Life Insurance Technology In 2020 Was Driven By Simplicity And Data

We all had to adapt to change beginning nine months ago with the pandemic. A distributor’s Agency Management System (AMS) must improve...

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America 2021 Carrier Forecast

Looking Ahead To 2021: Focusing On Innovation After Last Year’s Uncertainty. Last year was, by all measures, unprecedented....

Ohio National 2021 Carrier Forecast

Our Products And Services Are Needed Now More Than Ever After one of the most challenging years our...

Broker Words—January 2021

Congratulations Chip Milner! It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate Seixas G. “Chip” Milner, Jr., the recipient of...

MDRT

In the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis, MDRT has made strategic moves to ensure financial professionals and their clients...

A Fairy Tale For True Believers

Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom had not suffered any cataclysmic globalized wars or complete failure of its financial institutions...

An Interview With Eugene Cohen

2009 Honoree International DI Society’sW. Harold Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award. 2015 Honoree of NAILBA’s Douglas Mooers Award...

Pan-American Life Insurance Group 2021 Carrier Forecast

Our Key Challenge And Opportunity Of 2021: Affordable, Accessible Group Healthcare Although 2020 presented nearly unfathomable challenges, the...

OneAmerica

OneAmerica® recently announced the hiring of two accomplished industry veterans to fill key underwriting roles. Christine Coburn has joined...

OneAmerica 2021 Carrier Forecast

Leading Distribution Forward As we embark on 2021, I’m sure most of us are more than ready for...

NAIFA

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has created the NAIFA 2025 Strategic Planning Committee to develop a five-year plan...

Mutual of Omaha

Insurance and financial services giant Mutual of Omaha unveiled a new corporate logo, featuring the image of a lion. Inspired by its...

Aortic Aneurysm: A Silent Killer

An aortic aneurysm is a dilatation of the aorta which predisposes itself to rupture, hemorrhage and death in short order. The aorta...

Allianz Life

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has announced new enhancements to its Allianz Life Pro+ AdvantageSM fixed index universal...

National Western Life Insurance Company 2021 Carrier Forecast

Embracing Opportunity For Growth Much like the rest of the world, National Western Life is excited to welcome...

OneAmerica

OneAmerica® is adding access to care coordination services through the experience of CareScout,® enhancing the personalized approach that characterizes its Care Benefit...

Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company 2021 Carrier Forecast

Continuing Momentum A year ago in this space, I wrote an article titled “Relax, Things Are Better Than...

SBLI

SBLI and Afficiency Inc. announced a strategic partnership and the release of two new simplified issue term life insurance products—a retail and...

Mutual of Omaha

Global technology and finance leader Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO...

Mutual of Omaha 2021 Carrier Forecast

Excellence In The Face Of Adversity What a year we just experienced! The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected...

FIAs And GLWBs: WTF?

(Part 2 Of 2) This is the second article of a two part “mini-series” on discussing “what the...

It Is About The Problem, Not The Product!

For many of us, the purchase of our homes and the financing of our children’s college education will constitute the largest expenditures...

American National Insurance Company 2021 Carrier Forecast

“…Changes Aren’t Permanent, But Change Is.”—RUSH, Tom Sawyer To say that 2020 was a year of surprises is...

Independent Life Distribution Technology Survey

The Life Brokerage Technology Committee (formerly NAILBA Technology) is a gathering of industry technology leaders with great experience to discuss and report...

Gaps In Long Term Care Insurance

It’s time to face the facts. The insurance industry understands the long term care problem but has not provided an acceptable solution...

How Are You Planning Your 2021 Disability Insurance Campaign? Here Are...

As we wind down 2020, it is time to start planning for 2021 and how you can support your clients’ financial goals....

Biomarkers And Alzheimer’s: Coming To Underwriting?

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about one in 10 people over the age of 65 has some degree of Alzheimer’s dementia. I...

2021 Index Figures

On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service issued1 the 2021 annual inflation adjustments for many tax provisions of the IRS Code....

The Leaders Group

Family-owned, independent broker-dealer, The Leaders Group, Inc., surpassed 1,000 registered representatives in 2020, adding 276 this year alone with 139 of those...

Broker Words—December 2020

God bless the folks out there I see on local news channels offering so many great ideas on how to make the...

SBLI Supports National Breast Cancer Foundation’s HOPE Kit Program

1 To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, SBLI (The Savings Bank Mutual Life Insurance Company of...

Who Is Selling What? To Whom? How And Why?

Actionable Intelligence in Long-Term Care Planning When Oliver Wyman and Ice Floe Consulting embarked on our agent and...

Dear Actuary,

I’m trying to grow my long term care practice. I find myself worrying that, as it grows, I’m going to drown in...

Mutual of Omaha

Mutual of Omaha has introduced a new disability income insurance product featuring a fully digital experience and additional coverage options for customers...

If We So Choose, These Two World Crises Will Become Only...

For you to get where I’m going with this, you must read on. It’s our choice. We can decide to grow some...

FIAs And GLWBs: WTF?

(Part 1 Of 2) Recently I have been surveying financial professionals across the country on topics related to...

Are You A Selfish Or Selfless Person?

The comedian Jack Benny “left an unusual but touching instruction in his will when he died in 1974. ‘Every day since Jack...

Zero Premium Contortions

First, LIMRA does a fantastic job evaluating our sales progress along all product discipline lines. For the most part our progress or...

Protect Your Family Now; Create A Legacy For Later

Often the subject of Legacy Building leads to a discussion of a single premium solution and understandably so. For many of us,...

Risk Management And The Evolution Of Retirement Planning In 2020

For many financial professionals, retirement planning in 2020 has taken a different shape as they struggle to balance client concerns about current...

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