Category Archives: Life

CDHP Members Value Consumer Education and Awareness

In a 2014 survey conducted by Employee Benefit Research Institute / Greenwald & Associates Consumer Engagement found that employees with consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) were more likely to research resources and cost information before selecting a plan than employees with tradition high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). A CDHP plan is a health insurance plan that has lower premiums and higher deductibles than a traditional HDHP. CDHPs also allow its members to … Read More

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Give the Gift of Financial Security This Holiday Season

The holiday season often highlights the importance of family. While the facets of every family differ, one thing holds true for all, those who you call family are those who are nearest to your heart and who you want to protect as much as possible. One way to strengthen your familial ties is to offer them the financial safety net of a life insurance policy. An adequate life insurance policy … Read More

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Smoke Quitting App Offers Effective Habit-Kicking in the Palm of Your Hand

There’s a never ending list of reasons to quit smoking, and an equally long list of reasons smokers push it off or fail. Millions of smokers genuinely want to kick the habit whether it be because of  health risks, short-term costs and/or long terms financial strain (i.e., higher life insurance premiums than those of non-smokers). But as many smokers and past smokers know, the will to quit can only take … Read More

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Financial Challenges Rise for the Sandwich Generation

The United States’ sluggish recovery from the 2008 recession has taken a disproportional toll on the financial stresses of the “sandwich generation”, a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are supporting a living parent as well as either raising a young child or financially … Read More

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Money Should be Teamwork for Couples

Love and money sometimes don’t mix but research shows that teamwork is essential when it comes to a couple’s finances. Dealing with finances is one of the many logistical aspects of a relationship, and a recent survey points to the importance of making financial decisions as a team instead of leaving those stressful choices in only one partners lap. A recent survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse found that … Read More

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