What are the Differences Between Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

What are the Differences Between Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

Consumer Insurance Guide – Consumer Insurance Guide What are the Differences Between Short and Long Term Disability Insurance? If you’re looking for insurance to protect your income, the first decision you have to make is what type of insurance you need Disability insurance is a type of policy that provides an income in the event you become sick or injured and cannot work. The decision on whether you buy short-term disability insurance or long-term disability…

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Why Should I Consider a Life Insurance Policy Replacement?

Why Should I Consider a Life Insurance Policy Replacement?

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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FraudSource: A Portal for Protection

FraudSource: A Portal for Protection

Consumer fraud has become the Federal Trade Commission’s number one reported complaint for 2018, according to the agency’s Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book released to the public in February 2019. The ‘sentinel,’ as the data book has been coined, houses every reported complaint to the FTC each calendar year and is readily accessed by law enforcement but only available to the public in the next calendar year.

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Drivers of Life Insurance Purchase Behavior

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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Donating Life Insurance To a Non-profit Organization

Donating Life Insurance To a Non-profit Organization

Donating a life insurance to a non-profit or charitable organization is fairly common. The donation of a life insurance policy to a charity favors both the donor and the recipient. A gift of this magnitude will typically results in an income tax deduction for the donor.

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A Consumer’s Guide to The Purchasing Funnel

A Consumer’s Guide to The Purchasing Funnel

Consumers travel through purchasing funnel, also called a marketing funnel, when researching on and deciding to buy a product, such as life insurance. Who to buy from and what type of life insurance policy to buy are what agencies hope to answer in a marketing quest to make you a customer.

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Is Life Insurance Worth It?

Is Life Insurance Worth It?

Protecting what matters most was the focus of a recent survey done by financial services firm Edward Jones and nonprofit consumer-education organization Life Happens in December 2018. Not surprisingly, the survey found that 81 percent of Americans believe their family is their most valuable asset, but less than half (41 percent) are protecting their family with an individual life insurance policy. One third of the over 2,000 Americans surveyed (32 percent) indicated that life insurance is either a low priority or no priority item when starting a family

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How to Find Misleading Information In a Life Insurance Policy

How to Find Misleading Information In a Life Insurance Policy

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted the model regulation, which is a new regulation aimed at protecting consumer and fostering consumer education. Under this regulation, new standardized procedures for policy illustrations were created to help ensure that all illustrations are not providing misleading information.

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Phishing Schemes Target Seniors

Phishing Schemes Target Seniors

If you’re a senior, there’s an army of criminals targeting you and estimates from the Federal Trade Commission say one in five seniors fall victim to their fraud operations. The scams come in a variety of flavors. Using “social engineering” methods and sophisticated online data-phishing techniques, the scammers see one thing when they contact a Little Old Lady From Pasadena – a ready victim. Experts estimate, in New York state alone, a half-million New York…

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