Life insurance is not proving its importance to the Millennial generation

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September is the month that recognizes this type of coverage, but young people are not convinced. This month is Life Insurance month and while there are some demographics that have a tendency to recognize the benefit of carrying this type of coverage, for others, such as the Millennial generation, the importance of this protection is not as clear. September is seen as an important time to review the policy and ensure that it is still appropriate to current needs. Every September, the life insurance sector reminds consumers to consider their…

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Life insurance study shows satisfied claimants

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The results of a recent study have revealed that 95 percent of the people who have made claims are satisfied. According to the outcome of a recent LIMRA survey, additional services offered by life insurance companies, such as coverage coordination and grief counseling are generating a larger amount of business, boosting recommendations, and are enhancing the positive perception of claimants. The study showed that among the beneficiaries of the policies, the vast majority are quite satisfied with the experience. The LIMRA research indicated that 95 percent of life insurance beneficiaries…

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Life insurance being used by parents for their kids’ student debt

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The overwhelming amounts that are owed are leading to some unique protection strategies. A life insurance trend has been building over the last short while that has parents taking out policies on their children in order to protect themselves against the overwhelming student debt that they carry. Many parents co-sign on student loans, leaving them at a considerable risk if their children should die prematurely. It is becoming increasingly common for parents to protect themselves from the debts of their children’s educations by purchasing life insurance policies following their graduation…

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Report shows consumers think life insurance is almost three times more costly than it is

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A study performed by LIMRA and the LIFE Foundation has revealed many consumer misunderstandings of life insurance coverage. LIFE Foundation and LIMRA released a report based on the findings of a joint study that has shown that consumers have many misunderstandings about life insurance – such as its cost – and that this might be deterring them from seeking to obtain coverage that could be very beneficial to them. The participants in the survey were requested to provide their best guess as to how much a 20-year level-term life policy…

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MIB Life Index shows 4.2 percent increase in American life insurance activity this year

Life insurance market seeing a growth spurt. According to the data from the MIB Life Index, the American application activity, all ages combined, for the first quarter of 2012 in individually underwritten life insurance saw a 0.3 percent year-over-year increase. Though April has been seeing a slow decrease in this activity, the first quarter as a whole saw a year-over-year rise by 4.2 percent. This is the best improvement that the industry has seen since 2007. In February, the application activity was 4.5 percent higher than it was in March.…

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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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Life Insurance Awareness Month: LIFE Foundation may have trouble convincing consumers life insurance is worthwhile

September is Life Insurance Awareness month and many insurers have been launching campaigns to attract new clients. Many people often put life insurance in the back of their mind because the issue of death is both sensitive and uncomfortable. Because of the unsettling nature of the subject, a great number of people go without life insurance, justifying their decision with the intention of getting coverage in their latter years. Accidents, however, are unpredictable and life itself is notoriously fickle. Given that life can come to a sudden, unavoidable halt at…

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Americans have a lack of trust for insurance agents, leading them to purchase less coverage

Insurance plays a vital part in protecting people against accidents, catastrophes, and illnesses to make sure that they and their families do not suffer tremendous financial hardships should any of those circumstances occur. However, many are hesitant to obtain policies because they feel that they cannot trust an agent or insurer. In the United States, the number of individual life policies that are purchased every year has fallen by 45 percent over the last quarter century, even though the number of households that include children has risen by more than…

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Study shows online purchases of life insurance on the rise

The results of a study performed by the LIFE Foundation and LIMRA have indicated that Americans – particularly those in younger age groups – would rather make their life insurance purchases online, through the mail, or by phone. Though the majority – 64 percent – of consumers continue to make their life insurance purchases from an insurance agent, that number is rapidly decreasing when compared to the 1996 statistics. In that year, 80 percent of people were buying their insurance in person. According to president and CEO Marvin H. Feldman,…

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India in the running for top life insurance production in the world

India is on track to becoming one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance according to a study done by the Ficci and Boston Consulting Group. The rate at which the industry is progressing, the nation may become one of the 3 top life insurance companies worldwide.  The study suggests that the growth is due, in part, to the rapid industrialization of the country and booms in population. As the nation develops, more people find that they can afford insurance coverage, and so they obtain what they need. The…

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