Buying Life Insurance Guide

life-insuranceSecret #1: Don’t spend too much time on a life insurance quote.

Do not be fooled by the low price quotes you get online – they don’t apply to you unless you are extremely healthy. Statistically only 10% of people who apply actually get the lowest priced policy. The premium you end up paying has nothing to do with the initial quote you get online or from an agent. It is amazing to me how often I see people getting duped by an agent who quotes company X at a lower price than another agent.

Life insurance policies are the same price no matter who you buy from! One agent or website quoting a lower premium means nothing. Prices for any given policy is based on your age and health. There are a few exceptions to this but that is beyond the breadth of this article.

Most life insurance companies have 10-20 different health/price ratings and no agent or website can assure you the quote they give you is accurate. You have to apply, do a health check, and then go through underwriting (meaning you complete a mini-exam with a nurse in your home and then the company checks you doctor records and reviews and ‘rates’ your health) to get the real price of the policy. Remember that a health rating also factors in your family history, driving record, and the type of occupation you have. Only use quotes to help narrow down your choices to the top companies. You may want to consider a no load or low policy. The more that you save on commissions the more money builds up in your policy. You can even buy term insurance no load, and save a lot on premiums. You will not get the help of an agent, which may be worth something if they are very good.

The most important factor determining price is matching your particular health history with the company best suited for that niche. For instance company X might be best for smokers, company Y for cancer survivors, Company Z for people with high blood pressure, etc.

Secret #2: Ignore the hype on term versus cash value permanent insurance.

You can go crazy reading what everyone has to say on buying term insurance versus a whole or universal life policy. Big name websites give advice that I think borders on fraudulent. Simply put there is NO simple answer on whether you should buy permanent cash value policies or term insurance.

But I do think there is a simple rule of thumb – buy term for your temporary insurance needs and cash value insurance for your permanent needs. I have read in various journals and run mathematical equations myself which basically show that if you have a need for insurance beyond 20 years that you should consider some amount of permanent insurance. This is due to the tax advantage of the growth of the cash value within in a permanent policy. I am divorced and have taken care of my children should I die. I probably no longer need as much insurance as I now have. I have earned a great return on my policies and have paid no taxes. I no longer pay the premiums, because there is so much cash in the policies. I let the policies pay themselves. I would not call most life insurance a good investment. Because I bought my policies correctly, and paid almost no sales commissions my policies are probably my best investments. I no longer own them, so when I die my beneficiaries will get the money both tax free, and estate tax free.

Since most people have short term needs like a mortgage or kids at home they should get some term. Additionally most people want some life insurance in place for their whole life to pay for burial, help with unpaid medical bills and estate taxes and so a permanent policy should be purchased along with the term policy.

Secret #3: Consider applying with two companies at once.

Life insurance companies really don’t like this “trick” because it gives them competition and increases their underwriting costs.

Secret #4: Avoid captive life insurance agents.

Look for a life insurance agent who represents at least fifty life insurance companies and ask them for a multi company quote showing the best prices side by side. Some people try to cut the agent out and just apply online. Just remember that you don’t save any money that way because the commissions normally earned by the agent are just kept by the insurance company or the website insurance company without having your premium lowered.

Plus a good agent can help you maneuver through some of the complexities of filling out the application, setting up your beneficiaries, avoiding mistakes on selecting who should be the owner, the best way to pay your premium, and also will be there to deliver the check and assist your loved ones if the life insurance is ever used.

Secret #5: Consider refinancing old life policies.

Most companies won’t tell you but the price you pay on your old policies has probably come down dramatically if you are in good health. In the last few years life insurance companies have updated their predictions on how long people will live. Since we are living longer they are reducing their rates rather dramatically. Beware the agent may be doing this to obtain a new commission, so make sure it really makes sense.

I really am amazed at how often we find that our client’s old policies are twice as expensive as a new one. If you need new life insurance consider “refinancing” your old policies and using the savings on the old policies to pay for the new policy – that way there is no extra out-of-pocket costs. We like to think of this process as “refinancing your life insurance” – just like you refinance your mortgage.

