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Life insurance is primarily a tool designed to protect your family from financial risk due to unexpected loss. But today’s policies offer so much more. That’s the good news, the bad news is that there are so many new versions and hybrids today that it can all get very confusing. That is where Murphy Wealth Management distinguishes itself from other agents. We are an independent agency that represents most of the major carriers.

Once we identify your needs and health, we can determine which contract and carrier will offer the coverage you need for the best price. Life insurance is so important, and is the cornerstone of many financial plans. MWM is a licensed life insurance agent that understands not only the protection aspect, but how it can work in tangent with your retirement, taxes, estate planning and even long-term care.

THE PROCESS:

HOW LIFE INSURANCE WORKS

We can assess your situation and determine if life insurance will actually benefit you. The next step is to determine what type of policy will accomplish your goals. Then we will compare pricing and go through your options. Finally, we will submit an application to the insurance company. Depending on the plan, medical underwriting may be a few health questions, or it could be a simple paramedical exam.

We will handle the process from start to finish. Most of the carriers have evolved simplified underwriting to expedite your approval. Once we get an acceptance back from the company, they will mail out your contract. Upon receipt, we will review details and then we can review it together and decide whether to accept or reject the contract.

Insurance Contract Reviews

We encourage you to seek a review of your current life insurance policies and plans to ensure that your policies will provide the benefits your family will need. Policy designs and premiums have changed so drastically that you may be able to get a lot more than your current policy provides. Let us shop for you. We will give you a realistic idea of premium cost based on a few brief health questions.
We have no allegiance to any particular insurance company. Our allegiance is to our clients and we take that responsibility seriously.

Term Life Insurance

Term insurance is the least expensive way to purchase a level death benefit at a fixed rate, and for a specified period of time. Typically ranging from 10 to 30 years, term plans become affordable and versatile solutions for many of our clients.
For example, matching a specific term policy to the amount and duration of your mortgage will protect your family by paying off your home in the event of your passing. These policies are also widely used as protection instruments for those in their primary earning years.
Imagine if your family lost your income today and the ability to earn in the future…where would they be? Term life is a terrific solution to allow you to continue to provide for your family even when you are gone. As independent brokers, we offer our clients almost every major insurance carrier. We are not locked in to just one company. We match the product to suit your needs, and not the other way around.

Single Premium Life

Single premium whole life is a very effective insurance contract that was primarily created to transfer wealth directly to named beneficiaries in order to avoid probate and taxation of the benefit. The insured pays a one-time, lump sum premium to purchase a death benefit instead of recurring payments over the insured’s lifetime.
The payment purchases a death benefit that is based on the insured’s age and health at time of application. And like other permanent life plans, the policy has immediate cash value which can be accessed tax-free in the form of a policy loan. These attributes make single premium contracts an attractive tool for generational wealth transfer, but they also have use for clients that have older permanent life policies that have cash value. The goal is to use the cash value of the existing policy(s) to purchase a fully paid single premium plan, thus eliminating all future premiums.

Universal Life Insurance

This flexible life insurance plan has evolved in the last few years. Some have accelerated death benefits that can be used for any purpose in the event of a qualifying critical, chronic or terminal illness. Many people are looking to this product as an alternative to a traditional LTC policy. Be sure to examine the costs and expenses of any policy that is recommended to you.
Universal Life tends to “front load” expenses during the first few years and then level out, whereas a LTC plan usually can increase in the later years of the policy which can create a financial strain when you need the policy the most. This important feature can make a huge difference to your family if you are facing a long-term care situation. We will help you examine the policy fine print closely.

Final Expense Insurance

Final expense or burial insurance is a whole life contract designed to cover funeral costs and final bills that your family will face after your death. With simplified medical underwriting and manageable monthly payments, these plans are a fantastic alternative to the large upfront cost of prepaying a funeral, or buying plots in advance.
Although many funeral homes are established businesses, if they go under, or you change your mind…you have a major headache! With final expense insurance, you can choose a tax-free benefit of $2,500 to $30,000 and either name a specific funeral home or name a beneficiary to receive the benefit. Either designation can be changed any time by you for any reason.
At MWM, we are skilled in matching A+ rated carriers that offer these products to fit our client’s needs. Please purchase these contracts from a reputable insurance broker. Unfortunately, we see a lot of these contracts in force during insurance reviews that either have a waiting period or are “accident only” insurance. Not a good surprise for your family and horrible timing, so know what type you purchased!

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