Megan Rafferty

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

Email: mrafferty@corporateinsight.com

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MassMutual Launches Online Life Insurance Pilot

July 25, 2017 by
MassMutual continues to expand its online life insurance offerings with the new MassMutual Direct product. While the firm offers an extensive lineup of products for purchase online, the new term policy is the first fully underwritten policy available online directly from MassMutual. Notably, the firm launched MassMutual Direct as a pilot program and is not […]

Prudential Personalizes Financial Wellness

July 11, 2017 by
As part of its recent private site revamp, Prudential expanded its educational resources with a wealth of articles, videos and recommendations. In an unusual arrangement, the firm allows prospects to create an account and save resources on a personalized My Financial Life microsite identical to the corresponding new private site section. The microsite allows anyone […]

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q2 2017

July 07, 2017 by
This slide deck examines new product releases from annuity carriers and life insurers covered in our Annuity Monitor and Life Insurance Monitor research services. Inside, we provide a rundown of the new products introduced on the firms’ websites in the second quarter of 2017 and highlight their key features. If you are unable to access […]

Earning an Apple Watch through Life Insurance

May 30, 2017 by
As part of the John Hancock Vitality Program’s innovative rewards program, clients with a Vitality life insurance product can earn a discounted Apple Watch. This option combines an attractive reward with a compelling incentive for physical activity. Clients who are part of the Vitality program can purchase a watch with monthly payments after an initial […]

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q1 2017

May 08, 2017 by
This slide deck examines new product releases from annuity carriers and life insurers covered in our Annuity Monitor and Life Insurance Monitor research services. Inside, we provide a rundown of the new products introduced on the firms’ websites in the first quarter of 2017 and highlight their key features. If you are unable to access […]

How Prudential Makes Long-Term Planning Tool More Compelling with Customization

April 10, 2017 by
Prudential’s recently launched Your Life. Visualized. tool supports financial planning with a unique level of personalization. After prospects enter information about their families, financial statuses and long-term plans, the tool generates a personalized timeline that estimates the costs of future life events. For prospects focused on day-to-day expenditures, long-term planning seems abstract, making it difficult […]

Firms Seek Client Input

March 24, 2017 by
As firms develop new capabilities, helping them modify features to meet client needs, feedback is a valuable tool. USAA recently launched a USAA Labs microsite, describing it in an article as a way for clients to participate as the firm innovates, similar to focus groups. The new microsite shares elements of Liberty Mutual’s private site […]

Fee-Based Annuities Lead 2017 Product Launches

March 08, 2017 by
New fee-based annuities have been released in rapid succession by four of Corporate Insight’s Annuity Monitor firms in the first two months of the year. After not offering any new products in the fourth quarter of 2016, firms in our coverage group have launched nine new annuity products so far in 2017. Of these, five […]

Next-Gen Life Insurers Offer Simple Online Purchasing

February 13, 2017 by
Purchasing life insurance has traditionally required a lengthy underwriting period, but a new generation of firms is changing the face of life insurance with streamlined, customer-friendly application processes. In January, Ladder joined sites like Haven Life and ValoraLife in offering the ability to purchase fully underwritten policies entirely online, as well as a public site […]

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q3 & Q4 2016

January 24, 2017 by
This quarterly slide deck examines new product releases from annuity carriers and life insurers covered in our Annuity Monitor and Life Insurance Monitor research services.Inside, we provide a rundown of the new products introduced on the firms’ websites in the first quarter of 2016 and highlight their key features.