126th Cavalcade Of Risk

Welcome to the 126th Cavalcade of Risk, where we’re showcasing the best in risk-related writing from around the web. As a primary risk-management tool, insurance in all of its various forms tends to show up a lot of the posts, but there’s something for everyone here, so dig in…

Disability And Long Term Care Riders On Life Insurance Policies

One of the advantages of permanent life insurance is that there are all sorts of riders that you can purchase along with the policy. Two that could be particularly useful are available through The Hartford: The LifeAccess rider and the Disability Access rider. The LifeAccess rider aims to take the place of a long term care insurance policy for people who have life insurance but not a separate long term care policy. The Disability Access rider provides a safety net for people who don’t have short term disability insurance coverage (the rider does not provide long term disability coverage). […]

Comparing Life Insurance Options

[…] For some people, the benefit is worth it. But for most of us, it makes sense to buy a term policy and keep our investments separate from our life insurance. But either way, the Consumer Boomer article provides a good summary of how the various types of coverage work. If you’d like to get quotes for your particular life insurance needs, we’re be happy to help.

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.

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.

Job Loss Often Means Loss Of Life Insurance

[…] In Colorado, unemployment reached 6.1% in December – the highest in five years. Nationwide, job loss numbers are not encouraging. While it’s not particularly enjoyable to think about being laid off, it’s a good idea to think of the benefits your job includes – like life insurance – and get an idea of the options available to recreate those benefits on your own if necessary.

How Much to Buy

We analyze a client’s life insurance requirements using either an income replacement method, or a needs fulfillment method, or both. We also combine this with a clients individual budget for life insurance to determine what type, and how much Colorado life insurance the client requires. […]

Universal Life Insurance

A universal life insurance policy is more flexible and less expensive than a whole life insurance policy, but the interest rates have lower guarantees. Premiums may be increased or decreased by the policyholder within policy limits in order to change the policy as needs change. […]

Whole Life Insurance

A whole life insurance policy pays out its face value whenever you die. In the early years of a whole life policy, the premiums are much higher than the customer would pay with a term life insurance policy.

Term Life Insurance

A term life policy pays out its face value only if you die during the selected term. Normally, if you have not used the death benefit when the term runs out, the policy expires. However, return of premium policies are becoming very popular as an alternative to typical term life insurance […]