As the name suggests, a Whole Life Policy is an insurance cover against death, irrespective of when it happens.
Under this plan, the policyholder pays regular premiums until his death, following which the money is handed over to his family.
This policy, however, fails to address the additional needs of the insured during his post-retirement years. It doesn't take into account a person's increasing needs either. While the insured buys the policy at a young age, his requirements increase over time. By the time he dies, the value of the sum assured is too low to meet his family's needs. As a result of these drawbacks, insurance firms now offer either a modified Whole Life Policy or combine in with another type of policy.