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Ascendus—in partnership with Resilient—is proud to be the first CDFI in the U.S. to provide its clients insurance products that we pay for to help them protect their families’ finances: a $50,000 Term Life insurance coverage and a $50,000 AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment) coverage.

requirements for Microinsurance

To qualify for this pilot program, you must be:

  • A new or returning Ascendus client
  • A resident of New York State,
  • Be among the first 120 new or returning clients to have applied for a loan, enrolled in the insurance pilot program, and had your loan approved


Once your insurance is active and you continue to make on-time loan payments, you will continue to receive $50,000 in Term Life and $50,000 in AD&D coverage with no additional cost to you for the entire duration of your loan.

Ascendus is a nonprofit lender with over 30 years of experience serving entrepreneurs like you. When you contact Ascendus, you’ll meet our experienced staff who will work with you one-on-one to find the best business lending solution for you. We work with a diverse group of business owners and provide a solution when traditional lenders cannot.

I started off with a food truck. Now I have two restaurants and another on the way. All because Ascendus gave me that first loan.

Because of Ascendus we were able to continue operations. Ascendus gave us an affordable interest rate, allowed us to offer competitive pay packages, and overall, helped us grow our business.

Ascendus gave me resources, helped me build credit, and helped me prove that I could pay back a loan.

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