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Life Happens

Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts
It’s Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month—and for good reason. Many people don’t know exactly what this type of insurance is or what kind of benefits it provides. But don’t worry if you fall into the “I don’t know” category. Enter the “What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance” guide, which we have just updated with the latest info. You can access it here, where you can also download it and read it at your leisure.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 11:00 AM
4 Things Life Insurance Is Not
Life insurance through work is generally NOT enough. Since learning this myself some years back, I’ve noticed that many people never explore life insurance past what is offered through their work. Policies through work are a great benefit to have, but are usually limited to one- or two-times your salary or a fixed about like $50,000. Plus the coverage typically ends when you employment there does.

POSTED OCTOBER 30, 2018 8:37 PM
Here’s What People Are Worrying About (or not) When It Comes to Finances
Each year Life Happens and LIMRA join forces on the Insurance Barometer Study to get the latest and greatest information about what consumers are thinking when it comes to the financial concerns that are bothering them the most as well as what types of insurance they do or don’t have—and why!

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2018 3:00 PM
9 Reasons Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance
Stay-at-home parents are caretakers, tutors, cooks, housekeepers, chauffeurs, and so much more 365 days a year. And all that work comes with a price tag: com reports that stay-at-home-parents contribute the equivalent of a $162,581 annual salary to their households. If the unthinkable were to happen, a surviving partner would be on the hook for a slew of new expenses that the stay-at-home parent previously shouldered

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 8:00 PM
Hey, Millennials. Life Insurance Is Now 80% Off!
So many people get down on Millennials, telling them they are doing just about everything wrong. That's why when Life Happens and LIMRA did a joint Twitter chat for Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM18Chats, people had a lot of good insight and some great advice for Millennials about how to think about life insurance.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 8:34 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Finnish Software Firm Basware Confirms Takeover Bid, Backed by Investors Including Ping An
Finnish software maker Basware confirmed the unsolicited takeover approach it received was from payment-technology startup Tradeshift Holdings Inc. The indicative proposal came from San Francisco-based Tradeshift, Basware said in a statement Tuesday in response to a Bloomberg News report. The …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 12:17 PM
Prime Minister May’s Brexit Deal Has Fatal Defect: Opinion
Last week Theresa May unveiled her draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Britain’s exit. The reaction was exactly as expected. Remainers despaired because the deal is so much worse than staying in the union — which …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:49 AM
Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Blames Predecessor for Insurance Mis-Selling
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn has pinned the blame on predecessor Ian Narev for failing to stop selling credit card insurance that some customers couldn’t claim on. Narev told Comyn to “temper your sense of justice” …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:23 AM
Report Identifies P/C Insurance Companies with the Best Reputations
USAA Insurance has the highest and best overall reputation among insurers, according to a new report from the Reputation Institute. The insurer landed in the top spot based on criteria including strong reputation, relevancy, expressiveness (brand strength, informativeness, relevancy), products …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:00 AM
AXA XL Buys 100% of New Ocean to Build Alternative Capital Business
AXA XL’s reinsurance operation has completed the acquisition of all third party ownership interests in its majority-owned asset management affiliate, New Ocean Capital Management Ltd. New Ocean is now a wholly owned subsidiary within AXA XL’s alternative capital business, under …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 10:37 AM
Brexiteer Plot to Oust UK Prime Minister May Falters
Evidence is mounting that the plot to oust U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is faltering. To trigger a vote of no confidence in her leadership, a total of 48 Conservative lawmakers need to submit letters, texts or emails calling for …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 9:55 AM
How Insurance Market Will Expand in Age of Autonomous Vehicles
Though it’s estimated that by 2025 auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report by …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 6:00 AM
Florida Picks Up the Pieces from Powerful Hurricane Michael
It has been just over a month since Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds reaching just shy of Category 5 status. The devastation from the storm that killed at least 35 people …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 5:30 AM
Keating Expands Property Coverage Options with Monoline, Package Product
Keating, Inc., a specialty property and casualty wholesale intermediary and program manager, has launched a new in-house monoline property package product. The new program features the monoline property coverage as well as package capabilities including general liability and equipment breakdown …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 5:13 AM
S&P Upgrades Outlook for CNA Group
CNA Group gained an outlook upgrade from Standard & Poor’s based on improvement of its commercial lines business. S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook for CNA to positive from stable. The ratings agency also affirmed its “A” long-term issuer credit …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 7:00 PM

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