How much insurance do you need?
Buying insurance can be confusing, but it’s an important process to help protect yourself and your loved ones. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planner Andy Smith discuss how to determine how much life insurance you may need using a simple formula. They also dive into disability insurance and the types of policies and costs associated with it. Later, Robert Bain, the insurance senior manager at Edelman Financial Engines, joins the podcast to explain the ins and outs of long-term care insurance and why it’s so important to have, given that more than 55 million Americans are expected to require long-term care in the next 30 years.
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The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. You should consult with a financial advisor to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.
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For more information about insurance options, or to order a copy of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' free booklet, "A Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance," visit InsureUOnline.org or call (866) 470-NAIC.
Neither Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. nor any of its advisors sell insurance products. Edelman Financial Engines affiliates may receive insurance-related compensation for the referral of insurance opportunities to third parties if individuals elect to purchase insurance through those third parties. You are encouraged to review this information with your insurance agent or broker to determine the best options for your particular circumstances.
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