General Liability vs. Marine General Liability

 

All companies need protection from certain potential risks associated with operating a business that will provide coverage in an unfortunate event in which they are held accountable.  Broad-spectrum coverage for these risks is called General Liability insurance. General Liability insurance may protect your company and your interests against any of these unfortunate occurrences:   

  • Bodily injury;
  • Property damage;
  • Damage to premises;
  • Personal and Advertising injury – this protects your business against oral or written advertised slander, libel, or disparagement ;
  • Fire damage to the premises caused by the negligence of the insured.
When you carry General Liability insurance, the insurer may cover potential legal costs incurred by you, the insured, in the event of a legal claim or lawsuit. We live in a litigious society, making this type of coverage extremely necessary in the maritime industry. Marine General Liability is designed to protect against accidents or injuries that are associated with or have occurred on or around a waterfront, or in another marine setting. Marine General Liability policies provide coverage for the typical liability risks that businesses incur, which are covered in a standard General Liability policy, and may be written to offer additional, more specific protections that address the more unique needs and potential risks associated with maritime operation, such as:

  • Liability absorbed when renting or leasing a boat or watercraft. Protection includes property damage to the vessel, as well as pier damage;
  • Liability and hazards faced by marina operators, and includes property and structure damage protection;
  • Liability met by terminal operators against loss or damage of cargo;
  • Liability met by operators and owners of piers or wharves, covering damage to property of others while in their custody, including tugs, tows, cargo and equipment.
Marine General Liability coverage can be tailored to include employee benefits liability, international liability, stop-gap liability, and more.  It is essential to seek the advice and information from a trusted, knowledgeable broker, such as MHG Insurance Brokers. The team at MHG Insurance Brokers is well versed in the risks and coverage requirements of those who work in the industry. MHG Insurance Brokers works with you to determine your specific needs and budget, and will create a comprehensive liability package that will meet every one of those needs. 

Your MHG Insurance Brokers representative will also work to get you the best price and assurance that your interests and good name will be fully protected. MHG Insurance Brokers takes the job of helping you reduce your risk and protect your business very seriously.  With over 20 years of experience, you can feel confident and trust the expertise of our highly trained and educated brokers. 

It is our practice to assist you in translating complex terminology, clarify key features of the coverage you are considering, and help you assess and determine what your coverage requirements are. We apply our experience and take advantage of resources that we have built over the years to provide you with the best coverage from the most trusted insurers. 

Going beyond that, we remain your partner in protection, offering our services to help you with questions, information, and claims assistance if and when you need it – at any time. 

Contact MHG Insurance Brokers to learn more about Marine General Liability coverage, by calling 954-828-1819, or visit MHG Insurance Brokers online at: mhginsurance.com.  We look forward to being your partner in liability protection.

What is the Difference Between General Liability and Marine General Liability?

MHG Insurance Brokers, a national brokerage in the United States specializing in life and health insurance for groups and individuals as well as business insurance, is pleased to announce and welcome Tom Nickerson to our Ft. Lauderdale team in the role of Account Executive. 


Tom will be tasked with managing the day to day administration of our Life & Health client accounts.  In addition to life and health products for groups and individuals, health care reform guidance and employee benefits solutions, MHG also offers a full line of business insurance solutions.

Tom grew up in North Eastern US (Connecticut, New Jersey & New York), where he attended the New York University, graduating in Communications.  He began his career as an insurance agent, working his way up to Underwriting Support Manager.   He is experienced in customer support and process improvement, as well as sales and sales support. 

“We have high expectations for our Account Executives,” said Stephen Beck, Manager of the Life & Health Division. “Tom’s years of experience and technical aptitude will be a great asset to our team.” 

Tom is a supporter of the organization Ability Beyond Disability, an organization individuals with disabilities to pursue more independent lives. In his spare time, Tom pursues his passion for videography.    

About MHG Insurance Brokers 

MHG Insurance Brokers is a full-service insurance brokerage, assisting clients with marine crew insurance, life and health insurance, MLC 2006 and healthcare reform guidance, employee benefits solutions and business insurance.  With over 20 years of industry experience and access to multiple US and international carriers, our insurance specialists can advise which insurance and financial services providers and products are best suited to address the needs of employers as well as individuals. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of advice and support in order to deliver solutions that offer the best scope, service and value. MHG has offices in Fort Lauderdale, the Isle of Man, and Hamburg as well as representation on the Cote d’Azur. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers, please visit mhginsurance.com.

