Life Insurers #MeetingTheMoment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Life insurers are meeting the moment to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies are working with state and local leaders, providing emergency meals to seniors and families in need; donating masks and other critical supplies to hospitals and front-line health care professionals; supporting community foundations that are meeting the rapidly changing needs in cities … Continue reading "Life Insurers #MeetingTheMoment during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Consumer Access to Vital Financial Security Products Threatened by PRO Act

Ensuring your financial security can be daunting. From understanding investment options in your 401(k) to assessing the type and amount of life insurance needed to support your family – there are many choices to be made. Experienced professionals can help – including insurance producers, independent broker dealers (IBDs) and independent financial advisors (IFAs). Not only … Continue reading "Consumer Access to Vital Financial Security Products Threatened by PRO Act"

Consumers’ Own Interest at Stake with Genetic Privacy Bill

This op-ed originally appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Much more is at stake than advertised in a bill — HB 1189/SB 1564 — titled, “Genetic Information for Insurance Purposes,” sponsored by Florida House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls and state Senator Kelli Stargel. It is not just about people being able to keep private genetic information gained from an … Continue reading "Consumers’ Own Interest at Stake with Genetic Privacy Bill"

Life Insurers Rely on Medical Records, Not At-Home Genetic Tests

Welcome, consumer-based genetic testers, to Washington, D.C. This town could use a briefing on exactly how you’re handling your customers’ personal information. Please include in your Talking Points a big bullet that says: America’s life insurers have no access to the results of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. And, please add that they don’t want it. Call … Continue reading "Life Insurers Rely on Medical Records, Not At-Home Genetic Tests"