Need a reason to obtain life insurance? How about two good reasons: Dorsey and Hattie, the daughters left behind when Dean Hoskins’ husband passed away from an aggressive brain tumor.
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Mark and Kathy Custead enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle, but their financial obligations were considerable. So with their agent’s help, they completed a life insurance needs analysis, which showed that both needed to substantially increase their coverage. They each made life insurance purchases, something neither had done since their first child was born 17 years earlier. That spring, Mark was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died five weeks later. Proceeds from his insurance helped to pay funeral expenses, medical bills and credit card debt, and have allowed Kathy to set aside money for the kids’ college costs.
Nicolas, a self-employed painter, had life insurance for himself but was reluctant to buy a policy for his stay-at-home wife, Teresa. But his insurance agent was persuasive and convinced him to cover her too. When a terrible car accident killed Teresa and left Nicolas badly injured, the money from her policy is what paid the bills and kept the family in their home until Nicolas could return to work.
The 2011 DIAM spokesperson is Rosemarie Rossetti. Rosemarie is passionate about disability insurance and the need for agents to reach out to Americans and help them get the coverage they need. You see, Rosemarie’s life was changed in an instant when a tree fell on her while she was biking, paralyzing her from the waist down. It was her disability insurance that helped her through her darkest hours—and years—when she had no paycheck coming in.
Each year Dr. David Lewis, a pediatrician from Wisconsin, spent time in Ecuador providing healthcare to indigent children. David died of a heart attack during one of his trips, but his decision to purchase life insurance meant that Sarah would have time to grieve and provide her three young children with the attention and support they needed. The funds provided by the policy also allowed her to keep the family home, and hire a nanny to help with the kids. www.lifehappens.org
Hear the story of Massih Zaboli, a 2010 LIFE Lessons Scholarship recipient who had to take on many new responsibilities when his father died of cancer. Massih’s father did not have life insurance, which greatly affected his family’s financial situation. Despite the challenges he faces, Massih is determined to receive a degree in engineering from Georgia Tech.
You protect your car and your home with insurance, but are you protecting an asset that is more valuable than either of those—your paycheck? Tom goes a little over the top with his protection methods, but has made the right choice to protect his paycheck properly. This can also be sent as an eCard; just visit www.insureyourfuturenow.org