Life insurance scam when husband sends hitman’s instructions to ex-boss

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A man allegedly texted “kill my wife” in a text to the wrong person when he wanted the woman murdered. A Washington man attempted to run a life insurance scam by hiring a hitman to kill his wife but ended up texting the information to the wrong person. The 42 year old father allegedly attempted to text the killer, but sent the message to his former boss, instead. Upon receiving the more-than-concerning text, the ex-boss proceeded to call the police to investigate. The man, Jeff Lytle, was arrested on two…

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Life insurance requirements are greatly underestimated by consumers

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According to recent research, the average policyholder should have $46,000 more coverage than they have. The majority of people who should be covered by a life insurance policy don’t even have one, but among those who do, the results of a recent study have suggested that they have typically underestimated the amount that they actually need. This means that if the worst should actually occur, the insurance payout may not be enough to cover beneficiary needs. SunLife recently conducted a study that has shown that the average payout from a…

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Insurance claims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 expected to be small

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A new analysis by Standard & Poor’s has shown that insurers and reinsurers will find losses manageable. Standard & Poor’s Corp. has now issued the results of an analysis regarding the insurance claims that are expected to arise from the loss of flight 370 of Malaysia Airlines, and they have stated that they will more than likely be manageable for both insurers and reinsurers. They have predicted that the disappearance of the plane will generate insured losses of $250 million to $450 million. The final total regarding these insurance claims…

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Life insurance lacking among middle aged Americans

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Recent research has shown that the struggling economy is holding many back from coverage. According to a recent study, millions of middle aged Americans are choosing not to obtain life insurance as a result of the shaky economy in the country that is creating a lack of stability in their own personal financial situations. Research has indicated that the average American’s savings is sitting at a mere $3,000. Beyond the lack of savings, the economic uncertainty has indicated that an even larger number of people are finding themselves in a…

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Life insurance companies changing perspective on cancer survivors

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The industry is discovering that the odds for victims of this disease are improving. Cancer survivors are now finding that it is easier than it has ever been to be able to purchase life insurance, when not very long ago it was considered to be nearly out of the question. Medicine has come a long way and is changing the outlook for survivors of this disease and their coverage options. It wasn’t that long ago that a diagnosis of cancer was the same as a death sentence, but that is…

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Life insurance awareness in Iraq remains low

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Despite the high level of violence in the country, many Iraqi people lack knowledge about the coverage. Even though there are hundreds of Iraqi people who die every month as a result of the violence that still plagues the nation, there remains a lack of awareness regarding life insurance throughout the population. It is believed that the lack of awareness is the primary reason that people are not covering their lives. According to the state-owned Iraq Insurance Company’s general manager, Sadiq Abdul Rahman, who reports directly to the Ministry of…

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Life insurance arm in Korea sold by ING

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The financial services group has now sold the South Korean unit to MBK Partners Ltd. ING Groep NV has now announced that it has managed to sell its South Korean life insurance unit, after having made the second attempt with a span of twelve months to accomplish this goal. It managed to raise approximately $1,646,800 (1.38 trillion South Korean Wan). The amount for the purchase was agreed upon by the buyer, MBK Partners Ltd., which is an Asian buyout company that was created by executives formerly from the Carlyle Group.…

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Can You Get Life Insurance If You Are Over 50?

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Fifty years old seems like an old age – unless you plan on living past 100, it means that your life is more than half over – but people over 50 do a lot more than they used to. Think about how old your grandparents looked in their 50s and 60s and beyond as opposed to grandparents of today. Actress Jane Fonda is 75 years old and looks 20 years older. Golfer Gary Player is 77, in terrific shape, and recently  even posed in the buff for ESPN the Magazine.…

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Life insurance companies actively seeking out beneficiaries

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The industry is recommending that policyholders take actions to help to make sure death benefits are received. The life insurance industry has been facing some hurdles across many states as many companies have not made extensive efforts to locate the beneficiaries of policies belonging to individuals who have died. Insurers are now making a number of changes as states alter their requirements to find beneficiaries. However, the industry is also recommending that policyholders take a few extra steps to help to make sure that the money that they are paying…

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Life insurance will be experiencing higher premiums for term policies

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In an environment with low interest rates, the cost of the coverage is on its way up. According to the data that has been released by an online life insurance comparison agency, term policies are becoming more expensive and are slightly more difficult to find than they used to be. This news comes after a decade in which prices had been consistently plummeting to record lows. However, the latest research from IntelliQuote has shown that the premiums that are being quoted for term life insurance policies increased by an average…

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