Secret #6: Realize life insurance companies have target niches that constantly change.

One day company ‘X’ is giving good rates to people who are a little overweight and the next month they are super strict. Company ‘Y’ might be lenient on people with diabetes because they don’t have many diabetics on the books – meaning they will give good rates to diabetics. At the same time company ‘W’ might be very strict on diabetics because they are insuring lots of diabetics and are afraid they have too big of a risk in that area – meaning they will give a bad rate to new diabetics who apply.

Unfortunately when you are applying a life insurance company will not tell you, “Hey, we just raised our rates in diabetics.” They will just happily take your money if you were not smart enough to shop around. This is the number one area a smart agent can come in handy. Since a good multi-company agent is constantly applying with multiple companies he or she will have a good handle on who is currently the most lenient on underwriting for you particular situation. The problem is that this is hard work and many agents are either too busy or not set up to efficiently shop around directly to different underwriters and see who would make you the best offer. This is a lot harder than just running you a quote online.

Secret #7: Don’t forget customer service.

Most people shopping for insurance focus on companies with the lowest price and the best financial rating. Unfortunately I know of some A+ rated companies with low rates who I would not touch with a ten foot pole simply because it’s easier to give birth to a porcupine backwards then it is to get customer service from them.

Before I understood this I used a life insurance company that gave a client a great rate but 2 years later the client called me and said, “I have mailed in all my payments on time but just got a notice saying my policy lapsed.” It turned out the company had been making lots of back office mistakes and had lost the premium payment!

We were able to fix it because we caught the problem so early. But if the client happened to have died during the short period the policy had lapsed, his family might have had a hard time proving that the premium had been paid on time and they might not have received the life insurance money – a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in that case.

Secret #8: Apply 3-6 months ahead of the time you need the insurance if possible.

Don’t be in a hurry to get a policy if you already have some coverage in force. But go ahead and apply right away knowing that you might need months to shop around if the first company does not give you a good rate. Even though the life insurance industry is getting more automated your application will still often be held up for weeks or months while the insurance company waits on your doctor’s office to mail them a copy of you medical records.

If you are in a hurry and buy a quickie ‘no-underwriting’ policy without going through the full health checks and underwriting that a mainstream life insurance company requires, you will end up paying 20%-50% more because the insurance company will automatically charge you higher rates because they don’t know whether you are healthy or about to die the next day.

Secret #9: Avoid buying extra life insurance through work if you are healthy.

I am sure there are exceptions to this “trick” but I have rarely found one. By all means keep the free life insurance your employer provides. But if you are healthy and you are paying for supplemental life insurance through payroll deduction you are almost certainly paying too much. What is happening is that your ‘overpayments’ ends up subsidizing the unhealthy people in your company who are buying life insurance through payroll deduction.

Usually the life insurance company has cut a deal with your employer and will waive the required health exam for all employees – instead they just average the price for all the employees and offer one or two rates for males or females at any given age. Life insurance companies know they will pick up lots of unhealthy clients this way so they jack up the price on everyone so that the healthy people end up overpaying so that the unhealthy employees get a cheaper policy. Also, unlike the guaranteed term policies which we recommend, most life insurance you buy through work will get more expensive as you get older.

Also group life insurance is generally not portable when you retire or change jobs meaning that when you retire or change jobs you might have to apply all over again even though you will be older and probably not as healthy and risk being turned down for a policy. If the group plan does allow portability they generally limit your conversion choices and force you to go into expensive cash value plans.

I remember helping someone evaluate his supplemental life insurance. He was sure it was a better deal than any policy I could find him. Little did he know that the price of his group plan would go up every year? By the time he retired his premium would have risen to over $10,000/year. I found him a policy for around $1000/year that would never go up. Also, unlike his old group life policy, he could take the individual policy with him when he changed jobs or retired.

Secret #10: Do a trial application on a COD payment basis.

Only send money with the application if you need the life insurance coverage right away. Sending a check with the application is a traditional practice agents used to do – I think mostly because it got them their commissions faster. If you send money with an application you usually get temporary coverage immediately but if you already have plenty of coverage and are just trying to get better rates ask your agent to do a trial application on a COD basis so you only pay once the policy is approved. If you do not send money, and you die before paying for the policy there is no coverage.

