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Feature Articles: Insurance

 

The Affordable Care Act and President-elect Donald Trump

There has been a lot of speculation about what is going to happen to the health insurance marketplace and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Here is some information about what we currently know and a little about what we don’t know regarding the ACA...more

 

Overview of auto insurance

Just because you have to pay for auto insurance doesn’t mean you should be overpaying for it. If you haven’t reviewed your insurance documents recently, you may be missing out on some easy cash. Here is a brief review of auto insurance and a few tips to help you save money on it...more

 

What do I really need to know about the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, also referred to as Obamacare) is the most sweeping health policy change since Medicare was established in 1965. The intense debate about the ACA has caused widespread confusion and speculation. The law is now being implemented so it’s important to make sure you have a basic understanding of how the law will affect you...more

 

The Affordable Care Act in plain English

There is a lot of controversy, confusion, misunderstanding and, unfortunately, even blatant lies in the media about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and how it will affect you and your insurance costs and coverage. The goal of this article is to describe, non-politically, what the ACA is in plain English...more

 

Unemployment insurance

If you find out that you’re going to be laid off, the first thing to do is file for unemployment insurance by telephone or online...more

 

Auto insurance basics

There are few types of insurance that are required by law — auto liability coverage is one of them. Automobile insurance protects you against having to pay large sums of money if you injure someone or cause damage to their property because of a car accident that is your fault...more

 

Disability Insurance Basics

The probability of being disabled is much higher than the probability of dying. A 22-year-old male is nearly 8 times more likely to be disabled for 3 or more months than he is to die...more

 

Documenting your personal property losses

Could you put together an insurance claim if you suffered losses from a natural disaster or accident? Do you know where your homeowner's insurance policy is? Could you prove what you own and the value of your property...more

 

Know the basics when choosing a health insurance plan

Whether you get insurance through your work or buy it on your own, most people have some level of choice in the type of plan they have. As you make health insurance choices for you and your family, understanding some basic terms will help you know what your costs will be for certain health care services...more

 

Homeowners and renters insurance

What does homeowners insurance cover? How much do you need? Almost every homeowner has homeowners insurance, because the mortgage lender requires it; however, many renters do not think about insurance on their personal property or liability insurance...more

 

Life Insurance Basics

There are two basic kinds of life insurance products-term and cash value. Both have a number of variations, each with its own pros and cons...more

 

Long Term Care Insurance

Have you been faced with the decision to buy long term care for yourself or a loved one?  Do the various policies, premiums and options leave your head spinning?  Continue reading for basic information on long term care insurance...more

 

Managing Family Financial Risk

No amount of money can totally protect a family from the risks that come with being alive. We deal with risks, both large and small, every day. Their financial impact can be devastating. Fortunately, risk can be managed through a variety of techniques...more

 


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