Frequently Asked Questions

Should term insurance or cash value life insurance be purchased?

Although a difficult question – one whose answer will vary depending on circumstances – several principles should be followed in addressing this issue. It must first be recognized that in any life insurance purchasing decision, there are at least two basic questions that must be answered:

  • How much life insurance should I buy?
  • What type of life insurance policy should I buy?

The first question involves an “insurance” decision and the second requires a “financial” decision.
The insurance question should always be resolved first. For example, the amount of life insurance that you need may be so large that the only way it can be afforded is through the purchase of term life insurance (which has a lower premium).

If your ability and willingness to pay life insurance premiums is such that you can afford the desired amount of life insurance under either type of policy, it is then appropriate to consider the “financial” decision – which type of policy to buy. Important factors affecting the “financial decision include your income tax bracket, whether the need for life insurance is short-term or long-term (e.g. over 20 years or longer), and the rate of return on alternative investments possessing similar risk.

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2907 Churchville Road, P. O. Box 70
Churchville, MD 21028
(800)519-8387

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211 West Main Street
Elkton, MD 21922
(800)519-8387

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BUSINESS INSURANCE

Business owners in Harford and Cecil County can rest assured knowing there is a local, independent agent nearby able to access and customize insurance plans to meet the needs of your specific industry and situation.


 

Contractors, IT service companies, heating and air conditioning professionals and even marketing agencies need protection from negligence arising out of their particular services. Through specialized insurance companies, we offer coverage for lawsuits associated with employment practices, errors and omissions and many other types of professional liability, including network security and unprotected patents.

An extension of general liability, professional liability insurance protects you and your business from losses which your products or services caused. Common professions that require professional liability insurance policies include lawyers, medical professionals, real estate agents, non-profit organizations and private companies. Different types of professional liability include:

  • Directors & Officers Liability: Protects directors and officers of public, private and non-for-profit corporations
  • Employment Practices Liability: For claims arising out of employment disputes; protects individuals and companies from resulting damages and defense costs; examples: discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and wrongful discipline
  • Cyber Liability: Protects information assets from risks like computer viruses, malicious code and hardware theft
  • Technical Professional Liability
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Financial Services Liability