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Common Reasons Disability Claims Are Denied

You have disability insurance to protect your loved ones should you become disabled and can no longer earn a living. It is important that you understand the most common reasons disability claims are denied before purchasing a policy. You Filed for Benefits Too Late. Long-term disability insurance policies require that you file a claim within a specific time frame. Should you fail to file within...

Effective Ways to Spring Clean Your Life Insurance

It is smart to “spring clean” your life insurance each year, as the life insurance market changes over time. A new insurance product could allow you to purchase higher levels of coverage at a lower cost. With the help of a qualified insurance agent, you may discover you have been overpaying. A life insurance policy is an ideal way to protect your loved ones from...

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Disability Insurance

Disability insurance serves a critical role in your health and welfare should you become very ill, incapacitated, and need special care in the future. However, when choosing a disability insurance policy, you must be careful to avoid four pitfalls: 1. Benefits could cancel each other. Group insurance policies, such as those provided by an employer, may subtract your benefits from a group disability policy, including...

How to Use a Fixed Annuity for Retirement Income

A fixed annuity works to create income stability during retirement. These insurance contracts are designed to pay the owner a guaranteed interest rate, rather than being subject to changes in the market and interest rates. These insurance policies are purchased with a lump sum, or paid for overtime, with a guarantee from the insurance company that the account will earn an unvarying interest rate. The...

What Does Health Insurance Cover After Pregnancy?

Your health insurance covers some of the medical costs during and after having your baby. Expectant mothers rely on their health insurance to cover outpatient services for prenatal visits with their doctor, screenings, medications, and inpatient care before and during the birth process. Health insurance policies vary in the options they provide, and you may need to find a doctor you like in the insurance...