Life insurance benefits that used to be popular among employers are fading away

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A recent survey showed that employees are not seeing this type of coverage in their packages as much. While life insurance benefits used to be a standard part of many employer packages for their workers, fewer companies now offer them. This, despite the fact that employees still find the benefit to be an appealing one. The number of people who purchase life policies through group contracts is growing, but employers are stepping back. A new LIMRA survey revealed that there are up to 108 million Americans who currently have life…

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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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Terrorist’s life insurance policy can be seized by US government

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A federal judge has ruled that the payments on the policy of the San Bernardino killer can be taken by the government. A federal judge ruling says the U.S. government can seize the life insurance policy of Syed Rizwan Farook. Farook was one of the extremist terrorists involved in the murders in San Bernardino last year. The murderer purchased life insurance coverage near the time he was planning the terrorist attacks. He and a friend, Enrique Marquez – an extremist Muslim convert – planned terrorist attacks together. He started with…

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Suspicious insurance policy purchases may offer evidence in murder case

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A police chief accused of murdering his pregnant fiancée purchased massive amounts of coverage beforehand. In South Dakota, a former police chief has now been accused of the murder of his pregnant fiancée in what had previously appeared to be a hunting accident but that has since turned suspicious when it was discovered that more than one life insurance policy was purchased only a few months ahead of the death. Over $750,000 in life insurance coverage was taken out by the couple months before she died. The man in question,…

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Prudential life insurance now available to consumers with HIV

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The insurer has now opened up its 10 year and 15 year individual convertible term life products to these patients. Prudential has now announced that it will offer life insurance products to people who have been diagnosed with HIV, becoming the first major provider who is covering people who have received this diagnosis. The insurance policies are offered as a reflection of the longer, healthier lives HIV patients are living. The life insurance policies that are being offered to Prudential’s HIV positive customers include 10 year and 15 year convertible…

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Pennsylvania fines life insurance companies for partial benefits payments

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The state has been slapping insurers with penalties for failing to offer a full payout to beneficiaries. Pennsylvania has started implementing a crackdown on life insurance companies that have been discovered to be failing to pay out full benefits to the beneficiaries of policies soon after those policy owners have died. So far in 2015, the state has recovered $70.4 million for almost 4,300 beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. This is all a part of a broader effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, which involves a number of other states, as…

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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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Life insurance industry growth in Singapore flattens

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The results from the first quarter of this year have shown that the total weighted premiums stumbled by 1 percent. Life Insurance Association Singapore has released its data from the first quarter of 2015 and what it has shown is that the industry has experienced a flattened growth rate at the same time that its total weighted premiums fell by a small 1 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2014. When all was said and done, the total weighted life premiums in Q1 arrived at about US$488.68 million…

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Life insurance could become more affordable with a fitness tracker

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For the first time in the U.S., an insurer is using the same idea as pay as you drive coverage, but for a person’s health. A life insurance company in the United States is now offering a service that represents a first for the country, in which wearing a tracker that will reveal an individual’s health, location, and body information to reveal healthy lifestyle habits and reduced risk opportunities that could bring about a discount for premiums. While some are seeing this as an interesting opportunities, others are calling this…

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Seniors may be missing out on $112 billion in life insurance settlements

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Life settlements are being forfeited every year United States residents over the age of 65 are losing out on a collective $112 billion in life insurance settlements every year, according to a new report from the Life Insurance Settlement Association. The report notes that consumers are losing out on life insurance benefits because of lapsed coverage or because they choose to surrender their coverage. The organization suggests that the potential size of the life settlement market in the United States is “simply astounding.” Report shows that a typical life insurance…

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