Our Life Insurance Coverage Includes:
Individual Life Insurance • Group Life Insurance • Long-Term Care Insurance • Disability Insurance • Key Person (Key Men) Insurance
Many individuals consider life insurance to be the cornerstone of a sound financial plan. And while no one likes to think about passing on, Life Insurance can relieve you of the financial worry your loved ones may face in the event of your passing.
Your beneficiaries will be able to use your Life Insurance policy to help pay for anything from expensive funeral costs and estate taxes to making up for lost income or funding your child’s education. It can even be used to continue payments on your mortgage to help ensure that the family home stays in the family.
At Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., we know that choosing a Life Insurance plan is a big decision with many important factors to consider. Our knowledgeable team of insurance professionals is committed to walking you through the process and providing you with the best insurance solution to give you and your family the reassurance they deserve.
Types of Individual Life Insurance
Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. offers several different coverage options for your consideration including term life, whole life, and more.
Term Life – This is typically the simplest and least expensive insurance option. Term life insurance provides coverage at a fixed rate for a specified period of time. It’s a benefits policy that’s used primarily to cover financial responsibilities of the insured, with the benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during the specified term. Most term life policies can be converted to a more permanent insurance solution such as whole life or universal life insurance.
There are two types of term life insurance:
- Annual Renewable Term: is purchased for a period of one year, with the death benefit to be paid only if the insured were to die during that one-year term, along with the option to renew after the term period.
- Mortgage Protection: is a simple and affordable way to safeguard your family against the financial burden of an outstanding mortgage in the event of your death, by helping to pay off the remaining balance up to a specified amount. With the right coverage, your family can continue living in the house they’ve come to call home.
- Level Term Life: guarantees a fixed premium for a given period of time, usually in terms of 10, 15, 20, or 30 years. Your premium is based on your age and coverage options, with longer terms being more expensive.
- Whole Life: As the most common type of permanent insurance, a whole life policy guarantees a death benefit for the lifetime of the insured as well as a cash value account for savings. Your premium remains constant throughout the duration of policy while payments over and above your premium are credited to your savings, which earn a fixed rate of interest.
- Second to Die: Under federal tax law*, you are permitted to leave an unlimited amount of personal assets to the surviving spouse, allowing you to postpone estate taxes until the death of the second spouse. While this lets you keep personal assets, such as home or business, within the family, it also means that your beneficiaries may be faced with paying a large estate tax after your passing.
Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. is here for you
There are many things to take into account when purchasing life insurance, and changes in your life situation can reflect changes in your insurance requirements. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider the different policy options and ensure that you have the right solution to meet your long-term life insurance needs.
An insurance specialist with Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. will review your current life insurance situation and help you design a policy to plan for the future.
At the end of the day, one of the biggest investments you can make is an investment in yourself.
As your personal situations change (i.e., marriage, the birth of a child or job promotion), so will your life insurance needs. Care should be taken to ensure this product is suitable for your long-term life insurance needs. You should weigh any associated costs before making a purchase. Life insurance has fees and charges associated with it that include costs of insurance that vary with such characteristics of the insured as gender, health, and age, and has additional charges for riders that customize a policy to fit your individual needs.
Having an impressive benefits package is essential for maintaining a happy and productive workforce. Since Life Insurance is the foundation of every health package, employees look to their employer to provide that valuable coverage not only for themselves but also for their families.
At Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., we offer a variety of flexible Group Life Insurance solutions that benefit both you and your employees. As an employer, you can enjoy financial advantages such as income-tax deductible premiums and Life Insurance protection at a low group rate. Group Life insurance also can contribute positively to the productivity of your business by reducing employee turnover and strengthening employee morale and loyalty.
To learn more about the Group Life Insurance options available to your business, get in touch with a specialist at Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. Our professional staff will gather information about your business and help design a plan that fits your needs and objectives for a desirable Group Life plan.
For most Americans, a traditional Life and Health Insurance package is enough to keep themselves and their families insured, but for many, additional coverage is required. At Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., we offer extensive coverage options that can insure the care of those who need it most.
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) helps provide for the medical expenses of extended home health care or nursing home costs beyond a specified period. In general, individuals who require Long-Term Care are those who can no longer take care of themselves and are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living without assistance.
The costs of Long-Term Care can be quite expensive and are typically not covered under basic Health Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Long-Term Care Insurance from Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. can protect your family’s financial future by providing valuable coverage benefits for costs associated with:
- Home Care
- Assisted Living
- Adult Daycare
- Hospice Care
- Nursing Homes
- Respite Care
Individuals looking to purchase Long-Term Care Insurance must meet certain conditions in order to qualify for benefits. Talk to an insurance professional with Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. to learn more about Long-Term Care Insurance and whether you should add it to your current policy.
When it comes to protecting your assets, one of the most important things you can insure isn’t a material object like your car or home – it’s your ability to work and earn a living. At Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., we know that like most people, you depend on your income to pay bills, put food on the table, and provide for your family. But if you get sick or injured and can’t work, you’ll need to be protected in order to maintain your standard of living.
With disability income Insurance from Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., you can continue to pay your bills and keep you and your family from going into serious debt. If you can’t work as a result of injury or other illness, a disability insurance policy will pay a portion of your income, usually between 50 and 70 percent.
Policies can vary greatly depending on the individual, and the duration and amount for which you are reimbursed are determined by the nature of the disabling accident.
Choosing the right disability coverage is important. In the event you become disabled, you'll want to ensure that you and your family have enough coverage. A representative at Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. will look at the individual factors in your life and work situation, and help design the best policy that meets your personal insurance needs.
Many companies have important key figures whose expertise and talents are crucial to maintaining profitable and productive business operations. From the savvy and influential executive to the creative thinker behind the company’s greatest ideas, Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc. knows that some talent is simply too difficult to replace.
Key Person, or Key Men, Insurance provides financial support for business owners in the event that death or permanent disability results in the loss of an employee who is essential to business operations. This policy helps assure that business can continue as planned while you look for a suitable replacement. In addition, it affirms the importance of the talent that the Key Person brings to your business.
Several business benefits are built into your Key Person Insurance policy with Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., such as:
- Coverage that acts as a business asset for enhancing your company’s creditworthiness
- Cash value of the policy that may be available to your business as a loan if needed
- A policy that can be converted to a retirement bonus for the key employee
At Greater Pittsburgh Insurance Consultants, Inc., our professional and knowledgeable insurance specialists are sensitive to your needs as a business owner and dedicated to providing all of your commercial insurance solutions. Talk to a representative today to learn more about what Key Person Life Insurance can do for your business.