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Illinois is Helping Families Find Lost Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | April 24, 2017

At AccuQuote, we passionately believe in the power of life insurance. Having the safety and security of life insurance can help your loved ones stay in their home and pay bills, should you pass on before your time. But many people die without ever informing their families that they even had coverage. Perhaps the policy…

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

By Byron Udell | April 20, 2017

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Do YOU have disability coverage? If not, why not? [Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2013, and has been revamped and updated.] Your most important asset is your ability to work and earn a living. What happens if you weren’t able to earn money for…

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Disability Insurance Saved a Family…Twice

By Byron Udell | April 20, 2017

Emergency room physician Valerie King was not a firm believer in disability insurance. She didn’t think she’d need it…until she did – twice. When Valerie King decided to become an emergency room physician, she wasn’t convinced that purchasing disability insurance (DI) made sense for her. Valerie was certain that she’d always be able to work….

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For Mother’s Day, Give the Ultimate Gift

By Byron Udell | April 20, 2017

Mother’s Day is almost here. Give that special woman best gift ever…life insurance! Yes, it’s the gift that keeps giving all year long. To learn why your spouse needs coverage, read on. [Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 2, 2016, and has been slightly revised.] Hey, news flash! Mother’s Day is almost…

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Can You Get Life Insurance if You’ve Been in Jail?

By Byron Udell | April 4, 2017

Think you can get life insurance with a “get out of jail” card? Can having been in jail be a barrier to getting coverage? Read on and find out. [Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 8, 2009, and has been completely revamped and updated.] Nobody wants to spend time in jail. But…

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Life Insurance Keeps Dreams Alive

By Byron Udell | April 3, 2017

Scott Young had a dream…to build a business and take care of his family. His life was cut tragically short by a freak accident. But his life insurance was able to keep his dream alive by providing his family with the financial security they needed. Scott Young and his brother David built the largest heating…

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Life Can Change in a Moment. Get Disability Insurance.

By Byron Udell | April 3, 2017

Life can change in an instant. This is a story about the tragic hazards of driving while texting. It’s also the story of why having disability insurance can be a godsend if you are seriously injured for an extended period of time. Just ask Travis Guthman. Travis Guthman and his wife, Wendy moved back to…

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Should I Buy Term Life Insurance and Invest the Difference?

By Byron Udell | April 3, 2017

There is an ongoing debate on which is the more beneficial: Buy Term Life Insurance and invest the difference…or purchase Permanent Life Insurance instead? In this blog, Byron Udell, Founder and CEO of AccuQuote runs the numbers to see which type of policy really offers the most bang for the buck. Ever since term life…

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Honesty is the Best Policy When Buying Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | March 27, 2017

As they say, “Honesty is the best policy.” This is especially true when it comes to buying life insurance. The cost of lying on your policy application could prove catastrophic for your loved ones down the road. Let’s face it. People exaggerate on occasion. Sometimes they lie about their age. Or their weight. Or their…

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“Saving Your Age” Can be an Asset When Buying Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | March 23, 2017

One way to save money on your life insurance is to “save your age” before you sign on the dotted line of your new policy. “Backdating” your policy can save you serious cash on your life insurance. As most people know, a lot of factors go into calculating individual life insurance rates. One of these…

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