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Transforming the Life Insurance Experience

Transforming the Life Insurance Experience

Innovation and advances in digital technology are happening all around us. And while much of the innovation in the life insurance industry thus far has taken place on the back-end, i.e., improved processing and information gathering, the front end of life insurance still looks very much the same as it always has. Unfortunately, the consumer market has dramatically changed. We are now looking at Millennials being the largest population group, finally surpassing Baby Boomers in 2016 according to a Pew Research Center Study. Why is this critical for the life insurance industry?
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The Changing Dynamics in Life Insurance

The Changing Dynamics in Life Insurance

Life insurance is still an extremely valuable and viable safety net for protecting a financial future. But consumers and the marketplace have changed. And the surest way to kill life insurance is to stick to the status quo. As the leading edge of the millennial population group ages, they are getting married, buying homes and having children – the typical top triggers for life insurance shopping. As a result, there has been an increase in life insurance sales in this market segment – up 48% since 2010 according to LIMRA’s 2016 Household Trends in Life Insurance Ownership Study.
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Check Your Beneficiary Designations

Check Your Beneficiary Designations

I regularly urge readers to organize their estates and I’ve talked at length about including all assets in that planning, so I would be remiss not to mention an important piece of estate organization advice. Make a habit of periodically checking the beneficiary designations on your life insurance policies – as well as other financial accounts for which you may have beneficiaries. The reason for this is that these designations bypass your will. That means that the proceeds of the insurance are not controlled by your will but rather the beneficiary designation listed on your policy.
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Give Your Family the Roadmap to Your Legacy

Give Your Family the Roadmap to Your Legacy

Creating a legacy can be a dual effort but oftentimes one person in the household takes the lead on planning. It’s a natural approach because when one person does the job, you avoid duplication of effort. It would be easy to overlap if both you and your spouse were heavily involved in the planning process. While it makes sense to delegate the responsibility to one person, what if that person should die first?
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Are You Unknowingly the Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy? 

Are You Unknowingly the Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy? 

$1 billion. That’s the estimated amount of unclaimed money sitting in life insurance limbo. The most common reason that one in 600 people don’t claim that money is because they likely don’t know it exists. Oftentimes an insured has a policy that no one even knows about. Sometimes it’s that the beneficiary lost the policy. But in every case, the beneficiary has legal rights to the benefit money.
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