Life Insurance

  • Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness

    Often, it's knowing what not to do that counts

    by David Waits

    Since 2000, according to a national survey, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their work as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm, and commitment to their work. read more
  • Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters? Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?

    Educators Must Make Financial Literacy A Priority

    Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season... read more
  • The Hartford Sponsors AARP Foundation’s Back To Work 50+ Initiative The Hartford Sponsors AARP Foundation’s Back To Work 50+ Initiative

    To Support Low-income Older Adults And Generate Small Business Growth

    The Hartford has committed $1.4 million to AARP Foundation to extend the initiative to help low-income older adults assess opportunities to become entrepreneurs and create microenterprises. read more
  • Are Usury Laws Making a Comeback? Are Usury Laws Making a Comeback?

    Examining Madden v. Midland Funding

    by Richard Kelly, Managing Director, NewOak

    Over time, we have grown accustomed to banks and credit card companies charging high interest rates on consumer loans, sometimes upwards of 30%. This raises the question: whatever happened to the usury laws enacted by many states to prevent the collection of “unconscionable” interest rates? read more
  • Insurers Warn of Looming Talent Gap Insurers Warn of Looming Talent Gap

    By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Millennials;
    The time to win this talent is NOW

    A recent episode of A.M.BestTV highlights the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Women in Insurance Global Conference, New York, NY, where insurers said the insurance workforce is aging without an adequate influx of younger management talent. read more
  • Stronger Advanced Markets Boost Industry Growth Stronger Advanced Markets Boost Industry Growth

    For 2014, global life premiums returned to positive real growth,
    above pre-crisis average; Profitability improves

    The global insurance industry gained momentum in 2014, even though the economic environment improved only marginally, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study. read more
  • Life Happens Honors Insurance Agents for Exemplary Client Service Life Happens Honors Insurance Agents for Exemplary Client Service

    2015 Real Life Stories Showcase Invaluable Contributions
    of Insurance Professionals in Protecting Families

    Insurance nonprofit organization Life Happens today announced the winners of its annual Real Life Stories Client Recognition Program, which celebrates insurance agents and advisors for their outstanding professional and personal commitments to supporting clients and their families in times of need. read more
  • Are Women The Differentiators in Business Leadership? Are Women The Differentiators in Business Leadership?

    Gallup: Only 18 Percent Of Companies Hire The Right Managers

    Businesses do a poor job picking managers to lead their employees, collectively costing companies billions of dollars each year, according to a recent Gallup report titled “State of the American Manager.” read more
  • How Will The Fiduciary Rule Impact Advisors? How Will The Fiduciary Rule Impact Advisors?

    Underdstanding the DOL's proposal on ERISA fiduciary status  

    By now, you are likely inundated with summaries and analysis of the Fiduciary Rule, prepared both internally and externally, including commentary from industry based trade and lobbying associations. read more
  • 9 in 10 Consumers Say Their Advisor Puts Them First 9 in 10 Consumers Say Their Advisor Puts Them FirstNine in ten consumers who work with a paid financial advisor* believe their advisor always puts their interests first, according to a new consumer study by the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. read more
  • Profitability Crisis: Flailing Consumer Confidence a Key Factor in Revenue Loss Profitability Crisis: Flailing Consumer Confidence a Key Factor in Revenue Loss

    4 Sure-Fire Strategies for Cultivating Consumer Credibility, Trust

    by Brian Greenberg

    There’s been much researched and reported about why businesses don’t turn a profit—some chronically operating “in the red” month after month until failure finally ensues. read more
  • Dad’s Household Value Hits $25,000, But Still Lags Behind Mom’s Dad’s Household Value Hits $25,000, But Still Lags Behind Mom’s

    Hidden values for the job of parenting underdscore an urgent need to protect them

    This Father’s Day, Dad has an extra reason to celebrate: The annual value of his household tasks has finally surpassed $25,000. read more