EverQuote launches health, renters insurance verticals

Online insurance marketplace expanding beyond its existing auto, home and life offerings.

Kaiser Permanente tops J.D. Power Medicare Advantage plan survey for 5th straight year

Overall MA plan customer satisfaction remains steady as cost drives plan selection, study finds.

Integrity expands Midwest senior market footprint with acquisition of Emrick Insurance Marketing Group

Nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products to the senior market enters definitive agreement to acquire Illinois-based IMO that markets Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products.

AmeriLife Direct partners with BGA on Medicare, other products

Expanded partnership with One Resource Group enables its agents and advisors to refer Medicare prospects; AmeriLife also releases White Paper highlighting Med Supp opportunities created by MACRA 2020.

Just 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage members familiar with CMS’ Star Ratings for plans

Survey finds that while only 15% of MA members used the rating system in picking a 2019 plan, 74% of enrollees still ended up in plans with four or more Stars.

Just 4 in 10 employees protecting their paychecks

Snapshot of disability coverage revealed in new Harris Poll from OneAmerica.

Agents expect to sell more LTCI policies this year than last

Nearly 8 in 10 in a new AALTCI survey optimistic their new policy sales will equal or surpass last year.
Disability Insurance Awareness Month

10 Alarming Stats to Kick Off Disability Insurance Awareness Month

As the annual May campaign gets underway, we dive into some facts and figures that should pique consumer interest in a coverage they need but likely don’t have.

Simplified underwriting gaining momentum among consumers

Almost half of Americans say they are more likely to buy life insurance using simplified underwriting, drawn to the speed and ease that it offers.

350,000 Americans bought LTCI policies in 2018

Combo products account for lion’s share of new policies sold according to new data from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.