New life insurance rules could make rates noticeably cheaper

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People who have hesitated to purchase a policy may find that they have new motivation on its way. Changes to life insurance rules in all states except three are more than likely to bring rates down by a considerable amount. There have already been at least two insurance companies that have decreased their term life policy rates and other insurers are expected to follow. The regulations involve telling insurance companies how much money they must keep in reserve. The two insurers that have already implemented rate decreases in part resulting…

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Insurance rates for medical marijuana uses rise, regardless of how it is used

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Even if this substance is used medically through vaporizers or consumption, users are still deemed “smokers”. Earlier in the summer of 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that patients in the country who have legal prescriptions for the use of medical marijuana now have the right to take it in any form, including consumption in food, teas, oils, or smoking, but those patients have been falling into an interesting category when it comes to their insurance rates, regardless of how the drug is used. Many medical marijuana users have…

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Life insurance for federal employees may soon be more expensive

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Some workers may find that their rates will be rising, but others will be seeing them fall. Just as federal employees just faced an increase in the premiums that they pay for long term care coverage, they have now discovered that some life insurance rates may also be rising for their policies in 2016. This latest change in insurance rates will affect a much wider number of people, as many opt out of LTC. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), while some people will be seeing a rise…

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Life insurance companies could use iPhone apps to calculate rates

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Speculations are swirling about the use of data from health and fitness applications by insurers. As apps and gadgets focused on health and fitness tracking become increasingly popular, many are beginning to speculate that these tools could provide the life insurance industry with valuable data for determining the rates that they are charging individual consumers. In an idea that is similar to usage based auto insurance, iPhones could measure actual policyholder risk levels. Among the elements that have been introduced to the new mobile operating system from Apple is one…

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Life insurance premiums will be rising for older vets

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Veterans who are over a certain age could soon find that their coverage is becoming more costly. According to a statement that has been released by Veterans Affairs Department officials, as of July 1, 2014, older vets will find themselves facing higher life insurance premiums for their Veterans Group Life Insurance policies. The increase will apply only to vets who are aged 70 years and older and it will be for 2.2 percent. This life insurance rate increase is the first one to have been put into place for veterans…

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Life insurance companies discriminate against marijuana users

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A newly published report suggests that insurers require these consumers to pay more for policies. A website that provides consumers with life insurance quotes has now released a new report that suggests that people who use marijuana will usually have to pay more for their policies than people who do not. The report is drawing industry attention from both insurers, agents, and consumers alike. This recent news was published under the title “Marijuana Users Discriminated Against by Life Insurance Companies.” It was released on the LifeAnt website and explained that…

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Thinking of Lying on Your Life Insurance Policy? Don’t

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Honesty really is the best policy if you want to live a great life as well as a great life insurance plan. It is also important to be honest when it comes to life insurance. Because if you don’t, you could potentially hurt your beneficiaries. Read on to learn what is important when it comes to life insurance. First off, let’s explain what life insurance can do for you. Life insurance is a type of insurance policy that offers people you designate as beneficiaries money if you were to pass…

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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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Fitch Ratings suggests Thai life insurance sector is stable

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Fitch Ratings report highlights stability of Thailand’s life insurance industry despite natural disasters A new report from Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, suggests that the Thailand life insurance sector will see healthy premium growth well into 2013. This growth is being attributed to growing population affluence and increase awareness and protection in the wake of recent natural disasters. Thailand has been battered by a wide range of catastrophe’s the most costly of which was a recent flood that caused severe disruptions in global supply chain for numerous industries. These…

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Life insurance in India becoming less profitable

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The premiums collected from this coverage sector have dropped by 2.33 percent compared to 2011. The latest life insurance news from India is that premiums collected during the third quarter, which ended on September 30, have experienced a year over year decrease by 2.33 percent, said the most recent report of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). This drop has been blamed on the overall slowing in economic growth. This, according to Namo Narain Meena, the Minister of State for Finance. The minster explained that as a whole, there…

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