Mar
23

Understanding Term Life Insurance Quotes

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If you’ve ever read a policy for term life insurance, you probably became confused with some terminologies and had to get a translation into plain English. Aside from questions on terminology, there may also be many questions regarding the policy inclusions and exclusions.

Here are some pointers on understanding life insurance quotes:

Online Quotes for Term Life Insurance

When you seek a quote online, you must provide accurate information about yourself to get a response. The process takes very general pricing structures and applies them for a quick assessment of your current age and health. A quote may end up varying somewhat once more extensive information is made available that effects the true cost of a policy, such as information from a medical exam.

You may be shocked to get a price that is higher than a quote you first received, and you may possibly get a quote that is lower that originally estimated. This is not because an insurance provider is attempting to give an erroneous number just to get your commitment; it’s just that a more in depth assessment of your health and living habits has an influence on premium amounts.

Why Rates Increase for Term Life Insurance

Most of what causes rates to increase are caused by the person insured. The insurance company prefers to insure healthy people who will usually live long lives, unless they are involved in an accident or diagnosed with a health problem, because they are a lower risk. Some of the causes for higher premiums include:

* High cholesterol – There is no industry standard on cholesterol, but above average levels will increase premiums.
* Height to weight ratio – The more variation from the recommended height to weight ratio, the higher the term life insurance rates because of the health problems associated with being overweight.
* High blood pressure – There are a number of health problems attributed to blood pressure, and each points to a shortened life cycle.
* History of family health – This is why your questionnaire asks about the history of disease and health problems in your family.
* Lifestyle activities – If you regularly participate in a dangerous sport or activity, it will increase your premiums, if you can get insured at all.
* Driving history – No one wants to insure someone with tickets for reckless driving or speeding.

Life Insurance Provider Choices

Price and performance are the two top reasons people give when asked what they want from a life insurance company. It is possible to get many varying prices for term life insurance based on the companies that quote coverage. Pricing comes from factors like the rating of the company and who underwrites the policies. A rating of A or A+ identifies high financial stability for an insurance company.

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Mar
23

Life Insurance Know When To Buy

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Term life insurance has seen a spike in policies sold in 2009 due to the crippling effect of the economy for many.Term life insurance is the a necessary step for virtually all young families. While I understand that nobody wants to think about death at 25 or 30 years of age, the reality is that death is an inevitable fact of life. Based on the current statistics, senior citizens are the majority of the buying population in today’s market. This is disconcerting to many Life insurance agents. Seniors are the largest buying segment simply because of procrastination. If you have children it is simply irresponsible to not have life insurance. Many people wait until they have discovered they have a critical illness, or had to pay for an uninsured family members funeral out of pocket. The truth is there should always be life insurance in place even as a child. Many parents ask why would I insure my child’s life? Its a valid question and needs to be addressed.The question you have to pose is:” God forbid my child dies unexpectedly, how are we going to pay the bill to bury them, or the hospital bills in attempt to save them? Not only would any parent be emotionally devastated, complicating the finances of burying your child is the last problem you want to deal with in an already difficult time. A juvenile policy or a rider(burial/final expense) to your term life insurance policy would remedy this calamity. The primary reason to buy insurance in any situation is to indemnify your loved ones of bills related to funeral cost,income replacement,college education etc.. The younger you are the less expensive the policy will be. Insurance is not to profit off of one death, its to be prepared god forbid something happens to a loved one, including children. The average final expense bill is roughly $10,000. Many middle income families could be bankrupt in paying for a loved ones final expenses out of pocket.

Delaying putting life insurance in place does not save the consumer money. It costs the consumer more by delaying putting a life insurance policy in place. Not having insurance or choosing the wrong policy would result in a lapse in coverage when needed most or even worse, becoming uninsurable due to a health condition that you didn’t have in your younger years. Life insurance should not be viewed as a commodity but as a nessacary investment to protect your wife,kids,parents,or siblings. If you love your family, you owe it to them to put life insurance in place to protect them.

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Feb
20

Why we all need life insurance

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Because life insurance is for those who depend on the insured, their needs must be considered at the time coverage is put in place. As we go through life, needs change, which is why insurance agents suggest people stay current with all their insurance needs.

