We would love to hear from you. Click on the ‘Contact Us’ link to the right and choose your favorite way to reach-out!

wscdsdc

media/speaking contact

Jamie Johnson

business contact

Victoria Peterson

Contact Us

855.ask.wink

Close [x]
pattern

Industry News

Categories

  • Industry Articles (15,459)
  • Industry Conferences (2)
  • Industry Job Openings (9)
  • Negative Media (134)
  • Positive Media (73)
  • Sheryl's Articles (572)
  • Sheryl's Blogs (157)
  • Wink's Articles (216)
  • Wink's Blogs (204)
  • Wink's Press Releases (89)
  • Blog Archives

  • August 2020
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019
  • December 2018
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
  • September 2018
  • August 2018
  • July 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • April 2018
  • March 2018
  • February 2018
  • January 2018
  • December 2017
  • November 2017
  • October 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • May 2017
  • April 2017
  • March 2017
  • February 2017
  • January 2017
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • August 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • November 2008
  • May 2008
  • February 2008
  • August 2006
  • Transamerica Offers New Funeral Planning Benefit for Index Universal Life Policies

    July 29, 2020 by Transamerica

    BALTIMOREJuly 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Transamerica announced today that it is now offering a new funeral concierge benefit at no direct cost for qualifying life insurance policyholders. Transamerica developed this new benefit, the Concierge Planning RiderSM, to provide grieving beneficiaries valuable resources to help plan the funeral of the insured person. This new benefit provides access to a third-party service provider, Everest Funeral Package, LLC. Services include 24/7 access to an expert consultant who assists with planning the funeral and negotiating funeral expenses, as well as online tools for creating a will and other estate planning documents and an online secure location for storage of these documents. The rider is available at no direct cost to policyholders for qualifying Financial Foundation IUL® (2017CSO) policies.

    “Transamerica is providing this service to help families through one of their most difficult times. This new benefit lifts some of the burden from grieving families. Expert help is available 24/7 to help plan the funeral and save money on funeral costs,” said Blake Bostwick, Chief Executive Officer of the Individual Solutions division at Transamerica. “We are always looking for ways to support our policyholders better. End of life discussions are difficult, and this new rider can help facilitate those conversations and provide real and much-needed peace of mind to our customers and their families.”

    The new rider from Transamerica gives the family access to funeral planning and concierge services to help reduce the stress and expense of funeral planning. Everest’s expert consultants compare and negotiate best prices to save money, personalize the funeral plan, and assist in paperwork. In addition, their services include a secure online vault for copies of policyholders’ vital documents such as their will, medical directive, and power of attorney, saving families the time and worry of locating these documents after the passing of a loved one. For qualifying policies, Transamerica may make a portion of the death benefit available in as little as three days to cover funeral-related or other expenses. Everest is there to assist the family in completing paperwork and to help coordinate with Transamerica.

    “Everest exists to advocate for families, be their champion, and offer support during one of life’s most challenging times,” said Mark Duffey, President and CEO of Everest Funeral Package, LLC. “We’re proud to partner with Transamerica as they continue to find ways to put families first. Our relationship is a natural fit. Both Everest and Transamerica are deeply committed to helping people make informed decisions today so they can worry less about tomorrow.”

    Transamerica policyholders with qualifying life insurance plans will receive information on how they can opt-in for the rider at no additional cost.

    The funeral concierge services and any associated warranty provided by Everest Funeral Package, LLC are solely provided by Everest Funeral Package, LLC, not by Transamerica Corporation or any of its affiliates. Life insurance products issued by Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA. All products may not be available in all jurisdictions. Not available in New York.

    About Index Universal Life Policies

    Index universal life insurance can help protect your family’s standard of living or help fund your child’s education in the event of the death of the insured. The policy also offers options to change death benefit amounts or adjust premium payments within certain limitations.

    About Transamerica

    With a history that dates back more than 100 years, Transamerica is recognized as a leading provider of life insurance, retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States. Recognizing the necessity of health and wellness during peak working life, Transamerica’s dedicated professionals work to help people take the steps necessary to live better today so they can worry less about tomorrow. Transamerica serves nearly every customer segment, providing a broad range of quality life insurance and investment products, individual and group pension plans, as well as asset management services. In 2019, Transamerica fulfilled its promises to customers, paying more than $50 billion in insurance, retirement, and annuity claims and benefits, including return of annuity premiums paid by the customer. Transamerica is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with other major operations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Transamerica is part of the Aegon group of companies. Based in the Netherlands, Aegon is one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products, operating in more than 20 markets worldwide. For the full year of 2019, Aegon managed over $1 trillion in revenue generating investments. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.

    About Everest

    Everest is a funeral planning and concierge service rolled into a life insurance plan. When help is needed, its 24/7 Advisors are one phone call away, ready to personalize the funeral plan, compare and negotiate best prices, and work with the insurance company to get monies to the beneficiary in as little as 48 hours after death. An independent consumer advocate, Everest was launched in 2001 with the goal of creating a continent-wide service to help streamline and simplify the process for grieving families. Its sole purpose is to provide information to consumers when they need to make informed choices about funeral-related issues. Serving as an impartial advocate, Everest is not a funeral home, nor does it sell funeral goods or services and does not receive commissions from funeral homes or other providers in the funeral industry. Today, Everest services are available to more than 25 million people in Canada and the United States. Visit www.everestfuneral.com for more information.

    Media inquiries:

    Media.Relations@transamerica.com

    Erin Yang

    (303) 383-5295

    Julie Quinlan

    (303) 383-5923

    SOURCE Transamerica

    Related Links

    http://www.transamerica.com

    Originally Posted at CISION PR Newswire on July 28, 2020 by Transamerica.

    Categories: Industry Articles
    currency