Is Using Big Data Price Optimization — Or Price Gouging?
Insurance provides a valuable bulwark in case of loss, but also allows clients to sleep at night. Peace of mind is worth a premium — but how much?
Are You Zooming In or Zooming Out? Challenging Conventional Strategic Planning
John Hagel, co-chairman of Deloitte's Center for the Edge, says the best-performing companies deploy a strategic planning approach he refers to as “Zoom In-Zoom Out.”
ASPPA, Affiliated Groups Rebrand as American Retirement Association
“Our membership base has expanded dramatically over the past several years,” says ARA's Brian Graff.
Demand Grows for Business Succession Planning as Boomers Retire
The vast majority of financial planning professionals expect growth in this field in the next five years, according to a new survey.
Internet vs. Agent: Study on VAs Shows Changes in Consumer Research
Nearly two-thirds of consumers looking for information about annuities turned to the Internet, a LIMRA study released Wednesday found.
High Praise for Low-Tech Mobile Assistant at 2012 TechLeaders Conference
“Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best solutions,” says Corey Westphal, president of Madison, Wis.-based Mobile Assistant. “This means something that doesn’t have a six-month implementation process.”
Long-Term Care Insurers Launch Career Center
The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance has launched a new Career Success Center to attract more producers to the full-time or part-time sales of LTC insurance policies. Access is free.
Social Media—The Do’s and Don’ts
It might be difficult to see the value in a medium used incessantly by 13-year-old girls—but if that’s the way you think of social media, you may be critically misjudging its importance.