16 commonly misunderstood insurance words

16 Jan
Underwriting, premiums, contestability period—terms like these can make insurance words seem foreign. Fortunately, a good insurance professional can help you understand everything. So can the definitions below. Read on to understand some commonly misunderstood insurance words. More>>

Awareness: The Key to Protecting Your Practice from Identity Theft

30 Nov

Guest contributors Joy Dawe, senior vice president, market conduct, and Hannah Wittmer, market conduct specialist at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Here are some fraudulent schemes that target insurance professionals and could compromise privileged information, resulting in an increased risk of fraudsters accessing client information. More>>

10 Advantages of Hybrid Life Insurance with Long-Term Care

21 Nov
You probably know about hybrid cars. But do you know about hybrid life insurance?

This coverage combines long-term care and life insurance into one policy. Like hybrid cars, these hybrid policies are increasingly popular. That’s because they have some unique benefits. More>>

Three Ways Life Insurance Can Help with Long Term Care Needs

17 Nov

Guest contributor Reggie Phillips, CLU, ChFC, CASL, is manager-insurance strategists at Truist Life Insurance Services.

In the spirit of National Long-Term Care Awareness Month, let’s answer some questions about using life insurance with LTC riders instead of traditional long-term care insurance as a potential solution for extended care planning.

When addressing clients’ concerns about overpaying for LTC, the typical and often the most efficient approach is a solution involving a traditional or asset-based LTCi policy. However, there are ways that life insurance can be beneficial for addressing LTC concerns. More>>

Planning for LTC: The 4 Words That Drive the Conversation

16 Nov

At some point in our lives, most of us will likely need some kind of long-term care support. But although people find it easy to talk about the experiences of a friend or family member who is going through a long-term care event, they are reluctant to have a conversation about their own need for care. More>>

Helping Clients and Prospects Obtain Long Term Care Insurance

9 Nov

The need for LTCi to pay for long-term care is becoming more critical every day. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70% of people turning 65 today will require long-term care at some point, only 17% of respondents to the Insurance Barometer Study conducted by Life Happens and LIMRA say they have individual LTC coverage. During November, which is Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month, financial professionals will share the message with their clients and prospects that getting LTCi can help cover the cost of care when that care is needed the most. More>>

Long Term Care Insurance 101

7 Nov

Did you know that neither your health insurance nor Medicare would pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future? If you develop a chronic illness or become disabled and can no longer care for yourself for an extended period of time, you’ll need long-term care services. Here are some answers to common questions about long-term care insurance to help you figure out if it’s right for you. More>>

What a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Means for Obtaining Life Insurance

27 Oct

Guest contributor Lisa Arcuria, director, high net worth client support, at Crump Life Insurance Services.

In the U.S., we dedicate the month of October to Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer and other forms of cancer affect many people’s lives each year. In 2022, roughly 1.9 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. An estimated 287,850 women and 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosis. I want to share my personal story and my firsthand experience from the business side on how to secure life insurance for clients who have defeated cancer or who may be potentially genetically predisposed to developing cancer. More>>

5 Myths the Hispanic Community Has About Life Insurance

26 Sep
Insurance professional and Mexican American Monica Rangel works hard to educate the Hispanic community about life insurance.

The founder and CEO of Efficient Financial and Insurance Solutions in Brea, Calif., regularly helps members of her local community get life insurance coverage. Here are the biggest misconceptions she encounters from her Hispanic clients. More>>