May 14, 2020

What Is a Life Insurance Beneficiary?

You could argue that life insurance means nothing without the beneficiary. Sure, it's the policyowner who initiates the coverage and pays the premiums. But assuming that the insured doesn't let the insurance lapse or sell it in a life settlement, the beneficiary is the one who ultimately benefits fr...
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May 11, 2020

What is Permanent Life Insurance?

As the name implies, permanent life insurance covers you for a lifetime. As long as you continue paying the premiums, the insurer cannot cancel your policy. In addition to paying a death benefit, permanent life insurance policies also include a savings component through which your policy can build c...
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May 4, 2020

What is a Return of Premium Life Insurance Policy?

A Return of Premium (ROP) life insurance policy guarantees a full or partial refund of the premiums you pay if you outlive the stated term of the policy. This feature is typically added as a rider to a traditional term life policy that has a 20- or 30- year term. Some ROP policies return only the ba...
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April 9, 2020

How the Coronavirus Affects Life Insurance Policies 

Yes, toilet paper is hard to come by and there's no telling when you'll be able to eat in a restaurant again. But the pandemic is also causing economic turmoil, driving changes in the stock markets, interest rates, and the insurance industry. Obviously, your portfolio has been hit hard by the turbul...
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April 3, 2020

Understanding Insurable Interest in Life Insurance

What do insurable interest and gravity have in common? Both are fundamental concepts that impact our lives daily, and yet we hardly think about either one. Gravity keeps your feet on the ground, and insurable interest underpins every insurance policy you've ever owned. ...
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April 1, 2020

What is Whole Life Insurance?

Whole life insurance, sometimes called “straight life” or “ordinary life,” is a type of permanent life insurance and is the most well-known form of life insurance. Whole life insurance policies last the whole life of the policyholder and are paid out to the policyholder’s beneficiary or be...
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March 30, 2020

What Are The Types of Life Insurance

Life insurance is like pizza — it comes in many styles and the customization options are practically endless. But unlike pizza, it’s cost-prohibitive to sample life insurance policies to pick the one you like. And that means you’ll have to know your options and clarify your financial goals to ...
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March 26, 2020

How Do Life Insurance Payouts Work?

Most people don’t think about how life insurance payouts work unless they’re filing a life insurance claim. If you’re in that situation right now, we feel for you. To make this difficult time a little easier, we’ve put together the information below to help you understand how the process wor...
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