Whole Life Insurance is accurately described by it’s name in that it is a policy that lasts the entire life of the policyholder.
Whole Life Insurance is beneficial as it offers consistency to its policyholders. Throughout the term of the policy, premium amounts do not increase as time goes on. These policies may be cashed out on a tax free basis. You may also be eligible to participate in the profits of the Insurance Company by obtaining a “participating” component Whole Life policy.
Effectively, individuals “overpay” in the early years so that it covers necessary payment amounts as the policy matures.