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Insurers shouldn't have I was entertained by Mary Beth Franklin's blog “The rise of Social Security zombies” (InvestmentNews, Nov. 11) on the inaccuracy of the Death Master File. I have also been reading articles in other sources, including the one she referred to, “Why the dead got government
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Have the courage to talk about LTC
It's a tough discussion that's not going away. It's only going to get tougher.
Low interest rates threaten universal life insurance policies
Universal life policies sold in the '80s and '90s are at risk of lapsing, causing problems for clients and advisers.
Confessions of a financial planner: My estate is not in order
Brian and I got married two years ago. At that time I went through all of our finances, combined accounts, changed names, updated beneficiaries, and made a list of items to complete: wills, powers of attorney and additional life insurance for me.
Lincoln National: Variable annuity sales are up, and there's still room to grow
Lincoln National's variable annuity deposits hit $3.4 billion at the life insurer during the third quarter, reflecting a 56% increase from the year-ago period, but execs want to shift more to contracts without living benefits.
Under new structure, fewer MetLife advisers pushed to produce more
Restructuring puts two MetLife B-Ds under one roof, ups pressure to sell proprietary products.
Watchdog Belth's Insurance Forum to cease publication
Insurance industry gadfly Joseph M. Belth in December will stop publishing The Insurance Forum, a 40-year old newsletter that shook up the world of life insurance. Mr. Belth, who is professor emeritus of insurance in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, announced in the
Investor Education Survey: Financial Outlook and Perspectives from Men and Women - InvestmentNews
This white paper features Jackson National Life Insurance and the Center for Financial Insight's survey results after polling investors in an effort to identify the opinions of men and women on key topics relating to retirement, investing and financial education.
Life insurers strike back at regulator's claim on cash reserves
ACLI chief calls N.Y. superintendent's comments 'inaccurate' and 'irresponsible.'
N.Y. insurance chief knocks life insurers for cutting capital reserves
Lawsky says companies operating in the state can't use modified model to calculate cushion.
Advisers missing opportunity as Gen Xers short on life insurance
Generation X investors are in a prime position to step up their life insurance coverage, but advisers are missing the boat on the opportunity. The 2008 recession left that group — born between 1961 and 1981 — with an median individual life insurance coverage shortfall of $448,996, according to an
Life settlements on regulators' radar as states push their use
Texas latest to encourage holders to sell life insurance, use proceeds for long-term care.
Dynasty branches out to the insurance side
New offering opens up access to insurance brokerages offering annuities, disability, long-term care.
As MetLife cuts, adviser ranks are thinning out fast
MetLife Inc. is making good on its plans to ratchet down sales of variable annuities and universal life insurance with secondary guarantees in the United States, and dramatically reduce head count in its financial adviser force. Over the past year, the company has axed 2,500 advisers from its
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