Posts Tagged ‘Insurance’

Should you buy travel insurance for your next trip abroad?

Filed under: Travel Industry, Finance International travel can be expensive, but the one cost many people forget about in the midst of scheduling flights and packing luggage is a travel insurance plan. Unless you have phenomenal health care coverage here in the U.S. that also guarantees a decent level of coverage while you’re overseas,...

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Should you buy travel insurance for your next trip abroad?

Filed under: Travel Industry, Finance International travel can be expensive, but the one cost many people forget about in the midst of scheduling flights and packing luggage is a travel insurance plan. Unless you have phenomenal health care coverage here in the U.S. that also guarantees a decent level of coverage while you’re overseas,...

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One Weird (and Infuriating) Reason You May Pay More for Car Insurance

One Weird (and Infuriating) Reason You May Pay More for Car Insurance

Filed under: Auto Insurance Getty By Krystal Steinmetz Meet “Sally” and “Suzy”: These 30-year-old twin sisters are identical in nearly every way. Both women live in Louisville, Kentucky. They’re both employed full time, have stellar driving records, decent credit ratings and no lapses in car insurance coverage. They even drive twin 2005 Honda Civics...

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The Only Time Short-Term Health Insurance Makes Sense

The Only Time Short-Term Health Insurance Makes Sense

Filed under: Health Care, Health Insurance, Consumer Issues Shutterstock By Dan Rafter There’s only one time you should buy short-term health insurance — when you have no other option. “We call them Swiss-cheese policies,” says Sarah O’Leary, founder and chief executive of national health care consumer advocacy group Exhale Healthcare Advocates. “They are less...

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Taking the really long view on long-term care insurance

Taking the really long view on long-term care insurance

Filed under: Long Term Care Insurance, Planning Getty As a financial planner who also sells long-term care insurance, Regi Armstrong always planned to buy a policy at some point. The only question was when. The Florence, South Carolina, resident and his wife made the leap early, when they were still in their 40s, and...

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Taking the Really Long View on Long-Term Care Insurance

Taking the Really Long View on Long-Term Care Insurance

Filed under: Health Care, Family Money, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Long Term Care Insurance Getty Images By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK — As a financial planner who also sells long-term care insurance, Regi Armstrong always planned to buy a policy at some point. The only question was when. The Florence, South Carolina, resident and...

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Rental Car Insurance From Your Credit Card

Rental Car Insurance From Your Credit Card

Filed under: Travel, Credit Cards, Auto Insurance, Renting, Vacation Planning Alamy By Kimberly Lankford Q. I’m going to rent a car when traveling for Thanksgiving. I understand that my credit card will provide rental car insurance. How does this coverage work? –E.S., Hanover, Pennsylvania. A. Your own auto insurance policy most likely covers rental...

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Why You Should Buy Longevity Insurance

Why You Should Buy Longevity Insurance

Filed under: Bonds, Retirement Plans, Annuities, IRA, Social Security Getty ImagesDeferred-income annuity sales reached $ 2.7 billion in 2014, up from about $ 1 billion in 2012. By Jeff Brown It’s a dirty trick of modern life: escaping disease and accident to live long — only to run out of money before the end....

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Feds: Switch Plans, Save on Health Insurance

Feds: Switch Plans, Save on Health Insurance

Filed under: Health Care, Personal Finance, U.S. Government, Internet, Health Insurance Andrew Harnik/AP By CARLA K. JOHNSON CHICAGO — “It pays to shop” is the message from the government, two days before the start of the third sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The Department of Health and Human Services released...

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Are Voluntary Benefits Like Pet Insurance Worth It?

Are Voluntary Benefits Like Pet Insurance Worth It?

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Getty Images By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK — When some 120 million employees start filling out their open enrollment choices this fall, they will be presented with the usual health, dental and vision options. But a slew of other voluntary benefits are now popping up, ranging from critical-illness coverage...

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