February 13, 2017

Next-Gen Life Insurers Offer Simple Online Purchasing

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 […]

January 27, 2017

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

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 […]

January 26, 2017

2016 Gold Monitor Awards Winners: Life Insurance

We are excited to announce the release of Corporate Insight’s 2016 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. For more information about the awards and trends that we have observed over the last year, please see our news […]

January 04, 2017

Insurers Weigh in on Trump: Life Insurance Firms Respond to Election Outcome, Look Ahead

Life insurance firms benefit from educating clients and advisors when international events or political changes affect the markets and their products, and many firms in Corporate Insight’s Life Insurance Monitor coverage group actively sought to reassure clients immediately after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The financial industry responded with intense interest, with consumers and professionals […]

October 03, 2016

Firms Celebrate Life Insurance Awareness Month

The 13th annual observance of Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM), an industry-wide initiative to educate consumers about the importance of life insurance, offered an opportunity for new publications and outreach. While industry firms could take advantage of premade videos and social media content from Life Happens, the month’s sponsoring nonprofit organization, and 2016 spokesperson Danica […]

September 26, 2016

Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Update: Prepping Advisors for Compliance

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 […]

August 01, 2016

Annuity and Life Insurance Product Update – Q2 2016

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. To view past updates, check out the archive.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.