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    Managing Your Life Insurance

    Life Insurance Claim Examiners: Proving That Not All Heroes Wear Capes

    I’ve always loved that saying, “Not all heroes wear capes.” It’s usually accompanied by pictures of pizza deliverymen, the people who work at Chick-fil-A, or various other ways of saying we love people that make life better (or in the case of my examples, more delicious).

    Going into an interview with Jeff Butcher, Senior Claims Examiner at MassMutual, I didn’t realize I’d be so touched by the role of a claims examiner. To be honest, when I really thought about it, I thought it must be a pretty depressing job. A claims examiner is the person who handles the payout of a life insurance policy. They deal with death and loss every day.

    You’ll soon see Jeff doesn’t view his role that way.

    The reason I spoke with Jeff is because MassMutual issues the Haven Term policy and, thus, is responsible for paying death benefits. (That’s a good thing for our customers because when you buy life insurance, you want to know the policy is from a company that has a long history of financial strength and timely payment of claims.

    We get a lot of questions from our customers and applicants about how the claims process works. Luckily, we have access to claim examiners like Jeff.

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    Managing Your Life Insurance

    After You Die: Term Life Insurance

    As the head of operations at Haven Life, I see a variety of people buying term life insurance to financially protect their families. People with different backgrounds, occupations, and family structures – all coming together for the common good of financial planning.

    What’s interesting about term life insurance, versus other products, is its lack of tangibility. If you’ve purchased a policy on your own life, which the majority of people do, and were to die, you’d never be the person receiving the death benefit. Therefore, you pay your premium each month and assume, it’ll all work itself out if you die within the term length.

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