INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES Big changes can happen in your life at any time, so you have to think carefully about financial decisions that may affect your future. Whether your family is growing or you're trying to limit the impact of a transition on your loved ones, remember your long-term goals. You may be considering important life events like college or marriage; you may be put in a position of caring for the people who supported you throughout your life; or you may be negotiating a settlement to divide your combined assets—no matter what the situation, you've got a lot to think about. Planning now could help make the difference between just getting by and living comfortably down the road. Options to consider: Annuities An annuity is a contract between an insurance company and an annuity owner. In exchange for a purchase payment, or series of payments, the insurance company guarantees1 to pay a stream of income in the future. Disability Income Insurance An individual disability income insurance policy can help supplement your group long term disability benefits and protect a larger portion of your income. This, in turn, provides a fundamental layer of security for your financial future. Life Insurance Life insurance can be the foundation of your financial security and can provide comfort and stability for your family. The purpose of life insurance is to help provide your loved ones with financial protection after you die, in exchange for the premiums you pay to your insurer during your lifetime. Long-Term Care Long term care includes a variety of services and supports to help meet personal care needs over an extended period of time. The services include help performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as: bathing, continence, using the toilet, transferring to/from a bed or chair, dressing and eating. Mutual Funds Mutual funds are professionally managed portfolios of stocks, bonds or other securities that pool the money of a group of investors who have common financial goals. The value of mutual fund shares will fluctuate so that when redeemed they may be worth more or less than their original cost. Trust Services A trust is a fiduciary arrangement through which the trustee manages assets for the benefit of third parties. A trust is commonly used to transfer wealth to heirs or to favored charitable organizations. 1 Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing company and do not apply to the investment performance or safety of the amounts held in the variable investment options. Have a Question Name Email Phone Question Thank you! Oops!