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National Association of Insurance Commissioners members are debating how to best create an online resource of life insurance information for consumers. The effort is meant to supplement the NAIC Life Insurance Buyer’s Guide. More consumers are getting information online, so that's where regulators want to be.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:01 pm

Recognizing the need for long-term local assistance for those who have experienced a natural disaster or act of mass violence, New York Life and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities today announced the selection of 16 non-profit, community-based organizations to receive grants to continue their work in communities affected by disasters in...

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Author: user
Posted: October 16, 2018, 1:30 pm

--Northwestern Mutual is committed to the fight against childhood cancer, and the company, through its Foundation, today announced the funding of four new grants to support additional research for better cures and treatments. Each Young Investigator grant recipient will receive $150,000 from Northwestern Mutual over three years. Northwestern Mutual is...

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Author: user
Posted: October 15, 2018, 2:08 pm

The American Council of Life Insurers issued the following news release:. The American Council of Life Insurers, whose member companies provide financial and retirement security to 90 million American families, elected its chair, officers and ACLI Board of Directors at the 2018 ACLI Annual Conference today. Ameritas CEO JoAnn Martin will serve as chair for...

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Author: user
Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:41 am

Lansing, MI - Oct. 12, 2018 – Jackson National Life Insurance Company® today announced that Chief Executive Officer Barry Stowe...

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Author: user
Posted: October 12, 2018, 6:47 pm

The accused defrauded older clients out of more than $2.5 million by "(holding) herself out as a financial adviser specializing in retirement planning," according to the criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in the Illinois Northern District. Lucita Zamoras focused on the elderly, particularly immigrants.

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Author: user
Posted: October 12, 2018, 11:29 am

Longtime CEO Robert Kerzner is stepping down at the end of the year, and will be replaced by a former colleague at The Hartford. LIMRA/LOMA are the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies.

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Author: user
Posted: October 11, 2018, 2:31 pm

UT Life Insurance, a major player in the life insurance industry in Ghana, has rebranded to miLife Insurance with a promise to deploy technology to deepen life insurance penetration in the country. The corporate re-branding consist of a new corporate brand name, a new identity, a new slogan Live More and a renewed focus. Speaking at the rebranding programme in...

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Author: user
Posted: October 11, 2018, 1:06 pm

A National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group wants to “enhance consumer understanding” with a proposed two-page summary to accompany life insurance illustrations. The group is making slow progress on the proposal, with a few issues remaining to work out.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: October 10, 2018, 9:02 pm

This is the second rate reduction for term products by USAA in the last two years. In 2017, USAA implemented a change to the way it calculates statutory reserves, also known as principle based reserves, which resulted in an average rate reduction of 2.9 percent.

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Author: user
Posted: October 10, 2018, 5:25 pm

Braintree, MA. (October 9, 2018) — U.S. life insurance application activity was off slightly in September, down -0.4% year-over-year, according...

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Author: user
Posted: October 9, 2018, 7:55 pm

Transamerica Life Insurance Company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of policyholders across the United States alleging that Transamerica improperly increased the monthly charges that the company withdrew from the accounts of policyholders who own certain "universal life" insurance policies. Under the proposed settlement,...

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Author: user
Posted: October 5, 2018, 10:18 am

A few creative new life insurance and annuity products hit the market recently, led by Allstate's Monthly Income Term.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: October 4, 2018, 1:47 pm

NEW YORK, October 2, 2018 – New York Life Ventures, the venture capital arm of New York Life, has identified...

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Author: user
Posted: October 3, 2018, 7:14 pm

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Millennial families are not buying life insurance at nearly the pace of...

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Author: user
Posted: October 3, 2018, 1:09 pm

--Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world's leading enterprises, today announced the results of a new survey that revealed how consumers perceive their insurance companies. While the majority are very satisfied with their insurers, this does not always equate to customer loyalty– 71 percent said simply receiving a...

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Author: user
Posted: October 2, 2018, 1:00 pm

The California Department of Insurance issued the following news release:. An investigation by the California Department of Insurance revealed that Peter Kim, a licensed insurance agent, allegedly sold two policies to his wife, Jin Kim, and falsely listed her as a niece and beneficiary of the insured. During the same time, Jin Kim purchased another life...

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Author: user
Posted: September 26, 2018, 11:17 am

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News-- Prudential Financial, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Charles Lowrey as the company's next CEO and member of the Board, effective December 1, 2018. Lowrey, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, International Businesses of...

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Author: user
Posted: September 21, 2018, 8:11 am

John Hancock is transitioning all of the company's life insurance policies to policyholders who commit to making healthy choices. The interactive policies will track fitness and health data through a variety of smartphones and wearable devices such as the Fitbit.

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Author: Wire Reports
Posted: September 20, 2018, 10:00 am

Frederick, Maryland, Sept. 19, 2018 – Legal & General America (LGA), today announced the appointment of Mark Holweger as President...

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Author: user
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:58 pm

HOUSTON – September 18, 2018 – American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) has announced newly reduced rates for Select-a-Term, the...

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Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:04 pm

NEW YORK – Life insurance is Social Security’s mirror image in the private sector, an auxiliary safety net that has...

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Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:36 pm

Braintree, MA — U.S. life insurance application activity held its own in the dog days of summer, flat at -0.1%...

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Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

Nestle today announced that it agreed to sell the Gerber Life Insurance Company, to Western& Southern Financial G roup for USD 1.55 billion in cash. The transaction does not include Nestle's Gerber Products business, a household brand in baby food and baby care, which Nestle will continue to develop. Nestle CEO Mark Schneider said: "We are delighted to have found an...

