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5 Employee Benefits That Promote a Strong Work-Life Balance

All employers want to have a team of loyal, dedicated workers, but what does it take? Today's generation of workers is seeking a more positive work-life balance. As an employer, you can foster higher employee loyalty by offering certain benefits to your current and prospective employees.  Your employees are often married, building a family, and value working for a company that recognizes that life is...

Can I Buy Health Insurance on My Own?

You may be considering buying health insurance and could use some advice. The Affordable Care Act dramatically changed the rules, eradicating the insurance company's ability to deny insurance for preexisting conditions. Much of the Act is still in place, with some changes. Yes, you can buy health insurance on your own, but you may find the process surprisingly complicated and confusing. What plan is best...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

Business Income Coverage vs. Business Interruption Insurance: What's the Difference?

Protecting your business with insurance is essential. It starts with understanding what each type of business insurance covers. Business income coverage and business interruption insurance are terms often used interchangeably – but is there a difference? All business insurance policies vary in what they cover. You may have access to a policy that protects repairs to a facility, damaged inventory, and lost income, or you...

The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...