Posted on: Sunday, December 4th, 2011 by jcliff

More financial advisers are steering their clients towards life insurance as a saving mechanism since government bonds are offering low rates.  Unlike term life insurance, permanent life insurance does not lapse, and it offers a unique way to save for retirement while still have a death benefit.  According to the article “In a Volatile Market, Some Turn to Insurance Instead of Bonds” by Paul Sullivan on NYTimes.com, the rate of return on permanent life insurance is 3-5% but in addition to this, the money passes onto beneficiaries free of income tax and owners can actually …

Posted on: Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by jcliff

Very interesting update from Anthem Blue Cross as they announce they no longer accept credit cards according to the article “Using Plastic to Pay Anthem Bill?  Prepare to Lose Your Coverage” by David Lazarus on The LA Times website.  Anthem has made the decision to no longer accept automatic payments with credit cards.  This is causing huge inconveniences for many customers and policies are actually being cancelled because of this.

Anthem life insurance and health insurance policies are known for their quality benefits and good customer service, but this change to their payment system isn’t …

Posted on: Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by admin

Anthem Life Insurance has a particular way to disperse life insurance when necessary to the beneficiary.  Access Advantage is their standard method of paying life insurance claims of $10,000 or more according to their website’s FAQ section.  This allows the life insurance proceeds to be put into an interest bearing account that is competitive and successful.  This is all done on behalf of the beneficiary.

This may appeal to those shopping for life insurance because interest is credited to the account at a rate in line with money market accounts through financial institutions.  A personalized checkbook is …

Posted on: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 by admin

Anthem Life Insurance has always encouraged healthy lifestyles, but they are taking it a step further by supporting the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project to assist severely injured service men and women as they rebuild their lives through athletics.  The ski event in Tahoe, California was held last month according to the press release on PRNewsWire.

Pam Kehaly, the president of Anthem Blue Cross says this is the second year they have sponsored this inspiring event.  She goes on to say this event is extremely exciting for participants as well as spectators.  The Wounded Warrior Disabled …