Secret #11: Wear your shoes when the nurse measures your height.

When the insurance company sends out the nurse to do your health check try to be as tall as possible if you are overweight? In most states you are allowed to wear shoes and if you are a little overweight your taller height/weight ratio will look a little better to the underwriter who is determining your health rating and policy price. Also do your exam early in the morning with no food in you – this will make your cholesterol count and various health ratios look the best.

Secret #12: Be careful with extra perks and riders.

Most policies come with options like accidental death benefit, child riders, disability riders, return of premium etc. If you do the math on most of these “extras” they usually don’t make smart financial sense. Life insurance companies are out to make money and these riders are usually profitable because they either cover something that rarely happens or they are so stringent that the benefit never gets paid out. Keep things simple and focus mainly on getting a life policy to cover your life without many strings attached. Again a good agent can help you weigh the benefits of the extra riders. But be wary of an agent who tries to tack on every possible extra rider.


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The Need For A Pediatric Dentist With the help of this article, you’ll have an easier time choosing the ideal dentist for your kids. Knowing what a pediatric dentist is all about is something that’s necessary when choosing the right one. Basically, pediatric dentists are known for their focus on taking care and improve children’s overall dental health. These dentists will be able to start their check up on your kid as soon as they got their first tooth. They’re also responsible for taking care of the dental health of children who are under thirteen years of age. Also, try to avoid visiting a general dentist for your kids as a pediatric dentist is always a recommended choice. This is due to the fact that pediatric dentists have the equipment that are meant for taking care of children’s dental health. However, you will need to consider some things first before you decide to hire a particular pediatric dentist. You will want to make sure that you’ll make the right choice for this matter for your kids’ sake. Things to consider when hiring a pediatric dentist
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It’s important that the pediatric dentist is capable of upholding their professionalism in their line of work. It’s also important that the pediatric dentists have their own staff as that can prove that their service is reliable. When it comes to dental procedures, you should know that kids can be quite handful most of the time. Most children don’t like being in a dental clinic and that’s a general situation. Other than that, children don’t like it when dentists check their oral cavities. This is why it’s important that even professional pediatric dentists have their own assistants to help them out in such situations.
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Keep in mind that if you want to choose the right pediatric dentist that you need for your kids, you have to check their background and history first. This is something that you should do if you want to save your effort and money. One of the most important qualities of a pediatric dentist is their ability to be friends with the children and their patients. It’s important that your children will feel comfortable at the presence of the pediatric dentist. This is a necessary result to be achieved if the pediatric dentist will want to make sure that they did their job well. In any case, the pediatric dentist must have the right appeal if they are to ensure that the kids will not be scared of them. Once you’ve considered such aspects, you have to make sure that you discuss the fee with the dentist. The prices can vary depending on the service of the pediatric dentist, but you have to make sure that you’ll get what you paid for.


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How to Find an Excellent Dentist A person would seek for a new dentist based on a number of reasons. Mostly it happens when you move to a new city or want a change with your previous one. The choice you make in choosing the dentist not only affects you as a person but also your entire family. You ought to be very specific in choosing the right one. Ask for referrals from family , friends and even colleagues especially if you just moved to a new area. It is quite hard to know the best but here are some tips to consider when looking out for one. First, you will need a dentist whose facility is nearby your neighborhood. A person so far away means taking a lot of your time going for an appointment. Also know what the dentist specializes in, if you have young children then you would probably need someone with a pediatric dentistry experience. If as a family you do have any other specialization, then you will need to let them know. The board certification is important to check. With so many vague doctors out here, it is good to ensure the said dentist is true by checking their papers. Also know if the facility is operating under a license from the government and the medical body. This also comes with the number of staff in the facility and their friendliness.
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With a sample size at hand, make an appointment to see each one of them. Here,you are now able to have an open talk about your family medical history. Discuss any special needs that you might need as a family and the dentist will be able to say if he or she will manage.
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Be on the lookout on the treatment the staff give to you and the other patients in the hospital during this period. If the dentist is in a rush in dealing with his or her clients, then that is not a good dentist. Look for a person who you will be comfortable working with for a length of time. When working with a good dentist, one feels comfortable and at ease when sharing any problem with them. Ask about the payment details. Know if they do accept insurance covers or not. Ask the payment options that are available in the facility. Ask about the cost charged in doing the normal procedures like doing a filling. Finally, go to their website and look for any reviews or complains from previous patients. With whichever dentist that you decide on choosing, make sure you are comfortable dealing with them. This applies to both the dentist and the staff.


