Product Portfolio

  • LIMRA Forecasts Rebound for Whole Life and Term Products in 2020
    LIMRA Forecasts Rebound for Whole Life and Term Products in 2020

    Most product lines expected to return to pre-pandemic sales growth in 2021 and 2022

    The coronavirus pandemic has triggered significant challenges for the life insurance industry. Historically low interest rates and continued market volatility combined with higher unemployment and operational disruptions caused by social distancing measures contributed to the decline in life insurance sales in the first half of 2020.
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  • What Are The Ingredients to Living Healthier, Longer, Better Lives?
    What Are The Ingredients to Living Healthier, Longer, Better Lives?

    People adopting key behaviors report greater resilience to adapt to the Impact of COVID-19

    People adopting key behaviors report greater resilience to adapt to the Impact of COVID-19 HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AIA Group Limited today released findings from a ground-breaking research initiative, “Healthier Together”, revealing eight key ingredients that enable people to live “Healthier, Longer, Better Lives” – the same behaviors and actions that help…
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  • Many Have Inadequate Savings for Retirement
    Many Have Inadequate Savings for Retirement

    53% within 20 years of retirement expect to retire with less than $100K in savings

    Results from a new MoneyRates.com survey show that many Americans aren't taking basic steps to plan for retirement. Despite questions surrounding the future of retirement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, the personal finance website finds that large percentages of those approaching retirement age and those already retired are financially unprepared.
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  • Sustainable Finance Gaining Steam Among Issuers and Investors, but Mismatch in Investment Opportunities
    Sustainable Finance Gaining Steam Among Issuers and Investors, but Mismatch in Investment Opportunities

    For Canadian insurers, sustainable supply chains important, though social issues not yet a priority

    All but 2% of Canadian issuers are already factoring sustainability into their activities, according to a new survey conducted by HSBC among issuers and investors. But while they can find common ground on investment opportunities in infrastructure investment, such as energy-efficient buildings, sustainable public transport, and renewable energy sources, the two groups grow apart in…
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  • Ready for a Bear Market?
    Ready for a Bear Market?

    Investors differ on what constitutes a bear market, and few are equipped to handle it

    The stock market can be a bear. As it cycles through both bull and bear stages, investor attitudes shape how they react to events. Still, many are unclear about stock market cycles and may be ill-equipped to assess the impact of major economic events such as the pandemic or the election, explains MoneyRates.com.
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  • Gender Gap in Retirement-Planning
    Gender Gap in Retirement-Planning

    Working with a retirement planner can help couples feel they share a good financial understanding with their spouse or significant other

    As cries for equal compensation ring loudly ahead of Equal Pay Day on November 2, MoneyRates.com's survey of 1,000 men and women reveals a retirement-planning gap exists in addition to the known wage gap. With reports of tensions already running high among couples during the COVID-19 pandemic, many may not think turning to a financial…
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  • 85% of U.S. Senior Survey-Respondents Plan to Take COVID-19 Vaccine
    85% of U.S. Senior Survey-Respondents Plan to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

    Barriers to adoption may include perceived cost, potential side effects and expected availability

    Today, Tivity Health® Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of health improvement solutions, including SilverSneakers®, the nation's leading community fitness program for older adults with 16 million eligible members nationwide, unveiled the results of a nationally representative survey of its SilverSneakers members, with almost 4,000 seniors responding from 49 U.S. states. The SilverSneakers Pulse survey…
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  • Politics & Portfolios
    Politics & Portfolios

    Post-election economic & market views among Republicans and Democrats

    E*TRADE Politics & Portfolios Study reveals economic and market views among republican and democrat investors post election. While Republicans and Democrats diverge on economic outlook, a significant portion of both parties is not bullish on the market
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  • Advisors More Likely to Consider Outsourcing Due to COVID-19
    Advisors More Likely to Consider Outsourcing Due to COVID-19

    There are several ways non-investment outsourcers are gaining efficiencies

    Northern Trust Asset Management’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) today released its sixth biennial study on financial advisors’ views and adoption of external investment management services. First conducted in 2010, this year’s survey reveals that while the overall percentage of advisors who outsource investment management is consistent over the past decade, the way that advisors…
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  • Healthcare Workers and Trauma: Why COVID-19 Is the “Perfect Storm”
    Healthcare Workers and Trauma: Why COVID-19 Is the “Perfect Storm”

    A gritty and resilient lot, many are now struggling with PTSD

    A gritty and resilient lot, many are now struggling with PTSD Mark Goulston, MD, and Diana Hendel, PharmD, explain why—and explore some of the “storm factors” that have come together in such a devastating way. Nashville, TN (November 2020)—Healthcare professionals are no strangers to stress. They must regularly field huge challenges, rapid changes, and the…
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  • Value of Financial Wellness Programs On Display During Pandemic
    Value of Financial Wellness Programs On Display During Pandemic

    Clients seek security in the face of uncertainty & volatility

    When faced with economic uncertainty and market volatility at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees flocked to company financial wellness programs—financial resources and experts they knew were at the ready to utilize immediately.
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  • Individual Life Insurance Premium Rebounds in the Third Quarter
    Individual Life Insurance Premium Rebounds in the Third Quarter

    As insurers and agents begin to overcome operational challenges presented by the pandemic

    Driven by strong growth in whole life and term products, total individual life insurance new annualized premium increased 2% and the number of policies sold jumped 7% in the third quarter, according to LIMRA’s Third Quarter 2020 U.S. Individual Life Insurance Sales Survey.
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  • Change… Or Become Obsolete
    Change… Or Become Obsolete

    Navigating the evolution of the BGA world

    One of the most important components of running a successful business in any industry is measuring the ROI on work-related purchases you or your team makes. The life insurance industry is no exception. There are countless solutions on the market that can help life insurance advisors work more efficiently and more effectively, and it can…
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