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UPDATED: Mar 2, 2020

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AIG Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

With almost 1,000 life insurance companies in the United States, shopping for life insurance can be overwhelming. Every one of them offers multiple policies with unique features to set itself apart from the crowd. How can you tell...

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Life insurance isn’t usually on your mind when you first start out in life. And certainly, there’s less call for it when you’re a single, young adult. But you get older and take on more responsibility — getting married, buying a home,...

Columbus Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Life insurance isn’t usually on your mind when you first start out in your career. There’s less reason for it when you’re a single, young adult, but as you get older, you typically take on more responsibility. Perhaps you get married...

Gerber Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Buying life insurance can be stressful and confusing. There are many questions to ask yourself when beginning to look into life insurance. Gerber Life is an insurance company that offers various types and plans for life insurance....

Getting Funeral Etiquette Right: Do’s & Don’ts to Keep in Mind

The passing of a loved one, family member, friend, or acquaintance can bring a swirl of challenging emotions. Gatherings like funerals bring awkward, uncomfortable situations. These situations and emotions can arise quickly and even minor things can take on greater...

Ladder Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Fact: The first life insurance company in the United States was founded in 1759, long before the country was a republic of states and was instead a collection of British colonies. Many of the top insurers today have been in operation...

Columbus Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Life insurance isn’t usually on your mind when you first start out in your career. There’s less reason for it when you’re a single, young adult, but as you get older, you typically take on more responsibility. Perhaps you get married...

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Life insurance isn’t usually on your mind when you first start out in life. And certainly, there’s less call for it when you’re a single, young adult. But you get older and take on more responsibility — getting married, buying a home,...

New York Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Life is full of financial obligations that can have negative repercussions on your loved ones long after you’re gone. Fortunately, a life insurance policy can protect them against those hardships. A life insurance policy can be the...

New York Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Key InfoCompany Specifics Year Founded1841 Current ExecutivesCEO – Ted Mathas COO – Craig L. DeSanto COO – Matthew M. Grove Number of Employees11,388 Total Sales / Total Assets$43,425,300,000 / $311,449,300,000 HQ Address51 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010 Phone...

Allstate Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Key InfoCompany Specifics Year Founded1931 Current ExecutivesChair, President & CEO - Tom Wilson Vice Chair & Life Insurance CEO - Steven E. Shebik Number of Employees 45,420 Total Sales / Total Assets$39,815,000 / $112,249,000 HQ Address2775 Sanders Rd....

Haven Life Insurance Review (Quotes Comparison & More)

Key InfoCompany Specifics Year Founded2014 Current ExecutivesCEO – Yaron Ben-Zvi CTO – Todd Rogers Number of Employees120 Total Sales / Total Assets$1,900,000 / $8,470,000 HQ Address60 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 Phone Number1-855-744-2836 Company...

Term Life Insurance for 35 Years

You can now buy term life insurance for 35 years from American General Life. That’s the longest term length available from any company.

The Changing Face of Melanoma

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. However, it’s preventable – even curable. And if it finds you, you may still qualify for term life insurance.

Two Term Life Insurance Myths Busted

Life insurance has always been somewhat of a mystery. And that’s not good. We’ll debunk two myths for you today so you can protect your loved ones.

Sleep Better at Night with Financial Peace of Mind

Tired of always being tired? Sleep deprivation affects us all at some point. Following these sleep tips will help. And protecting your family with term life insurance will help you sleep better, too.

Peace of Mind for Mother’s Day

There’s no harder job than being a mom. As we pause this May to say “thank you,” how about we protect all she does with term life insurance?

4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Getting a tax refund feels like Christmas in April. But before you go buy yourself a late Christmas gift, consider these more “responsible” options for that extra cash.

Q & A: Term Life Insurance

Buying term life insurance online can be an exhausting experience. But it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help by answering your most common questions.

Q & A: Life Insurance Beneficiary

Choosing a life insurance beneficiary for your new life insurance policy is the most important decision you’ll make. This guide will help you get it right.

Term Life Insurance and Foreign Travel

Passport? Check. Charging adapters? Check. Term life insurance? Chances are you didn’t think about that last one. If not, take these steps to secure coverage before stepping foot on foreign soil.

Life Without Life Insurance is a Gamble

When you think of gambling, you likely picture Las Vegas and playing cards and poker chips. But living without life insurance may be the biggest gamble of all.

Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind

The holiday season is a natural time to reflect and to look ahead. Join us as we consider how to achieve peace on Earth and peace of mind.

Aging Parents as Life Insurance Beneficiaries

They’ve protected you from the beginning. As they age, it may be time to return the favor. One way is to add your aging parents as beneficiaries to your life insurance policy.

Life Insurance Lingo—In Plain Language

Buying term life insurance shouldn’t require an English degree or the latest Oxford Dictionary. Simply learn this life insurance lingo and you’ll be all set.

What is Life Insurance Underwriting?

Underwhat? Yeah, we know. It’s really just a fancy word for a review or assessment. A life insurance company collects lots of information about you to determine the risk in selling you a policy. Here’s how it all goes down.

Life: Too Unpredictable Not to Protect It

Imagine the birth of your first child. Now try imagining the same as the events of 9/11 unfold around you. For one mother, protecting her child takes on special meaning.

Term Life Insurance For the Living

Term life insurance is a great way to protect your loved ones if you pass away. Living Benefits protect them while you’re still here.

The Safest Vehicles for Your Teen

Parents of teens know keeping them safe on the road can be challenging and stressful. These vehicles are among the safest for teen drivers.

No Time to Buy Term Life Insurance?

