Obtaining life insurance just got easier. We have recently launched a new platform to compete our life insurance application—the TeleApp! This easy-to-use development is just another way Sentinel is innovating our processes to ensure our clients and agents have the best possible experience! A telephone application (TeleApp) direct line has been implemented where both agents… Continue reading Telephone Application Available For Life Insurance
So you are considering placing some of your hard-earned money into an annuity. Good for you! An annuity can be a very smart and prudent decision to help grow your retirement funds. But, while shopping around, you most likely came across the word “rider” a lot. Just what is a rider? What do I need… Continue reading How Do Annuity Riders Work?
Financial emergencies happen to all of us. Life will throw things at us that we truly are not prepared for and we have to find a way to get through them. When such times come upon us, we may start looking for help in places many would not think of. Relatives we have not spoken… Continue reading How Do Policy Loans Work?
Are you familiar with the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper? The gist of the story is this: during the summer the ant is storing food away for the winter, while the grasshopper is just being idle and goofing off. Once winter comes, the ant is prepared and has food stockpiled to make it… Continue reading Why You Need Life Insurance Even If You Think You Don’t
There are certain things in life that no one wants to think about, much less plan for. I can’t say that I’m counting down the days to my next dentist appointment. Surely most of us don’t look forward to Mondays. But, we all know that dentist appointments and Mondays are always coming, and the more… Continue reading Planning for a Death: Things to Do Ahead of Time
Life insurance is a wonderful thing. It can serve as the perfect safety net for when an unexpected tragedy hits both a family and its finances. Instead of having to pay for a funeral, living expenses, and more while losing a significant portion of your income, you can rely on the insurance policy your spouse… Continue reading Do I need Life Insurance If I Am Single?
There are certain occupations that carry a negative connotation. We always seem to have a hard time trusting used car salespeople, lawyers, or politicians. Sometimes these fears are valid. Maybe you have experienced buying a used car only to have it fall apart on you a week later. Maybe you voted for someone who then… Continue reading The Benefits of Having an Agent
Being a young adult these days is hard. Life throws so many things at you with blinding speed: work, spouse, kids, mortgage, etc. Here we are, expected to be able to run with these things, when just a few years past we had to ask for permission to use the restroom at school. While some of… Continue reading Life Insurance: Why Now is Better than Later
Sweet, sweet retirement! This is something I dare say most of us look forward to. Finally a time to put down the workload and instead take up the sunhats and passports. I don’t care what anyone says, Bermuda is lovely any time of year. Once we finally get to that goal, one of the last… Continue reading Do I Need Life Insurance When I Retire?
Death. It is something that eventually comes for all of us. Whether young or old, rich or poor, we all will eventually find ourselves slipping out of this life. Believe me, this concept doesn’t excite me any more than it does you. However, as we consider our inescapable mortality, we need to make sure that we are seeing the big… Continue reading Does Life Insurance Cover Funeral Costs?
Life insurance can be an interesting thing. There are many rumors and misunderstandings that surround it. Do only breadwinners need coverage? Are my premiums deductible? Am I better off investing my money? However, there seems to be one question in particular that has many people feeling lost: can/should I have more than one life insurance… Continue reading Can I Have More Than One Life Insurance Policy?
Millennials have become adults in a very interesting time: in our years, one could argue we have seen more than our fair share of economic upticks and downturns. Having been fortunate enough to grow up in a time where information is readily available (thanks, Internet), I’m sure that most of us are already familiar with… Continue reading Financial Planning – Never Too Young to Start
Thinking about what I want to accomplish and setting goals happens at the beginning of each new year. Often my ‘resolutions’ are not as resolute as they should be to impact lasting change, and many trickle off by February and are forgotten. However, one thing that never changes is planning my annual camping trip; the… Continue reading Work-Life Balance
Losing my dad to cancer was one of the toughest things I have had to do. The emotional and physical toll the death of a loved one has on the individual and family is exhausting. If that is not enough, you then have the financial responsibility of planning a funeral fitting of your loved one.… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Dad
While final expense insurance can be a difficult topic to discuss with ones you love, it is essential to planning your life and can be a major factor of how your family’s standard of living is when you are no longer around. Final Expense Insurance can substantially impact your family after you are gone by ensuring… Continue reading Better Safe Than “Too Late”
There is no doubt that the holidays push us to do a little more for those around us. We come to reflect upon our lives and realize how much we have to be thankful for, and we then remember those who are not as fortunate and have come to meet certain trials in their life… Continue reading Giving Back
Healthcare is no longer an option, but a necessity. Without proper coverage, a single health-related event can be financially devastating. Many families are left to face insurmountable medical bills and associated costs. Many families forget fine details when planning for emergencies, such as out-of-pocket expenses left over after coverage has run out. 14 million Medicare… Continue reading Hospital Indemnity – Why You Should Choose One
Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company’s home has been on 2121 South State Street since 1948 in a historical building that has been a landmark for decades. As Sentinel’s growth continues, moving locations was a must. On June 3, 2013 Sentinel Security Life moved to a beautiful new location at 1405 West 2200 South in Salt… Continue reading Going Green!
