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Evaluating Insurance Companies

July 30, 2015

How Can I Determine the Financial Strength of My Insurance Company? How do you compare life insurance companies? What features do you examine? What criteria do you use? How do you know what to look for? Making sure that your insurance company is financially sound is an important part of helping to ensure family security…. Read more

HMOs and PPOs

July 30, 2015

What Is the Difference Between an HMO and a PPO? Selecting health insurance is often one of the most important decisions you will make. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) are types of managed health-care plans and can cost much less than comprehensive individual policies. Through the use of managed care, HMOs… Read more

Additional Liability Coverage

July 30, 2015

How Can I Extend My Liability Coverage? In this litigious society, no one is immune from potential lawsuits. Anyone with significant assets might need protection from the devastating effects of a liability lawsuit. Elected officials and members of boards may be especially vulnerable. It’s not uncommon for plaintiffs to name everyone involved in an incident… Read more

Types of Health Coverage

July 30, 2015

What Types of Health Coverage Are Available? Rising health-care costs have driven the demand for, and the price of, medical insurance sky-high. The availability of group coverage through employment has helped many Americans face such costs. However, people who are not currently covered by their employers have few affordable sources for group coverage currently. However,… Read more

Assessing Disability Income Insurance

July 30, 2015

Do I Need Disability Income Insurance? Although most of us are aware of the need for health insurance coverage when determining our risk-management needs, many of us fail to consider the possibility that we could become disabled. A disability income insurance policy can help replace income lost because of an injury or illness. Few people… Read more

Protecting Your Home

July 30, 2015

How Can You Protect Your Home? Your home is one of your greatest assets, and it should be well protected. It is startling to consider that an estimated 60% of American homes are inadequately insured by an average of 17%.1  Homeowners insurance protects against liability (in case someone is injured on your property), damage to… Read more

Insuring Your Future

July 30, 2015

How Can You Insure Your Future? Long ago, people realized that there is strength in numbers. For hundreds of years, we have been joining forces against all kinds of calamities — including financial troubles. The concept of insurance is simply that if enough of us can pool our money to form a large enough fund,… Read more

Maximizing Your Insurance Benefits

July 30, 2015

Maximizing Your Insurance Benefits Understanding the threat of estate taxes on your life insurance proceeds is the first step in protecting these funds from unnecessary taxation. The next steps are determining the appropriate ownership of your policy and selecting a proper beneficiary. Although there are other alternatives, a life insurance trust can help avoid potential… Read more

Insurance Claims

July 30, 2015

Making an Insurance Claim When it is time to make an insurance claim, the more prepared you are, the more smoothly it will go. Be familiar not only with your policies but also with the steps you should take to file a claim. Preventive Measures It’s important to know beforehand what to expect from the… Read more

Auto Insurance

July 30, 2015

Auto Insurance Four main types of auto insurance are available: liability, uninsured or underinsured motorist, collision and comprehensive, and personal injury. Most states require drivers to carry certain types of insurance. Liability Liability insurance is usually considered a necessity, and many states have a minimum legal requirement for liability coverage. This type of insurance helps… Read more