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Indexed UL Sales Up 47% in 2010

Indexed Universal Life saw the biggest gain of any life insurance product in 2010, growing 47% according to LIMRA’s U.S. Individual Life Insurance Sales Survey.

Fixed Indexed Annuity Sales Grew 17% in 4th Qtr 2010

Fixed Indexed Annuities accounted for $8.2 billion of the $57.6 billion of total annuities sold in the fourth quarter, according to LIMRA.

Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Comparison

Should Medicare Advantage plans be considered competition for the traditional Medicare Supplement producer or an opportunity?

Mutual of Omaha Plan N Underwriting and Application Changes

Pending approval of a new application, all Plan N applicants will be subject to normal underwriting requirements for tobacco rates and height/weight rate ups.

Insurance Advice for Your Traveling Clients

Travel industry experts largely attribute the uptick in travel insurance sales to an unusually busy year for natural disasters and bad weather.

The True Cost of $0-premium Medicare Advantage Plans

$0 premium may sound attractive on the surface, but in reality these plans have out-of-pocket expenses many people don't plan for.

The Versatility of Medicare Supplement

Med Supp has always been a great choice for retired seniors, and its appeal for agents as a versatile lead-in for cross-selling is growing stronger than ever.

Indexed Annuities Outperform the Index

A recent article in Agent's Sales Journal showed how a fixed indexed annuity had outperformed the S&P over the last 10 years.

The Pros and Cons of Premium Finance

Premium financing allows wealthy people to borrow money to pay large life insurance premiums. As with anything, there are pros and cons to such a practice.

The Past, Present and Future of Medicare

Change in the Medicare market is almost certain, and agents who want to thrive selling to seniors must be prepared to learn and adapt when change comes.

Making the Switch from Medicare Advantage

Here are 5 questions and answers about the process of disenrolling from Medicare Advantage.

The Rise of the Indexed Annuity

Why are indexed annuities experiencing such a surge in popularity? We believe it’s because offer three unique attributes clients can’t find anywhere else.