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Author: user
Posted: September 18, 2018, 12:02 pm

A new Deloitte survey finds insurers well behind the ball when it comes to meeting consumers' needs digitally. Consumers are self-educating about life insurance online and carriers and agents need to respond better to that market if they want to increase life insurance ownership, the survey concludes.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:44 pm

Arlington, Va. – Sept. 12, 2018 - The nonprofit Life Happens is pleased to announce the promotion of Faisa Stafford...

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Author: user
Posted: September 12, 2018, 1:31 pm

The New York Department of Financial Services passed tough cybersecurity rules for financial services last year, and more states are working on their own versions.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: September 6, 2018, 7:37 pm

This year, the campaign’ s theme is“ A Journey to Financial Fitness,” and Danica Patrick, professional athlete and entrepreneur, is the spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month. “Foresters is proud to support the annual LIAM campaign so that everyone can learn more about how life insurance can help protect them and their family,” said Knut Olson, President,...

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Author: user
Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:00 pm

A new Pacific Life communication tool will alert advisors to customer account activity – new contract issuance, additional investments, distributions, etc. – within 15 minutes via text or email. The service will improve customer relations and put a dent in fraud, execs say.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 30, 2018, 2:52 pm

After three consecutive quarters of declines, individual life insurance sales growth rebounded in the second quarter of 2018.

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Author: user
Posted: August 30, 2018, 3:04 am

Indexed life sales shot up during the second quarter to a near-record $552.7 million. That figure represents a more than 13.6 percent over the prior quarter, and more than 13.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Only the fourth-quarter 2017 showed higher sales, according to Wink data.

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Author: user
Posted: August 29, 2018, 12:17 pm

--Ohio National Financial Services announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher A. Carlson President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and in January 2016 was promoted to Vice Chairman, Strategic Businesses. He has also held a role in...

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Author: user
Posted: August 21, 2018, 10:43 pm

A National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group wants to “enhance consumer understanding” with a proposed two-page summary to accompany life insurance illustrations. The group is making slow progress on the proposal, with a few issues remaining to work out.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:29 pm

Boosting the numbers of advisors and improving the productivity of those already serving the group retirement market is a big priority for AXA Equitable, the company says.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:16 am

There are a huge number of “unscheduled” loans that go mostly unnoticed until they become a threat to the policy or an unwelcome tax problem for the insured. These present a clear opportunity not only to help clients, but also to create new commissionable sales.

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Author: user
Posted: August 10, 2018, 8:44 pm

United of Omaha, a Mutual of Omaha company, has introduced a new product to help meet customers' long-term care planning needs. Since 1987, traditional long-term care insurance has been- and continues to be- a core product for Mutual of Omaha.

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Author: user
Posted: August 9, 2018, 6:24 pm

Jackson National Life Insurance Company ® generated a record $1.4 billion in IFRS pre-tax operating income during the first half of 2018, an increase of 0.8 percent over the first half of 2017. Jackson, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the United Kingdom’ s Prudential plc, recorded sales and deposits of $11.2 billion in the first half of the year, and...

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Author: user
Posted: August 8, 2018, 3:00 pm

Braintree, MA. (August 8, 2018) — U.S. life insurance application activity grew slightly in June up 0.7% year-over-year, according to...

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Author: user
Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:47 pm

Insurers report ups and downs in second-quarter earnings reports, with Brighthouse Financial reporting a loss. Meanwhile, long-term care policies continue to create plenty of headaches for insurers such as CNO Financial and Prudential.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:30 pm

New York and California insurance officials signal a steadfast willingness to fight for life insurance to be included in any NAIC annuity best-interest rule.

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Author: John Hilton
Posted: August 5, 2018, 7:28 pm

Universal life products are hot and insurers are wasting no time tweaking their product offerings to take advantage of a fast-selling segment. First-quarter sales of indexed universal life rose 12 percent to $486 million compared to the year-ago period.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 3, 2018, 6:21 pm

MetLife and Genworth had different challenges to overcome in the second quarter. Metlife dumped its remaining stake in Brighthouse Financial for a loss of $212 million, which pushed down earnings.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: August 2, 2018, 7:53 pm

As Announced On June 9, 2018, The Committee On Foreign Investment In The United States Completed Its Review Of The Proposed Transaction Between Genworth And China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd And Concluded That There Are No Unresolved National Security Concerns U.S. Mortgage Insurance Adjusted Operating Income Of $137 Million Which Included A...

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Author: user
Posted: July 31, 2018, 9:10 pm

The life insurance industry has shown relatively steady sales over the past decade, but the number of policies and resulting market penetration are in decline, according to a new study by Conning.

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Author: user
Posted: July 27, 2018, 3:42 am

For a client in need of life insurance coverage, permanent life insurance can help address several crucial concerns by bridging the gap between their retirement savings and their retirement income goals.

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Author: user
Posted: July 26, 2018, 9:59 am

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that the illustrations of the policy charges and interest rates were not deceptive, but left open the question of whether the challenged practices were unlawful or unfair.

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Author: user
Posted: July 25, 2018, 7:08 pm

Several big-name insurers recently completed, or broke ground, on new construction projects for splashy new office spaces. While life insurance sales remain flat, the infrastructure investment reflects executive-level confidence that the economy is bright for insurance products overall.

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Author: Cyril Tuohy
Posted: July 25, 2018, 5:24 pm

Washington, D.C. – Citing both continued issues of inequality in the insurance industry and the potential to create unprecedented opportunities...

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Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:37 pm

BOSTON – Kanawha Insurance Company has agreed to pay $88,000, most of which will go directly to affected Massachusetts consumers,...

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Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:04 pm

Why the life insurance industry must provide senior policyholders with information on exploring alternatives to surrendering or lapsing a policy they no longer need or want. Sixty-seven percent of consumers are interested in more transparent life insurance buying options.

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Author: user
Posted: July 24, 2018, 2:14 pm