When a couple gets married, their prime concerns are one another. If they both work, they generally have a lifestyle that depends on two incomes, so if either were to die, there would be a financial burden, making it best if both have a life insurance policy. When children come along, it is even more important to keep adequate life insurance policies in force.

Investing and Income

Successful business people generally talk with investment professionals to determine how best to preserve and grow income, but at the same time, it is still important to be prepared to maintain life insurance for unexpected events.

Term life insurance is often more attractive because it allows for more monies to be placed in safe investments and applied toward retirement than paid out for insurance premiums.

Later in life, investments might cover the financial hardship should death claim the major wage earner, lessening the need for a life insurance policy. A term policy that is set for 30 years might be all that is needed for an individual, but if profits and investments don’t go as well as expected, the term policy can be converted to whole life should that prove the better way to proceed.

When is Life Insurance Unnecessary?

There is no clear answer about when a person doesn’t need life insurance coverage. A person who has invested wisely and owns their own home is less in need of life insurance than other people are.

If the children have their own lives and supportive incomes, they are less likely to depend on the parents for ongoing financial help. Under the right circumstances, a life insurance policy might not be as important to some as it is to others.

On the other hand, a policy that takes little to maintain and offers to pay handsomely upon the death of the insured is nothing to be considered lightly. Few people ever reach a status where money is of no consequence, and beneficiaries may find economic problems down the road that can be averted because of policy benefits.

There are few times in people’s lives when a life insurance policy doesn’t help out their loved ones in the event of their death. Weighing value versus the expense is the best way to look at life insurance policies and who needs them.

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Jan
25

The reason you need life insurance today

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Not all people need life insurance. Life insurance policies are there to protect your family or loved ones who depend on you and your financial support. Generally you only need to have life insurance if you have dependents as this will help to ensure that they are covered and supported in the event of your death. There can also be circumstances where life insurance can still be beneficial to people who don’t have dependents for example, to cover funeral and other expenses.

The most common dependent that will benefit from life insurance policies are children that still live at home with their parents or students that have not graduated from college or university. Dependants can also be other family members like spouses, aging parents or siblings who are financially dependent on the insured.

The main purpose of life insurance is to replace and cover the value of the deceased after they have gone, which is why life insurance is mainly designed for younger, working families. For families the working parent’s salary is the most important part of their financial stability, so if that is taken away the family can suffer devastating effects. Life insurance policies aim to help replace the value of the insured person’s salary for a number of years so the family of the deceased does not have to suffer from financial instability and emotional worry.

Sometimes when people get married they also take out life insurance, especially if one member of the couple earns a considerably larger amount of income that the other spouse. Also the insured or the spouse may have other dependants like siblings or parents that are often taken into consideration.

Another time when life insurance is secured is when people get pregnant for the first time. This is normally when people have the first dependant to consider and they want to ensure that their young children will also be financially looked after.

It may seem that stay at home parents are not likely to need life insurance but this is not correct in all cases. Although they may not be bringing in a regular income each week or month they still have financial value to the family. If they were to die then someone will still need to care for the children but the other spouse will still need to work to bring in the income the family need to support themselves, which means the children will need day care or a nanny which has to be paid for. You may not need a big policy but life insurance policies can be purchased to suit each individual’s needs of the insured and their family.

For older people and people of retirement age the need for life insurance is less. By this time most dependants will be financially stable and independent. Older people do still take out life insurance though to provide their spouse with extra money or to cover medical or long term care expenses, as well as the basic costs of a funeral and burial.

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Dec
26

Get life insurance if someone have cancer?

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Having a cancer history or even going through present treatment can be difficult enough. When dealing with the financial issues associated with the illness (medical bills, inability to work normal hours…) one may feel even more overwhelmed and alone. Although, many non-profit associations have made resources available for individuals with cancer, the subject of life insurance, we feel, is often poorly covered. Individuals with this illness may not have thought of securing enough life insurance or may not have had the time to. Now that they are ill, many feel that no insurance plans may be available or rates may be too high or no one cares to simply
What Happens Under My Term Life Insurance, Income Protection and Trauma Insurance Policies if I am diagnosed with Cancer?

Here are some simple steps to follow to improve your chances of securing a life insurance policy.

