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Your Accelerated Death Benefit Can Be a Lifesaver

Using your policy's accelerated death benefit can be a life saver for your family.

By McKenzy Bowers | March 13, 2017

Having access to a policy’s Accelerated Death Benefit and adding a Waiver of Premium rider to your life insurance can help families better cope with a spouse’s terminal illness. Don Wachtel loved to fix and restore things. He was an expert tile craftsman, with a thriving business, and a good provider to his wife, Tonia…

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Danica Patrick Knows Race Cars and Life Insurance

By McKenzy Bowers | February 24, 2017

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Life Insurance Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Protecting the future of your family with life insurance is one of the greatest acts of love there is.

By McKenzy Bowers | January 24, 2017

To quote from a famous novel from the early seventies: “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” The same can be said of life insurance. Just ask Christy Dunaway. Protecting the future of your family with life insurance is one of the greatest acts of love there is. When you have life insurance, you…

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Anne Gongos – His Final Gift

Anne Gongos

By McKenzy Bowers | April 19, 2016

Anne Gongos lost her husband, John, too young. But thanks to John’s life insurance, Anne was able to keep John’s business intact and her family financially protected. To hear more, read on. John Gongos always knew that life insurance was important. When he was a child, he learned firsthand how essential it could be. When…

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Nicolas Virgen – Still Watching Over Them

Nicolas Virgen knows how valuable life insurance is.

By McKenzy Bowers | April 12, 2016

Nobody thinks they need life insurance. Until they do. Here’s another all-too-common tale that explains why life insurance is so important. Meet Nicolas Virgen. As we all know, life can change in an instant. One minute things can be going great, and the next minute, your life can get turned upside-down. It happens more often…

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Jim Stacherski – A Welcomed Benefit

Jim Stacherski knows how important life insurance is.

By McKenzy Bowers | April 5, 2016

Jim Stacherski and his wife, Judy, were high school sweethearts. But fate pulled them apart. Thirty years later, they reunited and got married. Their life together was perfect. Until Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, her life insurance had a feature that helped her in her final days. To hear more, read on. Jim…

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Peg Ogonowski – When the Unthinkable Happens

Peg Ogonowski knows how important life insurance is.

By McKenzy Bowers | March 29, 2016

Peg Ogonowski lost her husband during 9/11. Now she was a widow with three young daughters. Luckily, the family had life insurance. To hear more, read on. How do you conceive of the inconceivable? It might seem like an abstract question, but it wasn’t abstract to Peg Ogonowski on September 11, 2001. On that day,…

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Amy McNeely – Protection is Paramount

Amy McNeely knows the value of life insurance firsthand.

By McKenzy Bowers | March 22, 2016

Amy McNeely lost her husband way too soon. Luckily the family had bought more life insurance when their kids were born. That coverage helped keep the family together. Sam McNeely was a big man with a big heart. Everybody loved him. His wife, Amy, fell in love with him because of his kindness and playful…

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Hannah Schwartz – When Life Hands You Lemons

Hannah Schwartz talks about living without life insurance.

By McKenzy Bowers | March 5, 2016

Hannah Schwartz was only 10 years old when her mother passed away. In the middle of this tragedy, the family lost their life insurance. To find out what happened next, read on. As the John Lennon song goes, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Sometimes the things in life…

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Melina Ahmadpour Shares Her Story with AccuQuote

By McKenzy Bowers | April 10, 2014

If Melina Ahmadpour’s real-life story doesn’t get you to buy life insurance for your loved ones…nothing will. The truth about life insurance doesn’t hit home in a better way than with a real-life story. Melina’s story is just that, and it’s apoignant reminder for all of just what a difference life insurance could make. Melina…

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