I am a principal in a full service insurance brokerage offering Life, Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Long Term Care insurance products for individuals, families, & businesses.

The benefit of brokerage to a client or potential clients is the ability to offer multiple product choices from multiple insurance companies. This gives a client or potential client the flexibility of choice and an opportunity to choose the product & service that best meets their needs & desires.

“There is no need for you to “shop for insurance” we shop for you from our multitude relationships with many insurance carriers.”

Katherine (Kate) Cook holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oregon. Kate has over 20 years experience in Insurance Services. Kate is a member of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors where in the past she has served as a member of the board of directors. Kate is active in multiple community organizations including the Rotary Club of Del Mar (where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors), Easter Seals Society of Southern California & the San Diego State University Aztec Athletic Foundation.

Address: Kate Cook
Cook & Cook Associates
17760 Cumana Terrace
San Diego, CA 92128
Fax: 858.521.0057
Local telephone: 858.361.0735

First Comes Love, Then Comes…Insurance
By Kate Cook


As unpredictable as life may seem, if you step back and look at the big picture, you’ll see it tends to flow in an orderly fashion. You’re born, go to school, find a job, get married, have children, and so on.

In many ways, your insurance needs follow an equally predictable path. In fact, they tend to change in lockstep with many common life events:

Marriage: When you’re just starting out, your primary financial concern is usually income replacement. Since you haven’t had much time to save, term life insurance can be an affordable first step for many newlyweds.

Adding a child: As your family grows, so do your responsibilities. Not only do you have more mouths to feed, but a host of future expenses – such as college – to consider. Permanent life insurance can address both needs by giving you dependable, lasting protection, plus the growth potential of cash value.

Changing careers: When you switch jobs, chances are any life insurance you had through your employer will come to an end. Buying and individual policy before you leave will eliminate any gap in coverage, and give you the freedom to take your coverage with you wherever you go.

Transition to retirement: There are many reasons to add permanent life insurance prior to retirement. Not only are you likely to lose your employer-sponsored coverage (see above) but you can also use the cash value to help pay retirement expenses. Having life insurance at the time of retirement may also allow you to enjoy the higher monthly payments of a single life pension (since your spouse will have a death benefit to live on after you are gone).

Creation of an estate: In addition to paying final expenses and eliminating outstanding debts, life insurance can help you leave behind a substantial legacy. Even if you have no other assets, your death benefit is a tax-free gift that can make a real difference to your loved ones – or favorite charity.

If you are about to experience these common or major life events, please give me (Kate Cook) a call at (858-361-0735 or 858-623-8641) for assistance you may require. That way you can make sure that your life – and life insurance are headed in the same direction.

Kate Cook specializes in life, health, disability, & long term care insurance planning for individual, families, & business. As an independent insurance agent, Kate has an ability to offer multiple types of insurance coverage from many different insurance company(s). Kate’s motto is to tailor the insurance plan to individual needs, preferences, & budget.

“There is no need to shop, we shop for you”