Giving New Life To Life Insurance

Life insurance companies are under pressure. Their traditional business model is stagnating. Since 2014, premiums for U.S. life insurers have fallen at an average annual rate of 4%, the industry’s return on equity has...

Life Events and Life Insurance

Marriage If you enrolled in the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) when you were hired, you filled out a designation of beneficiary form and specified who you wanted to get the proceeds of...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

You can’t pinpoint the ideal amount of life insurance you should buy down to the penny. But you can make a sound estimate if you consider your current financial situation and imagine what your...

Assess Insurance Needs

You manage risk at the portfolio level; here's how to address it in other parts of your plan. One of Warren Buffett's most famous maxims is that there are two rules of investing. The first...

More strategies to increase your life insurance benefits

Depending on your age, health, specific goals and the type of assets you own, the trick is successfully performed – every time – by selecting the right strategy or combination of strategies. Following are...

Term vs. Whole Life Insurance: Which Is Best for You?

Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of term and whole life insurance. Term life and whole life are two popular variations of life insurance policies. While the basic idea of providing much-needed...

How your selfie could affect your life insurance

A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help...

Five things single parents need to consider about life insurance

As a parent, one of the scariest things to think about is what your children will do if something happens to you someday. This can be even scarier if you’re a single parent without...

How to Speed Up a Life Insurance Payout

If you have the policy and death certificate when you file a claim, it may take as few as five business days to receive a check. Q: How long does it usually take after a...

Robert Downey Jr., Jay Z, Durant Back Life Insurance Startup

The company isn’t a well-known name in Silicon Valley, but its investors certainly are. San Francisco-based Ethos Technologies Inc. was founded last year, the product of two Stanford MBAs. The company’s core product is a...

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