Get your medical information together

As much possible, it is important that you share your health history with the insurance company or broker. This should include not only your cancer history but also your other health history. Your height and weight and your tobacco use should also be shared. Note that this information should be shared with a broker or agent before you even apply to any company. The purpose of this step is to eliminate companies that would not even consider an approval. Although none can guarantee an approval based on the information you will save much time weeding out the ones that are most likely to deny coverage just on the medical information you furnish them. Be precise when sharing information. For example, some insurance companies may consider “presently undergoing cancer treatment” as a treatment such as chemotherapy but not maintenance drugs such as Arimidex. Cancer maintenance drugs are not always ground for automatic decline.

Select the top three choices

How can one decide which companies are the top three choices for life insurance? Two factors will influence that, price and coverage type (assuming you have already selected only highly rated companies). Most insurance companies will give you a possible approval price range. Some, as with simplified whole life, may give you a fixed rate which will either be approved with a simplified underwriting process or be declined. Plan types are also a factor. If you need long term coverage, select the plans that offer you the longest term possible. If all you need is a short term plan such as a 10 year term life insurance policy, then only apply to these plans. Note that, at times, you may find that long term plans are better priced than 10 year term polices. In that case, of course, select the better plan.

Stay in touch with your broker

Once you have applied, it is imperative that you stay in touch with your broker. A good broker will update you regularly but not all will. You must stay in touch and make sure that medical records are being processed by your doctor, exam is set and any information needed is supplied. Don’t be afraid to ask questions throughout the process or even suggest other possible insurance companies. No matter how great your broker is, he or she does not know everything and if you work closely with him or her, a good broker will appreciate your input and the information you share about other options and insurance companies.

Errors people may make

Look at the application and decide that they cannot get approved – insurance companies often have different interpretation of terms used.
Select a short term plan to cover a long term need – Thinking that you may always re-apply later at a lower rate once your cancer is far behind, we feel, is too big of a gamble.
Give up too early because of a decline or high rating
Not selecting a broker with access to multiple insurance companies
Lying on the insurance application
Automatically not accepting an offer because it is graded life insurance (coverage is delayed for two to three years)
Thinking that having an insurance exam will be worse than doing a no exam life insurance
Not asking enough questions and share vital information before, during and after the underwriting process

We hope that these simple steps and tips will greatly help you secure the life insurance coverage you need. Always feel free to ask us questions. Be well.

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Nov
25

Term Life Insurance Quotes

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If you’ve ever read a policy for term life insurance, you probably became confused with some terminologies and had to get a translation into plain English. Aside from questions on terminology, there may also be many questions regarding the policy inclusions and exclusions.

Here are some pointers on understanding life insurance quotes:

Online Quotes for Term Life Insurance

When you seek a quote online, you must provide accurate information about yourself to get a response. The process takes very general pricing structures and applies them for a quick assessment of your current age and health. A quote may end up varying somewhat once more extensive information is made available that effects the true cost of a policy, such as information from a medical exam.

You may be shocked to get a price that is higher than a quote you first received, and you may possibly get a quote that is lower that originally estimated. This is not because an insurance provider is attempting to give an erroneous number just to get your commitment; it’s just that a more in depth assessment of your health and living habits has an influence on premium amounts.

Why Rates Increase for Term Life Insurance

Most of what causes rates to increase are caused by the person insured. The insurance company prefers to insure healthy people who will usually live long lives, unless they are involved in an accident or diagnosed with a health problem, because they are a lower risk. Some of the causes for higher premiums include:

* High cholesterol – There is no industry standard on cholesterol, but above average levels will increase premiums.
* Height to weight ratio – The more variation from the recommended height to weight ratio, the higher the term life insurance rates because of the health problems associated with being overweight.
* High blood pressure – There are a number of health problems attributed to blood pressure, and each points to a shortened life cycle.
* History of family health – This is why your questionnaire asks about the history of disease and health problems in your family.
* Lifestyle activities – If you regularly participate in a dangerous sport or activity, it will increase your premiums, if you can get insured at all.
* Driving history – No one wants to insure someone with tickets for reckless driving or speeding.

Life Insurance Provider Choices

Price and performance are the two top reasons people give when asked what they want from a life insurance company. It is possible to get many varying prices for term life insurance based on the companies that quote coverage. Pricing comes from factors like the rating of the company and who underwrites the policies. A rating of A or A+ identifies high financial stability for an insurance company.

