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.

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.

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. […]