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 Life Insurance News

In his new role, Mark Holweger will focus on continued business growth with an emphasis on investing in LGA’s distribution channels.

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Author: user
Posted: September 19, 2018, 5:32 pm

Frederick, Maryland, Sept. 19, 2018 – Legal & General America (LGA), today announced the appointment of Mark Holweger as President...

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Author: user
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:58 pm

HOUSTON – September 18, 2018 – American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) has announced newly reduced rates for Select-a-Term, the...

The post AIG Announces Reduced Rates For Select-A-Term Life Insurance appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:04 pm

NEW YORK – Life insurance is Social Security’s mirror image in the private sector, an auxiliary safety net that has...

The post Life Insurance Supplements Social Security By $1T Over 7 Years appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:36 pm

Braintree, MA — U.S. life insurance application activity held its own in the dog days of summer, flat at -0.1%...

The post Life Insurance Activity Static In August appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

Nestle today announced that it agreed to sell the Gerber Life Insurance Company, to Western& Southern Financial G roup for USD 1.55 billion in cash. The transaction does not include Nestle's Gerber Products business, a household brand in baby food and baby care, which Nestle will continue to develop. Nestle CEO Mark Schneider said: "We are delighted to have found an...

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Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 12:02 pm

Affluent households— those with more than $100,000 income— grew by 30 percent between 2012 and 2016, say researchers from Conning. The study also includes Conning's estimates of the opportunities for insurers through an analysis of financial needs and resources for the U.S. consumer.

The post Study: Growing High-Net-Worth Opportunity For Life Insurers appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 17, 2018, 7:45 pm

A new Deloitte survey finds insurers well behind the ball when it comes to meeting consumers' needs digitally. Consumers are self-educating about life insurance online and carriers and agents need to respond better to that market if they want to increase life insurance ownership, the survey concludes.

The post Survey: Insurers Need To Get Digital With It appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: John Hilton
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:44 pm

Arlington, Va. – Sept. 12, 2018 - The nonprofit Life Happens is pleased to announce the promotion of Faisa Stafford...

The post Faisa Stafford Named President Of Life Happens appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 12, 2018, 1:31 pm

The New York Department of Financial Services passed tough cybersecurity rules for financial services last year, and more states are working on their own versions.

The post Insurers Grappling With NY Cybersecurity Regs; More States To Follow appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: John Hilton
Posted: September 6, 2018, 7:37 pm

This year, the campaign’ s theme is“ A Journey to Financial Fitness,” and Danica Patrick, professional athlete and entrepreneur, is the spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month. “Foresters is proud to support the annual LIAM campaign so that everyone can learn more about how life insurance can help protect them and their family,” said Knut Olson, President,...

The post Study: More Than 40 Percent Of Americans Have No Life Insurance appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:00 pm

A new Pacific Life communication tool will alert advisors to customer account activity – new contract issuance, additional investments, distributions, etc. – within 15 minutes via text or email. The service will improve customer relations and put a dent in fraud, execs say.

The post Pacific Life Eyes Higher Productivity With Advisor Alerts appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 30, 2018, 2:52 pm

After three consecutive quarters of declines, individual life insurance sales growth rebounded in the second quarter of 2018.

The post 2Q Individual Life Insurance New Premium Grows At 2% appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 30, 2018, 3:04 am

Indexed life sales shot up during the second quarter to a near-record $552.7 million. That figure represents a more than 13.6 percent over the prior quarter, and more than 13.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Only the fourth-quarter 2017 showed higher sales, according to Wink data.

The post 2Q Indexed Life Sales Rocket To Near Record Highs appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 29, 2018, 12:17 pm

--Ohio National Financial Services announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher A. Carlson President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and in January 2016 was promoted to Vice Chairman, Strategic Businesses. He has also held a role in...

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Author: user
Posted: August 21, 2018, 10:43 pm

A National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group wants to “enhance consumer understanding” with a proposed two-page summary to accompany life insurance illustrations. The group is making slow progress on the proposal, with a few issues remaining to work out.

The post NAIC Pushing For 2-Page Life Insurance Illustration Summary appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: John Hilton
Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:29 pm

Boosting the numbers of advisors and improving the productivity of those already serving the group retirement market is a big priority for AXA Equitable, the company says.

The post AXA Equitable Stresses Growth Of Advisors appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:16 am

There are a huge number of “unscheduled” loans that go mostly unnoticed until they become a threat to the policy or an unwelcome tax problem for the insured. These present a clear opportunity not only to help clients, but also to create new commissionable sales.

The post ‘Unscheduled’ Policy Loans Can Create Sales Opportunities appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 10, 2018, 8:44 pm

United of Omaha, a Mutual of Omaha company, has introduced a new product to help meet customers' long-term care planning needs. Since 1987, traditional long-term care insurance has been- and continues to be- a core product for Mutual of Omaha.

The post Mutual Of Omaha Introduces Long-Term Care Rider appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 9, 2018, 6:24 pm

Jackson National Life Insurance Company ® generated a record $1.4 billion in IFRS pre-tax operating income during the first half of 2018, an increase of 0.8 percent over the first half of 2017. Jackson, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the United Kingdom’ s Prudential plc, recorded sales and deposits of $11.2 billion in the first half of the year, and...

The post Jackson National Reports First Half 2018 Financial Results appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 8, 2018, 3:00 pm

Braintree, MA. (August 8, 2018) — U.S. life insurance application activity grew slightly in June up 0.7% year-over-year, according to...

The post Life Index Inches Forward For A 2nd Month appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:47 pm

Insurers report ups and downs in second-quarter earnings reports, with Brighthouse Financial reporting a loss. Meanwhile, long-term care policies continue to create plenty of headaches for insurers such as CNO Financial and Prudential.

