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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Know This Before Disputing A Life Insurance Beneficiary – It’s An Uphill Climb

Know This Before Disputing A Life Insurance Beneficiary – It’s An Uphill Climb

You hired a divorce attorney, split your possessions amicably, remarried, and lived happily ever after for 30 years. Everything’s been taken care of, right? Wrong.

Did you remember to change the beneficiary on your life insurance policy? If not, there’s a good chance your life insurance proceeds might go to your previous spouse, leaving your current partner with nothing more than a pile of bills.

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Is Your Tap Water Killing You? Visit This Online Tool and Find Out

Is Your Tap Water Killing You? Visit This Online Tool and Find Out

You’ve likely read about the horror story that is the Flint Water Crisis, so what sort of contaminants might be in your drinking water? Now the Environmental Working Group is offering a tool to help you find out with their Tap Water Database. If you live in the U.S., you can simply enter your zip code – or the name of the local utility – to find out the content of your tap water. EWG is an…

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Flood Insurance Program Nearly Underwater and Drowning In Red Ink

Flood Insurance Program Nearly Underwater and Drowning In Red Ink

Flood insurance in America is under scrutiny, and most of the effort is aimed at dealing with what the federal government calls the “severe repetitive loss property.” Those are homes which have cost taxpayers cumulative payouts which exceeding what those structures are actually worth – and often by many thousands of dollars. It’s thought that across the nation there are more than 11,000 properties – mostly in coastal or low-lying areas – which are under…

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The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

Not all insurance companies think the same way when it comes to risks in insuring you for the future. Guaranteed life is available today without a medical exam for those who have health concerns. However, if you are in the process of purchasing a policy and are preparing for an exam, the following can result in a declined or postponed life insurance application, meaning they will look at your application again if the problem is…

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When Chatbots Turn Ugly – the Story of Tay and How Insurtech Could Go So Very Wrong

When Chatbots Turn Ugly – the Story of Tay and How Insurtech Could Go So Very Wrong

Would you buy your life insurance from a profane, insane, hateful conspiracy-spouting teenaged chatbot? Probably not, unless you’re into that sort of stuff. With more and more insurers embracing insurtech solutions and implementing ‘chatbots’ to market their policies to customers, the potential for things to take a horrific turn into the Twilight Zone ramps up as well. As a particularly bizarre example, consider the experience of software giant Microsoft. Late last year the company introduced…

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