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ADVICE TO HOLDERS OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AS THEY AGE

ADVICE TO HOLDERS OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AS THEY AGE

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Life Insurance Claim Denials: Can They Happen After the Two-Year Contestability Period?

Life Insurance Claim Denials: Can They Happen After the Two-Year Contestability Period?

Among the many myths and mysteries circulating about life insurance claim denials are two myths with exceptional staying power. One falsehood is that insurance companies will not pay benefits if the policyholder committed suicide. The other is that if a policyholder dies soon after purchasing life insurance, the company will not pay benefits. These are […]

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How Do You Name Children as Beneficiaries on Your Life Insurance Policy?

How Do You Name Children as Beneficiaries on Your Life Insurance Policy?

In a prior post, we discussed some of the problems that can arise when children are named as life insurance beneficiaries. This post discusses options for parents who want to ensure their children receive life insurance proceeds but want more control over when children can access the funds and for what the funds can be […]

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Why Some Lawyers Advise Against Naming Minors as Life Insurance Beneficiaries

Why Some Lawyers Advise Against Naming Minors as Life Insurance Beneficiaries

Since life insurance is often purchased to provide for the needs of children, some people assume they should name their children as the beneficiaries of their policies. However, as well-meaning as this may be, it can actually cause delays in money getting to the children, or worse. Minors Are Not Legally Able to Manage Their […]

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The Effects of Life Insurance Application Errors

The Effects of Life Insurance Application Errors

Most life insurance claims are paid in full when the claim is received. However, a few life insurance beneficiaries have to fight with the insurance company to receive payment. The American Council of Life Insurers says that only 1 percent of claims fall into this category; however, these are the claims that life insurance claim […]

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It’s No Accident: Life Insurance Lawsuits Over Cause of Death

It’s No Accident: Life Insurance Lawsuits Over Cause of Death

Accidental death insurance policies cover causes of death that are unrelated to a person’s body. If the death can be connected to an illness or the policyholder’s physical condition, claims will not be paid. Causes of Death That Are Likely to Result in Denied Accidental Death Insurance Claims Lawsuits related to life insurance often occur […]

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Excellent Resource on Life Insurance

Excellent Resource on Life Insurance

      We would like to share with you another excellent resource for advice on life insurance.  Lifehappens.org is a site whose mission is similar to our own: to inform and help people to understand how life insurance can help them.  Be sure to visit them. by

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Flaws can cancel life insurance — after death

Flaws can cancel life insurance — after death

If a policy is less than 2 years old, companies may dispute the claim, and thousands were denied last year. By Lisa Girion and Sandra Poindexter, Los Angeles Times   American General Life Insurance Co. markets its policies as protection for “the hopes and dreams of American families” — a promise Ian Weissberger took to […]

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5 things to know about life insurance

5 things to know about life insurance

Terry Savage Tribune Content Agency terry​@terrysavage.com Link to original article Not everyone needs life insurance. If you don’t have loved ones who depend on your income and future earnings, then there may be better ways to invest your money. But if you have dependents who will need to cover living expenses, pay off a mortgage […]

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Contact us now for a free case evaluation

Contact us now for a free case evaluation

      We are a network of lawyers that specialize in life insurance claim delays and denials, accidental death and dismemberment, and catastrophic personal injury.  We are located in all 50 states and can help you.   by

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