SECURE Act Will Give Retirement Savers a Better Way to Gauge Their 401(k) Accounts

What is your savings worth? Saving for retirement may seem simple: put money aside for later. Yet, how do you know you are on track? 401(k) benefit statements provide plan participants with their current account balance. According to Fidelity Investments, the average 401(k) balance at the end of 2019 was $112,300. For many, that may … Continue reading “SECURE Act Will Give Retirement Savers a Better Way to Gauge Their 401(k) Accounts”

Hybrid Long-Term Care Policies: Meeting Consumers’ Needs Today and in the Future

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7 out of 10 people turning age 65 will need some type of long-term care service. Unfortunately, most people underestimate the likelihood of this need, and its potential cost. With an average length of care of three years, and an average annual cost between $50,000 … Continue reading “Hybrid Long-Term Care Policies: Meeting Consumers’ Needs Today and in the Future”

It’s No Shock that Thomas Edison Had Life Insurance

[Life Insurance Spotlight: This series showcases famous people and their little-known connections to the life insurance industry] Every Feb. 11, there’s a birthday party in Thomas Edison’s honor at his winter home in Fort Myers, Fla. It’s no wonder that Edison’s birthday is still celebrated 173 years after he was born. After all, he was … Continue reading “It’s No Shock that Thomas Edison Had Life Insurance”

Annuities: Guaranteed Lifetime Income and More

[Life Insurance 101 Series: This series features IMPACT posts that detail the breadth of the industry’s reach and benefits provided to consumers.] Americans are living longer and financial security through retirement is a big challenge for many. One proven way to face that challenge is by purchasing an annuity. The certainty this tool brings is … Continue reading “Annuities: Guaranteed Lifetime Income and More”

Investments in Bonds Help Life Insurers Meet Commitments to Customers

[Life Insurance 101 Series: This series features IMPACT posts that detail the breadth of the industry’s reach and benefits provided to consumers.] The life insurance industry has $6.3 trillion invested in the U.S. economy, making it one of the largest sources of investment capital in the nation. To help wrap your head around that, $1 … Continue reading “Investments in Bonds Help Life Insurers Meet Commitments to Customers”

A Big Win for Retirement Savers at the NAIC

Today marks a big step toward making sure that consumers nationwide receive strong, harmonized protections when they receive financial guidance. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)—made up of each state’s head insurance regulator—virtually unanimously adopted a model regulation that puts consumers’ interests first. The NAIC’s Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation makes sure that … Continue reading “A Big Win for Retirement Savers at the NAIC”

ACLI Capital Challenge: A Fierce Race With Many Winners, Especially Financial Literacy

The ACLI Capital Challenge has been rescheduled to September 24 due to public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. For more details, please click here. Three months from tomorrow, the 2020 election will take a backseat to another political race – one that is more crowded, but also more collegial. Make no mistake – the competition … Continue reading “ACLI Capital Challenge: A Fierce Race With Many Winners, Especially Financial Literacy”