7 Types of Insurance Every Millennial Must Consider

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If you were born between 1978 and 1999, you are classified as a millennial. The millennial generation is regarded as one of the most financially conservative generations since they are careful when it comes to investing and saving. Therefore, it’s surprising to look at the fact that a vast majority of individuals between 18 and 39 are underinsured. Here are 8 types of insurance plans millennials should consider: 1 Life Insurance  Life insurance isn’t something that only the wealthy need. Depending on your particular situation, perhaps, you need it as…

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Do Gamers Need Disability Insurance?

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While everyone already knows they need essential health and automotive insurance, other types of insurance aren’t well-known. Professional gaming is a new career pursuit that many of the younger generations are trying out. Many think gaming does not involve any risks and might not think they need any type of insurance, but that is far from the truth. What is Professional Gaming? With the development of game-streaming platforms such as Twitch, many gamers are competing with each other on a professional level. Even newcomers are able to participate, often opting…

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Breast cancer disability insurance claim length average dropped by 2 weeks

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Survivors are heading back to work notably sooner than had previously been recorded. Claims on breast cancer disability insurance have been a top cause of this type of coverage for more than a decade. However, the length of those claims has been getting shorter. In fact, survivors have shortened their time off work by an average of about two weeks. In 2019, the average length of a short-term breast cancer disability insurance claim was 64 days. In 2010, that figure was 78 days. This shows a meaningful change in trends…

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Independent Courier Insurance Spikes in Popularity from Common New Jobs

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As businesses hire a growing number of people on bicycles, scooters or cars, liability coverage needs rise. Businesses of all sizes are looking to different types of delivery options for convenience and savings, requiring many self-employed individuals to seek independent courier insurance. Not all couriers work for massive global companies and those on bikes and scooters need coverage, too. Damage and liability issues are the most important part of independent courier insurance. These typically have to do with the vehicle being used to make the deliveries as well as the…

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Massachusetts seeks to reverse decisions for denied life insurance by naloxone carriers

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The state has issued guidelines following a nurse’s rejection because she is trying to be a good Samaritan. Massachusetts has issued new guidelines regarding naloxone carriers after a nurse was denied life insurance. The state is hoping that life insurance and disability insurance companies will stop denying coverage to good Samaritans who are carrying the overdose-reversing drug in order to help those in need of it. The guidelines were issued this month in response to the story of a nurse who couldn’t get a policy. The Boston nurse carries the…

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Massachusetts Governor Baker signs Anti-gender discrimination bill

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House Bill 842 prevents insurance companies from using gender to charge higher premiums. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new anti-gender discrimination bill. House Bill 842 makes it illegal for insurance companies to increase premiums based on whether an applicant is a man or woman. Traditionally, women pay more for the same disability insurance protection in Massachusetts. Governor Baker was joined by several other legislature members. This included HB 842’s main sponsor, State Representative Ruth Balser as well as house speaker Robert DeLeo. For more than a decade, Balser has…

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Mutual of Omaha lawsuit pushes insurer to cover patients taking Truvada

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New applicants taking the HIV prevention medication had previously been denied policies. Mutual of Omaha settled discrimination allegations filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. The insurance company has agreed to stop denying applicants who use HIV prevention medications such as Truvada. At the same time, the insurance company settled a second lawsuit in the state regarding a similar situation. In the second lawsuit, Mutual of Omaha settled with an unidentified man. The insurance company turned down the man’s long term care insurance application when he acknowledged that he took…

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