Perspectives on Life

Protection & Possibilities

Many people view life insurance as only death protection. Realize the little-known living benefits of life insurance.

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Get Income Protection Now, Before Tragedy Strikes

By Sara Faitelson | March 27, 2018

When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news was devastating. Having life insurance in place before tragedy struck our family gave my dad peace of mind, to know that if something happened to her, he had enough money to keep the house going and hire somebody to take care of my brother who has special needs so that he could continue working.

Why Personal Coverage Reviews are Important

By Claire Gallagher | February 20, 2018

Life insurance is not a “once and done” decision, as the needs and purposes behind life insurance changes over the course of a lifetime. That’s why personal coverage reviews are important. The “personal” in the phrase “personal coverage review” is intentional, as the process starts with a review of what has changed in your personal life.

How Permanent Life Insurance Can Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future

By Penn Mutual | January 2, 2018

Purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your kids when they’re young can offer a combination of affordably priced premiums and locked-in insurability for life. Permanent life insurance can also yield something else that may be even more important: cash value.

Safeguard Your Small Business With Key Employee Insurance

By Penn Mutual | December 26, 2017

One of the most important aspects of owning a small business is protecting your assets, and that includes the most valued members of your team. That’s where key employee insurance comes in.

5 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance in Your 20s

By Penn Mutual | December 6, 2017

Buying life insurance in your 20s can yield some key benefits that you may lose out on by waiting to get covered. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing life insurance, but you’re not sure the time is right, here are five reasons not to put it off.

The Living Benefits of Life Insurance

By Zach Hamilton | September 26, 2017

While the death benefit is the essential component of life insurance, there are many ways that permanent life insurance can be a valuable resource for you over the course of your life, while you are alive. We call these the “living benefits of life insurance,” and they can be significant.

The Miracle of Life Insurance

By Maury Stewart | September 19, 2017

Life insurance is an amazing invention. It truly is a miracle, and here’s why. Life insurance is the only financial instrument I know of where, with a few strokes of a pen and a few pennies per thousand dollars of death benefit, you can create an estate immediately.

Securing the Financial Health of Your Grandchildren with Multi-Generational Life Insurance

By Frank Howell | June 20, 2017

Creative use of life insurance can play an important role in a multi-generational legacy planning strategy, one that allows grandparents to set aside assets specifically to benefit their grandkids, yet still retain control over those assets during their lifetimes. This is a strategy I’ve used with my own clients.

Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Enough?

By Raymond Caucci | December 6, 2016

The group life insurance provided by your employer is certainly an attractive option. You get it for free (or for just the income tax on the economic benefit of coverage over $50,000), and there are no medical evaluations. But is this insurance really enough? There are five reasons that employer-sponsored group insurance may not be enough.

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.