Many of us are short on time. But if you can find just fifteen minutes here and there, you’ll have enough time to buy term life insurance.

How Life Insurance is Like Ice Cream

Life insurance is a lot like ice cream. There’s term life, whole life, universal life … With so many flavors to choose from, where do you start?

Buying Life Insurance for Children

Buying life insurance for children has been hotly debated for years. And with so much to consider, the debate is not about to end anytime soon.

The Life (Insurance) of Pi

How much term life insurance can you buy with Pi (3.1415..)? That is, what will $3,140 get you? What would a $314,000 term life policy cost?

Women and Term Life Insurance

Today is +International Women's Day 2013! An article on today states in 2011, for the first time in history, women held more than 10% of board seats globally. In the U.S., that number is 12.6% for women in these power positions. The top industries for women...

What is Your View of Life Insurance?

What do you think about the life insurance industry in general? How about term life insurance specifically? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give it much thought at all. Perhaps you bought a term life policy at some point and only think about it when the...

Show Your Love with Term Life Insurance

Aw, Valentine’s Day. A day full of flowers, cards, chocolate and jewelry. The things we do for love, right?

Speaking of love, what better way to show your loved ones how much you care for them …

What Happens if I Don't Pay My Term Life Insurance Premium?

Term life insurance is a unilateral agreement between you and the life insurance company. A unilateral agreement or contract is on in which the obligation rests on only one party. In this case that party is the life insurance company.

A term life insurance policy is similar to an auto insurance policy, in that in…

Fidelity Life Airs New Term Life Insurance Commercial

It’s not every day we see a new commercial for term life insurance on television. And it’s even more unlikely we’ll see one during prime time, on network television no less. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday during the AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots on CBS.

3 Ways to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Flu season is in full beast mode. And to make matters worse, this season not only started early but is more widespread and severe than normal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that as of the end of December, 41 states have experienced widespread flu activity. The same report states that there…

Three Things to do on New Year's Day 2013!

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect and look ahead to new beginnings (yes, that saying is wearing thin on us already, too). How about we think of the New Year as the perfect time to reboot and make plans for an exciting and prosperous next 12 months? In that spirit, here are 3 things to help you get a head…

Unwanted Holiday Gifts = Cash for Term Life Insurance!

Are you the proud new owner of a holiday gift you weren’t entirely thrilled to receive? Or perhaps you got a great gift that just doesn’t fit quite right (darn holiday carbs!). If so, you’re not alone. Retail analysts estimate 12 to 20 percent of all Christmas gifts are exchanged or returned. That’s a HUGE number,…

3 Tips For Choosing a Term Life Insurance Website

Shopping for and buying term life insurance online is so easy that — well, it’s sometimes difficult. Wait, what? You see, it’s easy in that there are many websites that offer quotes and allow you to begin an application online or by telephone. A simple web search will yield dozens of decent results. And that’s exactly…

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: Holiday Safety

The holiday season is upon us, and in the words of singer Andy Williams, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” But this most joyous of seasons is also host to potential dangers. Take heed of our holiday safety tips and your chances of outliving your term life insurance policy will multiply like gifts on a child’s…

Whom to Trust When Buying Term Life Insurance Online

Shopping for term life insurance online can take a small leap of faith. After all, you don't know much about the companies you're working with online. Sure, they all have an 'About Us' page on their website. But what does that tell you about the company? Are they who...

Happy Thanksgiving From QuickQuote!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers and fans/followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more! We are especially grateful to have such a wonderful community and loyal friends. Thank you for (almost) a year's worth of likes, follows, retweets,...

Reason #215 to Have Term Life Insurance: Zombies

The zombie apocalypse is coming. Oh yes — it’s true. Just look around. The signs are everywhere. We are a nation entranced by zombies, as evidenced by the popularity of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead.

And you think you’re golden because you have a zombie survival kit chock full of torch making materials, bottled…

11 Things Life Insurance Companies Look At

Top 10 Lists are so … Letterman. A bit trite we think. So we’ve one-upped the late night comedian with our newest infographic. Our Top 10 11 List of things life insurance companies use to evaluate your term life insurance application. Exciting — we know!

Term life insurance underwriting is a complex, dynamic…

Term Life Insurance for Diabetics

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM). The American Diabetes Association campaign is aimed at raising awareness of this disease by focusing attention on the many issues surrounding diabetes. Of course, diabetes continues to be a national epidemic. Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have the disease. And a…

Buying Term Life Insurance Online

We love term life insurance. But that shouldn't come as a surprise -- after all, it's what we do! The more we help people protect their loved ones with term life insurance, the more we realize what a high value term life represents. It's the most simple form of life...

The Road to Term Life Insurance

Autumn is the best time of year for a road trip. The cooler weather combined with the dazzling colors of the season make the perfect recipe for an unforgettable drive.

Buying a term life insurance policy is similiar to taking a road trip. If you plan accordingly, pick the best route and be prepared for any minor…

Being Aware: October is Time to Think Pink

October usually makes one think of autumn and brilliant autumn colors such as orange, red and yellow. But since its inception over 25 years ago, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) brings the color pink to the forefront, as it joins the list of colors we frequently see in October.

NBCAM is a collaborative…

Term Life Insurance Paramed Exam Simplified

Applying for term life insurance has become considerably easier over the past few years, thanks mostly to new technologies such as electronic applications and electronic signatures. And while some life insurance companies now offer non-medical term life insurance policies that do not require a paramedical exam (or…

How Music Can Help Cut Your Term Life Insurance Rates

Studies have shown that listening to music during exercise works wonders on the mind and body. Not only can music act as a motivational tool but it can help improve endurance and performance. And with increased motivation, endurance and performance come better health...

