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According to CMS rules, agents must keep PTC documentation for a minimum of 10 years, and it must be retrievable upon request from the carrier or CMS.
Annuity demand has spiked in recent years, recognizing their value as a safe, tax-deferred savings option but about 80% of annuities end up being inherited.
SMS has listed 20 ideas to help you not only increase client retention, but also cross-sell and up-sell your current clients and generate more referrals.
The passage of H.R. 4173 and the defeat of Rule 151A ensured that regulatory control over FIA's would remain squarely in the hands of the insurance industry.
IUL is similar to VUL in that the cash value of the product is linked to the stock market, but that’s where the similarities end.
Here are six questions life agents should ask about the market they're targeting, the solutions they're proposing, and their approach to building sales.
In their 2011 Life Insurance Market Study, Agent’s Sales Journal and the LIFE Foundation asked agents to list the main challenges to selling life insurance.
Learn how to take unwanted RMDs to fund a life insurance policy that will help offset the income taxes beneficiaries will owe when the IRA is transferred to them.
Baby Boomers will transfer more wealth than this country has ever seen. Much of it is accumulating in tax-deferred accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s.
Utilizing a Pension Maximization Strategy can offer your clients the best of both worlds.
Look no further than your existing Medicare Supplement clients for the perfect “lead program” for identifying suitable candidates for wealth transfer products.
For agents working with a small marketing budget, the Internet is source of inexpensive opportunities to raise awareness about your services and build your brand.
The Medicare Advantage industry made a historic technology leap this AEP when SMS agents in Rockford, IL, completed the first MA enrollments using an iPad app.
Learn how to leverage unwanted RMDs to fund a life insurance policy and transfer an IRA as a charitable gift in order to eliminate income taxes on qualified money.
Many carriers have had to rethink the max issue ages for their products, and many advisors are rethinking what is an appropriate plan for their elderly clients.