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Most over-the-counter medicines work by evoking the acid inside your abdomen to be neutralized. They’re inexpensive and provide comparatively quick aid, which might be all you care about at the moment. Some medicines such as Tums also incorporate calcium that is great for your bones. Be aware that to digest calcium, the body requires the correct level of Vitamin D which will be not included in this medication. There might be a more severe main issue if you learn you should take these drugs many times per day. They are not a treatment although these medicines will stop the outward symptoms temporarily.
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STDs commonly known as sexually transmitted diseases are maladies that are transferred through intercourse by an infected partner. They are also known as sexually transmitted infections or STIs. These diseases are usually transmitted through exchange of infected fluids when two or more people have unprotected sex.

These diseases are more prominent in individuals who have multiple sexual partners. Some of these diseases happen to have ready cures while others are untreatable. For the above mentioned reason, it is always a pre-cautionary measure to use protection while having sex.

It is always important to go for testing on a regular basis. Self-awareness goes a long way in preventing the transmission of the STDs. This is the only way to ensure that these diseases do not spread throughout the human populous. In addition to this, early testing proves to be advantageous on the part of the patient since he is able to start medication at a very early stage of infection. This is due to the fact that many STDs are receptive to drugs at their initial stages.

In addition to this, sexually transmitted infections completely alter the morphology of some body organs at their advanced stages. When these organs become decapitated, then the individual suffers a lot. For one to ensure that his health remains intact, it is always important for him to go get screened for sexually transmitted diseases on a regular basis. Early testing is essential so as to prevent an individual from suffering from more than two infections at a go. When this usually occurs, getting treated and fully recovering becomes a very big problem. Therefore it is always important that a person is screened from time to time so as to ensure that he is not suffering from any disease.

In addition to this, early detection helps save a lot of money. When these diseases are detected early, a lot of monetary resources are preserved. This is because treatment for stage one infections is much cheaper as compared to infections that are highly advanced. This money can be used for the development of the individual’s livelihood. Sexually transmitted infections always increase the risk for miscarriages in pregnant women. When a lady miscarries, there is a lot of tension in the marriage and this might inevitably lead to a bitter divorce. Testing is the only way to preserve a family.

Lastly, it is important to be tested so as to maintain good health. All sexually transmitted infections make a person produce itching sores in his genital region, sores that burst open and produce fluids with bad odor and this thus makes the individual feel very uncomfortable when he is around his peers. It is therefore a good thing for an individual to be checked up once in a while. Safe sex should be emphasized for people who cannot control themselves.



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What do you do first when a tooth starts troubling you? In all probability, you visit the dentist nearby. In the chosen clinic, there must be a good dentist who is great in handling patients. If by chance that there is no other dental clinic nearby then you will be forced to go to that unpleasant clinic. The dentist’s service does not match your prescribed standards but still you have to go and accept the service given to you. You’re fine being treated by a dentist who may lack even appropriate skills in the first place.

In addition, it does not matter to you whether the clinic is modern or traditional. You fail to notice whether the clinic is equipped with the latest dental equipment or tool. Is this the way to get dental treatment at a time when the world has evolved so much? How can you feel comfortable with a clinic that delivers substandard treatment? You’re making your life shorten when you try to ignore those things when you shouldn’t.

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If a dental hospital does not deliver location, timing and appointment-related conveniences, it would fail to enjoy the trust and support of new-age customers. And so, clinics should have the sense to make their treatment worthy. So as patients, it’s your responsibility to only find the clinics that serves good and high quality. With this, it’s possible that you will experience the services you always wanted. Always make time in deciding the clinics and dentists as quality matters a lot. Thus, all of this quality clinics and dentist are at Seattle, try not to miss it.

