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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Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q4 2017

January 16, 2018 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 fourth quarter of 2017 and highlight their key features. If you are unable to access […]

2017 Gold Monitor Awards Winners: Annuities

January 11, 2018 by
We are excited to announce the release of Corporate Insight’s 2017 Monitor Awards, our annual reports that recognize firms across our coverage groups for excellence in the digital user experience they offer prospects, clients and advisors. Throughout January, we will be releasing a series of slide decks highlighting gold-medal-winning firms in each of our financial […]

Annuity Monitor Awards: Nationwide, Voya and Principal Lead Pre-Login Advisor Information

January 09, 2018 by
Access to advisor-focused information about annuities has traditionally required login to secure sites, but firms increasingly choose to provide some annuity details publicly for advisors. Following significant growth in the past three years, 13 out of the 19 firms in the Annuity Monitor coverage group now provide advisor-focused materials without requiring an account. The breadth […]

Trending in 2017: Life Insurance Sales Move Online

December 11, 2017 by
As 2017 comes to an end, we’re looking back at some of the year’s financial industry trends. This post is part of a series examining notable patterns and highlights. Life insurance firms have offered online guaranteed issue policy applications for years but only recently began allowing online applications for underwritten policies. With premiums based on […]

Trending in 2017: Life Insurance Firms Streamline Underwriting Process

December 05, 2017 by
As 2017 comes to an end, we’re looking back at some of the year’s financial industry trends. This post is part of a series examining notable patterns and highlights. As newer companies like Quilt, Ladder and Fabric promise quick and simple applications, established firms are launching initiatives to speed their own application processes for traditional […]

John Hancock Vitality Combines Rewards with Education

November 08, 2017 by
John Hancock’s Vitality program combines education and rewards to encourage clients to eat fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly. The program rewards clients for purchasing healthy foods and recently made headlines for expanding its Apple Watch discount offer to every client, promoting the expansion as motivation for clients to exercise more and earn lower watch […]

John Hancock Vitality Program Celebrates Halloween

October 31, 2017 by
The John Hancock Vitality program offers premium discounts for healthy activities and generates significantly more client engagement than traditional life insurance policies, with clients interacting with the firm an average of 22 times each month. This frequent contact lets John Hancock connect with clients not only about topics directly related to life insurance—such as new […]

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q3 2017

October 25, 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 third quarter of 2017 and highlight their key features. If you are unable to access […]

#RetirementRookie Campaign Knocks It out of the Park

October 03, 2017 by
John Hancock’s #RetirementRookie ad campaign pairs a beloved superstar with local perspectives on retirement. With charming videos and ample opportunities for public engagement, retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz encourages fans to talk about retirement plans. As polls continue to report that more than half of consumers view financial services and insurance companies unfavorably, John […]

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 […]