Increasing The Amount Of Life Insurance Money Exempt From Creditors

[…] SB 147 will allow up to $100,000 of life insurance proceeds to be exempt from the insured’s creditors. This law will go into effect on September 1, 2010. Until then, the current cap of $50,000 will apply. 26 states have an unlimited exemption for the protection of life insurance settlements from an insured’s creditors. The new Colorado law will bring the state a little closer to the protections offered to beneficiaries in other states […]

Owning Fast Food Stock Not Such A Bad Thing

[…] Any publically owned company (as most health and life insurance companies are) has a responsibility to its shareholders to do what is in the best financial interest of the company. In the case of life and health insurance companies, premiums are typically invested before they are used to pay claims, and it makes sense that they should be invested in the stocks that will make the most money. […]

Life Insurance Popularity Increasing

The first quarter of 2010 has seen an sharp increase in the number of life insurance policies purchased, compared with the first quarter of last year. It does make sense that after the economic problems of the last couple years, that people would be more focused on managing risk now than they were before the recession. Term life insurance is especially appropriate now for risk-averse clients, as it is an inexpensive way to provide financial security for one’s family, without concerns about stock market volatility. […]

Electronic Underwriting Coming To Life Insurance

[…] Roy Bubbs, President and CEO of Hooper Holmes, noted that life insurance carriers spend an average of $500 to underwrite an application, and he believes that his company’s product that reduce that amount by half. My guess would be that it will also speed up the underwriting process, much as the electronic application process for health insurance policies reduced underwriting times for some policies from weeks to days over the last decade. […]

What You should Know About Permanent Life Insurance

[…] Permanent life insurance is a good option for some people. But if you choose to purchase it, make sure that your decision is based on independent research or advice from a qualified professional who does not have a vested interest in your decision. The premiums – and thus the commissions – are significantly higher on permanent life insurance policies; if the person advising you to opt for a permanent policy is also making a commission based on the policy you buy, you might want to get a second opinion.

Do You Have Enough Life Insurance?

[…] If you have life insurance through your employer, be sure you know how much coverage it provides and how far that would go. If you need to add additional life insurance coverage, a basic term policy of 20 or 30 years will probably do the trick. Premiums are based on age at issue, so the younger you are when you get your policy, the less you’ll pay for the life of the policy. And since life insurance policies are medically underwritten, the healthier you are, the better rate you’ll get. The time to make sure that your family is protected is today.

Extreme Sports And Life Insurance

[…] However, underwriting does vary from one insurance carrier to another, and some are more lenient than others for specific activities and health conditions. If you’ve applied for a life insurance policy in Colorado and received a rate increase because of health or lifestyle, there may be other options that would allow you to purchase the same amount of insurance for a lower premium. We can compare options for you and help you find the best value for your insurance dollars, and there is never a charge for our services.

Aflac Enhancing Life Insurance Benefits

Aflac is enhancing its life insurance policies in response to consumer interest. Most Aflac coverage is purchased by employees through their workplaces, and Aflac is now making it possible for employees to take their life insurance policies with them if they change jobs. Many Americans have only the life insurance that they get through their employer (through a program like Aflac, or as an add-on to their group health insurance policy), so the ability to take their policy with them if they change jobs will provide some much-needed security.

Regular Term Life Or Return Of Premium?

Determining whether return of premium life insurance is a good choice depends a lot on your own habits, goals, and tolerance for risk. Let’s consider a hypothetical situation of a 35 year old female who is looking for a $1 million, 30 year term policy. Let’s say she can purchase a traditional term policy for $650/year, or a return of premium policy for $1175/year.

Why Use Insurance Shoppers?

We can look at a wide variety of Colorado life insurance companies and get quotes on many types of insurance and different risk classes. By letting us know your health, driving, and family history up front, we can let you know what life underwriting class you will be classified into and get you the right quotes the first time […]