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Feb 19, 2014, 09:00 ET LIFE Foundation Marks 20th Anniversary Year With New Look And Enhanced Efforts To Educate The Public About Insurance

Marking its 20th anniversary year, the LIFE Foundation today unveiled a revamped brand and website to speak more directly to the millions of...


Sep 20, 2013, 10:00 ET Los Hispanos Tienen Poco Conocimiento Sobre los Seguros De Vida, Muchos Desconocen Las Opciones Disponibles

 El 2013 Insurance Barometer Study (IBS, por sus siglas en inglés), que se encuentra en su tercer año, reveló que los...


Sep 20, 2013, 10:00 ET Life Insurance Knowledge is Low among Hispanics; Many Unsure of Options Available

 The 2013 Insurance Barometer Study (IBS), now in its third year, reveals that Hispanics still have a low rate of life insurance ownership (59...


Sep 04, 2013, 09:00 ET Life Foundation Announces 2013 Life Lessons Scholarship Winners And Awards A Record Total Of $125,000 To 24 Deserving Students

 Shane LaBarge had just entered his first year of college when he received the shocking news that his father died suddenly of an undiagnosed...


Aug 12, 2013, 09:30 ET LIFE Foundation Honors 2013 realLIFEstories Winners for Exemplary Client Service

 The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today announced the winners of its 18th annual realLIFEstories Client Recognition Program, honoring...


Apr 16, 2013, 09:00 ET Nearly 20% Of Consumers Willing To Purchase Life Insurance From A Retail Outlet, Such As Warehouse Club Or Superstore

 Nearly one in five consumers (17%) would be willing to purchase life insurance coverage directly from a retail outlet, according to findings...


Mar 01, 2013, 09:00 ET Call For Applications: LIFE Lessons Scholarship Provides Financial Support For Students Who Have Lost A Parent

 The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today announced that it is now accepting applications for its ninth annual LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program. The...


Jan 28, 2013, 09:08 ET The LIFE Foundation Joins with Scholastic to Help High School Teachers Educate Students on Financial Literacy

 The nonprofit LIFE Foundation is joining with Scholastic this year for its Next Generation education program, which is designed to provide...


Nov 01, 2012, 10:00 ET Call for Entries: The LIFE Foundation Urges Agents to Participate in 2013 realLIFEstories Program

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today announced that it is accepting entries for the 2013 realLIFEstories Client Service Recognition Program. The...


Sep 24, 2012, 09:30 ET The LIFE Foundation Announces Its 2012 Life Lessons Scholarship Recipients

 Johana Lopez was just 12 years old when two police officers knocked on her family's front door one Sunday morning and informed her mother that...


Sep 05, 2012, 11:40 ET LIFE Foundation Urges Americans to Plan for the Unexpected during Life Insurance Awareness Month this September

Life is unpredictable, but every day people try to improve the odds that good things will happen by guarding against the bad. They wear a seatbelt,...


Aug 06, 2012, 11:20 ET LIFE Announces 2012 realLIFEstories Award Recipients Recognizing Excellence in Client Service

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today announced the four recipients of its annual realLIFEstories Client Service Awards Program, which seeks to...


Jul 10, 2012, 10:08 ET Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro To Serve As Spokesperson For Life Insurance Awareness Month

 If you tune into an episode of "Cake Boss," you'll see Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bake Shop, orchestrating confectionary masterpieces...


Jun 29, 2012, 09:30 ET Online Vote to Help Send a Young Person who has lost a parent to College

 The nonprofit LIFE Foundation announced today an online vote to help determine which of two students in its LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program...


May 01, 2012, 12:19 ET Americans Concerned With Financial Consequences of Disabling Illnesses and Injuries but few are Taking Steps to Protect Themselves

 What would you do if you suddenly became ill or injured and could no longer work for a living? With so many people relying on every paycheck...


Apr 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Consumers Overestimate Cost Of Life Insurance By Nearly Three Times

Consumers believe life insurance costs nearly three times the actual price, which may be deterring them from getting the coverage they say they...


Feb 13, 2012, 09:36 ET LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today announced that it is now accepting submissions for its LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program, which...


Feb 10, 2012, 09:00 ET What Fruit Flies Can Teach Americans About Life Insurance

Most people are familiar with the saying "life is short," but it doesn't seem to be much of a motivator when it comes to life...


Nov 15, 2011, 09:00 ET Americans Show High Long-Term Care Insurance IQ Despite Low Levels of Policy Ownership

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation today released the results of a new Long-Term Care Insurance survey showing that Americans understand many important...


Oct 04, 2011, 09:00 ET LIFE Foundation Awards $115,000 in Scholarships to 60 College Students Facing Financial Challenges Due to the Death of a Parent

Mark Ortiz, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, N.M., was a devoted husband and father of two. He worked as a HVAC technician and handyman,...


Sep 01, 2011, 11:29 ET September's Life Insurance Awareness Month Calls Attention to Need for Financial Protection

In times of economic uncertainty and market volatility, history has shown that people turn to core protection products to shore up their financial...


Jul 27, 2011, 09:00 ET Life Insurance Purchasing Habits Changing as One in Four Consumers Now Prefer to Buy Direct

It has long been said that life insurance is a product that is sold, not bought. Yet a new study finds that Americans' preferences for purchasing...


Jun 30, 2011, 15:24 ET Basketball Champion and Reality TV Star Lamar Odom to Serve as Spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month

This September, Los Angeles Lakers forward and star of the hit show Khloe & Lamar, will serve as the national spokesperson for Life Insurance...


Feb 08, 2011, 09:00 ET Majority of Americans Believe Buying Life Insurance is a Way to Express Their Love but Many Aren't Taking Steps to Purchase Coverage

Expensive jewelry, flowers or a nice dinner out are typical ways that Americans express their love, but according to a new survey released today by...


Sep 01, 2009, 18:53 ET Video: Life Insurance Awareness Month is the Ideal Time for an Insurance Review

If you had a choice between thinking about life insurance or entering a photo contest with the chance to win great prizes, which would you...