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Individual Life Insurance

Peace of Mind for you and your Loved Ones

Montgomery-St John Insurance Agency provides life insurance to individuals in Des Moines, Ames, Indianola, Norwalk, West Des Moines, Clive, and surrounding areas.

Individual Life Insurance

Many individuals consider life insurance to be the cornerstone of a sound financial plan. And while no one likes to think about passing on, Life Insurance can relieve you of the financial worry your loved ones may face in the event of your passing. 

Your beneficiaries will be able to use your Life Insurance policy to help pay for anything from expensive funeral costs and estate taxes to making up for lost income or funding your child’s education. It can even be used to continue payments on your mortgage to help ensure that the family home stays in the family.

At Montgomery-St John Insurance Agency, we know that choosing a Life Insurance plan is a big decision with many important factors to consider. Our knowledgeable team of insurance professionals is committed to walking you through the process and providing you with the best insurance solution to give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve. 

Types of Individual Life Insurance

Montgomery-St John Insurance Agency offers several different coverage options for your consideration: term life, whole life, universal life, and variable life insurance.

Term Life – This is typically the simplest and least expensive insurance option. Term life insurance provides coverage at a fixed rate for a specified period of time. It is a benefit policy that is used primarily to cover financial responsibilities of the insured, with the benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during the specified term. Most term life policies can be converted to a more permanent insurance solution such as whole life, variable life, or universal life insurance.   

There are two types of term life insurance: 

  • Annual Renewable Term is purchased for a period of one year, with the death benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during that one-year term, along with the option to renew after the term period.
  • Level Term Life guarantees a fixed premium for a given period of time, usually in terms of 10, 15, 20, or 30 years. Your premium is based on your age and coverage options, with longer terms being more expensive.?

Whole Life – As the most common type of permanent insurance, a whole life policy guarantees a death benefit for the lifetime of the insured as well as a cash value account for savings. Your premium remains constant throughout the duration of the policy while payments over and above your premium are credited to your savings, which earn a fixed rate of interest. 

Universal Life – Universal life policies are designed to be more flexible than other permanent Life Insurance. You are still guaranteed a death benefit for the duration of the policy as well as savings that accumulate cash value, but the flexibility of a Universal Life plan allows you to change certain aspects of your plan to accommodate life changes. 

Depending on your options, you have the flexibility to change the overall value of the death benefit as well as the time and amount in which you pay your premium. This gives you the option to focus on building your policy’s cash value, or pay a lower premium and focus on guaranteed protection. It is important to note that changes to your universal life policy can affect its guarantees and limits.

Variable Universal Life - With a variable universal life (VUL) Insurance policy, you get the same flexible benefits of Universal Life while being able to take advantage of potential economic growth in the stock market. Instead of creating a cash value for savings, the value of your VUL policy is invested in professionally managed funds that reflect the performance of the stock market. This also means that as the policy owner, you assume the risk and responsibility of monitoring your own investments.

Montgomery-St John Insurance Agency is here for you

There are many things to take into account when purchasing life insurance, and changes in your life situation can reflect changes in your insurance requirements. That is why it is important to carefully consider the different policy options and ensure that you have the right solution to meet your long-term life insurance needs. 

An insurance specialist with Montgomery-St John Insurance Agency will review your current life insurance situation and help you design a policy to plan for the future. 

At the end of the day, one of the biggest investments you can make is an investment in yourself. 

 

Our Location

Airport Plaza

4214 Fleur Dr, Ste 8
Des Moines, IA 50321
Main office: 515-679-0024
Toll free: 800-379-7722

Our Providers

I can't come up with anything that is being done wrong. Any time we have questions or concerns they are always taken care of immediately. I would highly recommend your services to anyone that is looking for a top notch insurance agency. -Charles Campbell
Charles Campbell
Your willingness to find the best coverage for the best price for your customers. -John Dowell
John Dowell
Customer service, Kelli and Deb are always available to answer my questions. -Tiffanie Nalls
Tiffanie Nalls
Great service. And they always get back with you in a timely manner. -Richard Rudolf
Richard Rudolf
Provided sound advice and options. -James Work
James Work
It is easy to speak with someone and come in at anytime to speak with someone. I like the way you look for better insurance coverage for me each year. The price is right, but you do not compromise great coverage. -Susan Martinez
Susan Martinez
Honesty and promptness. Friendly staff. Great location for me. -Susan Robbins
Susan Robbins
You and your staff have been very professional, accurate and helpful. -Alan Rivers
Alan Rivers
#1 you treat my family like your family #2 ,no pressure. -Wayne Cooper
Wayne Cooper
Gary is always very prompt in taking care of all of our insurance needs - from coverage to claims, we have been very pleased with Montgomery-St. John. -Dusky Terry
Dusky Terry
Gary is always willing to take time when I call to inquire about professional or personal insurance needs. He listens to me and continues to answer questions until I understand his response. I always feel like he has my best interest in mind. -Craig Purscell
Craig Purscell
Your professional attention to details and meeting our individual needs sets you apart from the "other guys". Also, the immediate and accurate information we receive regarding our questions makes us feel confident that all our present and future needs will be handled. Thank you. -Alan Stern
Alan Stern
Gary, you are an awesome source of information and always happy to help. You always go the extra mile. -Susan McFadden
Susan McFadden
Great service. Friendly staff. -Stan Procyk
Stan Procyk
When we call the office with questions, we always get the information quickly. Very friendly staff. -Clyde Sievers
Clyde Sievers
You are the best. I wouldn't go anywhere else. -David Gutfreund
David Gutfreund
Been with MSJ for about 30 years because of the customer service. Price may been a incentive but having the great customer service is what makes it! -Robert Baudler
Robert Baudler
First off, Gary has been absolutely amazing with every insurance need we have ever needed. If I have any questions he is able to help me get the answers and always makes sure I am completely happy with those results. Secondly, Gary has been our "insurance Guy" for over ten years and I constantly suggest others to use him for their needs as well. I. Can't thank him and the wonderful team at Montgomery St. John enough for providing the best for my family. -Elizabeth Pirillo
Elizabeth Pirillo
First off, Gary has been absolutely amazing with every insurance need we have ever needed. If I have any questions he is able to help me get the answers and always makes sure I am completely happy with those results. Secondly, Gary has been our "insurance Guy" for over ten years and I constantly suggest others to use him for their needs as well. I. Can't thank him and the wonderful team at Montgomery St. John enough for providing the best for my family. -Elizabeth Pirillo
Elizabeth Pirillo
You always get back to me promptly on any questions that I have. You treat me like I'm important! -Paula Brekke
Paula Brekke
I just want to mention, that Kelli Freerksen has always provided me with such great customer service and been so helpfulful on all of the various changes that I have had to make over all the years that I have been a customer. She always gets everything taken care of right away, so I don't ever have to worry if my changes are done and implemented. She's definately an asset to your company and a big part of why I have been a customer all of these years. Thank you.
Lori Budding