Global Insurance Alert

June 1, 2018
From our friends at Global Underwriters: “In just a few short weeks in June and July, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is being hosted by Russia and the matches are scheduled to take place...

PKD, Insurance, And You

May 23, 2018
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the local chapter of the PKD Foundation (PKD is Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetically-based condition that causes cysts to grow uncontrollably on one’s kidneys, to ill...

Dental Insurance Basics

May 22, 2018
Recently, the company we’ve linked to in our sidebar list of Product Links notified us that they’re soon discontinuing new sales. Fortunately, we have a backup carrier with similar products, so no big deal....

Life Insurance Poser: An Update

December 20, 2017
So, a few weeks ago I met with the widow of a client to complete the paperwork for filing a death claim. Complicating things was the fact that he died during the contestability period,...

From the mailbag: No Choice Health Insurance

December 1, 2017
So, received this in email this morning: “Hello, my family and I are looking into health insurance assistance. One of our concerns about it is that we are looking for PPO plan and not...

More Life Insurance Horribles

November 2, 2017
That’s not how this works: “Natalie Finn’s parents took out two life insurance policies on their adopted daughter before the 16-year-old died from starvation and abuse in the family’s West Des Moines home“ The...

The Obamacare Health Insurance Fee. It’s baaaaaack!

September 25, 2017
The so-called “Health Insurance Fee” levied as part of Obamacare was given a moratorium for one year, 2017, but will apply again in 2018. This Fee increased overall premiums by around $ 13 billion...

Home Run Insurance

September 12, 2017
Over the years, we’ve talked about Marathon insurance, Football insurance, even Snow insurance. But this is a new one: Baseball insurance. “Earlier this season, local window company Universal Windows Direct offered an intriguing promotion:...

In case you’re wondering why your health insurance is so expensive.…

September 6, 2017
Two weeks ago, I woke up with a minor pain in my back, which rapidly got worse. I had a small kidney stone.I went to the local ER, spent three excruciating hours(!) pacing the...

CCW Insurance (Redux)

August 31, 2017
We’ve blogged before on insurance designed to protect your assets should you be in a situation where you had to use deadly force: “Our ErieSecure Home policy with the Select bundle now includes criminal...
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