Mortgage life insurance is simply a life insurance policy on the homeowner which will allow their family or dependants to pay off the mortgage on their home should something tragic happen to them. This is not to be confused with mortgage default insurance, which lenders require to cover their own assets if you have less than 20% equity in your home. Mortgage life insurance is meant to protect the family of a homeowner and not the mortgage lender itself.
If you are the primary breadwinner in your home and your death would leave your family without the means to pay for the mortgage, then mortgage life insurance might be a good option.
When looking at mortgage life insurance policies, it’s important to know if the policy that you choose is portable, and if it’s backed by a large organization. A mortgage professional will take you through the ins-and-outs of mortgage life insurance. By evaluating what you really need, and the differences in coverage and costs, you can make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.