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.

Americans: Add an advisor, subtract stress

New study illustrates how Americans with financial advisors feel significantly more prepared for retirement, optimistic about the economy, and less stressed out. Another study shows women experience much higher financial stress levels than men.

80% of advisors report significant gross income gains in last few years, new LIMRA-EY...

All types of advisory businesses are growing, and income growth rates exceeded double-digits across all types of practice models over the two-year period, according to just-released LIMRA-EY Experienced Financial Advisor Study.

Coverage for life provided you don’t live past 100

A recent court case puts the spotlight on an issue of UL policies terminating at age 100.

10 Questions: MDRT President Brian Heckert

Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, officially became the 90th president of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) on Sept. 1. Heckert, a highly decorated...

Military Veterans are twice as likely to use a financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual survey...

MILWAUKEE – This Veterans Day Northwestern Mutual is celebrating the accomplishments of military veterans, both for their service to their country and to their...

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.

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...

Advances in underwriting: Saliva samples now being used to analyze biomarkers of settlement prospects

Minneapolis-based life settlements specialist GWG Life claims it is the first insuretech company to apply epigenetic technology in a way that it says could...

The colossal risk of buying life insurance without an agent

After speaking with hundreds of beneficiaries of denied life insurance claims, author Steve Burgess knows its obvious agents bring an even bigger value to buyers than just explaining policy features. Agents protect the colossal risk that causes claims to end up in what he calls the “Pit of Denied Claims.”