Hybrid life insurance policies gain popularity as LTC payment plans

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As long term care insurance skyrockets in price, many people are looking for alternative funding. Hybrid life insurance policies are beginning to take the place of long term care insurance policies. Traditional LTC products have plummeted in popularity due to their spiking premiums in recent years. To pay for long term care needs, consumers are turning to new types of insurance coverage. Hybrid life insurance policies are becoming a leading option in that area. These policies come in the form of life products that back long term care financing strategies.…

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Fitness incentives now included in all John Hancock life insurance policies

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The insurer is eliminating the sale of its traditional policies in favor of more interactive options. John Hancock life insurance policyholders will now receive discounts on their premiums for tracking fitness on wearable devices and regularly hitting their exercise targets. Fitbit, Apple Watch and other device wearers may pay less for their insurance policies. John Hancock life insurance is among the oldest North American insurers in that market. That said, as much as its company is steeped in tradition, it plans to cease the sale of those traditional policies. Instead,…

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Nestle is selling its Gerber Life Insurance for $1.55 billion

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The transnational firm has announced its plans to sell the unit to Western and Southern Financial Group. Nestle announced this week that it intends to sell off its Gerber Life Insurance unit. Western and Southern Financial Group has agreed to purchase the life insurance unit for $1.55 billion in cash. Nestle chose to sell the insurance unit in order to send its attention back to its core businesses. The transnational company decided to let the Gerber Life Insurance firm go to place its focus back on the consumer health, food…

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Amazon insurance policies to begin selling in India

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The most successful online retailer in the world is to start sales in the largest market on the globe. Amazon insurance policies, including life, health and general coverage, will soon be heading to India. The massive online marketplace plans to begin selling policies in this largest country in the world, by population. The goal of the insurance policy sales is to boost Amazon’s Indian financial service portfolio. The Amazon insurance policies will be sold as the company “aims to carry out the business of soliciting, procuring and servicing insurance as…

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DNA testing kit results may lead to future insurance customer risks

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While these tests are becoming highly popular, consumers should understand how the data is used. Purchasing a DNA testing kit to find out more about what genes say about an individual is becoming very popular. However, concerns are growing with regards to how the data will be treated and used, particularly by certain parts of the insurance industry. There are a number of different companies selling these kits, from large to small ones. Some of the DNA testing kit packages simply tell a person about where their ancestors lived in…

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5 Life Insurance Policies You Should Consider (That Aren’t Term)

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Looking for life insurance? Purchasing a life insurance plan is one of the best ways to secure your family’s well being, providing you with peace of mind along the way. There’s no shortage of plans promising low premiums and strong benefits, but knowing what all options are out there and which to choose can be challenging. Read on as I unpack 5 life insurance policies that aren’t term, and see if one of them might be suitable for you. #1 Whole Life Policy Here’s the gist of a whole life…

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Canadian life insurance companies no longer equate marijuana use to “smoking”

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Changes to the country’s laws and social attitudes have brought about change in industry policy. Life insurance companies in Canada have traditionally labeled cannabis users as being “smokers.” However, a recent change in the country’s industry has changed this situation among many insurers. Smokers are typically penalized by life insurance companies and, until recently, that included pot users. The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association director of health and disability policy, Joan Weir, explained in a CBC report that many life insurance companies have stopped equating light marijuana use with…

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