The post 2Q Roundup: Brighthouse Posts Loss; Insurers Face LTC Pain appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:30 pm

New York and California insurance officials signal a steadfast willingness to fight for life insurance to be included in any NAIC annuity best-interest rule.

The post Showdown Looms Over NY Push To Add Life Insurance To NAIC Rule appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: John Hilton
Posted: August 5, 2018, 7:28 pm

Universal life products are hot and insurers are wasting no time tweaking their product offerings to take advantage of a fast-selling segment. First-quarter sales of indexed universal life rose 12 percent to $486 million compared to the year-ago period.

The post Carriers Reshape Indexed UL While Variable UL Sales Heat Up appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 3, 2018, 6:21 pm

MetLife and Genworth had different challenges to overcome in the second quarter. Metlife dumped its remaining stake in Brighthouse Financial for a loss of $212 million, which pushed down earnings.

The post MetLife Sells Remaining Stake In Brighthouse appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 2, 2018, 7:53 pm

As Announced On June 9, 2018, The Committee On Foreign Investment In The United States Completed Its Review Of The Proposed Transaction Between Genworth And China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd And Concluded That There Are No Unresolved National Security Concerns U.S. Mortgage Insurance Adjusted Operating Income Of $137 Million Which Included A...

The post Genworth Financial Announces 2Q 2018 Results appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 31, 2018, 9:10 pm

The life insurance industry has shown relatively steady sales over the past decade, but the number of policies and resulting market penetration are in decline, according to a new study by Conning.

The post Life Insurance Industry Facing Market Penetration Challenge appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 27, 2018, 3:42 am

For a client in need of life insurance coverage, permanent life insurance can help address several crucial concerns by bridging the gap between their retirement savings and their retirement income goals.

The post Unlocking The Benefits Of Cash Value In IUL appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 26, 2018, 9:59 am

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that the illustrations of the policy charges and interest rates were not deceptive, but left open the question of whether the challenged practices were unlawful or unfair.

The post Although Largely Deflated, IUL Illustration Statute Lawsuit Rolls On appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 25, 2018, 7:08 pm

Several big-name insurers recently completed, or broke ground, on new construction projects for splashy new office spaces. While life insurance sales remain flat, the infrastructure investment reflects executive-level confidence that the economy is bright for insurance products overall.

The post Insurers Dive Into Grand Building Expansion Plans appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: July 25, 2018, 5:24 pm

Washington, D.C. – Citing both continued issues of inequality in the insurance industry and the potential to create unprecedented opportunities...

The post Million Women Mentors Announces Women In Insurance Initiative appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:37 pm

BOSTON – Kanawha Insurance Company has agreed to pay $88,000, most of which will go directly to affected Massachusetts consumers,...

The post Kanawha Insurance To Pay $88K In Massachusetts Settlement appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:04 pm

Why the life insurance industry must provide senior policyholders with information on exploring alternatives to surrendering or lapsing a policy they no longer need or want. Sixty-seven percent of consumers are interested in more transparent life insurance buying options.

The post Commentary: The Case For Transparency In Life Insurance appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 2:14 pm

HOUSTON - New research announced by American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) reveals that consumers who do not have life...

The post Research Shows Americans Without Life Insurance Not Taking Action To Reduce Financial Risks appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 23, 2018, 1:25 pm

New York finalized its best-interest standard for annuity and life insurance sales this week. The rules have industry officials concerned that a 'patchwork' of different rules across different states could make cross-state sales a nightmare of paperwork.

The post New York Delivers ‘Worst Fears’ With Tough Reg For Life Insurance appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: John Hilton
Posted: July 19, 2018, 8:28 pm

Commentary By Erica Davis There are several semi-famous authors and media personalities who push their financial advice to the masses,...

The post The Term/Perm Life Insurance Debate Riddled With Fallacies appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 16, 2018, 6:05 pm

Commentary By John Hutchinson I'm often asked the question, “Who is the ideal candidate for indexed universal life and why?”...

The post How To Determine That Ideal IUL Prospect appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:51 pm

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Human trafficking and slavery is a global issue, with an estimated 20 - 40 million people...

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Author: user
Posted: July 12, 2018, 7:45 pm

Why private placement programs have become a favorite strategy among ultra-wealthy investors.

The post 5 Benefits Of Private Placement Life Insurance And Annuities appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: user
Posted: July 12, 2018, 5:18 pm

Final expense life insurance new annualized premium increased 4 percent in 2017, compared with 2016 results, according to a new...

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Author: user
Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:37 am

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (June 27, 2018) — More than 15,000 members from 53 countries attended the MDRT Annual Meeting this...

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Author: user
Posted: July 9, 2018, 6:15 pm

While some companies are moving away from annuities, Prudential is redoubling its efforts. That means new products and new campaigns to educate advisors and consumers on what annuities can do for lifetime income, a company executive explained.

The post Prudential Doubles Down On Annuity Strategy appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.

Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: July 9, 2018, 12:48 pm

Futurity First Insurance Group – an independent, nationwide insurance distribution organization that specializes in retirement income and insurance protection solutions with $222 million in client assets – has joined Securities America, an independent advisory and brokerage firm.

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Author: INN Admin
Posted: June 28, 2018, 1:46 pm

Total new premium for life combination products (which combine life insurance with long-term care or chronic illness coverage) increased 18 percent to $4.1 billion in 2017, according to LIMRA’s 2017 Individual Life Combination Products Annual Review. This is the third consecutive year of premium growth.

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Author: user
Posted: June 21, 2018, 3:58 pm

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