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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.

GoFundMe Doesn’t Replace Planning – or Life Insurance

By William Stevens | September 12, 2017

The crowdfunding website GoFundMe says it has raised $4 billion for people in need, helping to build funds that go toward final expenses and raising money for surviving family members. While it’s great to see an outpouring of love and support for people in a time of need, I hope that people don’t come to see GoFundMe as a replacement for life insurance.

Penn Mutual Revolutionizes the Purchasing of Life Insurance with a New Automated, Accelerated Experience

By David O’Malley | September 8, 2017

Penn Mutual achieved a major milestone this week when we processed our first life insurance policy on our innovative, new accelerated client experience. The new client experience requires no medical testing for many individuals and can take as little as 24 hours from application to payment, compared to an industry average of 30 days or more! The experience eliminates all the paperwork and delays that slow the current life insurance application, underwriting and policy delivery process.

Using Life Insurance to Fund College

By Nicholas Hoeschel | August 15, 2017

Saving for college is an excellent strategy, but parents often don’t realize that there are some ways to save that are better than others. There are times when having too much savings can reduce your child’s chances of qualifying for financial aid for college. In addition to the death benefit protection it provides, life insurance can be useful in helping to fund college.

Reflections on the Death of a Friend, Age 45

By Michael Dunne | July 18, 2017

There are moments in life when we in the life insurance business personally witness the impact that a policy can have on individuals and their families. Unfortunately, there are also times when we see the impact on those who we didn’t reach.

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.

Life Insurance Remains a Strong Source of Stability in an Uncertain Tax Environment

By Penn Mutual | May 30, 2017

Just as estate planning has changed in recent years, so has the use of life insurance in estate planning. Life insurance can effectively serve multiple purposes and objectives in an estate plan, and has more uses beyond simply providing a death benefit to pay estate taxes.

Hitting the Trifecta: Drexel Students Study How to Reinvent Life Insurance for Millennials

By Cassandra Vidal | May 16, 2017

I am a student at Drexel University. Our class paired up with Penn Mutual to address three business challenges the company was facing. My team was assigned the first challenge: The Language of Life Insurance, changing the way people talk about life insurance, with a focus on reaching millennials and Generation Z.

Putting the Power of Storytelling Behind the Power of Life Insurance

By Jeffrey Fleischman | March 21, 2017

The life insurance industry has not done a very good job at telling its story effectively. Although people recognize the importance of having life insurance, few fully understand what it can do for them, or even how much they need. One way to close this gap is to use storytelling through the experience of advisers and clients.