Matrix Direct is trying to educate consumers about what they should do to protect themselves and their loved ones against the risk of death.

Matrix, San Diego, has posted a life insurance education Web site at Document Link

The site gives answers to questions such as, “What is life insurance and why do I need it?” and “Can I make money for my heirs through estate planning?”

Matrix is a life insurance direct marketer that was acquired by American General Life Insurance Company, a unit of American International Group Inc., New York, in February.