LIMRA Unplugged: 2020 Life Insurance Awareness Month

23 Sep

In this episode of Unplugged Lite, LIMRA reached out to executives at our member companies to get their perspectives on the importance of life insurance. Conor Murphy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Brighthouse Financial; Barbara Turner, president and chief operating officer, Ohio National Financial Services; and Dave Wilken, president of the Life Insurance Business, Global Atlantic Financial Group talk about why life insurance matters. Listen to tips from industry leaders on the importance of life insurance and how it can provide security and protection for your clients. More>>

Reality Check: You Can’t Get It When You Need It

21 Sep

Brooke Shields is right—you can’t get life insurance once you need it. This year, Brooke Shields is working with Life Happens to get the word out to the American public that there is no time to wait for people to protect their families with life insurance. Watch Brooke’s video>>

Life Insurance Can Be the Key to Preserving Family Wealth

16 Sep

Guest contributor: Brandi Graver, CLU, is director, advanced sales and Lillian Vogl, JD, CFP, is director, advanced sales at Crump Life Insurance Services

What can people pass on to their loved ones if something were to happen to them suddenly? It depends on the day and, in some cases, the hour. Recent events have many clients concerned about the stability of their wealth, not only for their own benefit, but also for their legacy beneficiaries.

If you have clients who are concerned about what market volatility might mean for their loved ones, life insurance can provide peace of mind that generational wealth won’t get lost in the storms. More>>

Staying Healthy

14 Sep

Brooke Shields returns as the spokesperson for September’s Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) to emphasize the value of life insurance.

As a successful actor, dedicated mother, and champion of health and fitness, Brooke believes life insurance is an essential part of our overall financial health. As she says in the video, “We need to do everything we can to stay healthy—mind, body …and finances. So take that step now. Get life insurance. And once you do it, it’s done.” View Brooke’s video>>

‘Call It Love Insurance’: Life Insurance Awareness Month 2020 Begins

9 Sep

Too many people think of buying life insurance as something boring that they ought to do, a top financial advisor said Wednesday. The first step toward persuading the uninsured to get covered is “the overcoming of the so-called ‘grudge purchase’ syndrome that public has around life insurance,” Kobus Kleyn tweeted, during a Twitter chat organized by Life Happens. “The public must perceive life insurance as an ‘investment’ into their families.” More>>

The Time for Life Insurance is Now

7 Sep

Actress, model, and mom Brooke Shields is returning as this year’s spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month. As we’ve come face-to-face with the reality that the unexpected can happen at any time, her advice rings true: “The time for you to get life insurance is now. It’s an easy step you can take today, from your home. Do it for you. Do it for your family.” Watch Brooke’s video>>

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

3 Sep
Life Happens is thrilled to have actress, model and mom Brooke Shields return as their spokesperson for this year’s Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM). This means in addition to her PSA, her powerful new message can be used to get the word out to the American public that there is no time to wait for people to protect their families with life insurance.

Brooke Shields says it best: “As an industry, you are truly meeting the moment to help people take control and gain greater financial peace of mind. They can protect what matters most…with life insurance.” Watch Brooke’s video>>

How a Couple Learned About Permanent Life at the Kitchen Table

2 Sep

Guest contributor: Jason Patterson, ALMI, ACS, is a life product analyst at Crump Life Insurance Services

“We just got a notice that my wife’s life insurance policy premium is set to triple.”

That’s what a friend told me when he realized that I work in the life insurance industry. I’m sure you can guess the issue – it’s a term policy about to enter into the annually renewable term phase. He didn’t understand what was going on and was looking for help, and their life insurance agent was missing in action. More>>

I’m Convincing my Fiancé to get Life Insurance Before our Wedding for Four Reasons

31 Aug

After my partner and I got engaged, we finally had some tough financial conversations that had been lingering between us for years. When we dated, we talked about our money situations quite a lot, but never from the perspective of how we’d one day blend our finances or plan for the future. More>>

What You Need to Know About…Underwriting Clients During a Pandemic

26 Aug

Guest contributor: Adrienne Wilson, FALU, ACS, FLMI, CLU, ChFC, is an underwriting consultant at Crump Life Insurance Services

The COVID-19 pandemic is widespread, affecting millions of people around the world as well as numerous businesses, including those in the life insurance industry.

While the full effects of the virus are still unknown and life insurance carriers are updating their underwriting guidelines on a regular basis, there are a few things to keep in mind — in terms of limitations and opportunities — when considering submitting a life insurance application during this unprecedented time. More>>