At Sentinel, we pride ourselves on being active and engaging citizens of our community. Once a quarter, an employee committee organizes a fundraising or volunteer opportunity that all departments are encouraged to participate in. Sentinel realizes that community involvement is not only vital to upholding our corporate values but also an excellent way to give… Continue reading Our Community
It is extremely exciting that Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company is launching a new annuity product called the Summit Bonus Index℠ Annuity. This is a fixed index, single premium, deferred annuity contract with a premium bonus. This is the perfect product to add to our Annuity line of business. The Summit Bonus Index℠ Annuity has… Continue reading Sentinel Plan Summit Bonus Index
If you have stumbled across this blog by accident and don’t quite know who Sentinel Security Life is, or what it is we do, Terry Bradshaw can tell you a little bit more about us in the video below.
I began my career at Sentinel in 2011; a month after the Personal Choice Annuity was launched. Annuity New Business is a tight-knit and dedicated team who eats, sleeps, and breathes our fixed rate annuity. Therefore, when I tell someone what I do for a living with great passion and excitement, and their eyes glaze… Continue reading Annuity Processing: Not Just Paper Pushing
Going from an agent in the field to an agent in the home office can be a difficult transition for many. Such a transition usually involves going from days spent constantly on the move and in constant contact with clients and potential clients, to days spent behind a desk with a headset on with little… Continue reading Coming in from the Cold: A Career Warming
For many people, life insurance is only important when you get “old.” I used to believe that, until I realized that seemingly solid finances can take a sharp turn at any moment. The sudden death of your spouse will definitely sting on every emotional level, but what happens to the household finances when that happens?… Continue reading “Too Young” for Life Insurance?
Throughout history, great partnerships have accounted for incredible success stories in areas of exploration, sports, technology, business, and entertainment. For example, the Corps of Discovery Expedition (1804–1806), was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific coast undertaken by the United States. The partnership responsible for this historic endeavor was led by Meriwether Lewis and William… Continue reading Great Partnerships
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect upon the year that just passed and to plan for the year ahead. For most people, these plans are related to finances, health and family. These may seem like three different matters, but for many people all three are interwoven and each one… Continue reading Planning for Your Future
If you are new to the insurance world or have just become an agent, you may hear a lot about what a company’s A.M. Best rating is. Nowadays, most clients looking to purchase insurance or an investment product will conduct their own due diligence concerning how well the insurance company is rated—looking especially at how… Continue reading A.M. Best Rating and Why It’s Important
Although I have spent the last 15 years in the insurance industry, I am relatively new to the rapidly growing category often referred to as the “Senior Market.” As part of my career development in this marketplace, I am fortunate to work for a company that has dedicated itself to providing solutions to this specific… Continue reading How is Sentinel Helping Seniors?
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation (LIFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions about insurance has designated September as Life Insurance Awareness Month. Life insurance should be a necessary part of your family’s financial plan but unfortunately, up to 30 percent of US households have no life insurance whatsoever.* Why is… Continue reading Life Insurance Awareness Month
Sentinel is a great company to work for because they provide their employees with many chances to develop their careers internally. I can attest to this because I was just promoted from a new business annuity processor to a graphic designer in marketing! It’s an exciting time for me and Sentinel and I can’t wait… Continue reading Top Five Ways to Get Annuity Apps Processed Faster
We have our business answers of course. We have been serving the needs of the senior community for over 60 years by offering affordable final expense whole life policies to ease the stress of losing a loved one. We’ve expanded our product line to include Medicare Supplement and Select Options and just last year, we… Continue reading Why Sentinel?