Food that Improves Hair Health

What you put into your body is going to have an impact on how your body looks and feels. If you consume foods that are healthy for you then your body is going to respond by looking and feeling healthier. This is also true of your hair. People who want strong healthy hair need to start paying attention to what types of…

Healthy Cooking at Home Can Help Reduce Term Life Insurance Rates

Time spent preparing fresh nutritious food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health. By taking control over your meal ingredients you can avoid high blood pressure, clogged arteries and unnecessary calorie intake while boosting your nutrient...

Characteristics of Diets that Work

There are so many diet plans out there it's hard to pinpoint which diet works. Some diets work for other people, and some are simply not meant for a specific lifestyle. But all good diets have several things in common. If you find the right one, you will drop the...

Nutrition Myths

There are plenty of fallacies out there about nutrition. With so much information out there it can be difficult to sift out what it is true from what isn’t. Knowing the truth may help you improve your dietary choices and therefore improve your insurance premium. Below are some common nutrition myths.

If it…

Take Short Walks and Live Longer

Looking for an easy way to extend your life? All you have to do is give your body fifteen minutes of physical activity a day, and you'll win yourself three extra years of life.  A recent study found that just fifteen minutes of light daily activity, such as walking,...

Term Life Insurance: Gender Wars!

Over the past ten years, 63% of all term life insurance policies purchased through QuickQuote have insured the lives of men. That leaves a mere 37% of policies placed on the lives of women. That is quite a gender gap! Why such a large disparity? Workforce Differences...

Ergonomics for Your Health

Ergonomics is about ensuring a good fit between people and what they interact with. This could include the objects they use or the environments they live in. Having an ergonomically correct workspace is essential to good health. Ergonomics is all about how the human...

Pack Healthier Lunches to Save on Term Life Insurance

Bringing your lunch to work is a great way to save money and get balanced nutrition. And a balanced diet means a healthier lifestyle and less expensive term life insurance premiums. Unfortunately, there are common mistakes you may be making with your brown bag lunch....

Term Life Insurance for Your Children

It may seem strange to think about buying term life insurance for a child. After all, beyond the emotional loss, your family likely wouldn't suffer from the loss of income, which is typically the reason people buy life insurance in the first place. Life insurance is...

Hydrate for Your Health

Every system in your body depends on water and everything your body does it does better with a healthy supply of water. For these reasons, drinking more of it could save you money on your term life insurance. Below are several reasons why drinking water is good for...

Foods to Eat When Stressed

Taking steps to reduce or manage your stress is an important part of staying healthy. Finding natural ways to relax will not only help your mood but it will also improve your overall health and save you money on your term life insurance premium. In addition to getting...

Your Nails may Indicate Poor Health

Did you know that the appearance of your fingernails can provide many valuable health tips and indicate poor health? Examining your nails can provide clues to everything from the quality of your immune system to the state of your mental and physical well-being....

Reducing Workplace Stress

Many of us spend most of our waking hours working to provide for ourselves and our families. Unfortunately, for far too many people, work produces lots of stress. Stress can carry over to home life, social life and all the other activities of everyday living. This...

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: Be a Woman!

It's a well-known fact women live longer than men on average. Currently, the average life expectancy for females in the United States is 80.1 years. For males, it is 74.8 years, about 7 percent shorter. This is one reason women enjoy less expensive term life insurance...

Life Insurance Advice From the Cake Boss

Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) is in full swing, and celebrity spokesperson, Buddy Valastro (aka 'Cake Boss') has a message for you. When Buddy was just 17, his father died from lung cancer. Unfortunately, Buddy's dad had no life insurance. It was up to Buddy...

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

Ahh -- September. The kids are back in school, the leaves are falling, and you can find pumpkin-flavored everything just about anywhere.  But did you know that it's also Life Insurance Awareness Month? The month of September is dedicated to helping people make smart...

Which Organic Foods Should You Buy?

While there are few proven health impacts from consuming trace quantities of pesticides on foods, a growing number of people take the precaution of eating organically. It is possible that eating organically may help you avoid cancers and save money on your term life...

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: With Personality

While eating right and staying active can help contribute to longevity, your personality can also play a role. Researchers are speculating that personality could have an effect on your lifespan.  The character traits below may just help those who possess them lead...

Are Artificial Sweeteners Good for You?

Some short term studies suggest that artificial sweeteners may help you lose weight while other research raises a concern that they may be harmful for the body. Knowing which sweeteners you should buy or avoid may improve your health and even save you money on your...

Diet and its Effects on Your Immune System

Poor nutrition can cause ill health and suppress immune function. Our immune system protects a complex defense system and what you put into your body can affect it. This is why watching what you eat can be so important to both your health and your term life insurance...

What Kind of Term Life Insurance is Right for You?

Of the many life insurance policies available in the market term life insurance is the most popular. It's called term life insurance because, as the name implies,  it is available for a specified term. The term period can range from 10 to 30 years. If the insured dies...

Health Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is vital for your body to function properly. Increasing your daily intake may help you outlive your term life insurance policy. Below are many of the health benefits you may receive by making sure you are getting enough zinc in your diet. Brain Studies have shown...

How to Avoid Travel Disease

While traveling the world, your body is introduced to many new bugs and bacteria, some of which are more dangerous than others. This post is not meant to scare you but rather to remind you to take proper precautions, such as making sure you have term life insurance so...

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: Know Your Bites!

Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately with outdoor fun also come insects and their painful, itching bites. Knowing what bit you can help you decide the best treatment for that bump or welt. Recognizing the bite and treating it properly can...

Prescription Drugs' Impact on Term Life Insurance

Humans have been creating and mixing chemical and herbal concoctions known as drugs for thousands of years. Currently, the United States has a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Sometimes it seems as if our doctors have turned into walking prescription...

Eat Healthier by Downsizing Your Portions

Portion sizes have increased significantly in the past 20 years, particularly if you eat out frequently. Research shows that people have a tendency to eat more when they are presented with larger portions. One of the best ways to reduce calorie intake, and ultimately...

Metabolism Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy

Metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy your body needs to maintain itself. The rate of your metabolism depends on the interaction between the number of calories you consume, the number of calories you burn...

What if I Want my Child as the Beneficiary?

Term life insurance protects your family from your debts after you die. A life insurance policy does this by paying a death benefit to your family. When you take out a life insurance policy, one of the things you must do is name a beneficiary. If you name your minor...

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: Lose These Ingredients!

Some foods are waiting on supermarket shelves, hiding in refrigerators and, in some cases, disguising itself as good for you that you should be avoiding. These foods have no redeeming social value and can cause aging. To stay healthy, you need to look for the below...

Longevity Ideas from Blue Zone Living

There are specific places around the world where locals enjoy a high quality of life and old age. These locations have been deemed 'blue zones.' Below are a few changes you can make to live more like those from the blue zones live. These small changes can help you...

Bust These Fitness Myths to Save on Term Life Insurance

There are a lot of misconceptions and faulty conclusions about working out. It is important to get your facts straight to better your workout plan. And with a better workout plan comes a better term life insurance premium. Below are some myths that may be preventing...

Develop Discipline and Save Money on Term Life Insurance

It takes a lot of discipline to conquer your most challenging fitness, weight loss or health goals. And discipline takes a lot of practice. Below are several ways to focus on your self-discipline and accomplish your goals. Determine Goals The key to having discipline...

Treat Your Painful Sunburn

Ouch! You forgot your sunscreen, didn't apply enough or missed a spot. Either way, it hurts. Unfortunately, there's no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have the sunburn, the damage is done. But there are ways to alleviate the pain. Use the methods below to ease...

How to Find the Best Term Life Insurance Policy for You

Finding the best term life insurance policy for you is simple if you know what to look for. Focusing on these areas will put you on the right path.


Your premium is an important factor to consider while shopping for term life insurance. Be sure…

Term Life Insurance Conversions

A term life insurance policy covers you for a specified period, depending on the term length you chose when you bought the policy. Most insurance companies offer 10, 15, 20 and 30-year term policy options. There may come a time in your life when you decide that a term...

Fight Pain with Food

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. These foods can help fight off the pain and are a good part of an overall health diet.

Save Money by Eating Better

Eating better can help you stay healthy and help you save money. And good health is essential to qualifying for a term life insurance policy with low rates, which means more savings.

Get Term Life Insurance if You are Disabled

If you’ve recently had an accident that left you disabled, you may fear you have become uninsurable, leaving your loved ones unprotected in the event of your death. Luckily, there are several types of term life insurance available and you should be able to find the right one for you. Below are several suggestions to…

Nutrients Your Diet May be Missing

Your diet is key to maintaining good health, which can save you money on term life insurance. make sure these critical nutrients are a part of your diet.

Beware of Misleading Food Labels

Misleading food labels can wreak havoc on your diet. This guide can help you shop smarter, which means better health and lower term life insurance costs.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Choosing the right sunscreen can mean the difference between an enjoyable summer and a painful one. Use our guide to help save yourself from the latter.

Foods that Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects over 10 million Americans. Smart food choices can help prevent osteoporosis and accompanying bone loss.

Understanding Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy diet. But too many carbs can be detrimental to good health. Finding the right balance is crucial.

Eat Healthy While Saving Money

Eating healthy can save you money on term life insurance. But healthy foods can be expensive, too. These tips will help you save money while eating healthy.

Insurance Tips for College Students

There are types of insurance college students need and others they can take a pass on. Find out the most important types of insurance for college students.

How Much Sleep do You Need?

Adequate sleep is important for good health. And good health is important for lower term life insurance rates. Learn how much sleep you need and why.

Unhealthy Foods Found at Home

Unhealthy foods don’t live only in restaurants. They can be found in your own refrigerator, too. These are common unhealthy foods often found at home.

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep quality and quantity have a big impact on our overall health. Problems with either can lead to paying more for your term life insurance policy.

Foods That Help You See Clearly

Some foods have nutrients that help you see more clearly. Add these foods to your diet and you could see improvements in your eyesight.

Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

If you have to drag yourself to exercise, you’re doing it wrong. We all know exercise is essential to our health. These tips will help you to get going.

Veggies High in Protein

Protein is a critical part of a healthy diet. Yet it can be hard to come by if you don’t eat meat. But these veggies are good sources of protein and tasty.

Dance: A Fun Way to Get Fit

Dance is a great alternative to the gym routine and a great way to get fit. These dance options will get you moving and saving on your term life insurance.

Diet Changes For Healthy Skin

Your diet plays a major role in the health of your skin. A few small changes to your diet can leave your skin more youthful looking and healthier.

Taxes & Term Life Insurance

Tax day is upon us already. It has a funny way of sneaking up, doesn’t it? If you’re getting a refund, consider using it to buy a new term life policy!

Eating Right At Work

Getting a good, healthy meal while at work is sometimes difficult, if not impossible. But making the effort to eat right at work can improve your health.