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Oct
26

Why we all need life insurance

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Because life insurance is for those who depend on the insured, their needs must be considered at the time coverage is put in place. As we go through life, needs change, which is why insurance agents suggest people stay current with all their insurance needs.

When a couple gets married, their prime concerns are one another. If they both work, they generally have a lifestyle that depends on two incomes, so if either were to die, there would be a financial burden, making it best if both have a life insurance policy. When children come along, it is even more important to keep adequate life insurance policies in force.

Investing and Income

Successful business people generally talk with investment professionals to determine how best to preserve and grow income, but at the same time, it is still important to be prepared to maintain life insurance for unexpected events.

Term life insurance is often more attractive because it allows for more monies to be placed in safe investments and applied toward retirement than paid out for insurance premiums.

Later in life, investments might cover the financial hardship should death claim the major wage earner, lessening the need for a life insurance policy. A term policy that is set for 30 years might be all that is needed for an individual, but if profits and investments don’t go as well as expected, the term policy can be converted to whole life should that prove the better way to proceed.

When is Life Insurance Unnecessary?

There is no clear answer about when a person doesn’t need life insurance coverage. A person who has invested wisely and owns their own home is less in need of life insurance than other people are.

If the children have their own lives and supportive incomes, they are less likely to depend on the parents for ongoing financial help. Under the right circumstances, a life insurance policy might not be as important to some as it is to others.

On the other hand, a policy that takes little to maintain and offers to pay handsomely upon the death of the insured is nothing to be considered lightly. Few people ever reach a status where money is of no consequence, and beneficiaries may find economic problems down the road that can be averted because of policy benefits.

There are few times in people’s lives when a life insurance policy doesn’t help out their loved ones in the event of their death. Weighing value versus the expense is the best way to look at life insurance policies and who needs them.

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Oct
20

Why getting Life Insurance is so important

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The loss of life often results in a hardship to the surviving family members in three different ways. The first is the anguish and personal loss whenever a loved one leaves this world. While there is very little money can do to relieve the pain of this loss, the other two hardships can be addressed with a life insurance policy.

The costs associated with a funeral and the loss of income of the deceased are the hard facts to be faced that often accompany a death, and life insurance is the financial buffer.

The Basic Concept of Life Insurance

In its very simplest form, life insurance is a contract between an individual and an insurance company based on what one does for the other. The individual promises to pay an insurance premium for the insurance company’s promise to release funds to designated survivors (beneficiaries) upon the event of the insured’s demise.

There are many formats for life insurance policies, but the underlying theme of them all is that the holder of the policy contracts coverage for the express reason of protecting their survivors or beneficiaries from monetary losses or hardships related to the insured’s death.

In certain contracts, should the holder of the life insurance policy contract a terminal illness that incapacitates them, benefits may be paid in whole or partial installments to the beneficiary to help cover the cost of health care.

Understanding Life Insurance

Anyone entering an agreement for whole or term life insurance should understand the terms of the policy completely, and the insurance agent should make the details perfectly clear before an agreement is signed. Many variables affect the premium amount and the conditions of payment because the insurance company is at risk from the moment that the contract is officially in force.

Unlike some insurance policies, life insurance is almost a predetermined expense to the insurer. As long as the premiums are paid and there is no cancellation of the policy because the insured commits an act to void it, or any of the exclusions come into play, the insurer will, at some point, pay the benefits.

Default of the Contract

Most life insurance contracts have very strict policies about how a death may occur. Suicides and fraud are two of the top reasons for voiding a life insurance policy. Other exclusions concern the dangers people put themselves in because of acts they commit, such as involvement in riots, wars, or any type of civil commotion.

Because life is so unpredictable, it is a comforting assurance to know your loved ones will not be left in a hardship financially in the event of your death because you had the forethought and sensibility to obtain a life insurance policy to protect them.

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Oct
20

Why getting Life Insurance is so important

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The loss of life often results in a hardship to the surviving family members in three different ways. The first is the anguish and personal loss whenever a loved one leaves this world. While there is very little money can do to relieve the pain of this loss, the other two hardships can be addressed with a life insurance policy.

