Calvin Lampert wanted to buy more life insurance. No biggie, right? Well, his story illustrates quite clearly getting the life insurance you need is so very important.
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on November 24, 2014. The content has been updated.]
Calvin Lampert purchased life insurance from AccuQuote in 2006. In 2012, we again reached out to Cal. His needs had changed, and Calvin realized he needed another $350,000 term policy.
Two months prior to our call in 2012, Cal had a physical exam that showed he was in perfect health. However, the insurance company would not approve Cal’s new $350,000 term policy without additional testing. AccuQuote never heard from Cal again until this year.
This year when we reached out again, Cal realized he was speaking to his original agent. Cal exclaimed:
“I love you, you saved my life. I didn’t remember your name, so I couldn’t get back in touch with you to thank you.”
Why didn’t Cal follow up with AccuQuote in 2012?
Because at the time, Cal was very annoyed that he had to submit to additional medical testing for the new policy. But he did it anyway. Immediately after the testing, the doctor called. “I’ve got some bad news for you,” the doctor said. “You’ve got a blockage and you need to get to a surgeon immediately.”
How could this happen? Cal had 95% blockage in his carotid artery, when only two months prior his physical showed he was in perfect health! The doctor explained that this type of blockage is a silent killer, because most people have a stroke or just die without knowing that they even had an issue.
Fast forward to 2014. On the call with our advisor, Cal emotionally said: “If it were not for you, I might not be here now. I can’t thank you enough!…I’m electing myself the President of the AccuQuote fan club and I will tell everyone that will listen about your company.”
For more information on life insurance, talk to AccuQuote. We can provide quality, competitive life insurance quotes from the top-rated, brand-name insurance companies you know and trust.