Perfecting the Power Nap

A power nap can help, well, power you through the day. It can also have positive long-term effects on your health. So nap today to improve your health!

Return of Premium Life Insurance

A return of premium life insurance policy returns all paid premiums to you at the end of the term if you outlive the policy. See if ROP is right for you.

Eat This If…

Minor ailments like a headache and heartburn don’t always require medications. Try some of these everyday foods to help alleviate your pain and discomfort.

Matters of the Heart

Having a healthy heart is a good way to save money on term life insurance. And knowing everything you can about your heart will put you on the right path.

No Medical Exam Term Life Insurance

Some people avoid getting term life insurance because of the dreaded medical exam. But now you can buy a no medical exam term life insurance policy.

How To Calm Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. But high anxiety levels can lead to serious medical issues and even higher term life insurance rates.

Healthy Habits that Harm

Staying healthy is one of the best ways to save money on term life insurance. But you may sabotage your health with these so-called healthy habits.

Case of the Mondays

Monday is the deadliest day of the week for heart attacks. Reduce your risk and save money on term life insurance at the same time.

New Parents Need Life Insurance

As a new parent, you’ll quickly come to realize the importance of protecting your family. And one of the best ways to do this is with term life insurance.

Prescription Medication Dependency

Becoming addicted to or dependent upon prescription medications can negatively impact your health and social relationships. Here are some warning signs.

Workout Myths

Working out is important for maintaining a healthy body and mind. But these myths can sabotage your efforts if you’re not careful.

Great Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

Sitting at a desk all day can make you stiff and sore. Stretching boosts energy, releases tension and improves circulation. Start with these simple moves.

Boost Your Metabolism, Naturally!

Boosting your metabolism is a good way to control your weight and stay healthy. Boost your metabolism naturally with these simple and effective tips.

Stay Healthy by Eating at Home

It can be challenging to consistently eat healthy while eating out. While it’s okay on occasion, your best bet is to stay healthy by eating at home.

Outlive Your Term Life Insurance Policy: Shop!

Some people believe shopping is therapeutic. Turns out they may be right. Shopping provides benefits that can improve health, which may help you outlive your term life insurance policy!

How Fit are You?

Your overall fitness goes a long way in determining how much you’ll pay for term life insurance. This guide can help you learn how fit you are.

Foods That Soothe

An upset stomach can ruin your day in a heartbeat. These foods can help ease the discomfort and nurse you back to good health quickly.

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer in women, behind skin cancer. Learn the risks and warning signs to practice better breast cancer prevention.

How to Alleviate Sore Muscles

You’re trying to stay healthy by exercising. Good on you. But now your body aches. These tips can help you alleviate sore muscles and get back on track.

Superstitions Lead the Way

Superstitions can be very powerful. Powerful enough to guide our beliefs and make us behave in strange ways. Learn more about the most common superstitions.

Girl Scout Cookie War

Americans love girl scout cookies, don’t we? They are delicious. But they are also not very healthy. Learn how you can limit them but indulge occasionally.

Should I Exercise When Sick?

It’s tough to miss a workout when you are sick. You feel like you’ll fall behind. But do yourself and those around you a favor and take a rest.

Avoid Injury by Stretching Correctly

Stretching often takes a backseat when it comes to exercise. But it’s an important part of any workout program and can help you avoid injuries.

Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months and can interfere with everyday life. These natural ways to manage chronic pain can help you recover.

Why we Kiss

Kissing is a natural need in humans and plays a big part in our mating decisions. Kissing can also provide health benefits to both parties.

The Health Benefits of Massage

Anyone who has had a massage will tell you it helps relieve pain. But the health benefits of massage extend beyond simply soothing your aching body.

Boost Your Energy Naturally

Life moves quickly and you need to keep up. Next time you find yourself reaching for another cup of coffee or an energy drink, consider these tips to boost your energy naturally.

What to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday can be a challenge if you’re trying to eat a healthy or stick to a diet. But these tips can help you watch the game and the calories.

Groundhog Day and Term Life Insurance

Remember Ned Ryerson from the movie Groundhog Day? He was the excitable life insurance salesman. While we don’t fancy his style, he does make a good point.

Unusual Insurance Policies

When we think of insurance, we think about everyday types like auto, home, and life. But did you know you can also insure body parts and your fantasy football team.

Reasons Behind Your Cravings

It’s normal to have cravings for certain foods on occasion. But some of your cravings may reveal an underlying deficiency in your diet.

Hangover Cures

Hangovers are the worst. But you have no one to blame but yourself, right? So fix it yourself with these simple home remedies.

Reasons for Better Posture

How good is your posture? Poor posture can lead to serious health issues. Learn what proper posture looks like and how to fix yours today.

Unusual Ways to Die: Oh the Irony

Most of us have heard about weird ways in which people have died. However, this set may be the most unusual deaths you have ever heard.

Get Out of Bed and Go

Not an early bird? Sometimes it’s tough to get out of bed and go. These easy tips can get you moving and put a boost into your day.

Term Life Insurance: Brain Exercises

A sharp mind is important to overall good health. These brain exercises can help sharpen yours, which may also help you save money on term life insurance.

Brain Foods for Thought

Brain healthy foods are important to your overall good health. And finding a place for them in your diet may be easier than you think. Here’s how.

Top 15 Causes of Death in America

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the top causes of death for Americans. Most are expected, but some may surprise you.

Nosy Term Life Insurance Questions

Applying for term life insurance means you’ll have to answer a lot of questions. Some are more personal than others. What’s with these nosy life insurance companies, anyway?

