Results for "insurance"

Displaying 2,234 results

Sort: Date | Relevance


Policy replacement binge for term life may be at hand

June 26, 2006

NEW YORK - Competition, longer life spans and Internet sales of term life insurance are lowering premiums to the point where it might make sense to replace older policies with new ones, according to industry observers. For instance, a 50-year-old...

As E&O costs rise, advisers 'going bare'

June 19, 2006

DETROIT - After doing the math on the rising cost of errors and omissions liability insurance, a growing number of independent financial advisory firms are "going bare," shunning the coverage designed to protect advisers against client lawsuits....

Push for 100% excise tax roils life settlement arena

June 19, 2006

NEW YORK - Premium financing for policies destined to be sold in life settlements is either a legitimate service for the cash-strapped elderly or a wily scheme that should be taxed to death, depending on which trade group you believe. In these...

Critical-illness insurance is group product champion

June 19, 2006

NEW YORK - Group insurers have crowned critical-illness insurance the new growth champion, but former group champ universal life still is going strong on the individual side. Critical-illness insurance - covering medical and living expenses...

Financial services industry addresses climate change issue

June 19, 2006

IRVINE, Calif. - Concerns about global warming are changing the way financial services firms do business. But critics say the industry, in addressing greenhouse gas emissions, is caving in to pressure groups. Even some in the environmental movement...

Debate over UL reserves nearer a resolution

June 12, 2006

NEW YORK - Industry observers, commenting on a recommendation that states determine whether lapse rates can be used when calculating reserves for universal-life policies with guaranteed death benefits, say that using them can lower premiums....

Asset manager offers health insurance to indie reps

June 12, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO - A turnkey asset management company is raising the bar by lowering the barriers independent representatives face in getting health insurance. Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel Inc. of San Diego is making the benefit available...

Variable annuities continue to get no respect

June 5, 2006

NEW YORK - If an investment is known by the company it keeps, then the variable annuity needs to hang out with a different crowd. In an announcement last month by the Kentucky Office of Financial Institutions in Frankfort listing 13 common investment...

Rising interest rates steer some clients away from fixed annuities

June 5, 2006

NEW YORK - Steadily rising interest rates and a flattening yield curve are causing some types of fixed annuities to lose sales steam, according to industry observers. Meanwhile, certificates of deposit, universal life insurance and rate-sensitive...

Coughing up smoker's rates for children

May 30, 2006

NEW YORK - AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. could face a class action involving more than 100,000 policyholders who may have bought insurance policies for children, including babies, at rates reserved for smokers. "Most logical-thinking Americans...

Some indies starting to add group benefits

May 22, 2006

NEW YORK - In a dramatic shift in the way independent-contractor broker-dealers treat their affiliated registered representatives, some leading firms are beginning to offer benefits such as health insurance. The firms making the moves, which...

Consolidation, risk management key life insurer trends

May 22, 2006

NEW YORK - Mergers and acquisitions - as well as increased attention to enterprise risk management - will be among the key drivers of life insurer profitability and survival for the remainder of this year and beyond, according to research released...

Many boomers don't buy insurers' annuity pitches

May 22, 2006

NEW YORK - Annuity pitches that try to win baby boomers' retirement wallets with scare tactics will fail, some insurance marketing experts say. Boomers require a gentle touch; they don't respond to the painting of grim retirement pictures, said...

Annuities lack uniform standards, NASD CEO says

May 15, 2006

WASHINGTON - Investors don't understand that they get different types of protection when buying various types of annuities, NASD chairman and chief executive Robert Glauber said at a recent annuity round-table discussion. Suitability standards,...

Exchange traded insurance funds may be the next big thing in VAs

May 15, 2006

NEW YORK - Exchange traded insurance funds may be available as a variable annuity subaccount investment option within six months, according to a firm that is seeking patent protection on the product. ETIFs are exchange traded funds that could...

CEO resignation won't hurt Conseco, analysts say

May 15, 2006

NEW YORK - The unexpected resignation of Conseco Inc.'s chief executive this month won't hurt the company, as long as its key financial ratings are maintained or upgraded, insurance industry analysts say. William Kirsch resigned as the Carmel,...

Regulator sees danger in annuity specialization

May 15, 2006

WASHINGTON - Some brokerage representatives are concentrating on selling one type of annuity and are making unsuitable sales as a result, according to the Alabama securities commissioner. Industry officials acknowledge that product specialization...

Employer financial offerings a mixed bag

May 8, 2006

NEW YORK - Some advisers see financial products and services provided to their clients by employers as inadequate and top-heavy with fees. Others, however, view them as useful adjuncts to the plans they devise. About two-fifths of employees...

Allianz rivals seek a level playing field

May 8, 2006

NEW YORK - Brokers and insurers that sell equity index annuities using independent marketing organizations are clamoring for a more equitable and inclusive marketing process. Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, which industry observers...

VA sales are up, but flows are down

May 1, 2006

NEW YORK - Variable annuities increasingly are being exchanged for other VAs with more and better guarantees, though less new money has been coming in. A significant amount of client assets that used to go into variable annuities instead is...

« Previous PageNext Page »

1 ... 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112


Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at InvestmentNews. But what we do is expensive and is funded in part by our sponsors. So won't you show our sponsors a little love by whitelisting It'll help us continue to serve you.

Yes, show me how to whitelist

Ad blocker detected. Please whitelist us or give premium a try.