Tom Nickerson Joins MHG Insurance Brokers in Fort Lauderdale

Whether you are a boat dealer, marina operator or own a yacht detailing company, you have unique needs and requirements when it comes to liability protection.  These requirements help protect your business against any lawsuits stemming from business operations. This is where the decision to obtain a Marine General Liability policy vs. a General Liability policy comes into play. People tend to lean towards a General Liability policy because it has a cheaper cost; unfortunately, because of numerous exclusions involved in a General Liability policy, the insured usually isn’t covered in the areas needed. Here are some additional helpful facts and tips about these two policy types:

    • Learn the truth about General Liability – Did you know that a generic General Liability policy does not include watercraft coverage, including “the ownership, maintenance, and use of” watercraft owned or operated by you, the insured? Perhaps you would naturally assume this is covered – which brings up the fact that an experienced insurance broker could help you when it comes to the specifics of policy exclusions and/or benefits.
 
    • Who the exclusions affect – Exclusions can affect a wide variety of people, but for the purpose of this post let’s specifically talk about boat dealers, marina operators, etc. If you fall into any of those categories, then you are aware of the frequent operation of watercraft that takes place in your business. Operations, such as employees operating boats, or doing any type of test or demo drives for a customer are also excluded under a General Liability policy. If anything happens during these types of “operations”, you are left vulnerable and uninsured.
 
    • Another Interesting Exclusion – If you are considering purchasing an unendorsed General Liability policy, consider this: the “care, custody or control” of personal property of others is also excluded, meaning additional operations like boat repair, storing, hauling, fueling, launching and slip rentals are also uncovered.
 
  • Part Installers Beware – Perhaps you are a boat dealer who also installs aftermarket equipment or parts on boats. Unendorsed General Liability policies contain a “your work and product” exclusion, meaning any claim related to the installation of your aftermarket part is also not included.
The bottom line is most General Liability policies exclude any work done on the water or vessels, while specifically obtaining a Marine Liability policy will cover you for any damages or liability to a third person engaged in marine operations. Remember, cruise lines and marinas require proof of appropriate insurance coverage before any job can begin, so make sure you have the right policy in hand. To learn more about the advantages of Marine General Liability coverage, contact an MHG broker today by visiting MHG Insurance Brokers or calling 954-828-1819.

Vacation Medical Insurance

Vacation Medical Insurance For those living, working, or vacationing abroad, accessing high quality, reliable health insurance is vital. No one wants to find him or herself in a foreign country facing an urgent health crisis without proper medical coverage.

  

It is essential to have a sound medical plan in place to protect you and offer you peace of mind, knowing that in the event of an emergency, you will have access to superior health care and your medical expenses will be taken care of. MHG Insurance Brokers is a full-service brokerage offering a comprehensive range of international health care plans from well-known insurance carriers. 

One such plan offering marine officers and crew affordable medical coverage while at home or on vacation is the Shoreside Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). This vacation plan may be customized to meet your requirements as well as to fit within your budget. The Shoreside Health Insurance Plan offers benefits such as:

  • Coverage at any hospital with any doctor – worldwide.
  • Treatment costs covered for up to six months from onset of condition.
  • Accidental death benefit of $25,000.
  • Options to add coverage for extreme sports.
  • Options to exclude coverage in the United States or Canada to boost premium affordability.
  • Easy enrollment, next day coverage available.

MHG Insurance Brokers has over twenty years experience in providing insurance to the marine industry. We have established relationships with the very best insurance industry professionals, enabling them to provide you with the widest range of superior health care plans. MHG’s team of experts are dedicated to helping seafarers access premium health care that is affordable and best suited for their needs. Our service to you doesn’t end after we’ve worked with you in determining which health insurance plan best meets your coverage requirements. 

Our relationship will continue to grow, as it is our goal to provide you with the highest level of support. Whether it means being available to answer any questions regarding your medical plan or to assist you with your claim, our team of representatives is here for you.  MHG Insurance Brokerage remains at your side, even when you are far away. 

MHG is always available and ready to assist you in obtaining reliable, sound healthcare abroad. Let us work with you and identify your health care coverage requirements. Contact us today by visiting mhginsurance.com, or call +1 954 828 – 1819 and speak with one of our knowledgeable insurance representatives. Obtain that peace of mind you seek in knowing you are fully protected during your travels.


