Boomers: Time To Get Wise About Life Insurance!

Pam SamsJoin the National Association of Baby Boomer Women at 8 PM Eastern time, Thursday August 22, 2013 as NABBW’s  Retirement Planning for Women  Associate, Pamela J. Sams, a Chartered Retirement Planning  Counselor (CRPC), looks at a hugely important topic, “Boomers: Time to Get Wise About Life Insurance.”

The call is free, but the information we will be providing is potentially priceless.

As a Baby Boomer, haven’t you noticed how many life insurance solicitations you receive in the mail? It seems a week doesn’t go by that you don’t receive something.

Some of the many companies talking to us Boomers include the biggies like Prudential, Transamerica, ING, American General, Physician’s Mutual, and New York Life. But of course, there are others, including Mutual of Omaha, Banner Life, and even State Farm, who have entered the life insurance field. And all of them are focusing on what has become known in the industry as the Senior Life Insurance Market.

Why do we hear from these companies so often, and do we really need life insurance – or more specifically, more life insurance?

One answer on why we Boomers hear from insurers so often comes from Larry Klein, Marketing Director of My Life Insurance Rates. Of his company’s decision to market to Boomers and Seniors, he says, “We can\’t afford not to focus our attention on the Senior Life Insurance Market. Baby boomers are beginning to retire in record numbers.

“Nearly 12,000 new beneficiaries are added to the Medicare roles each and every day and majority of them have needs in the area of life insurance.

“Many seniors are starting to research their company retirement plans and finding their employer life insurance will not transfer with them to their golden years.”

Of course, we’re all going to die eventually. But in the meantime, according to Pam Sams, there are many ways life insurance can be used to help us manage our finances – besides the obvious one of providing funds for our final expenses. Among these are:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Family Gifting
  • Estate Planning
  • Paying off your  mortgage, auto loans, credit cards
  • Helping to cover the costs of medical expenses, such as in-home care or nursing care
  • Managing medical expenses not covered by Medicare
  • Assisting with tax consequences, such as the sale of property

So before you decide to do an audit of your family’s life insurance coverage, be sure to join us for this highly informative call. We’ll be covering crucial topics like:

  • Who needs life insurance?
  • How do you identify need?
  • What kind of policy is best? After all, we’ve all heard marketing about Term life and Whole Life. But what about these other types:  Universal Life, Immediate Payout Policies, Guaranteed Issue or Single Premium?
  • Is it too late to buy coverage if I’m over 50?
  • How do I determine how much is enough?

Join NABBW Thursday August 22, 2013 at 8 PM Eastern, (7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific) as Pamela J. Sams CRPC helps us “Get Wise About Life Insurance.” The call is free and information oriented.  

 NOTE: WE ARE NOT SELLING LIFE INSURANCE – The purpose of the call is to educate you. The call will last an hour and it is available to you via, phone, Skype and online.

 Be sure to visit the weblink provided NOW so you can send us any questions you have in advance. THEN PLAN to JOIN US THIS THURSDAY for our FREE call!

As "Boomer in Chief" of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, Anne is passionate about educating, empowering and enriching the lives of Baby Boomer Women, as we now begin to age beyond our middle years and enthusiastically launch ourselves into life’s next stage – which most people call old age. We Boomers know aging doesn’t have to diminish us. We still have a lot to offer the world, and we continue to be ready and willing to enthusiastically participate.

Actively involved with a number of Boomer-focused organizations and committees, Anne keeps a steady finger on the pulse of this still-spirited generation, with the goal of helping us all to enjoy life, stay healthy and continue to live lives that are rich in every sense of the word. Beyond that, Anne is dedicated to helping facilitate the positive interaction between Baby Boomers and the hard-working younger generations who are readying themselves to “take the world’s reins” and continue our efforts to move society in a positive direction.