Kentucky Life Insurance

A Life policy basically is a contractual agreement between you and the insurance company to pay a sum of money to your beneficiaries in the event of your death, to cover expenses and make up for the lack of your income. There are basically two types of Life products. Term and Permanent Life. The Kentucky State Department of Insurance oversees the sale of this product, ensures that providers are properly licensed, and makes available certain guaranteed protections for consumers. You should be aware of these rules as you shop for a policy.    

Why Do You Need Coverage

Take a look at these figures.

Kentucky is ranked 42nd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in Life Expectancy, with an average life expectancy of 75.2 years.  For every 100,000 people in Kentucky, almost 1200 between the ages of 55 and 64 pass away every year. Between the ages of 65 and 74, that number more than doubles to 2700, and at 75 to 84 nearly 6,000 Kentuckians die for every 100,000 residing in the state. More on mortality by age, sex and race, and the leading causes of death in Kentucky can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/data/Kentucky09.pdf

For more reasons why you should purchase a policy in the state of Kentucky, and for help in finding the right coverage for your individual needs, at the best value, take a look at our section "Most Important Questions"

Kentucky Specifics

The insurance industry in Kentucky is regulated by specified title of The State Insurance Code of Kentucky. The state uses this code to regulate claims and provide certain provisions to protect Kentucky Life Insurance consumers. Such as:
Grace Period: A 30-day grace period is allowed on all late payments under The Kentucky State insurance code. If you miss a premium payment for any reason, all Kentucky Life Insurance providers must give you 30 days to bring the account current before the insurer can cancel the policy for non-payment.

Kentucky Life Insurance companies are also protected to some degree by State Statutes. These regulations are put in place to prevent insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a serious crime, and affects the rates everyone in the state pays for Kentucky Life Insurance. Insurance companies can challenge any information you put on your Kentucky Life Insurance application for up to 2 years.

In the event of the discovery of any discrepancies or non-disclosures, especially regarding tobacco use, the life insurance policy may be terminated immediately. Allowances for misstatement of age are given, and may be corrected without penalty at any time while the Kentucky State Life Insurance policy is in effect.

Kentucky Life Insurance State Resources

Kentucky Department of Insurance  - The purpose of the Department of Insurance is to faithfully execute the state insurance laws in a manner that protects insurance consumers and the Kentucky Life Insurance industry.
http://doi.ppr.ky.gov/kentucky/

Kentucky Life & Health Insurance Protection Association - State guaranty associations are there to provide protection and continuing Kentucky Life Insurance coverage, even in the event that a life insurance company becomes insolvent.
http://www.klhiga.org/

Kentucky Life Insurance Company Ratings - These companies provide ratings for Kentucky Life Insurance Companies based on financial strength and past performance.
http://www.ambest.com/   
http://www2.standardandpoors.com
http://www.moodys.com/cust/default_alt.asp