Those Dying From Covid-19 Are Least Likely to Own Life Insurance

U.S. life insurers are paying out far fewer Covid-19 death claims than initially expected, largely because the virus is disproportionately killing people with little to no insurance.

In the past few weeks, many life-insurance companies have sharply reduced estimates of their exposure, as measured by payouts per 100,000 U.S. Covid-19 fatalities. Estimates have come down by an average of 40% to 50%, according to Credit Suisse stock analyst Andrew Kligerman.

Driving the rapid reduction in exposure are two groups: older Americans and minorities.

Older people often have smaller policies than people who are still in the workforce. The latter typically buy policies to protect spouses and children against the loss of a breadwinner’s income, aiming to cover home mortgages and fund college tuition. Based on data through mid-September, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates that approximately four-fifths of U.S. deaths involving Covid-19 have been of people at

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To Revive Demand Ahead of Festive Season, SBI Offers Personal Loans With Big Benefits

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New Delhi: At this time of corona crisis when the economy and demand are going through a rough phase, a number of financial institutions, including banks, are offering various kinds of benefits on loans to customers to revive demand in the market in the upcoming festive season. The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday has floated one such initiative with massive benefits. As per updates, the SBI has announced a 100 per cent waiver in the processing fee for all customers applying for auto, gold and personal loans through its Yono application platform. In a notification, the SBI stated that there will be a complete waiver of processing fees on home loans for homebuyers in approved projects. Moreover, the bank is also ready to provide concessions in interest rates up to 10 bps for select customers however, this will be based on
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Want to know how the economy is doing? Use some walking around sense

Matthew A. Treskovich
 |  Special to The Ledger

It’s easy to get lost in the news when you’re trying to understand what’s happening in the stock market and in the economy.

The novel coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election dominate the headlines. Talking heads on television and the Internet talk about things like bond yields, unemployment, Federal Reserve policy and what stimulus packages might or might not be passed by Congress. All the noise can make it difficult to understand what’s happening in the economy.

In the long run, fundamentals drive the stock market. Understanding where the economy is headed will help you understand the long-term outlook for stocks.

Fortunately, it doesn’t take an advanced degree in economics to understand how the economy is doing and what that means for the stock market. Stock market indexes like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are composed of the

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Financial Services Virtual Investor Conference Presentations Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Virtual Investor Conferences, the leading proprietary investor conference series, today announced the presentations from the Financial Services Conference are now available for on-demand viewing at   

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The presentations will be available 24/7 for 90 days. Investors, advisors and analysts may download shareholder materials from the “virtual trade booth”.

September 24th Presentations:

To facilitate investor relations scheduling, for more information about the program and to view a complete calendar of Virtual Investor Conferences, please visit

About Virtual Investor Conferences®
Virtual Investor Conferences (VIC) is the leading proprietary investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for publicly-traded companies to meet and present directly with investors.

A real-time solution for investor engagement, Virtual Investor Conferences is part of OTC Market Group’s suite of investor relations services specifically designed for

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16 Creative Ways To Generate Business Leads Virtually

To say that the marketing industry has changed drastically over the last six months is an understatement at best. Most events and trade shows have gone virtual, meaning that presentations are limited to online-only locations. For many marketers, this means a change in the paradigm of how they interact with customers.

The entire idea of generating leads through discussion and direct approaches now needs to be reevaluated. Luckily, there are concrete ways to create leads through these virtual events and conferences as well. Sixteen members of Forbes Business Development Council share several methods that businesses and marketers alike can adopt to help them generate leads through virtual events.

1. Promote Value-Added Virtual Content

A reliable lead generation approach is to curate and promote value-added virtual content. For example, this can be a white

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