Life Happens, a nonprofit organization focused on educating Americans about the importance of life insurance as part of a comprehensive financial plan, today announced the appointment of three new officers and four new members to its board of directors.
Two decades ago, seven insurance producer organizations recognized that more needed to be done to educate the public about the importance of insurance planning and the value of working with a professional insurance agent. To more effectively respond to issues plaguing the industry, they came together and formed what has become Life Happens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Americans take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products.
Hannah Schwartz had just celebrated her 10th birthday when her mother passed away. The emotional hardship her family experienced was quickly compounded with mounting financial burdens to cover burial and funeral expenses. Hannah’s mother did not have life insurance and eventually her father was forced to sell the house she grew up in to make ends meet. Hannah recognizes just how much her family has had to sacrifice. For her, it has meant forgoing non-paid internships in her chosen field of study to work part-time jobs to keep her education a priority.
Life Happens, formerly known as the nonprofit LIFE Foundation, today announced the winners of its annual Real Life Stories Client Recognition Program, which honors licensed insurance professionals for going beyond the call of duty for clients and their families.
Younger Americans, including “millennials” age 25-34, show the highest level of concern across all generations for common financial planning issues, including saving for retirement, paying for a child’s education, and burdening others with final expenses. The 2014 Insurance Barometer Study, released today by nonprofit Life Happens (formerly the LIFE Foundation) and LIMRA, found that while sentiment has improved slightly among the overall U.S. population, younger consumers are noticeably more anxious about their financial plans, despite being best suited to take actions now that can make a difference.
Life Happens, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the LIFE Foundation (LIFE), today announced the appointment of two new officers and eight new members to its board of directors.
Marking its 20th anniversary year, the LIFE Foundation today unveiled a revamped brand and website to speak more directly to the millions of Americans who are inadequately insured, through a message they can intuitively understand. The effort includes a new, completely redesigned website, as well as a refreshed brand and logo that represent the latest chapter in the organization’s efforts to inspire the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. Going forward, the organization will be known as Life Happens, a nonprofit organization.
The nonprofit LIFE Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program. Now in its tenth year, the scholarship benefits college students and college-bound high school seniors who are facing challenges achieving a higher education following the death of a parent or legal guardian who did not have life insurance.