A New Chapter

The American Council of Life Insurers congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. What a historic moment for our nation! We inaugurated our oldest president and our first female vice president. And we did so under very different circumstances than normal with the safety and security precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading “A New Chapter”

Let’s Get Started

Last week’s attack at the U.S. Capitol was horrific. The disturbing scenes and tragic loss of life are very difficult to shake, and they illuminated so many things that must be repaired in our nation. Many of us felt the same chills and horror that we did 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. I … Continue reading “Let’s Get Started”

Top 10 for 2020

Life insurers’ most critical mission is helping people take care of those they love. The importance of our mission was magnified during 2020, with the insidious COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting severe economic downturn and a holistic reassessment of racial inequality in America.  Acknowledging this pivotal moment in history, life insurers have re-intensified our longstanding commitment … Continue reading “Top 10 for 2020”

Protecting Access to Financial Security

Now here is an early gift for the holidays: Michigan and Arkansas may soon join Iowa, Arizona and Rhode Island as states with new laws or regulations that protect consumers buying annuities.  The initiatives by Michigan and Arkansas follow the lead set by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), which updated its model regulation on … Continue reading “Protecting Access to Financial Security”