Michigan Senate adopts Life Insurance Awareness Month resolution

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Sponsored by Senator Lana Theis, it recognizes September as a time to learn about the benefits. The Michigan state senate has adopted a Life Insurance Awareness Month resolution sponsored by Senator Lana Theis. The resolution recognizes September as the time for state residents to learn about policies. Michigan’s Senate recognized September as Life Insurance Awareness Month, a time in which residents are encouraged to learn about these policies, their premiums, and the way in which their families may benefit in case the worst should happen. The goal is to help…

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California Supreme Court rules life insurance stoppage requires proper notice

Life Insurance Stoppage ruling California

This decision would restore policy premium payments to thousands of people across the state. The California Supreme Court has ruled that a life insurance grace period and other protections must be provided to consumers in the state before insurers are allowed to cut off coverage due to a missed payment. The ruling could restore life insurance payments to affected customers dating back to 2013. In 2013, the state governor at the time, Jerry Brown, signed a law that had passed without any opposition, ending the previous authority that life insurance…

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Prudential says life insurance is changing due to millennials

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The global pandemic has influenced that influential generation, creating a notable shift in the market. The events across the last year and a half have caused a considerable change in the life insurance market, and according to Prudential Individual Life Insurance President Salene Hitchcock-Gear, millennials are behind this shift. The pandemic has placed our mortality and its consequences front and center stage. Millennials, who fall between the ages of 22 and 40 years old according to the measure used by Hitchcock-Gear, have been made well aware of the risks associated…

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Financial Aspects You Shouldn’t Delay

Financial Aspects You Shouldn't Delay

The last thing you need after years of faithful toil as an employee is to begin retirement without any means to sustain your lifestyle. Or worse still, begin your retirement in debt.  To avoid such an unfortunate start to your sunset years, get your finances in order now. It’s never too early; if you’ve just secured your first full-time gig, now is the time to begin building a solid financial foundation for your future.  Life Insurance Coverage Life insurance offers you a means to provide for your family when you…

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Life insurance shopping trends rise and fall with local COVID-19 cases

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A new NerdWallet survey found that Americans gain and lose interest in coverage based on case numbers. This year, there has been a substantial rise in life insurance shopping behaviors among Americans. Many studies indicate that it is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and people’s increased awareness of their own mortality. The study showed that as coronavirus cases fall in an area, so does interest in this type of policy. The research, conducted by NerdWallet, found that 35 percent of American consumers who had been life insurance shopping during…

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Life insurance industry gap revealed among Black Americans, says survey

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Recent research shows that there is a racial gap in this coverage as a result of several trends. For centuries, Black Americans have viewed life insurance policy ownership in terms of a singular purpose: covering the cost of burial. According to a recent Forbes article, this ongoing trend is indicative of a race-based gap in the industry. For many years, the industry has promoted purchasing small policies just big enough for funeral costs. That life insurance policy ownership trend didn’t start winding down until this century, said the report. “For…

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US life insurance has become a “panic buy” due to pandemic

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Experts say that people are buying this coverage out of a fear of death and increased awareness of financial risk. US life insurance is experiencing a considerable rise in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Consumers, young adults in particular, have been purchasing coverage at elevated levels. Since the spring, US life insurance companies have been recording notably higher sales levels than they were at the same time in 2019. The trend has taken off as young adults have seen that thousands of Americans were dying from COVID-19 related illness.…

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