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How You Can Search For The Best Counselors For Your Requirements Whether what you are looking for are Christian counselors or general ones, being able to find someone from these places or counselors in Cincinnati can be challenging for the clients. There should be no problems or issues when you want to find counselors in Cincinnati because everything should go smooth. There are some easier steps that you need to look for in counselors and making sure that you find the right counselors for your needs and requirements. Have A Conversation With Yourself First, it is important you can ask yourself some concerns and questions when you want to find the best counselors in town. Be sure that you can determine the kind of counselors that you need. These are the first questions that you need to ask yourself when narrowing your list on the right counselors and determine the best ones on the list.
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Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Regularly That reminder from the American Dental Association to visit your dentist at least twice a year isn’t all just for the sake of profits. While many think that dental appointments are only necessary when a cleaning is in order, dentists actually perform a multitude of different inspections that we’re often unaware of. Aside from cleaning our teeth, a dentist will pinpoint any developing problems and resolve them so they don’t get worse. Feeling a little too lazy to visit your dentist? Read through this list and find out why it’s absolutely necessary for you to visit your dentist. 1. Determine the Presence of and Resolve Developing Oral Health Issues – Aside from cavities, what other oral health issues and conditions are you aware of? Right. If you’re not trained to actually diagnose the different oral health problems a person could have, you might not even be able to notice their existence. Visiting your dentist will make it possible for you to identify any developing oral health problems and resolve them before they get worse.
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2. Inspect Neighboring Body Parts – Although a lot of people choose to believe that the teeth and gums are the only structures that dentists care about, they actually check up on a lore more than just that. The structures around your teeth and gums are also your dentist’s responsibility, and it is up to them to make sure that everything is working at peak performance and is free from developing disease, health problems, and conditions. Some of the other parts that your dentist checks up on include your lymph nodes, your jaws, and even your entire face. This helps to find out whether you’re developing an oral health problem, or if it has spread to other parts of your neck and face.
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3. Clear Your Teeth of Plaque and Tartar – Much of the accumulated tartar and plaque that surround your teeth can’t be removed just by toothbrushing or flossing. And this is one of the main reasons why you should consistently and frequently visit your dentist. Not only do they have the skills for professionally cleaning teeth, they also have the necessary tools to make sure that you get a deep, thorough clean to prevent disease and oral health problems. Remember these pointers the next time you feel like skipping out on your dental appointment. Be sure you get the treatment and attention your teeth deserve and get them cleaned and cared for in the best way possible to prevent damage, disease, and infection. Schedule a dental appointment with your dentist in Birmingham Alabama today and achieve optimal oral health.


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Some illnesses might be corrected using medicines, but for serious cases, eye surgery will be a need. Taking eye problems for granted will only result to big casualties. So as earlier as possible, have your eyes checked.
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There are many options for getting an eye examination. In most cases, people will choose the most accessible and popular eye center to have an examination. There are small glasses shops run by optometrists or opticians. But the market will always consider the convenience and the price of the product or service. The preferred eyewear stores are the large and major eyewear chains since they have many outlets anywhere and they usually set lower prices compare to others. These outlets can freely compete in terms of price since there is no minimum price set by the Optometric Association. This is an advantage to the consumers. Here are the breakdown of the usual prices expected when you get an eye examination. For the usual eye test, here are the costs: Peripheral examination: $11 Eye Dilatation: $14 Eye exam: $48 Optiscan: $38 When acquiring for a private eye test, here are the prices: Contact test: $119 Full eye test with dilatation:$70 Spherical contact examination: $99 Mono Contact Exam:$139 There are other eye centers that does not have eye dilatation service. The eye health professional community still debates for the use of eye dilation. So to those who have no eye dilatation, the cost will be decreased. There are also different levels of coverage for some insurance companies. Know the coverage of the eye examination you have. Ask your insurance agency about this for questions and clarifications. Don’t neglect your eyes because this may lead to poor eye sight and eye complication later. For a healthier and good eyes, visit an eyes doctor.