Term Life Insurance: Meditation Benefits

The health benefits of meditation are endless. It’s an easy way to balance your physical, emotional and mental state. Which can help you save money on term life insurance.

Term Life Insurance: Are You Ready?

If the end of the world is really coming in 2012, we don’t have much time. Do you have term life insurance yet? And will it even matter if we’re all gone?

Depression and Term Life Insurance

The holidays can be a stressful time for some, and downright depressing for others. Find out how getting term life insurance is possible with depression.

Easy Money for the Holidays!

Looking for some easy money for the holidays? These tips can help you bring in some extra cash and declutter your home at the same time.

Term Life Insurance for Diabetics

Nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes. For those with good control, it is possible to get a term life insurance policy if you have diabetes. Learn how.

Breast Cancer Awareness!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn more about how you can apply for term life insurance with a history of breast cancer.

Hidden Dangers: Too Much Water

It’s important to drink a lot of water for good health. But there are hidden dangers of drinking too much water that you should be aware of.

How Safe are Your Supplements?

Dietary supplements are a booming industry, with cures for any malady you can think of. But beware these claims and know what you’re really getting.

What is a Term Life Insurance Quote?

A term life insurance quote is an estimate of what a policy may cost you. There are many factors that go into a good quote and some misconceptions as well.

Have Your Pumpkin and Eat it, Too!

With summer coming to an end soon, pumpkins and winter squashes are starting to pop up at the local grocery stores. Shop wisely using our handy guide.

Term Life Insurance: Accuracy Matters!

Companies ask for a lot of information when you apply for a term life insurance policy. They rely on the accuracy to evaluate the risk and set the cost.

When Life Hands You Lemons…

Did you set up a lemonade stand when you were a child? It may even be something you’d like to do with your children. But that may be tougher than you think.

Unusual Ways to Die: Scared to Death

Ever been scared to death? Obviously not, because you’re reading this. But it’s not just an old saying, either. You can literally be scared to death.

5 Ways to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

It’s nearly time for the kiddos to head back to school. While some parents may be ready to celebrate, others have a tough time seeing them off. These tips can help.

Unusual Ways to Die: Amusement Parks

Amusement parks can be fun. When they’re not deadly, that is. Amusement park deaths are not common and certainly qualify as an unusual way to die.

Term Life Insurance & Suicide

Talking about death is unpleasant. Talking about suicide can be worse. But it’s important to know how term life insurance policies address death by suicide.

Unusual Ways to Die: Falling Coconuts

It may sound crazy, but falling coconuts are a real hazard. The kill dozens of people each year worldwide. They certainly qualify as an unusual way to die.

Unusual Ways to Die: Quicksand

Dying in quicksand sounds like something straight out of Hollywood, right? Well, it is can happen but is very rare and certainly an unusual way to die.

Unusual Ways to Die: Shark Attacks

Shark attack fatalities are rare, despite the extensive media coverage they receive. But they do happen and are definitely an unusual way to die.

10 Popular Mother's Day Gifts… Plus 2

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling. We’re here to help with the gift of term life insurance. At least she’ll be surprised!

Term Life Insurance for Non-US Citizens

Guidelines for non-US citizens and term life insurance are complex. Your approval and the cost will depend on your home country, time in the US, and more.

The Hunt for Term Life Insurance

Finding a good term life insurance policy can be a lot like hunting for Easter eggs. Where do you start and how do you know what you’ll get in the end?

I Married a Leprechaun

Kids love St. Patrick’s Day and the promise of visits from devilish little leprechauns. These fun games can make St. Patty’s Day a real treat for your kids.

MetLife is Number 1!

MetLife has been named the 2010 Financial Marketer of the Year. MetLife offers term life insurance and other financial products.

When Your Bank Wants Your Life Insurance

Banks will often ask you for a life insurance policy as collateral for a loan. A no medical exam term life insurance policy is a good fit because it’s fast.

Umbrella Insurance for Those Rainy Days

Umbrella insurance can help cover any holes you have in other insurances such as auto or home. It’s inexpensive and can really save you money in a pinch.

Breast Cancer and Term Life Insurance

Women and men with a history of breast cancer can often buy term life insurance. The approval and cost depends on time, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

How Much Happiness Can You Buy?

Would a $75,000 salary make you happy? Researchers believe so. Which made us think… How much term life insurance could a person buy with that much money?

Accidental Death Benefit Life Insurance

Tens of thousands of Americans lose their lives each year due to accidents. Accidental death life insurance will protect your family if it happens to you.

Summertime Insurance with SPF+

Barbecues, baseball, beaches, pool parties, flip flops, and insurance. You get the picture. Term life insurance and travel health insurance go with summer.

2 New Life Insurance Companies!

Today we welcome two new life insurance companies for you. They are Mutual of Omaha and Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts (SBLI).

More People Buy Life Insurance Online

Millions of Americans now buy life insurance online. It’s easier, faster, and safer. There are now more term life policies to choose from than ever before.

Term Life Insurance for Mom

Being a stay-at-home parent is tough work. And though you may not bring home a salary for your efforts, you still need term life insurance to protect your family.

Dead Peasant Life Insurance

A story about companies involved in the practice of purchasing life insurance policies on unsuspecting employees, which they collect on when employees die.

Life Insurance Facts

This list of life insurance facts comes from The LIFE Foundation, sponsors of this month’s Life Insurance Awareness Month campaign.

Top 5 List of Life Insurance Obstacles

Don’t let these five life insurance obstacles prevent you from protecting your family or business. Learn how to overcome them and get the coverage you need.

