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As much as we try to prepare for them, tragic events like death, disability or critical illness sometimes strike. When faced with such a situation, insurance can protect policy holders and their families from undue hardship. For this reason, a variety of insurance coverage is essential to any comprehensive financial plan.

Insurance planning is best when tailored to fit its owner’s personal situation: whether designed for a single person or family; professional or seasonal employees; executive or small business owner, everyone can benefit from an appropriately customized plan.

  • Life
  • Long-term care
  • Disability

Life Insurance

Life insurance is more than planning for the security of one’s loved ones: it can be a cornerstone in any multi-generational financial strategy.

Life insurance can provide financial resources in a number of concrete ways, from immediate expenses such as hospital bills to income replacement and assistance in settling outstanding debts. It can also help with estate planning and charitable contributions. Furthermore, some forms of life insurance enjoy tax advantages, and so can be an ideal addition to any financial plan. In the event of death, life insurance offers surviving family members increased financial resources. As a tax-free lump sum payment, the so-called ‘death benefit’ can pay for final expenses and debts, as well as provide income for the deceased’s dependents.

Long-term Care, Disability and Critical Illness Insurance TOP

Help guard against the impacts of an unexpected event through long-term care, disability and critical illness insurance.

Unfortunately, present forms of federal and state-sponsored health care programs do not comprehensively cover long-term care. Medicare generally offers temporary assistance, while Medicaid, which varies by state, may require out of pocket expenses and very low levels of asset value before public assistance becomes available.

Long-term Care and Disability Insurance

Income is important for both current financial obligations (e.g. grocery bills and mortgage payments) and for future financial resources (e.g. planning for a child’s education or for retirement). Just think what might happen if an income stream was lost through a long-term illness or disability.Long-term care and disability insurance products help protect the ability to earn an income, which can be affected by a disability or other condition.

Advantages of long-term care and disability insurance products include:

  • Helping maintain financial independence, lifestyle and long-term financial resources in the event income is impacted by disability

The two major types of disability insurance are Own Occupation Disability Insurance and Loss of Earning Disability Insurance. Own occupation disability insurance covers the ability of a disabled person to work in their own occupation, but may allow work in another job. Loss of earnings disability insurance provides payment for the percentage of income lost due to a disability.

A comprehensive financial plan can protect income through long-term care and disability insurance. Contact me today to find out which policies are best for your unique circumstances.

Critical Illness Insurance

Suffering a critical illness is a distressing event. Help ease the burden through a type of insurance that will reduce financial stresses. By helping pay for the additional expenses often associated with a critical illness or condition, insurance offers individuals, families and if applicable, businesses, added financial resources —so the focus remains on recovery.

The advantages of critical illness insurance can include:

  • Coverage encompasses a wide range of screening tests An initial lump-sum benefit of up to $500,000 that policy-holders can use however they wish—from making mortgage payments to home health care
  • Employers or organizations can add value to benefit packages at an affordable cost
    Critical illness insurance pays a cash benefit if the policy-holder makes a full recovery

Contact us today to determine whether critical illness insurance fits into your financial security plan.

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