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Will our insurance system fail one day?

Term Insurance system may fail as it covers till 99 years old with the lowest price. By then, most would've claimed it already and it takes nearly a few thousand policies owners to pool this sum of money to pay a life claim of about $1m. What are your thoughts on this?

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    If I am correct, I think you are trying to ask that if start claiming from the insurance company, will they have the money to pay you when you die. First and foremost, it's a contract. Insurers pay billions in claims yearly. Secondly, the premium you pay insurance is invested so they'll be able to earn and pay you back when you die. Number three, all risk is already factored in. Some people will die earlier, others later, while some will cancel, and majority won’t even claim. All this is already priced in and you're paying fair value plus some mark-up for the risk you're passing on to the insurance company. Number four, there is regulation to make sure Insurers have enough money to pay claims. Lastly, insurance companies are reinsured by bigger insurance companies. So don't worry, keep paying your premiums, and you'll be able to claim.

    2019.08.01 18:0

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