Prudential Declines Government Funds

Prudential Financial, Inc. (parent company of Pruco Life Insurance Company) announced today that the company would decline funds available through the US Treasury Department’s Capital Purchase Program

Is Your Life Insurance Company Safe?

We all want to make sure the life insurance company we buy a policy from is safe and will be around if needed. Rest assured your company is just that.

Term Life Insurance for Young Americans

A recent study by Charles Schwab show that young Americans are aware of the need to improve their financial fitness. And term life insurance is a good fit.

Genworth Life Insurance Company News

Genworth Life Insurance Company recently announced the coming of an e-Signature life insurance application process in the first quarter of this year.

Better Business Bureau Recognizes QuickQuote

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has affirmed its A+ rating for QuickQuote. This is the highest rating offered by the BBB. QuickQuote has been accredited by the BBB since 2003.

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rate

The Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to a new all-time low of zero – 0.25 percent, the lowest level ever recorded.

Life Insurance in Tough Times

Even in tough times people need life insurance. And recent studies show Americans that need coverage are not letting the economy hold them back from buying.

Genworth Life Insurance Company FAQ's

Genworth Life Insurance Company recently released its FAQ guide to help consumers find answers about life insurance in our current economic environment.

Life Insurance Consumer Protection

What happens if a life insurance company goes out of business? We look at the different ways consumers are protected in the unlikely event this happens.

Obama's Plans and Your Health Insurance

Our new President, Barack Obama, has big plans for the country’s health insurance system. Find out what they are and how they will impact your coverage.

Vote for QuickQuote!

In the spirit of Election Day 2008, we are asking for you to vote for us. Just kidding. Please take the time to get out and vote on this election day.

Stop the Press! AIG Down but Not Out

Much has been said of AIG, the parent company of American General Life Insurance Company. Here’s what we know and why you shouldn’t worry about your policy.

Life Foundation Announces Award Recipients

The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) recently announced the recipients of its annual reaLIFEstories Client Service Awards Program, which honors insurance professionals for their outstanding service.

Auto Insurance Rates on the Rise

Gas prices are outrageous. Now thanks to a recent report by, we know auto insurance rates are increasing right along with gas prices.

Obesity and Term Life Insurance

Your build is a critical factor in the underwriting of your term life insurance application. Every company considers height and weight when determining what rate you will pay.

'New' Life Insurance Travel Guidelines

Life insurance companies may soon take a different view of applicants’ foreign travel history and plans when considering applications for life insurance.

Making a Case for Good Auto Insurance

Poor drivers on our roads? Nah, can’t be. But the results of the 2008 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test say it is. How does your state rank?

Earthquake Insurance

California, Nevada, and Alaska are the states with the most seismic activity in the United States. However, earthquakes have been felt in all fifty states.

Federal Reserve Cuts Key Interest Rate Again

The Federal Reserve Board once again cut a key interest rate at its meeting today, April 30. The Fed lowered its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 2.00 percent.

Insurance for Fido

Pet insurance is a popular (and growing) thing for pet owners. With high costs of pet health care, people are turning to pet insurance to reduce costs.

Okay… Now Turn Your Mouse and Cough

Aetna, Inc. and Cigna Corp, two of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, said they will begin paying for doctor visits conducted online.

Feds Continue Interest Rate Cuts

The Federal Reserve Board once again cut a key interest rate at its meeting on Tuesday, March 18. The Fed lowered its target for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 2.25 percent.

Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Advanced Cancer

The study suggests uninsured Americans and those on certain government health programs, are more likely to have advanced stages of cancer when initially diagnosed than those individuals with private health insurance.

Super Bowl Not so Super for Some

A recent study indicates the emotional stress exhibited by fans during important sporting events could lead to an increased risk of heart attack.

Insurance Complaints Down in 2007

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently released data that shows consumers’ insurance complaints decreased in 2007. This is the fourth consecutive year insurance complaints have dropped.

Key Interest Rates Reduced Yet Again

The Federal Reserve Board cut a key interest rate today. The Fed lowered its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 3.00 percent.

Federal Reserve to the Rescue

The Federal Reserve Board cut two key interest rates today during an unscheduled meeting. The Fed lowered its target for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 3.50 percent.

Auto Insurance Rates Drop in 2007 recently released it’s ‘2007 Auto Insurance Pricing Report’, which shows auto insurance rates dropped 5.2 percent from 2006 to 2007.

Fed Chairman Urges Congress to Help Stem Recession

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the House Budget Committee today and urged Congress to implement a fiscal stimulus package as quickly as possible to help boost consumer spending.

Here Comes the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today the central bank is prepared to help stimulate the U.S. economy through continued interest rate cuts.

Driving Teens' Resolutions

What do teens want in 2008? According to a recent survey by Allstate Insurance Company, what teens want most is for friends to be safer on the roads.

Sleeping With One Eye Open …

Stranger-oriented life insurance, or STOLI, has the life insurance industry concerned about increasing insurance fraud. Learn what the fuss is all about.

Another Holiday Gift From the Fed

The Federal Reserve Board cut its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.25% at its meeting today, It was the third consecutive cut.

Buy Life Insurance on Cyber Monday

Online retailers expect some 72 million online shoppers to visit their websites today. Those shoppers are predicted to spend an estimated $700 million.

Thankful for … Zappos?

Like Zappos, we put customers first. This year 98.8 percent of customers anonymously surveyed said they would purchase insurance through QuickQuote again.

Rental Car Insurance

The NAIC recently released the results of a nationwide survey that show consumers are confused about the need to purchase auto coverage on rental cars.

Group Health Insurance Cutbacks

A study of corporate executives shows 15 percent of companies plan to reduce group health insurance benefits within the next 12 months.

