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Should We Expect Insurance Premiums to Increase in this Economy?

May 14, 2021
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The last eight years has brought some of the craziest weather conditions insurance agent Nick Klein can recall.  In this episode of 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙢, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional Tom Kennedy chats with Nick about changes we can expect in the insurance industry. Together, they examine deductibles, shopping rates, umbrella policies, life insurance, increasing health insurance costs, and whether you should expect your insurance premiums to increase.

Guest Bio: Nick Klein

Nick Klein is co-owner and Vice President of HI Agency located in North Texas. He has been in the industry since 2005 and has been named a top insurance agent by both D Magazine and Texas Monthly in their annual lists for the last six years. Nick and his team help clients in 12 states with a variety of their insurance needs including property, casualty, auto, life, and health.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard Payne University and spends his free time involved in his daughter’s activities, and with his church and local community.

Host Bio: Tom Kennedy, CFP®

Tom joined Global Wealth Advisors in our Houston, Texas office in 2018 and became a managing partner in 2021.  With over a dozen years of experience, he serves as our host of Your Money Momentum, a GWA podcast on financially related topics.  He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification which is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.  In a partnership between Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Alliance Bernstein, he also earned the Climate Change and Investment Academy Certificate.  In 2021 he was elected to serve on the board for United Against Human Trafficking where he assists the nonprofit with business planning, fundraising, and providing trafficking survivors with the financial skills necessary to reduce risk of revictimization.  He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor.

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Property and Casualty Insurance

6:02 How industry has changed
7:32 Changes in deductibles, insurance premiums, and what’s covered
11:05 Should you be shopping rates?
14:04 Consider changes and work from home
15:25 How do they determine which carriers to work with?
17:55 Reviewing coverage and getting quotes
19:58 Umbrella policies

Life and Health Insurance

23:03 Who should have it and how much
26:43 App can help you determine how much life insurance you need
27:23 Health insurance costs

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