Here are some things for you to consider:
1. Unless you have some type of policy rider stating otherwise, term life insurance will increase in price at the end of your term, and go up in price each year after that. Or your life insurance coverage will end at the end of your term.
2. Most term life insurance policies keep the same premium each year during the entire term, and the death benefit will stay the same for the entire term. But you need to ask your life insurance agent to make sure you are buying a guaranteed level premium, and a guaranteed level death benefit, to be sure.
There are graded benefit life insurance plans that do not provide full coverage until after being insured for two years.
3. There is no cash value that builds up inside a term life insurance policy. Only ROP (return of premium) term will pay back a substantial cash amount if you keep the life insurance coverage until the term expires, and are alive at the end of the term.
4. If you miss making a premium payment more than two months, your term life insurance coverage will end. There is no cash value in a term life policy to pay the premiums owed, so it is very important to keep up your payments with term life plan.
5. Many term life policies are convertible into a permanent life insurance policy for at least part of the term period. If you convert your term policy, you must convert it to the permanent policy or policies stipulated by the life insurance company at that point in time. These new permanent life insurance policies may or may not have lifetime guarantees, any will usually be a whole life insurance policy. There are no health requirements to qualify for the new permanent plan.
Here's how you can learn more about term life insurance and how it works