USMCA Benefits North American Insurance Consumers

Life insurers’ most critical mission is helping people take care of the things that matter most. We serve 90 million families in the U.S., helping them build a financial safety net that protects them through all stages of life. International markets have also demonstrated an appetite for our industry’s financial protection products. We serve families … Continue reading “USMCA Benefits North American Insurance Consumers”

Win the Game for Everyday Americans, Pass the SECURE Act

Last Sunday, college football fans nationwide learned which bowl game their team would play in. After weeks of speculation, they gained the certainty they need to plan. Iowa Hawkeye fans like me learned they can book flights to San Diego. They’ll be playing in the Holiday Bowl on December 27. Penn State boosters like my … Continue reading “Win the Game for Everyday Americans, Pass the SECURE Act”

Don’t Criticize Good Ideas to Ensure Retirement Security!

InvestmentNews labeled Sen. Pat Toomey’s proposal to allow American consumers limited access to retirement savings to cover long-term care as one (among other) “ideas to raid retirement savings.”  I don’t see it that way. Long-term care insurance covers caregiving costs due to an inability to perform activities of daily living or cognitive loss. Most Americans … Continue reading “Don’t Criticize Good Ideas to Ensure Retirement Security!”

How The Life Insurance Industry Is Providing Paid Family and Medical Leave

We need a national solution to help more employers offer paid family and medical leave (PFML). PFML has the attention of leaders on both sides of the aisle and across all sectors because it’s about a basic human desire – the ability to care and be cared for. In the past four years, the number … Continue reading “How The Life Insurance Industry Is Providing Paid Family and Medical Leave”

NAIC Annuity Initiative Aligns with SEC Reg BI to Protect Consumers

When consumers are considering what to do to save for their future, they should take comfort in knowing that financial professionals have the consumers’ best interests first and foremost in mind when making recommendations. Thanks to recent actions by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), consumers across America are one step closer. Last weekend at … Continue reading “NAIC Annuity Initiative Aligns with SEC Reg BI to Protect Consumers”

Now’s the Time for the SECURE Act

Many have urged passage of the SECURE Act this year. A bipartisan victory here would benefit millions of everyday Americans. Here’s what leaders and stakeholders are saying: “Passage of this legislation will strengthen retirement savings and offers an opportunity for lawmakers to help workers, families, and small businesses.” – Alexander Hendrie, ATR “The SECURE Act as a … Continue reading “Now’s the Time for the SECURE Act”

People Joining Together. That’s Insurance.

[Life Insurance 101 Series: This series features IMPACT posts that detail the breadth of the industry’s reach and benefits provided to consumers.] There’s more that unites us than divides us. Like our love for freedom. And baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, of course. Let’s not forget reality TV either. Insurance unites us as well. … Continue reading “People Joining Together. That’s Insurance.”