Insurance Services

Twin Rivers Financial Group is dedicated to providing it’s clients with all their insurance needs. We are contracted with many of the largest Life, Health, and Annuity companies and we operate independently which allows us to “shop around” for the best products, benefits, and price for each individual client. We can offer Major Medical plans, Medical Supplement plans for our “over sixty-five” folks, dental, vision, critical illness, disability insurance, final expense plans, and life insurance for every contingency.

One of the best health insurers we have found is United Health One (Golden Rule). At this time, everyone is unsure what the new rules of PPACA will do to a person’s health insurance, but we know benefits will change, many benefits may be dropped, and undoubtedly premiums will increase, most likely, quite substantially.

Any Health plan purchased from United Health One now will guarantee your benefits through the balance of 2013 AND through 2014. This could mean tremendous savings for our clients.

We have added an online insurance quote form so you can see what United Health One can do for you and your family. You can choose the options you want, see the cost, compare insurance plans & options and actually buy the insurance online, all in the privacy of your home. No agent or salesperson will call and your information is kept strictly confidential.

Please try our Online Insurance Quote by clicking here: Insurance Quote (Link will open in a new window)

If you need additinal help or information please contact us with any questions or help you may need.

Twin Rivers Financial Group Inc.
7200 270th Road
Miller, NE 68858-2052
Tel: 308-440-4111
Fax: 308-457-3181

More about United Health One:
UnitedHealthcare provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers, and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers today, contracting directly with more than 754,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,400 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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Annuities, A Strong Retirement Tool

Annuities, A Strong Retirement Tool.

Many people, when they hear the word “annuities”, tend to want to escape to another planet. They really don’t know what an annuity is or what they can do for a good retirement plan, and that is too bad because an annuity used in a retirement plan can give the retiree so many benefits. Particularly, in an economy such as we have now. The stock market is and hopefully always will be a good choice for building retirement funds, “over a long haul”, but because of it’s volatility, timing becomes a priority consideration.

Consider what your retirement portfolio would have looked like if you retired right after the crash of the market in 2007 and 2008. Money market funds have been dismal, 401K’s not much better, and CD’s are abhorrent.

There are many advantages to diversifying into annuities. There are annuities to fit almost anyone’s needs in retirement. And, it is a misconception that an annuity ties up your funds for a long time.

First of all, an annuity is a contractual agreement between an individual and an insurance company. An individual gives an insurance company his/her investment dollars in what is called the “building phase”. For this investment, the insurance company guarantees to do a number of things. One of the most basic is, they promise to make regular payments to the contract holder at a later date, in effect, after retirement, and usually these payments last the lifetime of the annuity holder and can continue payments to a surviving spouse over a length of time or a one-time payout.

Money placed in an annuity can grow tax-free until funds are withdrawn. If money is withdrawn early or the contract is terminated by the owner, ordinary tax is paid on the “gain” of the annuity only.

When you purchase an annuity, the size of the ultimate payments you will receive depends on several factors: How much money you put into the plan, how old you are at the time of investment, and how long before you start withdrawing the funds.

There are many different types of annuities. A fixed annuity can be “immediate” or “deferred”. This one guarantees you an interest rate, and one can start drawing on it immediately, or they can let it grow (deferred) as the interest it earns is compounded and added to the value of the contract.

Another type is a “Fixed Indexed Annuity” which is most popular when one has a fairly long period of time to allow it to grow. This one allows you many choices of indexes, but how it works is, you choose an index such as the Dow, S&P500, Nasdaq, or a blended index (a percentage of four different indexes). Whenever the market goes up one earns a percentage of the increase. The greatest benefit is that when the market goes down, you don’t lose a penny as you do not actually own the stock. Annuities always guarantee your initial investment as long as you maintain it full term.

Another derivation of this type is the (Hybrid) Fixed Indexed Annuity which for a fee, guarantees you a certain percentage will be paid (Now around 6% for most companies) on your investment every year of the contract. This is in the form of a rider and has a cost to add it to an annuity, and these funds cannot be taken out in a lump sum, but will be paid out for life, even when your original investment is depleted. Also, most offer the advantage of taking out up to 10% of the accumulation value per year after the first year with no penalties, should a need arise for cash. Also, there are no fees for purchasing or maintaining an annuity. Every dollar one invests in an annuity begins earning value immediately. Also, many companies offer a bonus when you purchase an annuity which is immediately credited to your contract.

So the main advantages of an annuity are: The potential for growth and no risk of losing money, most allow you to add to a contract at it’s original rate for up to three years, Free withdrawals of up to 10% of your paid premium, flexible income options, including lifetime income.

In today’s economy, an annuity offers more potential growth and safety than just about anything else available and should be the obvious choice for anyone who wants to eliminate the risk of losing what they have spent a lifetime accumulating.

