LifePlans: Jobs may help LTCI applicants

The consumers who applied for private long-term care insurance (LTCI) and get it may be much more likely to have jobs than the rejected applicants are. Denise Liston, a vice president at LifePlans, presented data supporting that argument in a presentation she gave at a recent session at the AALTCI Summit — an LTCI industry … Continue reading

Annuity suitability law: Coming to your state soon

In 2010, the NAIC enacted the Suitability in Annuity Transaction Model Regulation to promote consumer understanding and help address complexities and improper sales practices in the annuity transaction process. The regulation requires insurers to establish a system to supervise recommendations and to set forth standards and procedures for recommendations to consumers that result in transactions … Continue reading

Senators resolve to save retirement products from cliff | LifeHealthPro

Senators resolve to save retirement products from cliff | LifeHealthPro.

Cyberspace Survival Guide

5 Steps you (and your BGA) can take to protect your mission critical data. In today’s 24/7 world, advances in technology have enabled companies to be accessible to their clients anytime, anywhere, and cutting-edge BGAs of all sizes are effectively implementing the latest software, tablets, smart phones, computers and communications tools to streamline their operations … Continue reading

Caveats to Weigh When Evaluating the CDA

The feature on contingent deferred annuities portrays a generally positive future for these newfangled insurance products, one that could yield a significant revenue stream for fee-based investment advisors. Financial professionals would be wise, however, to consider some caveats before investing much time and resources in this nascent market. Let’s start with a big one. The … Continue reading