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Scott Insurance Covers All Your CT Insurance Needs

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance

Scott Insurance Is Your Full-Service CT Insurance Provider

People don’t often look forward to buying insurance, whether it’s for your home, car, or a different type of insurance, such as renter’s, liability, or life insurance. Getting multiple quotes and figuring out just what you need for coverage can be a hassle. Larger corporations may offer promises of saving money for switching over, but when you’re connected to an agent who’s thousands of miles away, you may not always be sure of what you’re getting.
Here at Scott Insurance, we’ve been serving Stratford and the surrounding areas since 1949. Happy to be your local, hometown insurance company, our office is right here with any needs and questions you have concerning policies. And, we’re only a phone call away. With the ability to cover all of your insurance needs here in CT, we are the agents to call.
If you’re having trouble understanding what you need when it comes to auto and home insurance in CT, our agents are glad to help iron out the wrinkles. Always with your best needs in mind, we can help you decide what kind of coverage you need, while saving you money at the same time.
If you’re in the market for CT life insurance, or other insurances such as liability, marine insurance, or renter’s insurance, we can help as well. In fact, we can bundle all of your insurance policies into one low monthly payment, so you don’t have multiple bills to pay to different companies on different days. Convenience is key.
If you need help streamlining your insurance options, or simply just want better insurance at a lower rate, call Scott Insurance today at 203-375-5847 or contact us through the secure web form with any questions you may have.

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Will Your Life Insurance Leave Your Loved Ones with Enough?

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in Life Insurance

Life Insurance Policy and Choose or Buy One

Think you have enough life insurance coverage?

According to a recent 2013 study performed by The Futures Company there’s a very good chance that you do not. This study found that Americans only have enough life insurance to provide for their family for three years after the policy is used. But how much would someone need to make sure their families are well provided for? The study says that most policies fall over 300 thousand short of what’s needed. And perhaps the worst thing the survey revealed was the fact that the policyholders were unaware on how little life insurance coverage they truly had. You can read more about the survey from this post on Abendowment.org.

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New Long-Term Care Hybrids

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Life Insurance

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Long Term Care

As insurers endeavor to make long-term care policies more affordable, some are developing new products that combine long-term care insurance with life insurance. These life insurance hybrids require an investment in a lump sum or payment of premiums for ten years, after which the insured receives either long-term care payouts or their heirs receive a death benefit. For instance, a 60-year-old would invest $50,000 and, in turn, could receive payouts of up to $216,000 (up to $3,000 per month for six or more years) for long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living facility or at home. If he or she were to die before long-term care is needed, his or her heirs would receive a $72,000 benefit.

NOTE: In the insurance hybrid mentioned above, funds used for long-term care reduce the death benefit to heirs.

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Calculating Life Insurance Needs

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Life Insurance

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Which Life Insurance Policy Will You Need?

One way to calculate how much life insurance you need involves figuring how much investment capital it would take to replace all of your income for two decades or longer if it were invested in secure Treasury/municipal bonds and certificates of deposit. Another approach focuses on four categories of need. The first, funeral/burial expenses, ensures that beneficiaries will receive up to $20,000 in tax-free proceeds faster than they would from an estate. Next, mortgages and other debts are taken into account so that surviving members don’t have to face the prospect of needing to sell the family home. Lastly, add the (future) cost of education as well as your current pretax earnings (until retirement) to your family’s income replacement needs.

NOTE: Use the calculation of need in the above four expense categories to get an estimate of how much life insurance is appropriate, then fine-tune the numbers to reflect personal circumstances.

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You Bet Your Life!

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Life Insurance

All about Life Insurance Policies

Aside from having a face value (the amount paid to beneficiaries upon death), a permanent life insurance policy also has a cash value, which is a savings account funded by a portion of the policy’s premiums.

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YOU BET YOUR LIFE!

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Life Insurance

Cash Value from Life Insurance

Does an emergency in life present the need for some extra money?

Did you know that aside from having a face value for your life insurance policy (the amount paid to beneficiaries you have named upon your death) – the policy has a cash value that you can use without surrendering the policy?  This occurs when policies have been held long enough for their cash value to accumulate to a large enough amount that you  can borrow against it tax free.  The interest rate usually is at market rates.  If you don’t repay it, the final death benefit is then reduced by the total amount you withdraw.  Call Scott Insurance to determine if this is available on your current policy – and receive a review of your situation to see if it is a good idea.

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