Disability Insurance

  • LIMRA Launches 2018 Rising Stars Contest to Recognize Up and Coming Leaders in Distribution
    LIMRA Launches 2018 Rising Stars Contest to Recognize Up and Coming Leaders in Distribution

    In search of the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who demonstrate career excellence

    LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its third annual Distribution Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 professionals under 40 who demonstrate leadership and innovation, supporting distribution within LIMRA member companies.
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  • Individual Disability Income (IDI) Companies See Jump in Combined New Sales After Market Shake-Up
    Individual Disability Income (IDI) Companies See Jump in Combined New Sales After Market Shake-Up

    14 IDI market leaders record a combined 2017 premium growth rate of 9.0% through June 30th compared to 1.3% growth rate in 2016

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Individual Disability Income (IDI) Market Survey.
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  • For Life & Health Carriers, Time to Close the Digital Gap
    For Life & Health Carriers, Time to Close the Digital Gap

    To ignore the wave of reinvention and rebuilding the customer-experience puts the industry at a distinct disadvantage

    by Giuliano Altamura

    Consumer interaction with insurance providers is evolving rapidly and this is no less true in the health and life insurance sector. With the insurance industry representing 2.7% of GDP in the US , there is unprecedented pressure on carriers, brokers and agents alike to up their game if they want to stay in the running…
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  • Labels Campaign Sparks Conversations About Difficulties Individuals With Disabilities Face in the Workplace
    Labels Campaign Sparks Conversations About Difficulties Individuals With Disabilities Face in the Workplace

    The Standard and CAREERS Support Solutions seek to ensure every employee can be successful

    Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) continues its campaign to help employers understand the importance of addressing stigmatizing labels that people with a disability, illness or chronic condition may be subject to in the workplace.
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  • Insurance Agents Honored by Life Happens for Exhibiting Outstanding Client Service
    Insurance Agents Honored by Life Happens for Exhibiting Outstanding Client Service

    2017 Real Life Stories Recipients Demonstrate Vital Role Insurance Professionals Play in Financially Protecting Families

    Life Happens today announced the recipients of the Real Life Stories Client Recognition Program, an annual program that honors four insurance agents and advisors for their exceptional commitment to assisting families through times of adversity due to a disability or an unexpected death.
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  • How Education Can Clarify and Simplify The Disability Sale
    How Education Can Clarify and Simplify The Disability Sale

    Tackling the confusion of product choice by 'setting the foundation'

    by Steven Lynch

    When asked whether they have health, auto or home insurance, 80 percent of Americans reported they have at least two of those types of insurance. This was determined in a survey, commissioned by my company and conducted online by Harris Poll in late March.
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  • U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales
    U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales

    Milliman's 2016 survey includes expanded case size and employer- vs. employee-paid metrics,; New info on first-time buyer business and regional data

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, recently released the results of its 2016 U.S. Group Disability Market Survey, a comprehensive report that analyzes the employer- and employee-paid short- and long-term disability (STD / LTD) market, including insurance products, sales, and in-force business.
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  • U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales in 2016
    U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales in 2016

    Survey includes expanded case size and employer-paid vs. employee-paid metrics; New info on first-time buyer business and regional data

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, recently released the results of its 2016 U.S. Group Disability Market Survey, a comprehensive report that analyzes the employer- and employee-paid short- and long-term disability (STD / LTD) market, including insurance products, sales, and in-force business.
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  • Planning & Risk: A Household Strategy
    Planning & Risk: A Household Strategy

    Families who seem financially stable may not be protected against potential risks

    About half of Americans (47 percent) say if they were to lose their primary source of income tomorrow, they could only maintain their current lifestyle for three months or less.
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  • Most Americans Not Protecting Their Paychecks
    Most Americans Not Protecting Their Paychecks

    Just 34 percent have disability insurance

    When asked if they have health, auto or home insurance, 80 percent of Americans say they have at least two types, but only a third of employed Americans (34 percent) reported they have disability coverage provided by their employer, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®.
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  • Public Pensions Regain Ground Lost in Q4, Experience $78 Billion Improvement in Funded Status
    Public Pensions Regain Ground Lost in Q4, Experience $78 Billion Improvement in Funded Status

    Five additional plans cross 90% funded mark thanks to strong asset performance

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the first quarter results of its Public Pension Funding Index (PPFI), which consists of the nation's 100 largest public defined benefit pension plans.
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  • Disability claims data shows good news for moms and babies
    Disability claims data shows good news for moms and babies

    Health insurance, disability claims, and changing trends

    Long term disability claims for complicated pregnancies have decreased nearly 50 percent over the last decade in the U.S., according to data from Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of disability benefits.
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  • Social Security Disability Program Gets Funding For Hearing Backlog
    Social Security Disability Program Gets Funding For Hearing Backlog

    Importance of SSDI representation with disability insurance application

    The long line of claimants waiting for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) hearings is receiving attention from Congress, according to Allsup, the nation's leading provider of SSDI representation services.
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