What is temporary life insurance coverage?

The life insurance industry can often seem like it speaks its own language. There are terms like fluid less,proposed insured, and riders- all of which understandably can cause a bit of hesitation and head-scratching. In the life insurance purchasing process, you might come across a phrase called Temporary Life Insurance Coverage, also known as “TLIC.” For those of us who like instant gratification when it comes to our financial situation raises hand, TLIC is a wonderful thing. When you qualify for TLIC, it means you can get your coverage while you wait for your medical exam results and final rate. Think of it as a sneak preview before the feature film.Like any good preview, it may leave you with more questions about the main event. The following is what most people ask us about temporary life insurance coverage.

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Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd. (MIBL) is 80% subsidiary company of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. MIBL was granted a Direct Broker's License by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) in May 2004, for undertaking direct insurance broking in Life and Non-Life businesses. In September 2011, MIBL was granted a Composite Broker licence by the IRDA, thus foraying into Reinsurance Broking business along with Direct Broking. As a Total Insurance Risk Solutions provider, MIBL plays an integral role in the Risk Management portfolio of customers.

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