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5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Business

Purchasing a going concern can be a great way to go into business. The company you are buying may already have established customers or clients, smoothly running operations, trained employees, and cash flow. But buying a business can be risky – it requires dedicated due diligence. The following are ways to protect yourself when acquiring a business. Do Your Due Diligence Do not cut corners...

Can Life Insurance Cover Student Loan Debt?

What Happens To Your Student Loans If You Pass Away? The short answer: It depends on the type of loans you have. Federal loans: Loans issued directly to a person through the U.S. Department of Education are discharged (“forgiven”) upon that person’s death, once the required documentation is submitted. Read more specifics about federal student loans at StudentAid.gov. Parent PLUS loans: As a type of...

What Additional Benefits Should I Offer Remote Employees?

The remote workforce is growing stronger. A large percentage of employees are now working away from the office one or more days per week. There are many advantages to providing special perks for remote workers. Here are some examples of the types of benefits you can offer employees who work from home. Flexible Work Hours and Unlimited PTO One advantage of working remotely is knowing...

What is a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’re approaching your 65th birthday and starting to research options for Medicare, navigating through all of your new health care choices can be overwhelming. In addition to enrolling in a Medicare plan to meet your anticipated needs, you’ll also have to decide if a Medicare Supplement plan is right for you. At Erie Insurance, we’re here to help. Here are some things you should know when considering...

Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

Applying for Medicare once you reach retirement age sounds simple enough. But just because you’re covered under the federal health insurance program doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with out-of-pocket costs. With Original Medicare (Parts A and B), you’ll receive coverage for health-related expenses like hospital care, doctor visits, medical procedures and equipment. Like a traditional health insurance policy, Medicare pays its share of the...