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>>

Help Protect Our Families

25 Feb

As we begin 2021, COVID-19 continues to take an unimaginable toll across America and around the world. The pandemic has heightened people’s anxieties around their physical, emotional, and financial health.

Even before the pandemic, LIMRA research revealed there were 30 million American families uninsured and 30 million more underinsured. The prospect of losing a loved one is more of a reality as over 400,000 families have lost a loved one to COVID-19 to date.

While our industry cannot prevent the human tragedy unfolding in our country, we have an opportunity and obligation to help more individuals, households, and businesses secure the financial protection they need. More>>

Disability Insurance Protects Clients as Well as Advisors

24 Feb

Guest contributor: Kenny Russell, director, disability sales for the Disability Solution Center at Crump Life Insurance Services.

If you have clients who are in their working years, you have a number of issues to discuss with them: investments, retirement planning, property/casualty coverage and other insurance products. However, if you are not already doing so, consider discussing disability insurance with clients — as they may not be aware how much a disabling event may affect them financially. 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>>

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>>

7 Marketing Tips for Insurance Agents During the Pandemic

20 Jan

Agencies have made major adjustments to how they’re conducting their day-to-day operations due to COVID-19. Consumer behavior has shifted, and the way agencies respond is key to their future success. The insurance industry is well-positioned to cope with the effects of the pandemic. Insurance companies and agencies are ready to be there for their customers when protection is needed most. These seven digital and virtual tools can help agents succeed in this environment. More>>