Vacation Medical Insurance

Exercise RoutineMost of us know of how invigorated exercising makes us feel, how beneficial it is for our health, both physically and emotionally, and yet we often struggle with the motivation needed to get us up and moving.  Springtime is a season during which we find ourselves longing to be outdoors, to catch the sweet scent of fresh blooms, and enjoy the cool breezes and temperate weather that has begun to emerge. 


What better time than now to breathe fresh life into your dormant exercise routine? Let springtime be your exercise inspiration and take your exercise program outdoors. If it has been awhile since your last work out, and you are looking forward to getting back in shape, here are some tips to follow to prepare yourself for your new exercise regimen:

  • Determine what your fitness goals are. Is weight loss a part of your objective? Are you looking to increase flexibility or build muscle? Having set goals will enable you to measure your progress. When you see the progress you make, it motivates you to stick with it.
  • Develop your own pace. If you are just beginning to exercise, begin carefully and progress gradually. If you have an injury or health condition such as high blood pressure, see your doctor first for guidance with identifying your fitness goals and choosing the appropriate type of exercise plan that you can safely participate in.

  • Make it a regular part of your routine. Finding the time to exercise can be tough when juggling other responsibilities on a daily basis. Review what your typical day is like, and schedule time for exercise the way you would any appointment.

  • Change it up. Incorporate different exercises into your routine. Doing the same activities repeatedly will lead to exercise burn out. In addition, you will want to focus on different parts of your body each time, giving your other muscles time to heal after a work out.

  • Create a balanced routine. Be sure your exercise program includes aerobic activity as well as strength training. Generally, a healthy adult should aim for 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week to maintain cardiovascular health.
Other important factors to consider when taking your exercise routine outdoors is if you are an allergy sufferer, determine the steps you will need to take to prevent allergy attacks from hampering your workouts.  Perhaps your doctor can prescribe an allergy medication or recommend an effective one that is offered over the counter. Also, review your health plan and make sure you are properly covered for any injuries you may incur while exercising. If you need assistance in obtaining a new health plan or have questions about your existing policy, visit mhginsurance.com.  Or, call MHG Insurance at 954 828 – 1819 and speak with one of our knowledgeable insurance representatives. MHG Insurance Brokers cares about its clients, and encourages everyone to exercise safely and enjoy the beautiful spring season.

 

Make Springtime the Time to Revive Your Exercise Routine

Healthy HabitsCreating healthy habits that stick isn’t always easy.  Sometimes, what sets us up to fail is what we choose to focus on.  A good strategy is to direct your focus on the positive changes you are trying to make instead of the poor habits you are trying to break. When you adopt this mindset, you put yourself in a good place to start creating goals for improving your health and creating healthier habits. 

 

The Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit, worldwide provider of medical care, research and education, suggests setting ‘SMART’ goals - a method which utilizes an acronym that breaks goals down, making them more attainable. Here is what each letter stands for:

  • S – Specific – What is your goal?

  • M – Measurable – How will you track your progress?

  • A – Achievable – What steps will you take to reach your goal?

  • R – Realistic – Can you see yourself doing what it takes to reach this goal?

  • T – Time Frame – Is this a long or short-term goal? Give yourself a time limit for reaching it.

Setting goals this way will help navigate your attention toward the good choices you should be making, while helping you forget and let go of the bad choices you have made in the past.  In addition to setting goals, here are some other ways to create healthy habits just by focusing your attention on the positive changes needed to develop them:

  • Participate in a New Group Activity or Sport - Joining social groups and choosing new hobbies will guide you naturally into healthy patterns in a gradual, yet effective way.

  • Personal Growth - Examine the change and impact that embracing a healthy habit will have on your life. What will be the cost to you if you don’t implement this habit? How will practicing this habit change your life for the better? This is where you often find the motivation to follow through.

  • Accountability Partner – Find a friend who also wants to start creating healthy habits and making beneficial changes in their own life. You will both mutually benefit from working together to set goals and keeping each other on track. Check in with each other for encouragement and to monitor progress. 

  • Set Healthy Boundaries - Learn how to say “no,” whether it is to peer pressure, an overbooked schedule, or the demands of a high maintenance friend who drains your time and energy. Learning how to say “no” when you need to eliminates unnecessary stress and keeps you mentally well balanced.

