New Products / Announcements

  • Integrity and Insurance Administrative Solutions Unite in Transformational Partnership
    Integrity and Insurance Administrative Solutions Unite in Transformational Partnership

    Unprecedented alignment will reshape the insurance industry by creating turnkey end-to-end solutions for insurance carriers

    Integrity Marketing Group, LLC ("Integrity"), the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has acquired Insurance Administrative Solutions ("IAS"). IAS is one of the most prominent third-party administrators for insurance carriers. With over 300 employees, they are responsible for servicing more than $500 million in premium annually and administering…
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  • Nationwide Extends Certain Fee Waivers For Retirement Plan Participants Through The End Of The Year
    Nationwide Extends Certain Fee Waivers For Retirement Plan Participants Through The End Of The Year

    To make it easier for individuals experiencing economic hardship to access financial relief when they need it

    Nationwide Retirement Plans announced it is continuing to waive or reimburse certain fees for retirement plan loan initiation, distribution or hardship withdrawals for plan participants impacted by the CARES Act through December 31, 2020. The original fee waivers from Nationwide started in late March and were scheduled to last through September 30, 2020.
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  • AmeriLife® Expands Retirement Planning Services with Acquisition of The Achievement Group
    AmeriLife® Expands Retirement Planning Services with Acquisition of The Achievement Group

     In order to provide more extensive protection and retirement planning services

    AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), the national leader in marketing and distributing life, health and retirement solutions, has acquired a majority interest in The Achievement Group (TAG).
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  • SBLI & Afficiency Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership
    SBLI & Afficiency Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership

    New instant issue and 100% digital term products for worksite and retail markets

    SBLI and Afficiency Inc. announce a strategic partnership and the release of two new simplified issue term life insurance products – a retail and a worksite version – that allow consumers to easily purchase life insurance online.
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  • CUNA Mutual Group Debuts MaxProtect™ Fixed Annuity
    CUNA Mutual Group Debuts MaxProtect™ Fixed Annuity

    Guaranteed product rounds out CUNA Mutual Group’s diverse roster of retirement solutions

    CUNA Mutual Group, a leading insurance and financial services company, announced today the launch of its new MaxProtect™ Fixed Annuity, a multi-year guaranteed annuity providing investors a guaranteed rate of return while protecting their nest egg from market volatility. MaxProtect™ joins CUNA Mutual Group's already-robust portfolio of annuities, which had fourteen mentions in Barron's 2020…
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  • Advisors Insurance Brokers Adds Ensight Sales Acceleration Platform
    Advisors Insurance Brokers Adds Ensight Sales Acceleration Platform

    To simplify life insurance selling

    Ensight, the leading life and annuity digital sales acceleration platform for insurance carriers, distributors and financial professionals, today announced Advisors Insurance Brokers, (a New York Long Term Care Brokers, Ltd. Company), will now offer Ensight’s intelligent quote and presentations platforms to its broad group of agents as part of their partnership offering. The platform will…
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  • FINSECA Stands For Financial Security For All
    FINSECA Stands For Financial Security For All

    Financial Security Professionals Launch New Organization to Help More Americans Build and Protect Their Financial Future.

    Finseca, a transformative trade organization, launched today as the voice of the financial security profession. Finseca’s sole focus is to serve the leaders and financial security professionals working to protect the dreams and promote the prosperity of the American people.
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  • Lincoln Financial Rolls Out Flexible Solutions to Help Small Businesses Weather Pandemic
    Lincoln Financial Rolls Out Flexible Solutions to Help Small Businesses Weather Pandemic

    Helping retirement plans with new products and waived fees

    Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) is making it easier for small business owners and the financial professionals who support them to offer retirement benefits that help meet their participants’ needs.
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  • New York Life Investments Launches Data Visualization Platform for Financial Advisors
    New York Life Investments Launches Data Visualization Platform for Financial Advisors

    Advisor Channel offers advisors data-driven visuals on capital markets and investment trends

    New York Life Investments, in partnership with Visual Capitalist, today announced the launch of Advisor Channel, a data visualization platform offering financial advisors easily accessible and digestible educational material on critical capital markets and investment trends.
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  • iA Clarington Investments Expands Fixed-Income Lineup
    iA Clarington Investments Expands Fixed-Income Lineup

    Providing investors with an expanded range of high-conviction strategies for increasingly complex market conditions

    Providing investors with an expanded range of high-conviction strategies for increasingly complex market conditions IA Clarington Investments Inc. (“iA Clarington”) today announced the launch of two actively managed fixed-income products: IA Clarington Loomis Global Multisector Bond Fund, sub-advised by Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles”), and IA Wealth Enhanced Bond Pool, managed by iA…
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  • Voya Financial Launches New COBRA and HRA Offerings
    Voya Financial Launches New COBRA and HRA Offerings

    Designed to expand its suite of workplace benefits

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today its latest expansion of workplace solutions and services that it will offer to its Retirement and Employee Benefits clients to help both employers and their employees with their financial wellness needs — particularly during a time when employees are increasingly looking for health and wealth support through the…
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  • Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company Changes Corporate Name to SILAC Insurance Company
    Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company Changes Corporate Name to SILAC Insurance Company

    With no change to their best in class services offered

    Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company, a leading provider of fixed and fixed indexed annuities, announced today that it will be changing its corporate name to SILAC Insurance Company. SILAC Insurance Company will continue to operate in its current structure and there has been no change in ownership and staff. The main operational facility will…
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  • 2021 MDRT Executive Committee Aims to Support and Drive Industry, Member and Client Success
    2021 MDRT Executive Committee Aims to Support and Drive Industry, Member and Client Success

    Ian Green named 95th president

    The 2021 MDRT Executive Committee focuses on supporting the industry, its members and their clients during unprecedented times as Ian Green, Dip PFS, takes his place as 95th President and Gregory Gagne joins as Secretary. By skillfully concentrating efforts, the leadership team aims to empower members and their clients to come out ahead of the…
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