Justin Suter

Justin is a Senior Research Associate for Annuity Monitor and Life Insurance Monitor at Corporate Insight.

Email: jsuter@corporateinsight.com

Author's Posts

Haven Life Launches Facebook Messenger Chatbot Quote Tool

November 14, 2017 by
In a study released in April 2017, the market research firm Celent profiled the modern online insurance consumer, concluding that a substantial subset (29%) would prefer to interact with insurers through digital channels such as a mobile app, website, social media platform or chatbot. Other intriguing survey findings include that 78% of social media users […]

Comprehensive Compliance Tools Protect Advisors

October 05, 2017 by
The Office of Management and Budget recently approved the Department of Labor’s request to delay full implementation of its widely discussed fiduciary rule from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019. Despite this decision, the annuity industry still needs to prepare to comply with the rule and educate advisors on upcoming changes. Two firms—AmeriLife and […]

Plan for Tomorrow: New App Combines Estate Planning and Life Insurance

August 09, 2017 by
A recent study conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that only 42% of adults in the United States possess pivotal estate planning tools such as a will or living trust. Shockingly, that percentage decreases to a paltry 36% among adults with children under 18 years of age. The study’s findings reaffirm the fact […]

Fiduciary Regulations Emerging at State Level

July 27, 2017 by
The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule has consumed industry attention over the last six months. The rule expands the 1974 ERISA Act’s definition of an investment advice fiduciary and requires advisors to act in their clients’ best interest at all times. The industry’s fixation has only increased since June 9, when phase one of the […]

New Prudential Microsites Emphasize Legacies in Marketing Life Insurance

March 17, 2017 by
Prudential recently launched a Masterpiece of Love microsite and companion Tell Your Story site promoting life insurance products by discussing legacies and lost loved ones. The Masterpiece of Love site features a series of short films that highlight works of art by individuals who are inspired by their memories of loved ones who have passed […]

Life Insurance Monitor Awards: USAA, AXA and State Farm Stand out for Stellar Mobile Resources

January 27, 2017 by
Americans’ increasing reliance on mobile devices is disrupting how firms market and tailor their services to clients. Due to the proliferation of mobile services across the full spectrum of financial services, Life Insurance Monitor examined client mobile resources as an award category for the first time in our 2016 Life Insurance Monitor Awards Report. For […]

Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Update: Prepping Advisors for Compliance

September 26, 2016 by
The Department of Labor released a preliminary of version of its fiduciary rule on April 14, 2015 and the finalized version was made public a year later on April 6, 2016. Although September 6 marked five months since the rule’s release, it continues to be surrounded by ambiguity and uncertainty; an unfortunate situation furthered by […]

What Is the DOL’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule? Investors Don’t Know but Would Like to Find Out

April 05, 2016 by
On February 23, 2015, President Barack Obama called on the Department of Labor to update its rules and requirements to ensure financial advisors put their clients’ best interests above their own. “It’s a very simple principle,” Obama said, “You want to give financial advice, you’ve got to put your client’s interests first.” The DOL released […]

TIAA-CREF is now TIAA: Rebranding through a Brand New Website

March 30, 2016 by
In early March, TIAA-CREF rebranded to TIAA and launched a completely redesigned TIAA.org public site. What separates TIAA’s redesign from other revamps is that the changes are all tailored to contribute to reconceiving not just the physical website, but the firm’s brand, image and mission. The public site press release announcing the rebranding quotes TIAA’s […]

INSQUIK: An Instant Industry Disruptor?

February 17, 2016 by
The underwriting process in the life insurance industry in the U.S. can be frustratingly deliberate, taking up to six weeks for a healthy individual to receive coverage provided a mandatory medical examination reveals no surprises. In an article on Daily Fintech, Rick Huckstep notes within the life insurance industry, “the top five choices for term […]