If you are planning to take out a large loan, you may want to inquire about loan protection insurance. This insurance, usually offered by financial institutions, guarantees that your loan payments will continue to be made if you become disabled or otherwise unable to make payments. The loan protection insurance will continue to pay your loan until you are able to resume payment. In the case of death, some plans will automatically repay your loan, releasing your family from this financial responsibility. Like other types of insurance, there are certain guidelines that must be met for coverage to be offered. Fees and types of coverage vary among financial institutions, so compare rates and benefits when looking for loan protection insurance. For more information, contact your bank or a financial advisor.