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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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Can I Get Non-Smoker Life Insurance Rates if I’m Only Vaping?

By Byron Udell | March 14, 2017

In recent years, some cigarette smokers have switched to a more socially acceptable form of nicotine delivery – the e-cigarette. So, since these electronic alternatives (such as vaping) are lower in toxins than traditional tobacco cigarettes, can you get better rates for life insurance than if you smoke regular cigarettes? In certain circles, cigarette smoking…

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Can I Get Life Insurance if I Smoke Marijuana?

By Byron Udell | March 14, 2017

With the recent stories in the news regarding the loosening of some laws (in certain states) pertaining to the recreational or medical use of marijuana…do pot smokers now have a better chance at getting life insurance? Here’s the latest dope on the subject. In the not-so-distant past, being a marijuana smoker meant that most of…

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Buying Life Insurance Easier Than Getting to the Final Four

By Byron Udell | March 13, 2017

This Tuesday starts the annual, time-honored NCAA Basketball Tournament, known as “March Madness.” In the Division 1 Men’s tourney, 68 teams will vie for this prized championship trophy. For the next few weeks, hundreds of college athletes from all across America will fight to make it to the Final Four on April 1st (and they…

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Accessing Your Accelerated Death Benefit Can Be a Lifesaver

By Byron Udell | 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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Should You Have a Contingent Life Insurance Beneficiary?

By Byron Udell | January 31, 2017

So what’s your life insurance beneficiary back-up plan? Consider listing a Contingent Life Insurance Beneficiary on your policy. It’s the smart thing to do. When you buy a life insurance policy, you must designate a beneficiary to receive your death benefit. The most common primary beneficiary is typically the spouse of the insured. So the…

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Can Diabetics Get Better Rates on Life Insurance?

By Byron Udell | May 17, 2016

Are you a diabetic? Do you have life insurance? If not, there’s some good news. Diabetics may now be able to get better rates for life insurance. To learn more, read on. Did you know that actor Tom Hanks, singer Patti LaBelle and tennis legend Billie Jean King all have Type 2 diabetes? Diabetes is…

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Agent Spotlight – Ed Katz

By Byron Udell | May 9, 2016

AccuQuote agent Ed Katz believes that honest is the best policy. Especially if that “policy” is one for life insurance. AccuQuote AE Policy Review Specialist Ed Katz has been in the insurance industry for over 17 years. His easygoing personality and policy expertise help clients better understand the hundreds of insurance products offered here at…

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Agent Spotlight – Howard Weissman

By Byron Udell | April 25, 2016

Howard Weissman has been helping AccuQuote customers for over 17 years. He passionately believes in life insurance. Meet Howard. Sr. Customer Service Specialist Howard Weissman is a 17-year of AccuQuote and a passionate advocate of the necessity of life insurance. His favorite life insurance products at AccuQuote are Term Life insurance, Universal Life Insurance, Disability…

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Can Colorectal Cancer Survivors Get Life Insurance?

By Byron Udell | April 21, 2016

Colorectal Cancer can be successfully treated. But can you still get affordable life insurance? Put plainly, Colorectal Cancer is a pain in the butt. (Pardon the pun.) According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that affects the…

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