How insurers provide stability to financial markets and the overall economy

Time to feel good about how your industry benefits society, courtesy of a new White Paper by the Insurance Information Institute that examines the correlation between the economic environment and the insurance industry.

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1 in 3 Americans have less than $5,000 in retirement savings

New research finds waning confidence in Social Security; Americans expect to work longer.

2 in 3 RIAs and fee-based advisors say AI will create a competitive advantage

New special report's 360-degree view allows advisors to harness the benefits of Artificial Intelligence, learn from early adopters and help clients bridge the AI Divide.

House passes bill to protect seniors against fraud; industry groups urge President Trump to...

The Senior Safe Act intended to empower and encourage financial professionals to report suspected cases of elder financial abuse while shielding advisors who act in good faith and with reasonable care from liability.

ACLI names experienced Washington insider as successor to Dirk Kempthorne

Former White House staffer and one of the architects of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Susan Neely, current president and CEO of the American Beverage Association and a highly decorated association executive, will take over as president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers this summer.

Don’t let it lapse! How to determine when a life settlement makes sense

Before a client allows a life insurance policy to lapse, it’s in their best interest – and yours – to help them determine if a life settlement is the answer. Here are some key factors to consider.

Simplified Underwriting is one way life insurers can reach the 19 million ‘stuck shoppers’

Many companies have already implemented or plan to implement simplified (accelerated or automated) underwriting processes that could help free all those “stuck shoppers” who started looking for coverage but never completed the process.

Comey picked to keynote LIMRA 2018 Annual Conference

LIMRA announced Monday that controversial former FBI director James Comey will deliver the keynote speech at the 2018 LIMRA Annual Conference this October in New York City.

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.

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