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Principal Exits Retail Life, Fixed Annuity Sales

Results of strategic review initiated by activist investor mean big changes for Des Moines-based global financial company, which will now focus on its higher-growth businesses in effort to make it a more capital-efficient company.

Posted: Jun 28, 2021

COVID-19: Financial impacts may include higher life insurance payouts

LifeGuide Partners says drop in life expectancy caused by pandemic should increase the value of life settlement offers.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Study reveals how pandemic impacted long-term care costs

LTCG’s Annual Cost of Care Report benchmarks the prices of senior care, ranks most and least expensive states for home health aides and nursing homes.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021

Best and Worst States for Elderly Healthcare

Minnesota and Oklahoma top and bottom out latest rankings from MedicareGuide on measures of cost, access and quality of care.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021

AHIP unveils refreshed brand, updated mission statement

New logo and updated mission intended to better align with its work, goals and commitments.

Posted: Jun 07, 2021

Annuity product line sales expected to rebound in 2021

Secure Retirement Institute forecasts dramatic possible 30% growth for total annuity market by 2025.

Posted: Jun 06, 2021

New short-term DI product launched for mid- and lower-income families

Haven Disability can be purchased through an entirely online application.

Posted: Jun 02, 2021

Q1 Life policy sales growth highest since 1983

Start of 2021 was very good for life insurance sales, according to latest LIMRA data

Posted: May 31, 2021

Seniors increasingly customize Medicare insurance to fit lifestyles

When lifestyles dictate the kind of coverage one needs, seniors seek consultative help in making their best choice among the proliferation of alternatives, says Ensurem CEO Dave Rich.

Posted: May 27, 2021

Interest in life combo products spikes

LIMRA survey finds pandemic has shifted perceptions about long-term care and life insurance.

Posted: May 24, 2021

Whole Life lone bright spot in down Q3 for life insurance sales

Sales of whole life insurance were up 12.9% in the third quarter of 2020, making it the only category that shined amid an otherwise dismal quarter for life insurance. Sales totaled $1,053.2 million, which while besting the second quarter in...

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

Perceived need for life insurance is waning: J.D. Power

The percentage of Americans who own life insurance continues to decline, largely driven by eroding interest among mass market consumers under the age of 45. That’s a key finding of the recently released J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Life Insurance N...

Posted: Nov 23, 2020

InsureTech Connect moving to Mandalay Bay in 2021

The organizers behind InsureTech Connect put out a “save the date” this week for the 2021 edition of the conference, which is focused on getting back to a live, in-person event in a hopefully post-pandemic world by next fall. “We learned ma...

Posted: Nov 18, 2020

Home care dominates majority of long-term care insurance claims

More than two-thirds (70%) of 2019 long-term care insurance policy claimants received initial benefit payments for care at home according to new data from the

Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Half of Americans can’t answer basic health insurance questions

A new ValuePenguin.com survey has exposed the uncertainty that many feel about health insurance — 1 in 2 Americans do not know the answers to basic health insurance questions. More worryingly, 72% of Americans expressed confusion and uncert...

Posted: Nov 12, 2020

Survey says: Health Insurance Satisfaction Highest with Medicare

In the midst of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from October 15 to December 7, 2020, Insure....

Posted: Nov 09, 2020

Annuity sales in Q3 up over last quarter but still lag last year’s pace

Total annuity sales were $54.8 billion in the third quarter, up 13% from the second quarter 2020 but 8% lower than prior year results, according to preliminary results from the Secure Retirement Institute (

Posted: Nov 04, 2020

MDRT launches separate, digital association: ‘MDRT Academy’

Without the right resources and training, succeeding in a financial services profession is extremely challenging. In fact, it takes just four years for more than 80% of new financial professionals to leave the industry. That finding from LI...

Posted: Nov 02, 2020