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Americans worry about providing for their families in the event of their death, but most are unaware of many of the benefits life insurance can provide, according to a new survey from Edward Jones, a financial services firm, and Life Happens, a nonprofit consumer education group.

In the same survey, a quarter of survey respondents said their biggest concern was leaving financial burdens on loved ones if they suddenly became unable to work or died tomorrow. Yet only 41 percent said they had an individual life insurance policy, and 32 percent said life insurance was a low or nonexistent priority in starting a family.

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