  • There’s an app for that! - These days, you cannot do it all on our own, and with the technology currently available, you don’t have to. Utilize your smartphone to its fullest potential, and take advantage of some of the apps available out there that can help you organize your life, attain fitness goals, and make healthy habits easy to achieve and maintain. You can Google “Best health and fitness apps of 2013” to receive search results filled with apps that assist you in making healthy food and nutrition choices, and will also help you track your fitness and strength progress.

MHG Insurance Brokers is always exploring new ways for developing healthy habits. We understand that different strategies work for different people, the same way different people have various insurance coverage needs. If you have questions about your existing health insurance coverage, or wish to obtain a new health insurance policy, MHG Insurance Brokers is always available to speak with you – just call 954-828-1819. You can also visit MHG online at mhginsurance.com.  Remember, healthy habits are created by consistent practice – here’s to a healthier you!

Smart Ways to Create Healthy Habits

ACA Case Studies

ACA Case Studies

 

Did you know the deadline to sign up for January 1st, 2014 coverage in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan is December 23rd 2013? If not, you may also be unaware that MHG, a full-service insurance brokerage, is one of the select few brokerages in South Florida that is certified and ready to help clients understand and enroll on the Exchange. We can help you find the ideal plan, one that not only offers you the coverage you need, but is also in your budget. In fact, we have helped many clients find the ACA plan that is right for them, in addition to hearing incredible success stories. 

Here are just a few we want to share with you:  

Real-life Example 1 – This is one of our favorite examples! Our client was paying over $1,600 per month (out-of-pocket) for insurance for herself and her son. Her renewal rate was about to skyrocket to over $2,000 per month. She was faced with limited options, as she has several pre-existing conditions and would be turned down by other insurance carriers if she applied. After reviewing and selecting the right ACA plan, she is now receiving a better plan at a more affordable price – less than $800 per month for her and her son! Her coinsurance remained the same, but her office copays and annual out-of-pocket maximum is less, thanks to this ACA plan. 

Real-life Example 2 – A recent client allowed his insurance plan to lapse over a year ago. Unfortunately, he suffered a stroke shortly after and had no success when trying to apply for other insurance policies because of this pre-existing condition. A stroke falls under automatic decline for insurance until 2014. Starting this past October, we have been able to provide him with quotes for plans that have a January 1st, 2014 effective date. Now, with his new insurance plan, he will not have an exclusion because of the stroke and will not have to wait for treatment related to the stroke. 

Real-life Example 3 - Several employees on our group plans have been able to add their adult children onto their plans since 2010, when specific aspects of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. It no longer mattered if these children were unmarried or students. For many employees who had other children on the plan already, it did not increase their monthly premium. 

Real-Life Example 4 – A recent client of ours was inquiring about purchasing health insurance after finding out she was pregnant. The best solution we could offer her was waiting for a January 2014 effective date with an ACA plan. She did not meet the requirements for Medicaid due to her income and assets. Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she is eligible for coverage, with maternity, starting in January 2014. 

As you can see, many of our clients are benefiting in incredible ways thanks to plans made available through the Affordable Care Act. If you have questions about an ACA plan, or want to review your existing coverage, do not hesitate to call one of our knowledgeable insurance representatives. We can offer you information and guidance regarding the Affordable Care Act and can help you enroll in a plan. Remember, the deadline for January 1, 2014 coverage is December 23rd, so do not delay. Let MHG, one of South Florida’s few certified ACA brokerages, help you find a plan tailored to your health needs and financial situation. Visit mhginsurance.com for more information on ACA plans or call us today at 954-828-1819.

ACA Case Studies

ACA Health Coverage

 

There are many questions today regarding the state of things as it pertains to health care coverage in the United States, and the Affordable Care Act has been a major focus when it comes to health insurance. MHG Insurance Brokers is an approved ACA insurance brokerage, and we would like to educate our clients about the Affordable Care Act and the health plans that have been created under it. The goal of MHG Insurance Brokers is to put our clients in an informed position so they are able to define their family’s coverage needs, as well as choose an appropriate health plan that would deliver the greatest benefit to them.  

Common myths and questions exist about the ACA Health Insurance plans. An example of one myth that MHG Insurance Brokers’ Insurance Specialists have come across relates to out-of-pocket obligations:

  • “The Bronze plans have a sizeable out of pocket obligation that must be met by its subscribers.”

