Many small business owners take out loans to help grow their businesses, and often secure these loans with personal assets. If you have business loans and were to pass away before they were paid off, you might think your family could sell or liquidate the business to cover the debts and provide financial security for them.
In reality, this rarely happens. When the family is forced to sell the business quickly, they may have to sell at a discount or during market conditions that make the business less attractive. In other cases, the business may be worth very little without the proprietor or partner.
Individual life insurance can protect your family by providing funds to cover debts, ongoing living expenses, and future plans in the event that something happens to you.