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EEOC Challenges Employee Wellness Penalties in Suit Against Honeywell

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell International Inc. to stop the company from imposing penalties on employees who refuse to undergo testing under its corporate wellness program. The lawsuit is the third case since August filed by …

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Korean Regulators: Insurers Must Boost Capital to Prepare for Aging Population

South Korea’s insurers have been told by regulators to boost capital to prepare for an aging population, with the United Nations predicting a world-beating average life expectancy of 95.5 years by the end of the century. The Financial Supervisory Service …

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Commercial Rocket Explosion Draws Attention to Space Industry Risk, Oversight

A NASA advisory panel said earlier this year that inadequate funding jeopardized the safety of commercial space cargo shipments, such as the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. mission that exploded this week over Virginia. In its annual report released in January, …

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Supreme Court Considers Taking Obamacare Tax Credit Case

The fate of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law is again in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two years after upholding the law by a single vote, the justices are weighing whether to hear a Republican-backed appeal that would …

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Chubb: No Operations or Employees in U.S. Blacklisted Countries

Chubb Corp. has distanced itself from insurance adjusters in Sudan and Syria after a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into business in nations blacklisted by the U.S. because of terrorism ties. The third-party adjusters who examine marine claims are …

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MetLife to Continue Fight Against Systemic Risk Designation Next Week

MetLife will plead against being branded a super-risky financial firm at a meeting next week with regulators, a company spokesman said, as the U.S. insurer tries to escape oversight by the Federal Reserve. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a group …

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AIG Offers Loss Control for Corporate Aerospace Customers

American International Group Inc. (AIG) has partnered with Wyvern Consulting, an aviation risk management and safety auditing firm, to launch AirGuard safety and loss control services designed to address safety and regulatory risks faced by corporate flight departments, commercial air …

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German Insurer Uses Phone App to Help Improve Young Driver Safety

Signal Iduna, a German insurance provider, has launched a new car insurance policy through ‘sijox’, its young customer brand. “AppDrive powered by TomTom” uses a smartphone app to provide feedback on driving performance, to help increase road safety awareness for …

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Meinschenk Named VP, Sales & Producer Management at CNA Canada

CNA Canada has appointed Paul Meinschenk as vice president of sales & producer management. In this role, Meinschenk is responsible for the development and management of the distribution strategy and sales initiatives to support growth and new profitable products and …

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Aviva New Business Growth Driven by Europe and Asia Operations

Aviva plc, the U.K.’s second-biggest insurer by market value, reported a 15 percent rise in new business in the first nine months of the year, driven by its European and Asian operations. The value of new business, a measure of …

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Tennessee Officials Ask for Help on 16 Arsons

Police are asking for help after a string of fires in East Tennessee that have been ruled arson. Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes said there have been 16 arson blazes set since August, mostly in the area of Parrotsville. He …

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Mississippi County Seeks to Turn April’s Tornado Tragedy Into Opportunity

Six months after a devastating tornado, Winston County’s hospital is still operating out of tents and shipping containers, home rebuilding is sputtering along and it may be another year before a new plywood mill opens. Still, leaders in Louisville say …

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Hedge Funds Move Into Catastrophe Reinsurance

Hedge funds are muscling their way into the market to share the cost of cleaning up after natural catastrophes, but skeptics are questioning whether they will stick around ahead of the next “big one” as underwriting returns fall. Hedge funds …

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The Hartford Profit Up 32% in Q3

The Hartford reported third quarter 2014 net income totaled $388 million, up 32 percent from $293 million in third quarter 2013. The insurer said core earnings were $477 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014, up 15 percent …

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Audi Cars in China Recalled Over Airbags From German Supplier

FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Ltd, a Chinese joint venture of Volkswagen AG, will recall 270,635 Audi cars in China due to an air bag software issue, China’s quality watchdog said. A spokeswoman at Audi China said the airbags were from a German …

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Lloyd’s, Specialty Insurance Advisors Offer Ebola Coverage for First Responders

Lloyd’s of London is offering Ebola coverage for first responders through its U.S. distributor, Specialty Insurance Advisors, as an added benefit to its pre-existing Needle Stick and Workplace Violence coverage. The cover will protect healthcare and law enforcement workers in …

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Pirate Attacks on Small Oil Tankers Rising in Southeast Asia Waters

Hijackings of small oil tankers by armed gangs are increasing in Southeast Asia, home to the shortest sea-trade route between the Middle East and China, even as pirate attacks globally fell for a third year. Five of the six vessels …

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Marsh Previews Risk Management-Analytics Software

STARS, a business unit of Marsh that provides risk, safety, and claims management software, analytics and services, previewed STARS | ONE, an alpha version of its next-generation risk management platform to 350 global customers and partners at its recent annual …

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Aon: Planning, Communications Will Keep Real Risk of Ebola in Perspective

With concerns growing in the U.S. over Ebola exposure — New York City confirmed its first case of Ebola Thursday, Oct. 23 — an executive from Aon plc advised it’s important for businesses to engage in thoughtful planning and careful …

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China Insurers Face Shadow Banking Default Risk: Ratings Agencies

A doubling in the trust holdings of China’s insurers has prompted ratings companies to warn the industry may be taking on too much shadow banking default-risk. Insurers held 281 billion yuan ($46 billion) of trust products on June 30, surging …

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