Hot IUL category gets another boost with trio of new products

Indexed Universal Life insurance policy sales – already on track for a record-setting year in 2017 – figure to get an additional boost from a trio of new IUL products that were introduced to the market recently.

Lincoln Benefit Life being acquired; may resume life and annuity sales

A North Carolina company has entered into an agreement to buy LBL in a deal expected to lead to Lincoln Benefit Life back into selling life insurance and annuity products.

Saliva tests as longevity predictor inch closer to becoming a true disruptor for life...

Life Epigenetics announces that two major insurers will test its exclusive lifespan-predictive technology – purported to be a more accurate and economical way to help carriers determine appropriate premiums for individuals.

Haven Life undergoes strategic overhaul that streamlines its term life buying experience

The two-year-old life insurance startup backed by MassMutual has launched an improved buying experience that prioritizes delivering real rates over quotes and features a friendlier application process with half the questions.

Repeal of federal estate tax included in GOP tax reform framework

The elimination of the federal estate tax is indeed included in the tax reform “framework” plan proposed Wednesday by President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress. How could it impact the life insurance market?

Small businesses at risk: 38% say lack of adequate life insurance could force doors...

A small business owner's unexpected death creates an average $1.4 million life insurance gap for their business, a gap which is at odds with perceived preparedness, loyalty to employees and other business goals.

Individual new life premium up 4% in first half of 2017

Whole life leads way in absolute dollar growth for first half of year, but IUL sparks 2Q with 8% growth. Despite premium growth, total policy count is down 3% so far.

LIAM updates: Podcast debunks 5 myths about life insurance; Guardian releases educational videos

There are many myths circulating around consumers’ perceptions about life insurance. For example, do consumers believe life insurance is irrelevant? How do they want...

ACLI marks Life Insurance Awareness Month with new research showing path to financial security

Study dispels myth that income levels alone guarantee financial security, and identifies characteristics and common practices that contribute to a household's financial security. As we near the midpoint of this year's LIAM campaign, LIMRA also offers facts and figures to help spur prospects to action.

Pacific Life takeover of former Genworth Lynchburg life operation helps stabilize the term market

Brokers Alliance has partnered with Pacific Life to help producers reach the broad market with the highly efficient and profitable platform.