Commentary: Labor Department urged to heed constructive ideas to fix fiduciary proposal

BY KENNETH E. BENTSEN, JR., DALE E. BROWN, FRANK KEATING, DIRK A. KEMPTHORNE AND TIM PAWLENTY • Editor’s Note: The following commentary about the DOL’s...

Dismal GUL sales drag 1Q U.S. individual life premium to 7% decline

Total individual life insurance new annualized premium fell 7% in the first quarter 2014, according to LIMRA's Retail Individual Life Insurance Sales Report. Policy count...

Van Mueller sales strategies highlight opening day of Advisor Network Summit

“I don’t know anything,” Van Mueller repeatedly told a room of nearly 100 insurance professionals as the opening keynote speaker at the inaugural Advisor...

IUL: So zero’s your hero?

It may not be what you say that gets you in trouble; it’s what you leave out that may land you in litigation. Over the...

Seniors forfeit $112 billion in benefits annually due to lapsed or surrendered life policies,...

NEW YORK CITY – Americans who are aged 65 or older leave approximately $112 billion in benefits on the table each year by lapsing...

Life applications in 2016: Great 1st half slightly outweighs declines in 2nd half

Application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was mixed in 2016 with the MIB Life Index showing continued expansion, up +1.3% YTD. Positive year-end results...

Glad you asked: The 5 most important things to know about life insurance

When his clients ask what they need to know about life insurance, Dick Weber, a past president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and a fee-only insurance fiduciary, likes to share these five most important things.

InsurTech Updates: Bevy of new non-policy products being rolled out by insurers

News about some new product rollouts from insurers that aren’t insurance policies – including an emergency services app, a Facebook chatbot, an individual mortality risk scoring system and will creation tool.

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.

Annuity proponents praise bill that would make it easier to include annuities in retirement...

An amendment in The Family Savings Act, HR 6757 passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 27, would improve access to annuities by removing barriers restricting the types of small business employers permitted to band together to offer a retirement plan.