Accident Insurance? Add It To Your Portfolio!
Why this hot product offers more value than ever — no matter what happens with health care reform
by Steve Hesler
By the time you read this, repeal-and-replace health care reform legislation will either be a done deal, a dead duck or somewhere in between. But here’s the kicker: It doesn’t matter, because a competitive employee benefits program is about much more than medical insurance. read more
Optional Benefits – Changing a No to a Yes
Connecting with your employees through benefits
Recent LIMRA focus groups* show that many individuals who were confident in their decision to not purchase optional benefits, such as short-term disability and critical illness plans, reconsidered their decision once they had received more information on what those plans covered. read more
Investor Protection Takes Center Stage
Financial Planners to Take Their Agenda to ‘The Hill’ During the 4th Annual FPA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
With investor protection taking center stage in recent deliberations among federal policymakers and legislators, there is an ongoing need to educate those forming policies that protect consumers to hear directly from financial planning professionals. read more
Americans With Financial Advisors Feel Significantly More Prepared For Retirement, Optimistic about the Economy and Less Stressed
Guess what? Financial guidance is good... very good
New findings from Northwestern Mutual's Planning & Progress Study revealed that Americans who receive guidance from financial advisors feel markedly more prepared for retirement. read more
Can a Negative Leader Become a Positive Leader?
Tips That Make People Feel Great and Achieve Incredible Results
Any business leader will tell you that running a world-class organization is no easy feat. It's challenging to work toward a vision and create a positive future for you and your team, especially since you are guaranteed to face all kinds of challenges, adversity, negativity, and tests along the way. read more
Four Common Business Blunders
... And how they can make a real mess of your brand
On a November day in 2008, three automotive-industry CEOs flew from Detroit to Washington, D.C., on a mission they insisted was crucial to their companies’ survival.
42% of Americans Say a Person’s Credit Score Affects Romantic Interest
Women are nearly 3 times as likely to feel this way
Forty-two percent of Americans say that knowing someone's credit score would have an impact on their interest in dating them, according to a new study from Bankrate.com. read more
Relax Boomer parents, Millennials may be more financially savvy than you realize
Millennials came of age at a time when the job market was weak and their student-loan debt was high.
Such a dreary combination did not bode well for a rosy financial future. read more
The Robo-Report on Advisor Performance
International & Emerging lead the way in Q1
The Robo Report™, the first and only report on the performance and portfolios of robo advisors, published by BackenDBenchmarking, has been released for the first quarter 2017, the company announced. read more
Identity theft survey results: Consumers need more education and help
Experian launches IdentityWorks(SM), a comprehensive product to detect, protect and resolve identity theft and fraud
News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers' vigilance and awareness haven't kept pace. read more
Planning Through the Savings Gap
How to match current savings to ultimate retirement needs
Advisor Profiles is a regular series of articles submitted by advisors, sharing their stories, ideas and planning-successes for their clients. Submit your stories to the editor: email@example.com.
Americans aren’t saving anywhere near enough for retirement, setting the stage for a potentially dreary time ahead for many when they reach the closing act of their lives. read more
John Hancock and Fans Help Coach David Ortiz on Retirement Plans
Former Red Sox slugger tries his hand at water aerobics as first retirement activity
Surfing the California waves, synchronized swimming routines, and learning to speak Japanese – these activities aren’t exactly what former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is known for. But now that he’s retired from a 20-year baseball career, he’s back to being a rookie – that is, a retirement rookie. read more
Mass Mutual Refreshes Brand to Celebrate Interdependence
New Positioning Includes Multi-Channel Ad Campaign, Modernized Logo and Redesigned Website
It’s a whole new look for an industry-leading 166-year-old FORTUNE 500 company1. read more
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