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Minimum Rates to be Lowered on BAA Products Effective October 1, 2010

You have until September 30, 2010, to submit your BAA business and take advantage of the current rates.

How Would You Fix the American Retirement System?

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board recently laid out eight ways to simplify incentives for retirement savings and increase “retirement readiness” in America.

Medicare Advantage Agents: Make the Most of the SEP Coming October 1

We've provided answers to some of the questions you and your clients might have about the Special Election Period (SEP).

Life Insurance: A Legacy of Love

A life insurance purchase is an act of love — a promise to provide for the ones you love, even after you're gone.

LIMRA: Life Insurance Ownership Hits 50-Year Low

LIMRA's latest research shows life insurance ownership at a 50-year low.

Impressive Stats for Life Insurance Sales in First Half of 2010

Life Insurance sales are up through the first six months of 2010.

Index Annuity Sales Stay on Cloud Nine

Indexed annuity sales in the second quarter 2010 remain consistent with 2009 second quarter totals, which were at an all-time high in industry history.

Life Insurance Awareness Month Resources for NACOLAH Agents

Life Insurance Awareness Month is just around the corner, and NACOLAH has created two marketing pieces to help you take advantage of this opportunity.

Group Medicare Advantage Saves Employers 30-40% on Retiree Health Costs

Did you know that more than 10 million seniors have retiree health coverage from their former employer or union? That’s roughly 25% of Medicare-eligible seniors!

Medicare Advantage — It's Not Going Away

Just a few years ago, the MA market was limited to a few carriers in small geographical areas. Now, plans are available in nearly every county. Why the change?

What Are Seniors Looking For in an Advisor?

The Senior Market Advisor “Senior Survey” offers many insights to help you better serve your clients and position yourself against the competition.

Lead Advantage Pro Update: Online Quotes and Forms Now Available for MIPPA Plans

SMS’ Lead Advantage Pro system has been updated to include online quotes and forms for Modernized Medicare Supplement plans from some of the top carriers.

Health Reform Pill Getting Easier to Swallow for Some

According to a new survey, even though the nations is still divided, more people support the health care bill than ever before.

Consumers Excited About Annuities and Possible Tax Breaks

In a recent poll, 40% of respondents said they would be very or somewhat interested in converting 401(k)s to annuities if there was a tax incentive to do so.

New Medicare Supplement Enrollments on the Rise

The latest Med Supp membership figures show continued growth in the number of new policies being issued, according to a report from Mark Farrah Associates.