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Term Life Insurance: How Long Should My Coverage Last?

Here’s an obvious statement: the costs of day-to-day living can add up fast. That’s why life insurance is so important. It allows you to protect your family when you’re gone. Think of the impact of losing not only your income but all the other contributions you make to the family. Could they cover the mortgage or monthly bills without you? Do you have enough saved...

What Is A Personal Umbrella Policy?

I’m a safe driver. I don’t do risky things. Someone I know would never sue me. When it comes to truly terrible events, many people have the “it can’t happen to me” mentality. However, by simply driving a car, owning a home or entertaining friends, the possibility exists that a tragic accident could occur… and potentially, a costly lawsuit. Many people mistakenly believe that only...

Life Insurance and Health Conditions: A Deal Breaker?

Three Things to Keep in Mind If you’re interested in purchasing life insurance, you should consider the following: Never assume a health condition automatically disqualifies you from obtaining life insurance. Sure, maybe your health is less than perfect but you may be eligible for coverage, so always check with a licensed insurance agent to be sure. Always be honest about your medical history. Failing to...

Can Life Insurance Cover Student Loan Debt?

What Happens To Your Student Loans If You Pass Away? The short answer: It depends on the type of loans you have. Federal loans: Loans issued directly to a person through the U.S. Department of Education are discharged (“forgiven”) upon that person’s death, once the required documentation is submitted. Read more specifics about federal student loans at StudentAid.gov. Parent PLUS loans: As a type of...

What is a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’re approaching your 65th birthday and starting to research options for Medicare, navigating through all of your new health care choices can be overwhelming. In addition to enrolling in a Medicare plan to meet your anticipated needs, you’ll also have to decide if a Medicare Supplement plan is right for you. At Erie Insurance, we’re here to help. Here are some things you should know when considering...

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