True implications of new tax law has many Americans at a loss

New MDRT study finds 4 in 10 Americans mistakenly think it impacts this year’s tax returns; Good news is more consumers likely to consult an advisor for guidance in tax planning.

Nationwide on indy side: Carrier to transition to full independent agency distribution model by...

Approximately 2,000 existing agents who have been operating under the Nationwide brand may transition to an independent agency model or could stay captive under another carrier.

4 in 10 Boomers still have no retirement savings; yet only 3 in 10...

Baby boomers remain in large measure unprepared for retirement, having failed both to plan adequately and save enough, according to new study.

Life Settlements roundup: LISA leaks spring conference agenda; broker portal, calculator tools debut

Regulatory developments a big topic for May 6-8 LISA conference; online platform for life settlement brokers to quickly share case files debuts; Broker unveils tool so life policyholders can get an instant estimate of policy value on the secondary market.

Strong social media presence critical part of success for life agents and advisors

New joint study finds more than a third of Americans and more than half of Millennials are likely to ask for recommendations for an insurance agent or financial advisor on social media.

Kerzner: Help make life insurance a social imperative again

LIMRA/LOMA/LL Global Inc. leader Robert A. Kerzner uses opening general session at Life Insurance Conference in Chicago to implore life insurance professionals strive to be better at reaching a large untapped market in desperate need of adequate coverage.

Strategies for Wealth honored as Guardian’s top agency for 18th time

The firm with the best overall performance in terms of production, recruiting, agent achievement and development, including agent productivity and client building in the prior year earns the award.

Less than half of employers offer life insurance as a benefit

New research finds 23% fewer employers are offering life insurance to their workers compared to 2006.

Turnover at the top: 4 key industry associations replacing CEOs

There may have never before been so much turnover within the top administrative posts of the life & health insurance industry’s leading national associations as we have seen in the past year – or perhaps even just the past month.

Zenith Marketing Group partners with Ash Brokerage

Zenith Marketing Group, a full service insurance brokerage agency based in Freehold, N.J., is joining Ash Brokerage, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States, the companies announced recently.