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There’s no such thing as being too prepared

Mom always said you can never be too prepared. And now that you’ve endured many downpours without an umbrella and blizzards without snow boots, you’ve started to think: maybe she was right after all.

Now that you’re a grown-up yourself, you know being prepared goes well beyond warm hats and dry boots. So how do you ensure a bright and secure future for the people you care about most? The answer’s simple: life insurance.

Why life insurance? Because it can provide the guarantees and benefits that make the difference between dreams coming true - or just remaining dreams. And in the spirit of preparedness, we’ve teamed up with the LIFE Foundation - a nonprofit dedicated to helping consumers make smart life insurance decisions - to help people like you discover the benefits of protecting the people you love.

You can start by reading the stories of the Donaca family and CBS sportscaster Boomer Esiason. Although each is very different, they share one common factor: an appreciation for the benefits of life insurance.

Shane Donaca- Go hard or go home

LIAM 2013

"Go hard or go home" was Shane Donaca’s motto. And he brought that passion and intensity to every aspect of his life, from racing motorcycles, to building a large commercial construction business, to spending time with his wife, Kim, and their three children. Because so many people depended on Shane, his insurance Agent, Kris Preble, wanted to ensure he had adequate life insurance coverage, and together they constructed a plan that added to his existing coverage.

Soon after, while riding his motorcycle one afternoon, Shane hit an embankment and suffered fatal injuries. Although Shane had signed his amended life insurance contract just 12 hours before his death, his family received the full death benefit. Kim was able to pay off all the company’s debts and still has the money the family needs to continue their lifestyle. "Life insurance is an amazing gift,” says Kim. “I don’t have to lie awake at night worrying about money or about getting another job so I can put my children through school." You can read the full story here.

Boomer Esiason, at age 7, loses his mother

After losing his mother to cancer when he was just 7, Boomer Esiason, retired NFL quarterback, current analyst for The NFL Today on CBS and co-host of Boomer and Carton on WFAN, developed a passion for life insurance. Hoping to make a difference in the lives of others, Boomer often speaks about his loss - and the financial impact it had on his family. You can read more about Boomer's story and connect with him on Twitter (@7BOOMERESIASON)

So what’s next?

Step 1: Estimate your protection needs with our planning tools & calculators and review your life insurance needs with our two minute self-review.

Step 2: Read and explore more about the benefits of life insurance, planning for small businesses, as well as planning for the future of your family.

Step 3: Contact an Agent. Our Agents are always available to discuss your needs and examine what options would work best for you and the people you love. Simply use the Talk to Us tab or the Consult an Agent form on the page, and an Agent in your area will contact you at your convenience. Or click here to learn all the ways you can do business with us.

Prepare for today so you can enjoy tomorrow – it’s a step that would make even your Mom proud.

*This video posted with permission from the nonprofit LIFE Foundation. © LIFE 2013. All rights reserved.

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