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How much life insurance do you need? Use the DIME calculation.

September 21 , 2017

Calculating life insurance

Life insurance isn’t usually a hot topic at social gatherings. After all, nobody really wants to think about death, and we’re all planning to live forever. But…you know what they say about the best laid plans.

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How much life insurance is enough?

November 30 , 2016

how much life insurance is enough?

Most people understand how important life insurance can be for their family’s financial security, but few understand exactly how much coverage they should own.

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Don’t jeopardize your health in 2016: Medicare Open Enrollment closes soon for Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug plans

December 02 , 2015

Medicare Open Enrollment

If you haven’t enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or a Prescription Drug Part D plan for 2016, now is the time. The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs through December 7, so there are only a few days left.

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Is it time to take stock of your life insurance?

September 04 , 2015

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Have you heard? September is Life Insurance Awareness Month! Sponsored by nonprofit organization, Life Happens, the event encourages Americans to take stock of their life insurance needs.

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Life insurance: More important and less expensive than you think

May 20 , 2015

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Life insurance: Most people know they need it, yet many people still don’t have it. Still others have some, but not enough. If you fall into one of those categories, consider this: Life-changing events happen in an instant. When it’s your time to go, no one is going to ask … “Wait a minute! Does he have enough life insurance to provide for his loved ones?”

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This year, send your loved ones a Valentine's lifeline

February 12 , 2015

Red heart air balloon What are you doing for that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? Flowers and a box of candy? Dinner and a movie? How about a life insurance policy?

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Life insurance: The ultimate stocking stuffer?

December 10 , 2014

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The holiday season always seems to bring out the best in people. It’s a time of year when many of us feel a special connection to family, friends and loved ones, and a tug at our hearts to be more giving.

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Long-term care awareness: The other reason to celebrate November

November 12 , 2014

454985563What do people celebrate during the month of November? You're thinking turkeys, aren't you?

Of course, there's a lot to be said for Thanksgiving. The food is superb, and it's a beautiful time of year. It’s also a holiday about family, which brings us to the other reason to love November. Welcome to long-term care awareness month: A time to think of your family's future, and your own.

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Texas health care: Three key challenges

August 20 , 2014

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They say everything is bigger in Texas. That might be fine if we’re talking about cattle ranches and barbecues, but when we’re talking about the problem of getting everyone covered with health insurance, bigger is definitely not better. Here’s a summary of three key health care challenges that we continue to face in Texas.

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Tags: Individual Life & Health


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