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 30-Minute Exercising Routine Can Cut Heart Failure Risk By 50%

A 30-Minute Exercising Routine Can Cut Heart Failure Risk By 50%

A recent study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. The risk of death within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent,…

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What Are the Differences Between Term Life and Whole Life Insurance

What Are the Differences Between Term Life and Whole Life Insurance

Life insurance is a financial security net that protects your family when you pass away. It provides monetary support, which can be used to pay for the funeral, help make ends meet, pay off debt or even help pay for future expenses like college tuition. It’s tax-free payment that can be used for any purpose after an unexpected loss. One benefit that life insurance has over direct inheritance is that most life insurance policies are paid out…

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Nursing Home Companies Join the Health Insurance Business

Nursing Home Companies Join the Health Insurance Business

Around the country, a handful of nursing home companies have begun selling their own private Medicare insurance policies, pledging close coordination and promising to give clinicians more authority to decide what treatments they will cover for each patient. These plans are recent additions to the Medicare Advantage market, where private plans have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service coverage. Unlike other plans, these policies offered by long-term care companies often place a nurse…

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Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Recent research reminds us that tragedy can strike with frightening regularity out on the highway – and lots of stories focus on increasingly careless drivers using mobile devices. In fact, a recent study appearing in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that fatalities connected to distracted driving increased nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2008. Why the spike over that period of time?  It just so happens those years coincide with the rapid growth and popularity of…

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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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Steps To Choosing Which Life Insurance Company Is Best For You

Steps To Choosing Which Life Insurance Company Is Best For You

Selecting one life insurance company out of a pool of over 1,600 companies can be an overwhelming task, but with the assistance of some common-sense guidelines this process can become more manageable. The first step should always be to determine your life insurance needs.

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More Cancer Survivors Are Getting Life Insurance

More Cancer Survivors Are Getting Life Insurance

And life insurance is available for cancer survivors as it was not possible many years ago.

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What Is A Life Insurance Contestability Clause

What Is A Life Insurance Contestability Clause

Understanding Life Insurance Contestability The ‘contestability clause’ in a life insurance policy specifies a short window in which insurance companies can investigate – and deny –  potential claims. It could impact you, and at the very least, you should know the ins and outs of how it works. The contestability period runs for two years in most states and one year in others, and it begins as soon as a policy goes into effect. If the…

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New Rules Certain to Impact Your Financial Planning and Life Insurance Strategy

New Rules Certain to Impact Your Financial Planning and Life Insurance Strategy

Should you buy life insurance to bolster or provide for your retirement savings? Recent news from the Department of Labor about a fiduciary rule scheduled to take effect on June 9 will impact your financial planning, so the simple answer is likely “yes.” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says that, while the Trump administration used an executive order to delay the rule, it’s now back on the table and could be implemented. Acosta wrote an op-ed…

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