The #AllianzBirdies Challenge came to a close Feb. 8 with thousands of people putting #AllianzBirdies in their social media posts during the month-long campaign that ended at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla. Allianz will donate $50,000 to Junior Achievement of South Florida – $2 for every post that included #AllianzBirdies in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts during the 2nd annual Allianz social media campaign. “Financial literacy prepares youth with a solid financial foundation that supports their future,” said Allianz Life chief marketing officer, Nancy Jones. “Junior Achievement of South Florida is a leader in financial literacy, and I’m grateful for the key role they played in this campaign. Thanks to JA volunteers and to all who participated in this campaign. Together, we generated donations and raised awareness about the need for youth financial literacy programs.” The #AllianzBirdies Challenge followed two golf events, the Allianz Championship and the World Golf Tour, an online golf game. A record number of supporters used #AllianzBirdies with approximately 22,000 posts hitting social media while they watched the Championship and played the online game. Due to the great social media engagement results, Allianz rounded the total donation amount to $50,000.
To meet the demand for financial planning in the U.S., Northwestern Mutual announced the company is recruiting 2,000 full-time financial representatives and more than 3,000 college interns nationwide. The goal of 5,000 total financial representative recruits also comes at a time when the January jobs report is expected to show continued economic growth. Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study shows that while Americans are feeling slightly better about their financial circumstances than they did the previous year, there continues to be a sense that the economy will experience future crises. Who are the right candidates? According to Steve Mannebach, Northwestern Mutual’s VP of field growth and development, finding success in the financial services industry has less to do with direct experience as it does with what drives an individual. Successful financial professionals possess two distinct qualities – a high achievement motivation and high service motivation. Click here to find out more about becoming financial representative. To locate a nearby Northwestern Mutual office, click here, and to start an application, click here.
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, an underwriter of index and fixed rate annuities, announced the addition of a new Fixed Indexed Annuity Series to its competitive portfolio. These new products, the Choice Series, add to the company’s robust annuity product line. The Choice Series – available now – allows client flexibility with 6, 8 or 10 year surrender schedule options, and offers competitive rates with five interest crediting methods. Additionally, it has a competitive optional Lifetime Income Benefit Rider which includes two payout options.
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced that it has repriced AG Select-a-Term, the flagship term product issued by American General Life Insurance Company, and also relaunched AG Select-a-Term in New York, where it is issued by The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York (U.S. Life). For the New York issued product, nearly 90 percent of premium rates rank in the top three in popular durations and risk classes; almost half of the time, they rank number one. Nationally, nearly 75 percent of premium rates for AG Select-a-Term rank in the top three in popular durations and risk classes, and almost 30 percent of the premium rates rank number one. For more information on the competitive pricing and superior flexibility of AG Select-a-Term, visit www.aig.com/termlife.