Frequently Asked Questions

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Fundamentals of life insurance What’s covered and not covered on the modern life insurance policy? Modern life insurance policies generally cover death by any cause, at any time, in any place, except death by suicide within the first two years of a policy (one year in some states). An exception to this is a single-peril policy such as an accidental death policy that pays when the death was caused by a covered accident. Accident-only life…

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What Taxes Apply to Life Insurance Premiums?

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The life insurance industry has developed in complexity and diversity over the years. When life insurance policies were originally created, they were insurance vehicles but over time, they’ve also become investment vehicles. Ultimately, all of this leads to a complex tax structure.

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Why Should I Consider a Life Insurance Policy Replacement?

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A life insurance policy is a financial asset, which needs to be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the value you expect, in exchange for the premium dollars you pay to the life insurance company. Your policy could be affected by a change in personal preference, the issuing company’s financial condition or increased competition in the insurance industry. In some instances, replacing your pre-existing policy with another one may be more beneficial for you, but it is a very big decision to make.

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Drivers of Life Insurance Purchase Behavior

“More than a third (35 percent) of households would feel the financial impact within one month, if the primary wage earner died,” reported LIMRA blog Key Findings for the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study published April 10, 2018 by Maggie Leyes regarding the findings from the LIFE Foundation (Life Happens) and LIMRA International Inc (LIMRA), two associations who work to further the advancement of insurance and financial servicing matters.

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