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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.

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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.

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.

New study finds fewer GenXers have retirement savings

Advisors uniquely positioned to help a generation on shaky retirement planning ground as 40% of Gen Xers admit to having no retirement savings.

After 33 years, David Stertzer to step down as AALU leader

Advocacy organization for life insurance professionals announces senior leadership transition plan as longtime CEO moves to advisory role; COO Marc Cadin to assume CEO role on Sept. 1. In other news, LIDMA names industry veteran Jan Pinney as its 2018 President.

Majority of Americans still unsure about full benefits of permanent life coverage

Allianz Life’s 2018 Life Insurance Needs Survey finds consumers interested but undereducated about living and tax benefits of whole life, which provides an opportunity for financial professionals to bridge the education gap.

Indexed life sales up 6.1% in 2017

Strong fourth quarter bolsters increase according to latest Wink report; Pacific Life retains the top spot in indexed life sales, with an 18.5% market share.

12 tips for generational outreach – and a new tool to identify life insurance...

AIG shares 12 tips to help financial professionals effectively reach out to prospective clients, and executive Kirsten Lees explains how the company created a new tool intended to quickly pinpoint life insurance solutions based on a few simple questions.

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