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Your Will is Just the First Step in Estate Planning

By Margaret Muldoon | August 30, 2016

If you are one of the 45 percent of people who have written a Will, congratulations! But it’s not enough just to have a Will in place. You also want to review the ownership of your assets to ensure everything aligns with your Will. There are a lot of moving parts that need to be considered so that your wishes are met.

Competitor Increase in Cost of Insurance Rates

By Raymond Caucci | August 23, 2016

A recent article by the New York Times, Why Some Life Insurance Premiums Are Skyrocketing, brought attention to an issue that I and Frederick Karp have been talking about for some time: Many stock insurance companies are raising the cost of insurance rates (COI) on their in-force universal life (UL) insurance policies. Penn Mutual, however, has never increased the current cost of insurance rates on in-force UL policies and has no intention of doing so.

Exploring the Future of Life Insurance at Google

By David O’Malley | August 16, 2016

I recently attended a gathering of insurance industry executives at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. At the meeting, there was a broad consensus among us that the world is changing and the insurance industry needs to change with it.

What to Expect Financially When You’re Expecting

By Paul and Susana Tompkin | August 9, 2016

Having a baby is a big step, both emotionally and financially. A lot has been written about the everyday aspects of having a baby, but we thought it might be good to talk about the financial side of becoming a parent.

The Current Cost of Insurance on In-Force Policies: It’s About Trust

By Frederick Karp | August 2, 2016

Believe it or not, it was only in 1979 that “traditional” universal life (UL) insurance was first offered to the market, by E.F Hutton. No one in the 80s or 90s thought that underlying UL guaranteed interest rates of four percent would be challenging for companies to meet in 2015 and beyond.