Life insurance sales placed in suspension at Genworth Financial

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As the firm enters into restructuring plans, it has now ceased the sale of those policies until further notice. Genworth Financial Inc. has now announced the suspension of some of its life insurance product sales, after having posted a Q4 loss for 2015, which meant that it had continued to lose money throughout every quarter of that year. The company is now entering into restructuring plans in order to overcome its considerable financial challenges. As a result of this announcement and as the insurer begins the planning for its restructuring,…

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A New Year and a Happy Financial Plan!

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January is a peak time for most Americans to take time to reflect on their previous year and what they were able to accomplish. Sometimes it’s a good review, and sometimes it isn’t so pleasant. Care to share what things jump off the page from your 2013?  If you’re like most others, the New Year also brings out the willpower for a New You! Goals are set and new habits are formed, from diets and personal life changes to maybe a career change in your professional life. In either case,…

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Life insurance maintains its importance in families with dependents

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The protection provided by this coverage is still an important element of financial planning. Despite the changes in the life insurance industry and the economy that continues to struggle, the coverage is maintaining its value for families that depend on the income of the policyholder. These policies provide families with a way to replace income that suddenly ceases if the earner should die. In order to take full advantage of life insurance, families should discuss the topic and make certain that they choose the form of the coverage that is…

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Life insurance policies are frequently unclaimed

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Policyholders are being advised to take care when naming their beneficiaries. Over the last while, concerns have been growing over the number of life insurance companies that are not paying off the policies to beneficiaries when the policyholders die. The problem is that many beneficiaries don’t realize that they hold this position. Many consumers are failing to tell their loved ones when they take out a life insurance policy or don’t tell them that they are the beneficiaries. This makes it far more challenging for the insurers to make sure…

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How to buy life insurance and broach the topic of death

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Though most people will reach the point that they’d like to consider coverage, knowing how to talk about the subject of death and how to buy life insurance isn’t always an obvious thing to do. After all, the process of trying to assign a financial value to a person’s life is not exactly a comfortable topic. However, what must be kept in mind is that this form over coverage is not designed to reduce the mourning and grief that will occur when a loved one has died, but it is…

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ASIAN WOMEN TRAIL MEN IN PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

Men are taking the lead in decision-making across most aspects of financial planning, according to HSBC’s latest report: The Future of Retirement: Why family matters. Conducted by Cicero Consulting across over 17,000 people in 17 countries, with more than 7,300 from Asia, HSBC’s survey explores changing attitudes towards retirement and financial planning. Sixty-eight per cent of Asian men and 65% of men worldwide say they make all or most of the financial decisions in the household, compared to 58% and 53% of women in Asia and globally, respectively. The only…

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Americans with life insurance feel their beneficiaries are capable of making a claim

The results of a survey by Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. has shown that 70 percent of policyholders of life insurance feel confident that the beneficiaries of the coverage would be capable of filing the claim when the time comes, and that the majority of those policyholders have made an effort to assist in the necessary preparation. The survey’s outcomes were released for Life Insurance Awareness Month, which is September. According to Nationwide Financial’s senior vice president of Individual Protection, Peter Golato, families can obtain financial security and stability from life…

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Most Asset Based Long-Term Care Purchases Are Over Age 65 – Two Thirds Of New Single-Pay Life+LTC Policy Sales Are Over $100,000

The sale of asset-based long-term care insurance protection grew significantly according to research by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (www.aaltci.org) the national trade organization. According to data gathered from the industry’s leading insurers, premium in 2010 increased 79 percent compared to the prior year. The number of covered lives increased 83 percent. “Asset based or linked products are experiencing growth as they are highly suitable for a very specific consumer,” states Jesse Slome, AALTCI’s executive director. “Financial planners and investment professionals who may not like the more complex…

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Survey shows financial plans should include insurance

According to a Saybrus Partners survey, just under half of the American adults who have received professional financial advising and who have a financial plan have ever addressed the issue of including life insurance as a part of their portfolio. Saybrus Partners is a Hartford, Connecticut-based life insurance partnership company. Among the survey participants who said that they had talked with their financial advisors about life insurance, 15 percent said that the discussion was held over a decade ago. An additional 40 percent had talked about it within the last…

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