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.

As Millennials grow, so does their need for income protection

Tips for agents looking to target the workforce’s largest generation for individual disability insurance.

Genworth suspends LTCI, annuity sales through BGA channel

Company has temporarily suspended sales of individual long-term care insurance and income Assurance Annuity products through the brokerage general agency channel in all states, effective as of Monday, March 11.

HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

Company says it enrolled over 500,000 people in ACA coverage during the 2019 open enrollment period.

Integrity Marketing Group expands with acquisition of Tidewater Management Group

Integrity, the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, has acquired Raleigh, N.C.-based Tidewater, one of the largest distributors of Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage products in the Southeastern U.S.