Insurance for Families

Things to consider when choosing life insurance

The many options available for family life insurance can create a need for someone to help you understand the different choices and terminology. Gerber Life takes the guesswork out of family life insurance with articles that answer such questions as, "How does life insurance work?" and "How do I get life insurance?" Whether you're looking for a policy for an infant, child, adult or senior, we've got you covered when it comes to comprehensive information about life insurance.

  1. Life After Debt: Tips for Helping You to Become Debt Free

    young woman cutting credit cardBorrowing money on various occasions is a normal part of life for many people in the United States. When unexpected situations arise, or during financially tight times, we often turn to our credit cards. Unfortunately, debt can quickly grow if we do not closely monitor the charges and do not pay our credit card bills in full and on time each month.


    The average household in the U.S. has a credit card debt of $15,480, according to the personal finance website NerdWallet. The average mortgage debt stands at $156,474, and student loans account for an additional $33,424. Many families face a debt so large that they think they’ll never be able to pay it back in full.


    Many ways are available to help people manage their finances and pay back debt. This might require making some hard decisions, but eventually those decisions can pay off – literally.


    Here are some tips to help address debt and move toward financial freedom:


  2. Who Buys Life Insurance in the U.S.? Why? And, When?

    young American family taking a photographMost households in the U.S. have some life insurance coverage but often do not carry as much coverage as they believe they need, according to research conducted by the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA). The most common reason, LIMRA cited is that the policyholder hasn’t gotten around to shopping for more coverage.

  3. Afraid to Purchase Life Insurance? Don’t Be.

    scared family watching a showCarrying a life insurance policy can be one of wisest decisions you can make for your family and loved ones. Currently, less than half of the people in the United States own individual life insurance policies. However, life insurance can be an important factor when unforeseen circumstances occur.

    Let’s look at some of the fears and then separate fact from fiction:

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  4. Insurance 101: Basic Insurance Terminology to Help You Shop for Insurance Protection

    basic insurance terminologyAs you experience changing events in life and take on greater responsibilities, you may need to manage different kinds of automobile, home, health or life insurance. To help you get started, we have put together this guide to basic insurance terminology:

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  5. Shopping Online for Life Insurance

    young adults using a computer to purchase life insuranceMany people find that shopping online is convenient and easy. You can buy a wide range of products and services on the Internet, from clothes to cars to even life insurance! In fact, many companies will provide free online life insurance quotes and calculators, allowing you to quickly find information that can help you choose what may work best for you.

    To help you make sure that your personal information remains secure while shopping online for the life insurance, here are some things to remember: