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Preparing for the Life Insurance Examination

The healthier you are, the lower the risk for the life insurance company. This is why they usually require a medical exam before issuing a policy. Great results on your examination can help you lock in lower life insurance rates for years to come. Get ready for your life insurance exam with the following tips. Start Preparing Weeks Before Your Exam Some simple dietary changes...

Helping a Parent Register for Medicare

Medicare can be a confusing subject for anyone. Even people in the industry have been known to struggle with navigating the official website. It is entirely understandable if a parent needs a little help.  The good news is that your parent may not have to register for Medicare; enrollment is automatic for many people. But once enrolled, your parent may need help choosing the best...

Am I Required to Provide My Employees with Short-Term or Long-Term Disability?

Short-term disability insurance provides some income replacement when a non-work-related illness or injury leaves an employee unable to work for a limited time period. Long-term disability insurance serves the same purpose, only for longer periods of time, ranging from two years to retirement age, depending on the policy.  No law requires employers to offer long-term disability insurance to employees. However, five states and Puerto Rico...

Quick Exercises for Busy Lifestyles

We all know we need exercise to look and feel better. But it can be difficult (or seemingly impossible) to fit into a busy lifestyle. Here are some ways to get your body moving, no matter how hectic your schedule may be.  Move Around While You Talk On the Phone Pick up the phone instead of texting or emailing, and move around while you talk....

Does My Spouse Need Life Insurance if He or She Doesn’t Work?

When one spouse is the primary breadwinner, it is obvious why that person needs life insurance to protect the family. But a stay-at-home spouse needs life insurance, as well. Just because a person is not working at a paying job, that does not mean he or she lacks financial value. Consider what it would cost to pay another person for the services a stay-at-home spouse...