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The Cost of Michigan Estate Planning

One of the most common questions asked during our free LifeCare Planning Workshops is “How much will it cost for an estate plan?” or “What are your Fees for an Estate Plan?” The answer is always the same, “it depends.”  It depends on what needs to be done.  But, proper estate planning needs to be viewed as an investment.  The cost is what if you haven’t... 

RESOLVING VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION, STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS, AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ACT LIENS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA   Victims of Crime Compensation In New Jersey, certain victims of crime are entitled to compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971.[1] The Act covers individuals injured or killed by any act or omission of any other person, which is within the description of offenses listed within the Act.[2] The state has a right of subrogation against the... 

Illinois construction companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to asbestos

Two Illinois companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer and two companies affiliated with him, D7 Roofing and Kehrer Brothers, violated numerous health and safety standards, according to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor. Joseph Kehrer and Kehrer Brothers face fines of $1,792,000... 

Blogging the lines — another way to market insurance

What if you sell a variety of lines? Say, commercial and group benefit lines? And you also sell personal lines, such as final expense or term insurance and you want to harness the power of social media to get the word out about your agency and products. A blog is your ticket, but it has to be interesting and relevant to consumers and potential consumers. Blogs are easily shared on all social media... 

American Airlines apologizes for stopping veteran with service dog from boarding flight

American Airlines came under fire after refusing to allow a veteran to board a plane with his service dog on Sept. 20. Captain Jason Haag, a former Marine, was trying to take a flight to Virginia with his service dog Axel. They were returning home after attending the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in California, where his German shepherd was named Service Dog of the Year. Haag’s relationship... 

Chicago hospital sued for medical malpractice after allegedly botched blood transfusion

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Chicago hospital, claiming that a woman died after a transfusion with the incorrect blood type. The lawsuit was filed by Olessor Anthony against the hospital and medical personnel over the death of Dorothy Foster after a blood transfusion. According to the lawsuit, Foster was given a transfusion of type A blood cells, though she has type B blood.... 

Can I use Twitter to promote my insurance agency?

You can indeed, but realize that the format is a bit restrictive and therefore not overly conducive to carrying on a full conversation. However, that does not mean you cannot follow up with someone on Twitter by visiting their LinkedIn page, or that they cannot follow up with you by visiting your website or Facebook page. Again, the insurance leads you bought from benepath.net, which are chockfull... 

What To Look For In A Child Custody Attorney

The most important things in your life are probably your children.  So when you need legal representation concerning custody issues, here are some things to consider in determining the right child custody attorney for you. Experience of the Right Kind A lot of lawyers may be experienced in a variety of areas of law. Will you ask a vastly experienced banking lawyer to fight your criminal case? The... 

Understanding Bargaining in Divorce Mediation

There are two ways to resolve a divorce case:  One is litigation, while the other is mediation. The primary difference between the two is that one is decided by the judge, while the other is decided by the spouses themselves.  Divorce mediation in Orange County and California in general is starting to take root among the general public today primarily because it involves granting the decision making... 

What if I sell to consumers directly and not to businesses? What platform would work for me?

The best platform for selling directly to consumers is Facebook. Those exclusive insurance leads you bought from benepath.net? Look them up on Facebook first to get a sense of who they are and their family background. This is an outstanding way to sell personal lines. Set up a professional company page on Facebook and market online using the information you received from the leads you bought. Of course... 
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