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After we help you find the best life insurance policy to fit your needs, regardless if it is term, universal or whole life insurance. Insurance Shoppers allows you to apply online in the comfort and convenience of your home or office with our assistance over the phone or email (if you like). Or, if you […]

Do You Need Life Insurance If You Don’t Have Kids?

[…] If you don’t have children, your need for basic life insurance is going to be considerably less than it would be if you did have children. But a small term policy might be the perfect way to provide a cushion for an adult who relies on you emotionally and/or financially, even if that person is technically capable of supporting him or herself entirely. Life insurance is about peace of mind and creating the sort of life you would like for those who are left behind. With no life insurance proceeds, a surviving spouse might have to struggle to make ends meet, sell the house, or work extra hours during an emotionally wrenching time in order to pay the bills. A small life insurance policy could be the thing that makes the financial aspect of the whole situation easier to bear.

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…

Increasing Premiums For Universal Life Insurance

[…] In a reminder that Universal Life insurance (a form of permanent life insurance) premiums are not fixed, a recent class action lawsuit in CA ended with a federal judge ruling that Conseco Life Insurance Co. cannot triple premiums for 50,000 policy holders who have had their policies since the late 80s and early 90s. The courts got involved because the proposed premium increases were so significant, but the complexities of universal life insurance include a lot of flexibility in terms of premiums. […]

Term Life Insurance Sales Lower In Second Quarter

[…] Term life insurance policies are a lot less expensive than permanent policies, so for people who needed to buy life insurance during the recession, term products were likely more popular. But now that the economy is showing signs of recovering, people may be more apt to purchase higher-cost permanent life insurance policies that grow cash value or include an investment component. It will be interesting to see how the numbers play out for the rest of 2010… will term life insurance policy sales bounce back, or will the growth of permanent policies continue?

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.

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. […]

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.