A record $10.3 billion in claims was paid last year by the nation's long-term care insurance companies, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance study. This figure represents the highest amount of such benefit payments to Americans for a one-year period ever, and they were paid to more than 300,000 individuals.
Many people think life insurance is only for the young. That life insurance is a tool best used by newlyweds with mortgages, parents of young children, and spouses who are both employed.
But what does that mean for seniors? Does that mean retirees do not need life insurance? The answer to that question depends on your family's needs as well as your financial picture upon retirement.
Expecting a baby is one of the most joyous experiences in life. As you prepare your nursery, don't forget to review your insurance to make sure your coverage reflects the change in your growing family. Below are a few pointers.
Not every trip needs to be insured; however, if the cost, risk of illness, or potential for interruption has you feeling cautious, then trip insurance may be a wise investment. Asking yourself the following questions may help you decide:
When considering a plan, take inventory of the components of your trip. Pre-paid vacation home rentals, car rentals, and event tickets are unique items to insure, yet they can be costly if forfeited due to an unexpected circumstance. If these costs are added to the total pre-paid price of the trip, a comprehensive travel insurance plan could protect you if your trip should be canceled or interrupted.
Did you know that one third of all households would feel adverse financial impacts within one month if a primary wage earner died?
Life insurance isn’t a fun thing to think about, and it may seem like an unnecessary expense. But if you have people who depend on you for financial support, then life insurance is really about protecting them in case something happens to you – your designated beneficiary would collect a financial benefit upon your death. Life insurance can be confusing, so here’s a rundown of the basics.
Summer is a time for fun, getting together with friends, and spending time outdoors. Days poolside or lounging on the beach are a favorite activity during the summer months, but before heading for the water, it’s crucial that everyone know how to swim and understand swimming safety.
If you are one of the Americans who have purchased a motorcycle in the last 10 years, you're clearly far from alone: Ownership has risen steadily in the past decade, and over 13 million people across the U.S. are now riding motorbikes. And of that total, nearly 20% of all riders are women.
No one likes to contemplate it, but accidents result in over 161,000 deaths per year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional injury is the fifth leading cause of death in the country.
The availability of home DNA-testing kits has resulted in many unanswered questions about life insurance.
One of the biggest mistakes people make in planning their health and life coverage is assuming they'll never need long-term care services, or that if they do need these services, they will pay for them with their savings.
And many people shy away from long-term care insurance because they worry about premium hikes or the fact that if they don't use the coverage, they never benefit from their premium payments. But now there is a policy that melds long-term care insurance with life insurance.
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