How Do DOL Rules Impact Insurance Producers?

3 Mar

Guest contributor: H. Lillian Vogl, JD, CFP, serves as director, advanced sales, at Crump Life Insurance Services and serves on the company’s regulatory council.

To the surprise of many, the Department of Labor allowed the previous administration’s final fiduciary advice regulation, officially titled Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2020-02, to go into effect on Feb. 16. The focus of PTE 2020-02 is on broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, but how does this turn of events impact insurance producers? More>>

Protecting the Future

22 Feb

A mutual friend with a new dog brought Stephen and Katie together. Stephen had headed to his friend’s house to meet the new furry member of the family, and when he got there, he saw Katie playing with dog in the backyard. “Katie was so outgoing,” says Stephen. “She was the nicest person you’ll ever meet.” That first meeting led to beach outings and concerts, and over time to getting married and thinking about starting a family. It was Katie who suggested they get life insurance. More>>

LIMRA Industry Associations Unite to Help Address the Life Insurance Coverage Gap in the United States

18 Feb

Seven U.S. life insurance trade associations today announced they are pooling their resources to support the efforts of life insurers and financial security professionals as they help Americans get life insurance coverage and the certainty it provides at a time of great financial insecurity for many Americans.

LL Global, the parent organization of LIMRA and LOMA, the American Council of Life Insurers, Finseca, Life Happens, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) have launched Help Protect Our Families, to raise awareness about the value of life insurance and to help the industry address the coverage gap that exists in the U.S. More>>

Love Insurance

15 Feb

Christy and Daryel Dunaway’s love story began as a friendship and stayed that way for more than a decade until, as Christy says, “I understood that love was about having someone who loves you as you are—heart and soul.” More>>

Protecting What Matters Most: Your Loved Ones

8 Feb

It’s Insure Your Love month. And what does that mean? Everyone wants the best for their family, whether that’s a spouse, children, aging parents, really anyone you need to take care of. And the numbers back that up: 81% of Americans believe their family is their most valuable asset, according to the new “Protecting What Matters Most Study,” by Edward Jones and Life Happens. And that’s where life insurance comes in. More>>

Insure Your Love: Why the Month of Love is a Perfect Time for Life Insurance

1 Feb

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Cue the frantic search for the perfect gift. Many will spend the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day racking their brains and local department stores for a gift that tops last year’s prize, but could they be looking in the wrong places. This year, instead of defaulting to the old standbys -flowers and candy, try life insurance. More>>

The 2 Things Your Clients Need to Know About Life Insurance

27 Jan

Advisors have the opportunity to be Romostradamus for their clients by clearly explaining two concepts in permanent life insurance policy design — funding level and growth potential. These two basic levers are easy for clients to understand and can readily help advisors explain why one policy type or structure would be a better fit for a client’s goals than another structure. More>>