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November 5, 2021

MetLife Has Paid $2.1B in U.S. COVID-19 Death Claims

MetLife has paid a total of about $2.1 billion in life insurance benefits in connection with COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic started in January 2020. The 2021 COVID-19 death benefits payments have been higher than the 2020 payments, according to Michel Khalaf, the New York-based company’s CEO.
October 4, 2021

Why Life Insurance Must Be A Key Element in Any Financial Strategy

The COVID-19 experience has made it clear that life is fragile – physically, emotionally, and financially. For many Americans, the pandemic has been a wake-up call, a trigger to reexamine the financial strategies they have created to prepare for the […]
March 15, 2021

Life Insurers Fight Social Media Vaccine Disinformation

What You Need to Know Some social media posts state life insurers classify getting a COVID-19 vaccine as a hazardous pursuit. One claim is that life insures will not pay benefits to those who receive the vaccine and die. The […]
February 23, 2021

John Hancock Has a Not-So-Secret Weapon for Tracking COVID-19

Today, the health information the program collects is giving John Hancock a kind of data window it can use to watch the COVID-19 pandemic sweep across the world.
October 16, 2020

Americans are ‘panic buying’ life insurance due to coronavirus pandemic

Hank George says accelerated underwriting programs may miss the effects of the lockdown recession.
September 14, 2020

COVID-19 and Fast Underwriting Are a Bad Mix: Veteran Underwriter

Hank George says accelerated underwriting programs may miss the effects of the lockdown recession.
August 10, 2020

Young Consumers Have Noticed Life Insurance: MIB

Digital underwriting and the threat of COVID-19 led to a shocking increase in application activity.
July 23, 2020

The State of the Life Insurance Industry Is Good

A working agent says plenty of solid companies and solid products are still out there.
July 6, 2020

The Amount of Life Insurance You Own is a Symbol of Your Status

Sometimes a lost sale is more than just a lost sale.