Life Insurance

  • Accident Insurance? Add It To Your Portfolio! 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 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
  • Americans With Financial Advisors Feel Significantly More Prepared For Retirement, Optimistic about the Economy and Less Stressed 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? Can a Negative Leader Become a Positive Leader?

    Seven Leadership 
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
  • Inflation Fears Remain Subdued as Advisors Continue to Focus on Regulatory and Political Developments Inflation Fears Remain Subdued as Advisors Continue to Focus on Regulatory and Political Developments

    More advisors should be talking about long-term inflation risks, especially for older investors

    For the past three years, Fidelity has explored issues that are top-of-mind for advisors through its quarterly Fidelity® Advisor Investment Pulse survey. It found that topics like the government and economy, portfolio management, market volatility, and interest rates consistently rank at the top of advisors’ list of concerns. read more
  • For Young Adults: A Crushing Load, Compromised Dreams For Young Adults: A Crushing Load, Compromised Dreams

    Student loan debt postpones dreams, threatens financial security

    College graduates say a crushing load of student loan debt is compromising their ability to buy a home, begin saving for retirement, or even start families, according to a recent survey from Prudential Financial, Inc. read more
  • Four Common Business Blunders 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. read more
  • “Hello Alice” … “Hello Alice” …

    Meet the World's First AI-based Virtual Advisor for Women Entrepreneurs

    At the recent Dell EMC World, Circular Board unveiled Alice, the first-ever artificial intelligence platform for women entrepreneurs. read more
  • Risk Is Reality Risk Is Reality

    The ideas that lower 'market price = loss or bad' and that 'higher prices = profit or good' are the greatest risk-creators of all

    by Steve Selengut

    Most investors incorrectly think of "risk" as the possibility that the market value of a financial asset might fall below the amount that has been invested... OMG, how could this be happening! read more
  • Facts About Social Security and Women Facts About Social Security and Women

    Study done for Mother’s Day highlights year-round challenge: Differences in benefits; effects of reform

    On Mother's Day weekend, the Social Security Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries highlighted key facts about "Women and Social Security” while urging lawmakers seeking to reform Social Security to carefully evaluate the potential impact of proposed changes to this important source of retirement income for women. read more
  • The Robo-Report on Advisor Performance 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 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 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: pkelley@lifehealth.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