Tag: insurance

Could Weather Cause Headwinds? – Weekly Update

September 12, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week, the markets closed for Labor Day, and in the subsequent four trading days, all three domestic indexes gave back some recent gains. The S&P 500 declined 0.61%, the Dow lost 0.86%, and the NASDAQ slid 1.17%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE faired better, ending Friday up 0.78% for the week.[2] On Wednesday, September […] READ MORE

Estate Planning Document Essentials

May 30, 2013 | By Steven DiGregorio

Did you know that several states have investigated some of the country’s largest insurers for failing to pay out unclaimed life policies to beneficiaries? Under policy contracts, they aren’t required to take steps to determine if a policyholder is still alive, but instead pay a claim only when beneficiaries come forward. The lesson here: It […] READ MORE

Long-term Care Policies – The Straight Truth

May 10, 2010 | By Steven DiGregorio

Ask someone why he or she bought a long term care insurance policy and you will probably hear a story about family. Joyce Smith, 68, saw her mother develop Alzheimer’s and go into a nursing home, where she’s been for nine years. Her mom’s savings are completely drained, and she’s on Medicaid, the medical safety […] READ MORE