Before any military member goes on a mission, he or she gets an operations order spelling out the succession of command, plus instructions and resources in case the mission goes bad.
Essentially, this is what life insurance does for your family. Life insurance provides emergency money to see your family through in case the plan sponsor – the person drawing that regular military paycheck – should pass away. What are your financial resources and options when a family member dies, and how can you best protect yourself and your family? If something happens to you, are your spouse, children, or parents going to be okay? Where will the money come from to carry them through?