• Securities Training Corporation Announces Availability of Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Series 7 and Series 79 Top-Off Courses
    Securities Training Corporation Announces Availability of Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Series 7 and Series 79 Top-Off Courses

    Designed to meet the visual, cognitive and practical needs of today’s learner

    Securities Training Corporation (STC), the market leader in securities training, announced that the company’s FINRA Exam prep Series 7 and Series 79 top-off courses are available for purchase.
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  • The Authentic Role an Insurer Can Play as ‘Personal-Risk Manager’
    The Authentic Role an Insurer Can Play as ‘Personal-Risk Manager’

    Re-thinking how we underwrite, engage and cover life insurance

    by JJ Carroll

    A chronic epidemic of “non-communicable diseases” (NCDs) is sweeping the world in growing proportions.  NCDs include things like diabetes and heart disease, which are not “caught” but instead are created by factors that have a lot to do with diet and lifestyle. The fact that people’s choices are contributing to their own ill health makes the…
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  • John Hancock Leaves Traditional Life Insurance Model Behind to Incentivize Longer, Healthier Lives
    John Hancock Leaves Traditional Life Insurance Model Behind to Incentivize Longer, Healthier Lives

    156-Year Old Insurance Company Doubles Down on Vitality’s Health and Wellness Platform

    Starting today, in a departure from the traditional life insurance business model, all John Hancock life insurance policies will come with Vitality – a behavior change platform that rewards customers for the everyday steps they take to live longer, healthier lives.
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  • Brighthouse Financial Broadens its Product Lineup with Two New Fixed Annuities
    Brighthouse Financial Broadens its Product Lineup with Two New Fixed Annuities

    Latest offerings target growing fixed annuity market, build on strength of existing annuity portfolio

    Brighthouse Financial (Nasdaq: BHF), one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., announced today the launch of two new fixed annuity products: the BrighthouseSM Fixed Rate Annuity and BrighthouseSM Fixed Rate Annuity MVA through Brighthouse Life Insurance Company.
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  • MetLife Investment Management Originates Record $7.0 Billion in Private Placement Debt
    MetLife Investment Management Originates Record $7.0 Billion in Private Placement Debt

    A forty-five percent increase over the same six-month period in 2017

    MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), MetLife, Inc.’s (NYSE: MET) institutional asset management platform, announced today it originated a record $7.0 billion in private placement debt for the first half of 2018, a 45% increase over the same six-month period in 2017. This included $2.3 billion of investments originated on behalf of unaffiliated/third-party clients.
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  • Western & Southern Reaches Deal with Nestlé S.A. to Acquire Gerber Life
    Western & Southern Reaches Deal with Nestlé S.A. to Acquire Gerber Life

    Companies agree to an aggregate purchase price of $1.55 billion

    Western & Southern Financial Group has reached an agreement with Nestlé S.A. to acquire Gerber Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Nestlé, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.55 billion, the two parent companies announced today.
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  • Amazon’s Moves Signal Digital Opportunity for All Insurers
    Amazon’s Moves Signal Digital Opportunity for All Insurers

    Just how vulnerable are traditional carriers to this kind of disruption?

    by Denise Garth

    India is a market that is ready to capture all that Digital Insurance 2.0 has to offer, as we note in our report, Digital Insurance 2.0: Reshaping India’s Insurance Sector. It has a demographic position that is perfect for insurance penetration and growth and a government that is pushing technology solutions to alleviate economic and…
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  • Support Programs and Human Interaction Help Bring Employees Back to Work Faster After Disability Leave
    Support Programs and Human Interaction Help Bring Employees Back to Work Faster After Disability Leave

    Study: Comprehensive disability management programs can boost efforts around employee recruitment, retention and financial well-being

    Employees with health conditions are inevitable in the workplace. But in its Employee Disability Leave study, Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) found that, despite this common occurrence, the way many employers handle their employees’ health conditions can negatively affect productivity, time out of office and overall employee experience.
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  • LIMRA and The Institutes RiskBlock Announce First Blockchain Use Case for Life Insurance and Annuity Sector
    LIMRA and The Institutes RiskBlock Announce First Blockchain Use Case for Life Insurance and Annuity Sector

    Mortality Monitor will help insurers address regulatory requirements to compare policyholder data with the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File

    LIMRA and The Institutes’ RiskBlock™ Alliance have announced the first blockchain use case for the insurance consortia’s newly formed life and annuity sector.
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  • Principal Launches Principal® Milestones, New Financial Wellness Program
    Principal Launches Principal® Milestones, New Financial Wellness Program

    The holistic, customizable tools and resources seek to boost participant confidence with financial topics

    Nearly half of Americans say their financial situation stresses them out1, and they don’t know where to get help or where to start. In response to this research and feedback from participants, Principal Financial Group® is expanding its financial wellness resources with iGrad’s Enrich™ financial wellness platform.
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