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Actor and Comedian Anthony Anderson Is On Board for LIAM. Are You?

Anderson’s message is clear: Your families matter, and life insurance matters By Maggie Leyes, LIFE HAPPENS September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and actor and comedian Anthony Anderson (who was just nominated for an Emmy for his role in black-ish!) is going to be front and center. As the national spokesperson for the LIAM campaign, Anderson will be sharing his ...

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Could Near-Term Thinking Improve Retirement Savings?

A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study recommends that plan sponsors might want to encourage more near-term thinking and promote achievable savings goals for their workers.

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Robo-Advisors Have No Impact on Industry

In spite of all the hype about robo-advisors on the financial-services industry, nearly half of the financial professionals surveyed recently cite no impact on the industry, according to a survey by LIMRA. Nearly every day, there are articles about robo-advisors and their potential impact in various financial news media. However, LIMRA’s survey reveals that nearly half of the financial professionals ...

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Most Small Employers Offering LTD Think It Is Beneficial

According to a survey released by the Consumer Federation of America and Unum, employers understand the value of long-term-disability (LTD) insurance for their employees. And those who offer it believe it serves the interests of their company.  Employers not offering LTD are more likely to overestimate its cost, underestimate the desire of employees for the product, and have difficulty in ...

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Household Finances Cause Highest Stress Levels For Americans

Daily stress that requires consumers’ time and attention and/or consumes their thoughts affects 7 in 10 Americans in one or more common areas such as finances, health, work, relationships and day-to-day life.

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Debt Down, Confidence Up

Although confidence is still a long way from the historic highs seen during the 25-year history of the Retirement Confidence Survey, 22 percent of workers now say they are very confident about having enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years. That’s up from 18 percent last year and a record low of 13 percent in 2013. The 2015 Retirement ...

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LUTCF Scholarship Winners Announced

NAIFA and the College for Financial Planning (CFFP) are proud to announce the winners of two full LUTCF® scholarships.  Each scholarship recipient will receive tuition credits for each of the three courses that comprise the LUTCF designation program, and each recipient will have three years to use the tuition credits. The LUTCF designation is designed to provide agents and new ...

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Worksite Sales Increased 5 percent in 2014

The latest results from LIMRA’s U.S. Worksite Sales survey show that voluntary benefits sales increased 5 percent in 2014, compared to 2013. Leading the way, vision insurance sales increased 24 percent last year, followed by critical illness at 19 percent, and accident insurance at 12 percent.  Each of these products has grown by 12 percent or more in the past ...

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