A Halloween Treat from the Fed

The Federal Reserve Board cut its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.50% at its meeting yesterday, October 31, 2007.

Pet Insurance on the Rise

62 percent of U.S. households own at least one pet, but only two percent of those households own pet health insurance.

Health Insurance…. or Else?

A new proposal unveiled by presidential hopeful, Senator Hillary Clinton, would require health insurance coverage for all Americans.

Buckle Up, Buddy

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies announced it would cover dogs and cats on customer auto insurance policies that include collision coverage.

Hall of Famer Promotes Life Insurance

Former San Diego Padres player and recent National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Gwynn, has joined forces with The Guardian Life Insurance Company to help promote life insurance awareness month.

Till Death do You Part

A recent study by Allstate Insurance Company shows the majority of newlyweds are not taking steps to protect themselves financially with the purchase of life insurance.

Term Life Insurance Coverage Minimum

Most life insurance companies offer their term life insurance products at a minimum coverage amount of $100,000. A few will go as low as $50,000.

20 Pushups or $20? The Choice is Yours.

The Los Angeles Times reported today that, to curtail skyrocketing health insurance costs, some employers are implementing programs that penalize employees for being overweight, using tobacco/nicotine products or other unhealthy conditions and habits.

Term Life to Permanent Life

Nearly all term life insurance policies issued today include a provision that allows the policy owner to convert the policy to a permanent type policy.

What is Critical Illness Insurance

Critical illness insurance is a type of medical coverage that pays a lump-sum benefit to the insured upon the diagnosis of a critical illness such as cancer.

Employer-Provided Term Life Insurance

The supplemental term life insurance offered by your employer sounds like a good deal, right? It may be cheap, but there are valid reasons to take a pass.

Term Life Insurance Rates Decreased

American General Life Insurance Company (AIG) and Genworth Life Insurance Company both announced decreases in term life insurance premiums this week.

Fourth of July Holiday Safety

These summer safety tips from The Atlantic Companies (providers of homeowners insurance) and the Red Cross can help keep your family safe this July 4th holiday.

Ethical Life Insurance Companies

The Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) is the life insurance industry’s leading standards-setting organization. These companies are members.

Americans Without Health Insurance

A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an estimated 43.6 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006.

What's In Your Wallet?

Bank of America announced a new credit card designed for clients with account balances between $100,000 and $3,000,000.

Safest Cities to Drive In

Allstate Insurance Company released the findings of its annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. The safest drivers can be found in these cities

GMAC Insurance Says Americans Unfit To Drive

According to the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, approximately 36 million licensed American drivers would not pass their written DMV licensing exams if they were to take them today.

Viatical Settlements

Viatical settlements are a rapidly growing business related to the life insurance industry. Viatical companies make money by buying people’s policies.

AIG Tracks Teen Drivers

AIG Auto Insurance released its AIG Teen GPS Program which tracks driving habits such as speed and location of teen drivers.

Long Term Care Costs Continue to Increase

Genworth Financial says the national average cost of care for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home care has steadily increased over the past four years.

John Hancock Life Insurance Company – #1 in 2006

John Hancock Life Insurance Company was the top U.S. life insurance company in total individual life insurance sales in 2006, according to LIMRA International. The company’s sales topped out at $735 million in total annualized premium. This represented a growth rate of nearly 20% over 2005, while the industry average…

Renew Your Term Life Insurance Policy

Most term life insurance policies offer term lengths of 10 to 30 years. But what happens at the end of the term? You may have options to renew your policy.

But I Have a Ph.D, Officer

Many auto insurance companies will now consider your education level and occupation when determining your auto insurance rates.

Critical Illness Insurance

Critical illness insurance pays a lump sum if you suffer a covered medical condition such as a heart attack, stroke, cancer, kidney failure, etc.

In Case You're Bored Next Weekend

A study at the University of Florida found that two minutes in the microwave at full power could kill a range of bacteria, viruses, and parasites on kitchen sponges.

Life Insurance Medical Requirements

Life insurance medical requirements vary by life insurance company and policy, as well as your age and the amount of coverage you are applying for.

Thankful for Life Insurance

December is traditionally one of the slowest months of the year for applications at most life insurance companies, making it the perfect time to apply.

Life Insurance for Business Loans

Most life insurance companies will issue a policy on an individual for the purpose of covering a business loan. Guidelines will vary by the company.

Life Insurance: A Halloween Treat

The risk of a pedestrian being fatally struck by an automobile increases by four times on Halloween, according to a report by AAA Michigan.

Life Insurance Facts

According to LIMRA International, 68 percent of American adults have some form of life insurance coverage. And there’s more where that came from.

Temporary Life Insurance Coverage

Temporary coverage can be a tremendous benefit to you when applying for life insurance. Pay your first premium and you’re covered during underwriting.

Even Custer had Life Insurance

Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer purchased a $5,000 life insurance policy from New York Life Insurance Company on June 4, 1874, two years before he died.

The Sweet Smell of Life Insurance?

According to LIMRA, 44% of all US households either do not own life insurance while realizing they should or own life insurance and believe they need more.

Term Life Insurance Rating Classes

Term life insurance rating classes are just risk categories that life insurance companies use to classify applicants. These classes determine the policy rate.

Life Insurance Awareness Month

House Resolution 912 was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on July 12, 2006, designating September 2006 as Life Insurance Awareness Month.

Fortune Global 500 Companies

Fortune magazine recently released its annual Fortune Global 500 Companies list, and some of our partner life insurance companies made the cut.

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