Frequently Asked Questions

How much life insurance should an individual own?

Rough “rules of thumb” suggest an amount of life insurance equal to 6 to 8 times annual earnings. However, many factors should be taken into account in determining a more precise estimate of the amount of life insurance needed. Important factors include:
  • Income sources (and amounts) other than salary/earnings
  • Whether or not the individual is married and , if so, what is the spouse’s earning capacity
  • The number of individuals who are financially dependent on the insured
  • The amount of death benefits payable from Social Security and from an employer sponsored life insurance plan
  • Whether any special life insurance needs exist (e.g. mortgage repayment, education fund, state planning need, etc.)

Please contact us for a precise calculation of how much life insurance is needed.

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Contact Information

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

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

Named insureds are those listed by name in the relevant block of the policy’s declaration page. Although the named insured is commonly one person, partnership, corporation or other entity with insurable interests, multiple names insured may be included.

First Named Insured is the first name listed on the policy declarations (front page of the policy). This insured acts as the legal agent for all named insureds in initiating cancellation, requesting policy changes or accepting any return premiums. The first named insured may also be responsible for payment of the premiums.

Additional insured is an entity to which a policy’s coverage is extended. An additional insured must be added to the policy prior to a claim being paid. There must be a relationship between the additional insured and the named insured. Being an additional insured on another’s policy does not eliminate the need for someone to have his/her own Commercial Liability policy.