The rising cost of health care in the United States has become one of the primary risks to a financially secure retirement. With health care costs expected to continue increasing faster than inflation, the time to plan for your future health care needs is now—before you retire. Here are some things you’ll need to plan for.
Many people aren’t planning for their future long-term care needs because they think the government will pick up the tab. That’s just not true for most individuals. Given that about 70% of people over age 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime, according to the U.S government, this is a serious mistake to be making. Here’s why.
One of the questions I’ve received over the years is “Will my sport cause me problems in purchasing new life insurance?” The answer in most cases is no, but there are some hobbies that may be a problem for the underwriters in the insurance company.
Here is a list of seven high-risk sports that are problematic when it comes to getting life insurance.
My father’s illness took his life when I was 11, leaving behind his wife and five children. Soon after, we woke up to the bitter realization of our deteriorating financial situation. The burden that was placed on my mother’s shoulders is one that nobody should have to carry alone. If my dad had had life insurance, it would have taken away the constant financial worry.
It’s tough to learn that the life insurance company you applied to will not be offering you coverage, especially if you were fully expecting a yes! You may fall into the “impaired risk market,” which means you have something in your background that makes you a higher risk for dying prematurely—think things like diabetes, obesity, a previous cancer diagnosis or even a history of DUIs.
While many applicants with this type of history understand they’re up against a hurdle or two, it’s not any easier to be denied life insurance coverage. But, often times, it doesn’t mean the hunt for an approval is over. There may still be options, which include applying to a more suitable company or applying for a different policy type.
Here are three actionable steps you should take if you’ve been denied life insurance.