Life Insurance Archive

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that his office, along with other states, have reached an agreement with ING over the misuse of the Death Master File. This follows after similar agreements were reached with other carriers earlier this year. ING has agreed to pay $10.7 million to insurance regulators.

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I Don’t Own My Son

Posted July 5, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
He was born into this world with no owners, 100% human being with rights.

Rarely will I introduce Walker, as “my son” to somebody and I have never told him he must do something because he is “my son.” The absolute weakest excuse for compelling a child to modify his or her actions is because you own them in some weird parental sense.

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Buy Death Insurance for Charities, Not Life Insurance

Posted February 13, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
Leaving life insurance to your favorite charity can be a great legacy.

Life insurance sales people are very good at calculating the astronomical amount of life insurance you should buy and all the good reasons for the purchase.

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AIG life insurance abuse settlement

Posted October 23, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

The actions of AIG amount to elder abuse. They depict the slimiest business practices possible with a product pitched to protect families: life insurance.

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Nationwide agrees to cough up life insurance to California

Posted October 15, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

California Department of Insurance, along with several states, announced a settlement with Nationwide companies to pay old unclaimed life insurance benefits to the states and reform its business practices.

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Hospital indemnity insurance scams

Posted August 30, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

Hospital indemnity insurance is just one of the products that are fraudulently marketed as real health insurance. These indemnity plans are specifically targeting people with pre-existing conditions.

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My days as a salesman are over

Posted August 28, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

My “fire in the belly”, as sales professionals call it, has been extinguished. I’ll stick to what makes the passion bubble inside of me which is helping and educating people.

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Is the Higgs-Boson the Buddha particle?

Posted July 29, 2012 By Randy Owens

Scientists say this discovery is only the beginning to understanding the Higgs Boson and so this is very early speculation but it does intrigue the imagination especially for Buddhists who believe that time is without beginning or end but continues in cycle after cycle, universe after universe never ending.

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Death as a Part of Our Meditation on Impermanence

Posted July 21, 2012 By Randy Owens

I think it is unhealthy to avoid thinking about death until it happens to someone we know or until we should face it ourselves with fear and anxiety of mind upon our proximity to it.

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Santa Cruz or bust…and it was

Posted June 29, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

Fortunately, I took a wrong turn heading to the campus and we ended up in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We were enjoying a pleasant hike when we stumbled upon a rare albino redwood growing next to the tracks.

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