According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes and the numbers continue to rise as generations age, causing a headache for some financial professionals when it comes to locating proper life insurance coverage for their clients. When working with older clients, it can be difficult to find an affordable policy; however, combining that with less than ideal health issues can often create hurdles difficult to overcome.
As financial professionals take on new challenges with a generational shift in the overall economy, it is vital that they look past the two people sitting in front of them and look down the line to the children as well. Often advisors get caught up in what the client needs in the moment and leaves it there, but very few take it further to ensure that the people they are trying to protect from financial hardship after losing a loved one are equally insured.
The benefits of life insurance policies – namely the secure financial future they offer – are well-documented, but a new report from Forbes reveals that more Americans are using such coverage to make charitable donations.
Getting a client in the door and signing up for a life insurance policy isn’t a permanent solution. There are a number of changes an individual may experience in their lives that may call for various levels of coverage.
Key person protection is important for ensuring that your client’s business overcomes the loss of a vital employee. What is your client doing to protect their business if a key person is no longer there to help drive business? Unfortunately, many business owners don’t consider the risks of losing a key person until it is too late.
Insurance producers have the difficult task of getting their clients to think long and hard about topics they may not want to consider. Namely, their eventual passing. However, death is not the only potential risk your clients need to focus on protection against. In fact, based on data, there’s a good chance your clients are better financially prepared for death than they are for disability.