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Are Health Insurance Commission Cuts Crippling Your Business?

Results of a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) survey on minimum medical loss ration (MLR) requirements and agent commissions. 

Vacationers: "Does My Travel Policy Cover Terrorism?"

The death of Osama bin Laden put the world on high alert for possible reprisal attacks and, as a result, caused a lot of travelers to cancel vacation plans.

AdvancedApp: A New Life Application Process From North American

AdvancedApp is now available on all North American (NACOLAH) products for applicants ages 18-70 (any face amount).

3 Things to Consider About Med Supp Commissions

Agents need to be aware of some of the tactics carriers use to make their commission rate look more attractive without really paying more.

Medicare Supplement Revival

The number of newer Med Supp policies — those issued in the last 3 years — increased by 5.9% in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to Mark Farrah Associates.

Boomers' Dependence on Social Security Grows

Baby Boomers now rank Social Security as their most important source of retirement income, according to a recent study by the Associated Press.

Why Women May Be More Receptive to Annuities Than Men

Axa Equitable’s research showed that women are clear about what they want in a retirement product: guarantees.

Control When They Need It Most: Chronic Illness Accelerated Benefit Rider

The NACOLAH Chronic Illness Accelerated Benefits Rider lets the policy owner accelerate some of the death benefit when a doctor certifies them chronically ill.

HHS Outlines Rules for Accountable Care Organizations

HHS has issued a 429-page proposal laying out the details of the accountable care organization (ACO) regulations introduced in the Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Trip Cancellation Claim Denied — Well, Almost

Your expensive vacation is already paid for and now you have to cancel — good thing you bought that travel insurance, right? Well, maybe.

New Social Security Timing™ Software From Senior Market Sales

SMS launched patent-pending software that allows advisors help their married clients pinpoint the exact Social Security strategy to maximize lifetime benefits.

Sales Tip #26: How to Prospect in the Mature Market

SMS Marketing Consultant Jack Calderon shares prospecting tips for increased success selling in the field.

Life Is Good at United of Omaha!

While other carriers were reporting decreases in their life business in 2010, United of Omaha had triple-digit gains!

Are Your Commissions Safe From MLR?

John Barrow (D-GA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) have committed to introducing bipartisan legislation to remove agent and broker commissions from the MLR calculation.