy, the good news is that you can generally have more than one life insurance policy, excluding exceptions or policies that may have terms that don’t allow this.

Can I Have More than One Life Insurance Beneficiary?

Typically, you can have more than one life insurance beneficiary. You can split your death benefit, which is the benefit that is paid to the listed beneficiary after you pass away, by percentage to any number of parties. If you have multiple children you’d like to give a death benefit, you can split it by percentage when you purchase the policy or update it.

What’s the Benefit to Having More than One Beneficiary?

You might want to list one person as your beneficiary on a life insurance policy such as a spouse. Even so, it can be a good idea to list more than one person so you have someone as a backup if that person has already passed by the time you pass. Having multiple beneficiaries can also make it possible for you to give a “gift that keeps on giving” by donating a percentage of the death benefit to charity. 

Reach Out To Us

For information on beneficiaries and more in a life insurance policy, contact our team at Laine Insurance in Colorado!