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Independent insurance agents declare a truce agents lost important political support when the American Council of Life Insurance, which represents large life insurance companies, announced it would begin to negotiate bank-insurance affiliations. "Politically I think the agents...
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Insurance can trigger estate tax

...consisting of a house, other real estate and investments -- that do approach the $625,000 threshold. A large life insurance policy could push such estates over the top. "Why pay 50 percent tax on it if you don't have to," said Elaine...
Money might have been motive

Authorities believe Ruth Vaiden killed her mother because she was the sole beneficiary of a large life insurance policy and she had fallen into financial troubles, according to investigators working on the case. Ruth Vaiden, 33, of Martinez...