Life Insurance

  • Part-Time Nation
    Part-Time Nation

    The “Gig Economy” leaves some working Americans financially vulnerable

    In recent years, a greater number of working Americans have left the 9-to-5 career path for the “gig economy,” taking on part-time, contingent, or independent contractor positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the proportion of the U.S. workforce employed part-time (i.e., less than 35 hours per week at any one employer) has increased…
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  • LIMRA and LOMA Establish the Robert A. Kerzner Scholarship Program
    LIMRA and LOMA Establish the Robert A. Kerzner Scholarship Program

    From the start, Kerzner was an 'agent of change'

    LIMRA and LOMA today announce the Robert A. Kerzner Scholarship Program, established to honor Robert Kerzner for his contributions to the insurance industry and his years of service as CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global.
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  • Investors Sought Out RIAs in 2018 Amid Market Volatility
    Investors Sought Out RIAs in 2018 Amid Market Volatility

    RIAs expect more strong growth in 2019, as they welcome investors seeking advice, attract new talent, and adopt technology that enhances the client experience

    Volatile markets in 2018 drove more investors to seek out the guidance of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), with RIAs citing nearly 20 percent growth, on average, both in assets and revenues in 2018, TD Ameritrade Institutional1 found in its latest RIA Sentiment Survey.
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  • Data is the Name of the Game
    Data is the Name of the Game

    But how will it play out for insurance?

    by Mark Breading

    CES, which once centered on Consumers and Electronics (per its name), now extends far beyond consumers and focuses much more on software and data than on the electronics and hardware.
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  • Children of Millionaires Want to Inherit Parents’ Values More Than Their Wealth
    Children of Millionaires Want to Inherit Parents’ Values More Than Their Wealth

    Confidence for future wealth is high, but many say they need more financial acumen

    More than nine in 10 Generation Z and Millennial children of millionaires say the most important thing they will inherit is their parents’ values, not their wealth, according to a recent survey by Wells Fargo Private Bank. More than four out of five (84 percent) say they want to sustain and build on their family’s…
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  • 10 Financial Planning Tips to Start 2019 off Right
    10 Financial Planning Tips to Start 2019 off Right

    Getting a client's house in order often  requires them to make a fresh start... and take care of some basic housekeeping

    The first few weeks of the new year are a perfect time for Americans to ensure their financial house is in good order and set themselves up to achieve their monetary goals.
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  • Nobel Laureate Among Contributors to Latest Installment of “Financial Planning Review”
    Nobel Laureate Among Contributors to Latest Installment of “Financial Planning Review”

    Second installment of CFP Board Center for Financial Planning's peer-reviewed, academic journal now available

    The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning tomorrow has issued the second installment of Financial Planning Review, featuring key research benefitting the financial planning profession – including a paper co-authored by Harry Markowitz, recipient of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
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  • Billing: From Back Office Function to Innovative Growth Engine
    Billing: From Back Office Function to Innovative Growth Engine

    Everything is connected...

    by Denise Garth, Sameer Karode and Badri Mallikarjunan of Majesco, a company with two decades of experience in providing insurance platform software solutions and consulting services for the insurance industry across lines of business – Life, Annuity, Health, Pensions,Property & Casualty (General Insurance), and Group & Voluntary Benefits insurance.

    Everything is connected. In insurance, this is proving true throughout the value chain. In order for an insurer to enter the realm of Digital Insurance 2.0, it must consider the connections and adapt accordingly. Fortunately, digital insurance transformations are enabling.
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  • Survey: Millennial Business Owners Most Likely Generation to Work With Advisors
    Survey: Millennial Business Owners Most Likely Generation to Work With Advisors

    Millennial business owners seek guidance from trusted source on insurance, financial planning

    Cautious Millennial business owners are more likely than other generations to work with insurance agents on a wide variety of insurance and financial issues, according to recent survey data
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  • Smart Strategies For Required Distributions
    Smart Strategies For Required Distributions

    Answer 4 key questions to help you manage RMD spending and gifting

    You've saved for years to get to retirement and now that you're no longer working, it's time to dip into those savings—even if you don't really need to. Once you reach age 70½, the IRS mandates you to take required minimum distributions, or RMDs, each year from traditional IRAs or employer-sponsored retirement accounts.
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  • What Do Financial Advisors Give Investors?
    What Do Financial Advisors Give Investors?

    Survey Says: Confidence

    According to the sixth-annual Legg Mason Global Investment Survey (LMGIS), U.S. investors who work with a financial advisor (FA) are more than twice as confident they will have enough money to enjoy a comfortable life in retirement.
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  • 10 Financial Resolutions for 2019
    10 Financial Resolutions for 2019

    As Ben Franklin said, 'let each year find you a better man'

    Roughly 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each January, according to research from the University of Scranton. We are, it seems, taken by the spirit that led Benjamin Franklin to advise: “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.”
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  • The Single Retiree Market Presents Major Opportunity for Advisors
    The Single Retiree Market Presents Major Opportunity for Advisors

    Advisors should understand that this demographic faces their own set of unique set of challenges

    The media often depicts retirement as a couple walking down a beach holding hands or sitting on a white beach chair watching wave’s crash down on the shore. For many American retirees, that is simply not a reality.
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