About Author: Cory

Kim Wilhelm is the co-founder of Final Expense Direct, an insurance agency based in Houston, TX, dedicated to helping seniors cover all end-of-life expenses.

Licensed since 1996, Kim started his career as an agent, helping thousands of individuals to secure final expense life insurance.  

In 2007, he and his wife, Ellen Jo Wilhelm, founded Final Expense Direct and quickly grew it into one of the largest final expense agencies in the U.S.  

When he isn’t working, Kim enjoys reading, walking, golfing, and rooting for the Houston Astros.  He is married to his wife, Ellen Jo, and lives in Missouri City, TX, a nearby suburb of Houston.

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It just ain't right!

KIM WILHELM – CEO

I started Final Expense Insurance to help protect seniors from a lot of the shady characters in the final expense space. Some of these companies advertise low rates like $9.99 per month of final expense insurance so they can get seniors to call in, only to find out it’s for a measly $1,000 of coverage. It just ain’t right!
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Professional Accolades

  • Licensed insurance agent since 1996
  • Has grown Final Expense Direct to over 50 employees
  • Led Final Expense Direct to Inc 5000 list in 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • 94% CEO approval on Glassdoor
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Media

Mr. Wilhelm is available for interviews in the areas of business growth & leadership and final expense life insurance.  Please contact us for more details.

Coverage for Pre existing Conditions

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 Have you heard that private insurance companies will always deny coverage for applicants with pre-existing conditions? Perhaps you’ve been denied health insurance coverage or life insurance coverage? The good news is that there are insurance companies

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Burial Insurance: Texas

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 The Lone Star State has a lot to offer. Natural beauty, incredible cities, and favorable taxes are drawing scores of retirees to the great state of Texas. Unfortunately, while the cost of living is lower than

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Discussing Burial Insurance

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 No one likes the thought of our parents growing older or passing away, but if you have elderly parents, you have to come to terms with the eventuality of your parent’s death. Funerals are becoming more

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Final Expense Insurance Rate Charts By Age

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 Final expense insurance (also called burial insurance, final expense life insurance, or funeral insurance) is designed to cover your final expenses, such as funeral and burial costs. Life insurance companies offer final expense coverage to anyone

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Are Funeral Expenses Tax Deductible?

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 The death of a family member is highly stressful – and can place an unexpected financial burden on the people who have been left behind. Depending on where you live, a funeral can cost anywhere from

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Final Expense vs. Life Insurance

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 No one likes thinking about death – but it is a reality of life. The best thing we can do for our families and the loved ones we leave behind is to ensure that our passing

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Aetna Senior Products Review

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 As a senior citizen, your healthcare and insurance needs change – as does your income. You need to find insurance products that meet your unique needs within a limited budget.Luckily, there are several reputable companies that

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The Disadvantages of Donating Your Body to Science

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 Are you thinking of donating your body to science? There are a lot of misconceptions about body donation and how it works. Before making a decision, it’s important to know exactly what whole-body donations involve, how

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How Much Is a Burial Plot?

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 Choosing your final resting place can be a difficult decision. Many of us assume we’ll be buried by our family members but haven’t given much thought to what that actually means. In order to be buried,

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2023 Burial Insurance For Cancer Patients

Written by Kim WilhelmCEO | Licensed Insurance AgentCEO | Licensed Agent Verified!  See guidelinesVerified!  See our editorial guidelines Last Updated 01 Mar 2024 A cancer diagnosis is difficult for anyone. While many cancers are extremely treatable with good odds of making a complete recovery, a cancer diagnosis often forces us to ponder our own mortality. You may worry about

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