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Individual Life Insurance

Peace of Mind for you and your Loved Ones.

Berry Curtis Insurance provides life insurance to individuals in Redding, Corning, Anderson, Red Bluff, Orland, Chico, 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 Berry Curtis Insurance, 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

Berry Curtis Insurance 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’s a benefit policy that’s 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 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’s 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.

Berry Curtis Insurance 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’s why it’s 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 Berry Curtis Insurance 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 Locations

*Main Office - Redding

2947 Victor Ave
Redding, CA 96002
Main office: 530-223-0637

Corning

705 4th Street
Corning, CA 96021
Main office: 530-838-9098

Our Providers

Testimonials

Berry Curtis Insurance has the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met. They have just great, professional people working there. I am comfortable with them. They are a good, local agency, and I will continue to use them. I was originally with Allied Auto Insurance, and I wanted a more local agency. I switched over to them, and it was the best move I ever made. They deserve kudos. Any future business having to do with insurance I will do with them, because of their level of professionalism. They deserve six stars as opposed to five stars.
Daniel S
Berry Curtis Insurance were very helpful. I had just bought a new house and car, and they packaged my insurance for me pretty easily. I just had to fill out a few forms and provide proof of stuff, then they quickly got me a quote. Everyone that I worked with was really friendly. Berry and Michael were very responsive with my phone calls, and they'd get right back to me if I left a message. They saved me about $2,000 on insurance, so it worked out for me!
Andrew B.
We have no complaints about Berry Curtis Insurance! We've been using them for about seven years, and anything we've needed, they've done. They're very responsive when we have any questions, and they've helped us very much! They're very responsive and available. Berry is very good one-on-one. He's very good at explaining things, and he's always worked on our behalf. He knows his business, and he knows insurance. We've had no reason to go anywhere else! He's a professional in a professional industry.
Kathy B.
Berry Curtis Insurance covers my home, cars, and helps me with my business. I've known him for quite a while and he's very knowledgeable. If I have any questions, I can call and he always has the time to talk about them. Out of all the insurance people I've dealt with in the last 40 years, I've never had an insurance agent more helpful than Berry Curtis.
Thomas H.
erry Curtis has been an absolute pleasure to work with over the years. While his offices are in Redding and my business and residence are located in Sacramento he has helped immensely in more ways than I can count. My wife and I have our personal auto lines, our home owners, business liability, workers comp, and our business auto's all insured through Berry Curtis Ins. It is such a luxury to have one person to talk to about so many complicated issues in our personal and business lives. Berry and his staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. In addition, Berry is always willing to shop around for the best rates for each of our policies and has saved me a bundle by doing so. Also, the many times in which we need service such as to file a claim, change an employee, add or alter coverage, payroll reports, etc., they are always able to help almost immediately. They respond to calls and emails immediately unlike some where you may wait days or might even never receive follow up call. Their fees are minimal and we never feel like we are being overcharged. If you need insurance of any type you can rest assured Berry Curtis will make the process as simple and pleasant as possible.
Brian S.