The fact is that the maximum out of pocket is $6,250 for individuals, and $12,500 for families. The 2014 cost sharing limits for individuals ($6,350), and for families ($12,700), will change each year. Small group plans and grandfathered plans have different cost sharing limits. All metallic plans - Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum - follow the same limits, but each differ in the percentages that the insured pays until those limits are met.

A common question regarding ACA Health Insurance plans:

  • Who qualifies for catastrophic coverage?

Individuals who are under 30 years of age and can prove financial hardship may qualify for this coverage. However, many other notable, affordable coverage options are available presently. 

MHG Insurance Brokers has many years of experience, the best industry resources, and access to a multitude of insurance carriers. MHG is proud to offer clients the best, most comprehensive plans on the market. When you work with one of MHG Insurance Brokers’ insurance specialists, he or she can provide you with detailed information about the following:

  • ACA Exchange coverage plans and the plan types available
  • Dental and Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care coverage
  • Supplemental medical coverage
  • Medicare plans
  • AFLAC plans

MHG Insurance Brokers will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage needs, and then determine which plans would be the best fit for you and your budget. The insurance specialist that you work with will assist you with deciphering all of the confusing terminology, and he or she will also examine the features of each plan with you to help you understand the benefits. Once you have chosen a plan, MHG Insurance Brokers will continue to remain available for you any time you have a question about your policy or need assistance with a claim. 

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans who were previously uninsurable due to preexisting conditions, or not meeting the qualifications for Medicaid or Medicare, will now have access to solid, comprehensive health insurance plans. They will be able to take better control of their health, and live longer, healthier lives. Let MHG Insurance Brokers take the journey to better health with you; call to speak with a knowledgeable insurance specialist, and learn the facts about health care coverage and how the ACA can benefit you. Call 954-828-1819, or visit MHG Insurance Brokers online at https://mhginsurance.com. Here’s to your better health!

Affordable Care Act Health Coverage: Dispelling the Myths and Providing Facts and Information that May Benefit You

Health Insurance Terms 

 

MHG Insurance Brokers strives to provide our clients with the best service and the most viable information regarding insurance policies and services currently available on the market. We want our clients to be able to make informed decisions about their healthcare, as well as become familiar with what their own insurance needs are. This can be a challenging task, however, as the insurance industry has practically established its very own language which includes a myriad of terms and confusing industry related jargon. 

Below are commonly used health insurance terms, clearly defined to make it easier for you to apply this information when you review your current policy, or when you are considering making changes to your existing plan. As always, MHG is available at any time to discuss any questions you may have regarding your existing plan, or to examine these terms in more depth:

  • Deductible: A deductible is a fixed dollar amount during the benefit period, usually a year, which an insured person pays before the insurer begins to make payments for covered medical services. Plans may have individual and family deductibles. Some plans may have separate deductibles for specific services, such as a deductible for each hospitalization admission.

  • Coinsurance: A form of medical cost sharing in a health insurance plan that requires an insured person to pay a stated percentage of medical expenses after the deductible (if any) has been paid. Once the deductible and/or coinsurance have been paid, the insurer is responsible for the rest of the reimbursement for covered benefits.

  • Copay: A form of medical cost sharing in a health insurance plan that requires an insured person to pay a fixed dollar amount when a medical service is received. The insurer is then responsible for the rest of the reimbursement.

  • Out of Pocket Maximum: This is the maximum dollar amount a group member (the insured) is required to pay out of pocket during a benefit year.  Until the maximum is met, the plan and group member share in the cost of covered expenses.

  • In/Out of Network or Participating Provider: Your health plan contracts with a wide range of participating doctors, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, and labs. These providers have agreed to accept your plan’s contracted rate as payment in full for services. The contracted rate includes both your insurer’s and your share (deductible, copay, coinsurance) of the cost. For those with out of network benefits, services from a provider who is outside of this network are not based on agreed upon or set contracted rates with your insurer, and therefore the services may be subject to higher charges. This may result in you paying more out of pocket for the difference owed between what the provider is charging and what your plan will cover.

  • HMO: HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. It is defined as a health care system that assumes both the financial risks associated with providing comprehensive medical services (insurance and service risk) and the responsibility for health care delivery in a particular geographic area to HMO members, usually in return for a fixed, prepaid fee. Financial risk may be shared with the providers participating in the HMO. There are different types of HMOs, including a Group Model HMO which contracts with a single multi-specialty medical group that provides coverage to the HMO’s membership. There is a Staff Model HMO where patients can receive services only through a limited number of providers, in which physicians are employees of the HMO, usually operating within the HMO’s own facilities. There is also a Network Model HMO that contracts with multiple physician groups to provide services to HMO members. Finally, an Individual Practice Association HMO is a type of health care provider organization composed of a group of independent practicing physicians who maintain their own offices and band together for the purpose of contracting their services to HMO’s.

