January 05, 2019

Latest Annuity and Life Insurance Product Updates

This slide deck examines product releases from annuity carriers and life insurers covered in Corporate Insight’s Annuity Monitor and Life Insurance Monitor research services. We provide a rundown of new products introduced on coverage group firms’ websites in the second half of 2018 and highlight their key features. Download Slide Deck If you do not […]

November 20, 2018

Better Safe Than Sorry: Annuity Firms Ramp Up Login and Security Features

Recent technological advances coupled with breaches and fraud scares have driven financial services firms to improve their login and security processes. Annuity firms, ever trailing industry leaders, are finally catching up. Login overhauls and bolstered security lead to more findable login pages and greater use of two-factor authentication. Account protection is a top priority, but […]

August 03, 2018

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q2 2018

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 2018 and highlight their key features.   If you are unable to […]

May 02, 2018

If You’re Not First, You’re Last: Prudential Releases Fixed Indexed and Direct-to-Consumer Annuities Years behind Competitors

Prudential’s piloted direct-to-consumer annuity offering follows the release of its first fixed index annuity, but the firm is years behind in offering either product. This leap into new products and distribution options comes as variable annuities maintain a seven-year decline in sales. Even with encouraging markets, consumers still feel trepidation post-recession. Since 2011, sales of […]

April 11, 2018

A Step into the Future: Firms Arm Advisors with Texting and Social Media Capabilities

Although the life and annuity industries typically lag behind other financial industries in terms of technology adoption, two firms are enhancing their communication techniques to reach new and existing clients. In November, Voya launched a new service to enhance its texting communications for advisors. The service allows advisors to text their clients to arrange future […]

March 15, 2018

MassMutual Shares Life Insurance Underwriting Algorithm

MassMutual subsidiary LifeScore Labs now sells its LifeScore360 underwriting algorithm, an unusual development in an industry that tends to keep these calculations private. The release anticipates a shift toward shared underwriting models and improves speed and transparency to attract new customers. The model draws from 15 years of data about the firm’s life insurance applicants […]

February 21, 2018

Transamerica and Nationwide Unveil New Public Sites

Both Transamerica and Nationwide released a new look for their public sites in the first quarter of the year, introducing navigational changes and improved content. However, Transamerica fails to promote all its products, while Nationwide neglected to revamp the entirety of its site, resulting in disjointed navigation. Still, both firms offer general improvements, encouraging prospect […]