Who has insurable interest in a single person?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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A person with insurable interest in another is a person who will experience an emotional and/or financial loss when the other individual dies. As a single person, there are many people who will feel an emotional loss at your passing including your parents, siblings and other family members. In addition, since you are likely to pass on some debt to your estate, there is a financial need to fulfill upon your death. This means that the executor of your estate has an insurable interest in you as well. If you do not have a will or executor named, then your family will have a financial responsibility when you pass away. If you have a mortgage, even your lender could be considered to have an insurable interest in you and can be named the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

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