Life Insurance

  • Making Life Insurance More Accessible
    Making Life Insurance More Accessible

    How riders respond to, and help satisfy, changing customer needs

    by Steven Johnson

    Life insurance ownership across the United States is at a 50-year low1. Thousands of companies cut jobs and benefits during the Great Recession. And America’s workers, facing higher costs and lower wages in many cases, have tightened their purse-strings.
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  • Risk On… Reluctantly
    Risk On… Reluctantly

    How the low-yield / rising-interest rate tug-of-war is impacting global insurers

    by Michael Siegel

    In an investment environment characterized by strong global liquidity, insurers continue to battle the low yield environment while preparing for rising interest rates and greater market volatility.
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  • Why Do Americans Find It So Hard To Talk About Money?
    Why Do Americans Find It So Hard To Talk About Money?

    Mum's the word on retirement planning

    When it comes to conversation, Americans would rather talk about their own death and the birds and the bees instead of talking with friends and family about money, and that more than two in five Americans have not spoken to anyone about their retirement. Those findings are highlighted in Northwestern Mutual's 2014 Planning and Progress Study, an annual research project that explores attitudes and behaviors toward finances and planning.
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  • LIMRA and LOMA Showcase Successful Social Media Campaigns
    LIMRA and LOMA Showcase Successful Social Media Campaigns

    How the industry is Incorporating new technology into its culture

    The 2014 LIMRA LOMA Social Media Conference for Financial Services hosted a number of forward-thinking speakers who offered interesting and thought-provoking views about how our industry should use social media to communicate and engage consumers.
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  • AIG Releases 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
    AIG Releases 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report

    Commitment to long-term sustainability

    American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today announced the release of its 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, which showcases the company’s governance, environmental, and social performance, as well as its commitment to long-term sustainability.
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  • For All Those New Female Entrepreneurs…
    For All Those New Female Entrepreneurs…

    the 5 C’s for Building a Successful Business

    by MARSHA FRIEDMAN

    Small businesses have made a huge recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and that’s good news for all of us. Since we account for 63 percent of new jobs, our success puts people back to work. That, in turn, helps us even more – people with paychecks buy stuff!
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  • When Life Happens, How Prepared Are You?
    When Life Happens, How Prepared Are You?

    As Life Insurance Awareness Month begins, Guardian launches new video series depicting real-life clients who have used life insurance to meet their financial goals

    No one can predict exactly what will happen in life, but we can try our best to prepare. As insurance companies and industry groups prepare for Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®(Guardian) is launching an online video series on YouTube depicting actual customers whose life insurance policies have had a powerful impact on their financial well-being.
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  • Voya Kicks Off Annual Women Advisors Network Forum
    Voya Kicks Off Annual Women Advisors Network Forum

    Inspiring & encouraging professional women

    Voya Financial’s broker-dealer, ING Financial Partners, is holding its sixth annual Women Advisors Network Forum from August 25-28 in Baltimore, MD. This event gathers female financial advisors for professional development, networking and camaraderie with each other, Voya executives and industry leaders.
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  • Life Happens Announces 2014 Life Lessons Scholarship Winners
    Life Happens Announces 2014 Life Lessons Scholarship Winners

    Awarding an Unprecedented $180,000 to 47 Deserving Students

    Hannah Schwartz had just celebrated her 10th birthday when her mother passed away. The emotional hardship her family experienced was quickly compounded with mounting financial burdens to cover burial and funeral expenses.
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  • LIMRA and LOMA Announce 2014 Social Media Silver Bowl Winners
    LIMRA and LOMA Announce 2014 Social Media Silver Bowl Winners

    93% of life insurance companies now have social media platforms in place

    LIMRA and LOMA announced the winners of the second annual Social Media Silver Bowl Awards at the LIMRA LOMA 2014 Social Media Conference for Financial Services in Boston, Mass. on Aug. 21, 2014.
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  • Seven Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning
    Seven Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning

    Independent & Credentialed Advisors May Better Tailor Individual Portfolios

    An onslaught of retiring baby boomers; the uncertain duration of Social Security funding; difficulty with workplace retirement accounts like 401(k)s – even if these factors were stronger than they are now, you’d still have a heavy burden in managing your finances during retirement, says financial planner Carl Edwards. “Financial planning for retirement has always been a daunting prospect; the current landscape simply makes your preparation that much more crucial in using your assets well,” says Edwards, a highly credentialed consultant and owner of C.E. Wealth Group, (http://www.cewealth.com).
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  • 5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture
    5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

    It’s All Premised on Having the Right Players, Says ‘Coolest Young Entrepreneur’

    What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, (http://advantagefamily.com/), an international publisher of business, self-improvement, and professional development books and online learning.
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