  • POS: A POS plan is an HMO/PPO hybrid; sometimes referred to as an open-ended HMO when offered by an HMO. POS plans resemble HMOs for in-network services. Services received outside of the network are usually reimbursed based on a fee schedule, or what is considered to be reasonable and customary charges.

  • PPO: A PPO plan is an indemnity plan where coverage is provided to participants through a network of selected health care providers, such as hospitals and physicians. The enrollees may go outside of the network for services, but would incur larger costs in the form of deductibles, higher coinsurance rates, or non-discounted charges from the providers.

  • COBRA: COBRA stands for the landmark Consolidated Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. This law provides the continuation of group health coverage that would otherwise be terminated for a former employee, retirees, spouse’s former spouses and dependent children. The coverage is available when coverage is lost due to certain specific events, such as voluntary or involuntary termination of employment, reduction of the number of hours worked by the employee, covered employees becoming entitled to Medicare, or divorce or death of a covered employee. However, in most cases, the insured person must continue to pay his or her portion of the insurance premium as well as the portion that was previously being paid by the employer in order to maintain coverage.

MHG Insurance Brokers wants you to understand health insurance terminology that can often be confusing and overwhelming. We welcome your feedback and any questions you may have. You may contact MHG at 954-828-1819, or by visiting us at mhginsurance.com.  Here’s to your good health!

Commonly Used Health Insurance Terms

Reasons to Buy Life Insurance No one wants to think about the unforeseen loss of a spouse or loved one.  Just the thought of losing someone you love brings up unpleasant, emotional feelings. However, taking the time and making a small investment to plan for such an event – whether it be that of your own passing or that of a spouse - is not only necessary, but it is one of the most generous, loving gestures you can make for those you love. Here are the ten reasons why everyone should consider purchasing life insurance:    

  1. Protect those you love. Your loved ones will be able to go on financially and without the stress and worry of how they’re going to pay the bills. Your children’s future will be solidified, allowing them to attend college, while your spouse will have the means to continue paying the mortgage and stay in your family’s home.

  2. Peace of mind. Are you the top income earner in your household? When you obtain life insurance, you will no longer have to worry what will happen to your family in the event of your death or if you become terminally ill – at which time life insurance becomes practically impossible to acquire.

  3. Life insurance creates options. Often, when a loved one who was the top income provider of the family passes, survivors are forced to make quick, important financial decisions during a very tough, emotionally charged time.

  4. Life insurance has more than one purpose. Your policy is a valuable asset that can provide a specified sum of money at a time when it is needed most. You can choose a Life insurance plan that is an annuity – which will actually supplement your retirement income with a guaranteed monthly stream of income once you retire for as long as you live.

  5. You never know what can happen. In the event of an emergency or abrupt onset of terminal illness, you may be able to request a withdrawal or loan from your policy for a much needed cash infusion to keep your household running smoothly.

  6. Death shouldn’t equal debt. Debt can be a tremendous burden for anyone, but it is especially difficult to deal with for those who are grief stricken.

  7. Take care of your business. Life insurance doesn’t just protect individuals. It can protect a business from financial loss, liabilities, or instability in the event of the death of a business owner or partner.  It can be invaluable in providing an infusion of cash to keep operations going until things settle down.

  8. Funerals are expensive. A funeral can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 – and that is just for an average, “no-frills” burial. Life insurance can cover this cost without further financial hardship and stress for your loved ones.

  9. It makes financial sense. Life insurance is considered a financial asset, which can help increase your credit and help you get a loan or health insurance.

  10. Give to charity. Life insurance will allow you to leave a meaningful gift to a favorite cause or charity that is larger than you would have been able to set aside for a donation.

Obtaining life insurance ensures financial stability for those left behind in the event of an unforeseen tragedy, as well as providing cash in times of need. Contact MHG Insurance Brokers to learn more about obtaining life insurance and the different types of policies available by calling 954-828-1819, or visiting online at mhginsurance.com. Let us help you begin the preparations today to protect the ones you love most.

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Life Insurance