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    Life Insurance
    Catherine Brock

    Can You Have More Than One Life Insurance Policy?

    Yes, you can have more than one life insurance policy. There are no legal restrictions on the number of life insurance policies you can hold, though there could be financial limitations. That’s not to say it’s a bad idea to have multiple life insurance policies — two or more layers of coverage may be the right strategy for you. It really depends on what you need financially and what you can afford.

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    Life Insurance
    Catherine Brock

    How to Cancel a Life Insurance Policy the Smart Way

    What happens when you cancel life insurance? Unfortunately, that’s not a simple question to answer. Your coverage might end immediately, or it might not. Plus, you may or may not receive a refund of the premiums you’ve paid. These details hinge on the type of policy you have and how long you’ve had it.

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    Life Insurance
    Catherine Brock

    How to Find Out if an Old Life Insurance Policy is Worth Anything

    Life insurance is a financial parachute of sorts. But it can take years to prep that parachute to deliver a soft landing, for beneficiaries or for the policyholder later in life. On permanent and term life policies, the policyholder could pay premiums for decades before the family or insured sees any return from that investment.

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    Life Settlements
    Catherine Brock

    U.S. Life Settlement Index: The Best and Worst States for Life Settlements

    Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, a life settlement can reshape your finances in short order. Unfortunately, not all investors and policyholders have access to the same level of life settlement opportunity. That’s because the secondary markets for life insurance vary in size and activity level from state to state. In our latest study, the Harbor Life Settlements U.S. Life Settlement Index, we set out to quantify those differences and identify the states that are most and least accommodating to high-value life settlements. 

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    Life Insurance
    Catherine Brock

    6 Things Life Insurance Agents Should Discuss During Renewal

    You can step into that advisory role with a structured and proactive conversation with your clients when they are renewing their life insurance policy. Here are six questions to ask during life insurance renewal to move your clients into the type and level of life insurance that will help them reach their financial goals.

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    Catherine Brock

    Viatical Loans Overview: Definition, Pros/Cons, Alternatives

    A viatical loan is a strategy to pull cash from your life insurance policy after you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness. It’s similar to a viatical settlement in three respects. One, viatical loans and viatical settlements are structured around an in-force life insurance policy. Two, you qualify for both a viatical loan and viatical settlement when a qualified medical professional certifies that your lifespan is 24 months or less. And lastly, you can use the proceeds from a viatical loan or viatical settlement to cover your medical expenses and end-of-life care.

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