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Employer-Provided Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

Life insurance is a popular feature of employee benefits packages. Many employers provide basic group life free of charge to their employees. More Americans have workplace plans than individual life insurance plans, as reported in a NerdWallet article.  If your employer offers free or low-cost basic group life, there is no reason not to accept it. Enrollment is automatic in some cases. Although it is a...

Starting a Family? Consider These Types of Life Insurance

When you have children, it is more important than ever to have life insurance. You want to provide for them in case something should happen to you. Death benefits from a life insurance policy could cover the mortgage payments, pay for your child’s college education, and help support your family.  What Are the Different Types of Life Insurance? The two main types of life insurance...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

What is a Life Insurance Ladder Strategy?

If you have family members you love, it is imperative that you protect them by putting a life insurance policy in place. A "ladder" strategy is a technique in which you purchase several term life insurance policies with a range of term periods rather than buying a single policy.  Calculating the Financial Needs of Your Loved Ones  The process starts with calculating your family's projected...

3 Key Differences Between Whole Life Insurance and Term Life Insurance

Insurance can be a confusing subject, and at Scureman & Associates Insurance in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, a local agency, we want to clear up some basic questions for you. Most families put some type of life insurance in place, and figuring out whether they should buy "whole life insurance" or "term insurance" is the big question. These are very different insurance products, each with pros...