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How do wills and life insurance work?

How do wills and life insurance work?

4-minute read

No matter where you are in life, death feels far away and hard to imagine for many people. While you don’t need to dwell on your mortality, end-of-life planning can be important. Preparing now means that you can make sure your loved ones will have the financial support they need when you’re gone. Life insurance […]

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  1. What you need to know about accelerated life insurance benefits

    What you need to know about accelerated life insurance benefits

    3-minute read

    Life insurance might seem straightforward: You buy a policy, pay for it annually or in installments, and then, when you die, your policy provides benefits to your loved ones to help them with funeral expenses and other costs. While that’s all true, there’s an advantage to life insurance that you may not have considered. What […]

  2. A Look at Universal Life Insurance Pros and Cons

    A Look at Universal Life Insurance Pros and Cons

    8-minute read

    Don’t guess if you should enroll in a universal life policy. HealthMarkets can help you explore the universal life insurance pros and cons. It’s like getting a sneak peek before you buy so you can decide if it’s the right type of life insurance for you. Read on to learn the ups and downs of […]

  3. Life Insurance Riders: What Are They and Why Might You Need One?

    Life Insurance Riders: What Are They and Why Might You Need One?

    5-minute read

    So you’re looking to buy life insurance. First, pat yourself on the back. It could be a smart move. And it may be an even smarter one if you add riders—or additional benefits—to your policy. That’s because life insurance riders give you extra benefits that you wouldn’t get with a basic life insurance policy. And […]

  4. Burial Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Burial Insurance: What You Need to Know

    14-minute read

    Burial insurance is usually a type of life insurance policy intended to cover costs associated with your death. After you die, burial insurance (sometimes referred to as funeral insurance) pays benefits to your beneficiary who can then use the money for final expenses, including outstanding bills, legal costs, debts, and, of course, your funeral or […]

  5. Life Insurance 101: A Guide on All the Basics You Need to Know About

    Life Insurance 101: A Guide on All the Basics You Need to Know About

    7-minute read

    There are many things to consider when it comes to getting a life insurance policy that can help protect your family’s future financial needs. This life insurance 101 guide can help make it easier to understand the basics about how life insurance works, types of coverage available, why you need it, and how to go […]

  6. How to Choose the Best Life Insurance for Every Stage of Life

    How to Choose the Best Life Insurance for Every Stage of Life

    11-minute read

    Life is about much more than nostalgic moments. While you may cherish those intimate times with family and big celebratory get-togethers, there are also the less talked about necessities, like paying bills and doing your tax returns. And, yes, shopping for life insurance. Getting Americans to adopt a life insurance plan is another story altogether. […]

  7. What is Term Life Insurance and Is It Right For You?

    What is Term Life Insurance and Is It Right For You?

    7-minute read

    Life insurance could provide your loved ones with financial protection from the loss of your income in the event that the unexpected occurs. More than 42% of American households (approximately 4 out of 10) would feel a financial impact within six months of the primary wage earner’s death, according to LIMRA.1 Money from an insurance […]

  8. Whole Life vs Term Life Definition: Know the Difference

    Whole Life vs Term Life Definition: Know the Difference

    9-minute read

    There are two main types of life insurance: term life and permanent life, with whole life being a popular type of permanent insurance. By navigating the nuances of whole life vs term life, you’ll be able to better decide what’s best for your loved ones’ needs. What Is Better: Term Life or Whole Life Insurance? […]

  9. Why Life Insurance for Retirement Is A Good Idea

    Why Life Insurance for Retirement Is A Good Idea

    2-minute read

    Annuities, IRAs, and 401(k) plans seem to be synonymous with planning for retirement. But did you know that having life insurance for retirement is another great way to add to your financial portfolio? Keeping your family financially stable is important, and each family has different needs. That’s why there are several types of life insurance […]

  10. Tips for Buying Life Insurance

    Tips for Buying Life Insurance

    2-minute read

    Life insurance can be a critical part of your financial portfolio, but finding the right plan can be complicated if you’re a first-time buyer. Here are three quick tips for buying life insurance to help you make sense of all the choices you’ll face. Life Insurance Tip #1: Determine How Much Life Insurance Coverage You […]

  11. Your Guide to Life Insurance: Learn the Basics

    Your Guide to Life Insurance: Learn the Basics

    < 1-minute read

    Download the Guide Considering life insurance coverage can be tough. It means trying to understand new terms (such as whole life, term life, and nonparticipating), as well as evaluating your finances and lifestyle. Even though purchasing a life insurance policy can be a huge benefit to you and your loved ones, the process can appear […]

  12. Whole Life vs. Term Life Insurance: Which One Works For You?

    Whole Life vs. Term Life Insurance: Which One Works For You?

    2-minute read

    Whole life vs. term life insurance is a major decision to consider when shopping for a life insurance policy. No matter which one you choose, the reason for selecting it stays the same: you want to make sure your loved ones and assets are secure after you pass. But which type of life insurance policy […]

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Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

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We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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