Archive for category Fraternal Benefits

Poll: Success Linked to Ethics (December 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

A poll of Americans and high-level business leaders proved what Knights of Columbus insurance agents have known for generations: religious beliefs and values should be an integral guide to business decision making. Those surveyed also revealed they believe personal and corporate gain drives executives’ decisions. Overall, they believe, as do the majority of the executives […]

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Teach your children well (November 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

Raising children is probably the hardest job you’ll ever take. It requires you to wear more hats than you ever thought possible. Cook, chauffeur, nurse, counselor and many more… and that’s often in one morning. One of the most important roles you accept as a parent is that of a teacher. Before they even get […]

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‘Right to Apply’ helps widows in need (October 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

The laws and rules of our Order, as well as state (provincial) laws, specify that the Knights of Columbus may accept insurance applications only from Knights of Columbus members. As a member, you may apply for insurance on yourself, your wife and your dependent, minor children. The Order’s Board of Directors has taken action, though, […]

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Facts about life insurance (September 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. To help educate consumers about the need for and value of adequate life insurance protection, the Life Insurance Market Research Association (LIMRA) has published the following five facts. These statistics are certainly worth considering. Fact 1: Nearly 75 percent of North Americans agree that life insurance is the best […]

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Membership growth is everyone’s goal (August 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

The membership blitz is a tried and true way for councils to increase their numbers. We see these pushes often in March, in celebration of Founder’s Day, and again in October. These drives are successful because brother Knights are more visible than normal, during and after Masses and at special events. We remember to ask […]

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Different life stages, changing needs (July 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

Paying for college for your children may be one of your family’s current needs. You may be concerned about a comfortable, worry-free retirement. You may wonder if needing costly long-term care will deplete your hard-earned assets. You want to have something to leave for your wife, children or grandchildren. At some point you may have […]

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The grass is rarely greener (June 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

We all know the old adage, “the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.” When it comes to replacing your existing Knights of Columbus life insurance with coverage offered by another company, the adage holds true. Perceptions are deceiving. A move to the other side of the fence might seem like […]

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The promises of Million Dollar Round Table agents (May 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

I am proud to be a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the leading association of life insurance and financial services professionals. A mere 6 percent of life insurance professional in North America can qualify to join this elite organization. Their Code of Ethics calls for member agents to “always place the interests […]

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Renew what’s important to you (April 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

Spring is a time for renewal. Trees and plants will soon be blooming, and many animals will shake off the cold and become active again. As the winter doldrums end, you’ll be ready to get outside with your family, too, and be part of this renewal. It is also a perfect opportunity to take a […]

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Only having “through work” insurance doesn’t work (March 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

Do you know anyone whose life has been drastically changed by the recent recession and economic downturn? With unemployment numbers rising, (the jobless rate was 8.1 percent in Feb. 2009, the highest since 1983), it’s very likely that someone in your immediate or extended family or group of friends is facing financial uncertain now. With […]

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An Added Benefit of Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance (February 2015 Fraternal Benefits Article)

As life expectancy increases, the number of people in need of long-term care, in their homes or outside facilities, has grown also. Since its addition to the Order’s product portfolio in 2000, long-term care (LTC) insurance has provided the Order with an excellent opportunity to further serve Knights and their families. Since 2005, every Knights […]

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Update your beneficiaries!

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simplest of things. Take the beneficiaries on your life insurance policies. If your policy was applied for and issued several years ago, it could very well be that the person you originally selected as the beneficiary is no longer the person you would want to receive the policy […]

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The need for membership referrals

As a professional insurance agent, one of the things I appreciate most is when one of my brother Knight clients or his wife refers another member to me. This is a great endorsement of the service I provided. It tells me that they were so pleased with what I helped them accomplish that they want […]

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Long Term Care is an important piece of the puzzle!

There are many financial consultants and retirement authorities who emphasize the need for a long-term care (LTC) product for estate preservation and family protection as you near or attain the age of 60.   While many commercial life insurance companies have gotten out of the long-term care business, the Knights of Columbus considers LTC a very […]

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Long-Term Care plans offers peace of mind

Since its addition to the Order’s product portfolio in 2000, long-term care insurance has provided the Knights of Columbus with an excellent opportunity to further serve members and their families. And, for our long-term care clients in the United States, a Knights of Columbus Care policy brings added value. That added value is in the […]

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Raising awareness about life insurance

Each September since 2003 has been designated as Life Insurance Awareness Month. Like most awareness-raising campaigns, Life Insurance Awareness Month was created because there is an overwhelming lack of understanding of the product among the general public. Each year, the Life Insurance Market Research Association (LIMRA) puts out the results from a recent survey, and […]

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Ask eligible men to join

Today, I want to address the growth of the Order. Membership growth is the fuel that keeps this great fraternal engine running. All of our charitable works in the council, state, national and international level are thanks to our hard-working members. We also recognize that the membership blitz is a tried and true way for […]

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One of our founding goals: To protect widows and children

As a member of this council, you know how important spouses can be to the charitable works of the Order. If you’re married, your wife is probably involved in a few of the many events that happen each fraternal year. This support adds great value and impact to what a council can achieve. When the […]

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Don’t assume you can’t afford Disability Income Insurance (Fraternal Benefits)

One of the biggest mistakes you can make regarding disability insurance is to assume you can’t afford it or you won’t qualify. Before you make that assumption, do some basic research and apply for coverage through the Knights of Columbus. The Order’s Income Armor product gives you options that can help you fit this critical […]

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Have you insured your most valuable asset? (Fraternal Benefits)

Is your income protected if you become sick or injured and cannot work? Your ability to work and earn an income is your most valuable asset. Yet a disability could prevent you from earning that income. Just one year of a disability could eliminate your savings. I would like to show you that Income Armor, […]

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