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Lead Nurturing Tips for Insurance Agents

What do you do when someone isn’t ready to buy right now?

Index Universal Life Certification Exam

Learn the steps you need to follow to take North American's Index Universal Life Certification Exam.

Retirees Experiencing a Different Kind of Liquidity Crisis

The economic crisis of 2008 sparked a flight to safety among investors, especially retirees. But a study indicates that some went too far.

The Betty James Travel Insurance Strategy

What is the Betty James Travel Insurance Strategy? It's a way to get economical, high-limits, overseas medical and emergency medical evacuation coverage.

Fixed Indexed Annuities: It Was Never About the Rates

The success of the BPASelect and the BAA (or any other quality Fixed Indexed Annuity) has never been about rates.

How to Switch Your Clients From MA Plans to Med Supps During the Annual Disenrollment Period

The following information will help you assist MA members with the transition from MA to Med Supp from January 1st to February 14th when the ADP ends.

10 Reasons Your Insurance Practice Needs a Web Site

Even if you do nothing else online, as a business-owner, you have to have a website. People expect a legitimate, successful business to have a website.

New York Regulation 194 Requires Agents to Disclose Compensation

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, New York Regulation 194—“Producer Compensation Transparency”—requires insurance agents to disclose compensation details to clients.

New Florida Annuity Law Limits Surrender Charges, Affects Annexus Products

Florida law FL S 2176 goes into effect January 1, 2011 and limits surrender charges on the annuity products insurance carriers can issue to “Senior consumers.”

National Guardian Introduces Premium Calculator for Mobile Devices

National Guardian has introduced a new premium calculator for the Asset Guard product that is formatted for mobile devices. Run quotes anywhere with your phone.

Means Testing for Part D Premiums

Starting in 2011, Part D enrollees whose incomes exceed $85,000 (for individuals) or $170,000 (for joint tax returns) will pay more for their Part D premium.

CMS Star Ratings a BIG Deal in 2012

CMS announced that it will create a Special Election Period that allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in 5-star MA plans at any point during the year.

Global Accident Protection 24/7

The Global Accident Protection 24/7 plan fills in where other plans do not, ensuring coverage in the case of an accident. Provides Online Tools and Resources to Long-Term Caregivers provides comprehensive information, tools and resources to help those seeking and providing long-term care.

LIMRA: Half of U.S. Households Say They Need More Life Insurance

According to a recent survey by LIMRA, almost 8 in 10 American households do not have a life insurance agent or broker, and most of them say they never did.