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Individual life sales forecast calls for 3% growth in 2019

U.S. individual life insurance sales are expected to rise 3% to $15.0 billion in 2019, according to LIMRA’s just-released annual predictions report. Growth also expected in technology and workplace retirement savings plans.

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3 InsurTech trends expected to accelerate in 2019

Demand for skillfully acquired and implemented analytics, transparent experiences for consumers and mutually beneficial partnerships were all trends that developed in 2018, and are expected to gather more momentum in 2019.

5 things small business owners should know about this year’s Open Enrollment

Whether your small business clients currently provide them and are planning next year’s renewal, or are thinking of offering them for the first time, here are five things to consider before Nov. 1 rolls around.

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.

If you offer it, they will buy: New survey shows group life a desirable...

As Life Insurance Awareness Month kicks offs, a OneAmerica-Harris Poll illustrates a big appetite for coverage as American workers seek to protect their financial futures.

CDC: 1 in 4 U.S. adults live with a disability

Cognitive disability most common in younger adults; mobility disability most common for others, new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

Almost three-quarters of defined contribution advisors offer financial wellness

Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) of advisors report that they specifically offer financial wellness support in their defined contribution (DC) plans, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute data released Aug. 7.

Critical illness coverage: Closing the gap on care

About 1 in 4 employers now offer CI as a voluntary benefit, and premiums increased an impressive 15% last year.

‘Bind’ – billed as nation’s first-ever ‘on demand’ health insurance – now available to...

Backed by funding from UnitedHealthcare among others, new company says its pioneering health coverage brings transparency to health care costs and allows addition of coverage throughout the year.

Association Health Plans: What small businesses need to know

Exempt from ACA requirements and flexible in the way premiums are set, the expansion of AHPs has the potential to impact the lives of a huge number of small business owners and their employees – if carriers respond by rolling out quality products.

Buffett, Bezos and Dimond appoint CEO for new health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the yet unnamed new company addressing employee healthcare challenges, which will be based in Boston and operate independently and free from profit-making incentives and constraints.

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