The costs associated with a funeral and the loss of income of the deceased are the hard facts to be faced that often accompany a death, and life insurance is the financial buffer.

The Basic Concept of Life Insurance

In its very simplest form, life insurance is a contract between an individual and an insurance company based on what one does for the other. The individual promises to pay an insurance premium for the insurance company’s promise to release funds to designated survivors (beneficiaries) upon the event of the insured’s demise.

There are many formats for life insurance policies, but the underlying theme of them all is that the holder of the policy contracts coverage for the express reason of protecting their survivors or beneficiaries from monetary losses or hardships related to the insured’s death.

In certain contracts, should the holder of the life insurance policy contract a terminal illness that incapacitates them, benefits may be paid in whole or partial installments to the beneficiary to help cover the cost of health care.

Understanding Life Insurance

Anyone entering an agreement for whole or term life insurance should understand the terms of the policy completely, and the insurance agent should make the details perfectly clear before an agreement is signed. Many variables affect the premium amount and the conditions of payment because the insurance company is at risk from the moment that the contract is officially in force.

Unlike some insurance policies, life insurance is almost a predetermined expense to the insurer. As long as the premiums are paid and there is no cancellation of the policy because the insured commits an act to void it, or any of the exclusions come into play, the insurer will, at some point, pay the benefits.

Default of the Contract

Most life insurance contracts have very strict policies about how a death may occur. Suicides and fraud are two of the top reasons for voiding a life insurance policy. Other exclusions concern the dangers people put themselves in because of acts they commit, such as involvement in riots, wars, or any type of civil commotion.

Because life is so unpredictable, it is a comforting assurance to know your loved ones will not be left in a hardship financially in the event of your death because you had the forethought and sensibility to obtain a life insurance policy to protect them.

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Sep
26

Insurers Leverage Claims Technology to Escalate, Fast-Track and Optimize

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The claims of high costs of insurance companies, insurance payments and loss adjustment expenses for the free combination of up to 80 percent of total sales of the insurer. To a stronger economy and more stable, will not improve the combined ratio (also known as composite or relationship) will be more easily achieved through the claims process to reduce costs and efficiency, increase profit insurance.

Improved Scaling toolsets regulator
Improving the efficiency of control in the field with mobile technology is the fastest method insurers use to escalate the process. Since the availability and performance of mobile missiles before, the costs associated with equipment has dropped significantly. Mobile devices can provide information and stories of events immediately before contact include claims history.

Accessibility to enhance security and records directly into the core of the system immediately to document progress and eliminates potential conflicts.

A properly equipped regulator directly takes the field for the start of the new notification request sent by e-mail. Calls can be made immediately be sent directly to the scene to engage appointment or control GPS navigation, to take pictures and statements presented. How to collect it directly back to the home office using data system damage.

One of several assessment tools then access that makes the location of the scene graph display with precise measurements automated laser damage or square footage calculator, assessment and reporting of depreciation.

Fast Track FNOL self-reporting
Provides clients with an opportunity to report the first notice of loss (FNOL) from your cell phone or other mobile device competitive advantage at a time when consumers are aware of the response time and the loss of how they are treated in the early stages .

Creating a client application, files, applications relevant keywords, GPS information, and even aerial photographs of the scene and then relay it collects on the media is also gaining popularity. Not only will this speed the process FNOL, but he appreciates the accuracy and timely submission of information on accidents, reduces the load on the controller box office collection of data and improved home.

N addition, preferred provider directories can (tow service provider car rental, service stations, etc.) are used to create displays and automatic e-mail invitations to plaintiff, combines the convenience for the customer to pre- certain leverage and cost reduction measures to achieve rapid solutions.

Optimization of debt collection
Another way to reduce costs is the collection of debts. Debt collection options, including emergency and first assignment was often hampered by the large number of insurance claims data in hand and the length of the resolution of claims. The use of early warning indicators of system analysis and alarm auto insurer priorities including potential.

Conclusion
Combined net increase in the current economic climate is likely to occur, efforts to reduce losses caused damages and costs, as premiums increase. Some insurers are already experiencing a significant improvement in comparison due to the use of new technologies to provide the best means of control by encouraging the reporting of mobile consumers and greater use of intelligence and warning systems to optimize recovery requirements .

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