Producers urged to spread the word about the connection between love and life insurance

Arlington, Va. – February 1, 2013 – Valentine’s Day is a day for people to celebrate their love for each other. That’s why every February the nonprofit LIFE Foundation asks people to look beyond the traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers, and to show their loved ones that they care through the selfless gift of life insurance.

LIFE’s “Insure Your Love” campaign, which runs throughout February, focuses on reminding people about why life insurance is so important – to protect the ones they love financially against life’s unexpected moments. When it comes down to it, the main reason to purchase life insurance is because of love.

This February, to help producers talk to clients and prospects about the connection between love and life insurance and the important protection it can provide, LIFE is making available a free toolkit that provides useful educational resources – from videos to social media assets – as well as an Insure Your Love marketing guide. For more information and to access the Insure Your Love e-kit, please visit: www.lifehappens.org/lovekit.

“February is a great time for the industry to come together to educate consumers about the importance of life insurance – especially with people already thinking about how to show the ones they love that they care,” said Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, president and CEO of the LIFE Foundation. “Life insurance is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about love or Valentine’s Day, but we want to encourage producers to come together this month to remind people about the benefits life insurance provides to protect a person’s loved ones and the important role it plays in a family’s overall life planning. Life insurance really is a gift of love.”

Love and Life Insurance Through Photos
To help get Americans thinking about their need for life insurance, LIFE also has created an Insure Your Love Photo Mosaic. Producers are encouraged to ask their clients to upload photos of the ones they love and want to take care of, now and in the future. For every photo that gets added, LIFE will donate $1 to the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Fund, which gives tuition assistance to college-age students who have lost a parent. The mosaic resides on LIFE’s Facebook fan page and can be accessed directly at www.insureyourlovemosaic.org.

For more information about Insure Your Love or the LIFE Foundation, contact Jaimee C. Niles, V.P., Communications at jniles@lifehappens.org, 703-888-4450 or visit www.lifehappens.org.

About Insure Your Love
Insure Your Love is a national awareness campaign that takes place during February, the month of love. Coordinated by the LIFE Foundation, the campaign provides industry professionals with the opportunity to remind people in their communities that you buy life insurance because you love people and want to protect them financially. Insure Your Love, which was first introduced in 2010, is one of several awareness campaigns coordinated by the LIFE Foundation. LIFE also coordinates Life Insurance Awareness Month in September and Disability Insurance Awareness Month in May.

About LIFE
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) inspires the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. LIFE is the voice of choice for the industry providing the highest quality independent and objective information about life insurance and related products. To learn more about LIFE, go to www.lifehappens.org.

Contact:
Jaimee Niles
703-888-4450

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