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SMS White Paper Reveals New Importance of Social Insurance to Consumers and You

A new SMS white paper finds that financial and insurance professionals should make Medicare and Social Security the foundation of retirement planning.

Social Security and Medicare Emerging as New Foundation of Retirement Planning, But Few Advisors Ready

Rather than entitlements that don’t need strategy and planning, advisors should view Medicare and Social Security as the foundation of retirement planning.

Agents Learn and Share Ideas at Fourth Annual Sales Forum

More than 100 agents and advisors from all the over the country were in Omaha for the fourth annual Sales Forum held June 10 – 12, 2015.

Annuities: The Official Retirement Vehicle of the Obama Administration

A recent report from the Middle Class Task Force named annuities as one of the tools that give Americans a better shot at a more secure retirement.

SMS' VP of Medicare Solutions Shares Talking Points at National Conference

Dwane McFerrin, SMS' vice president of Medicare Solutions and chair of the NAHU Medicare Advisory Group, addressed the main assembly at this year's Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.

Make Sure Your Special Events Are Compliant

Get a run-through of the basic considerations for planning an event, and a few helpful resource documents to help you get started and stay compliant throughout.

When Travel Insurance Hits Home: Part 2

Follow-up to a personal story about travel insurance by Dan Drennen, Director of Sales & Marketing Travel Insurance Center.

Open Enrollment Period Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for ACA, here are answers to five frequently asked questions about the ACA and open enrollment.

Last Night's Election Results: What Do They Mean for the Insurance Industry?

 How will the 2014 elections affect the insurance industry? 

Top 10 Things to Know About ACA Enrollment 2015

Learn 10 important things to keep in mind as you prepare for the next open enrollment period. 

When Travel Insurance Hits Home

A personal story about travel insurance by Dan Drennen, Director of Sales & Marketing Travel Insurance Center.

New Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2015

CMS has released the new Medicare premiums and deductibles that will take effect in 2015.

Three Planes and a War — Why Accidental Death Insurance Is Important

Accidental death insurance protects against plane crashes. 

Top-Producing Agents Attend 2014 Advanced Sales Forum

Sixty-seven agents from across the country visited Omaha June 11 to 13 for one of SMS' premiere annual events.

Inpatient Versus Observation: Why You Should Know the Difference

Understand the difference between "admitted as an inpatient" and "held for observation."