AgentLink, a service provider to independent insurance agents, has announced that it will enter Tennessee effective immediately. Already active in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina, AgentLink’s portfolio of products and services includes life insurance, senior products, group and individual major medical, ancillary lines, dental, disability, annuities, E&O, employee benefits and back-office management. Focusing their services in Tennessee primarily towards life insurance and senior products – including Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, prescription drug plans, final expense, senior dental and annuities – AgentLink makes it easy for agents to become contracted to sell in these areas.
The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, announced the third annual Guardian Retirement Solutions™ 401(k) G2 Summit: Gain and Grow. Hosted in more than 20 locations across the country, the G2 Summit addresses the latest issues and trends related to small-plan investing, with particular emphasis this year on the challenges that plan participants face. The G2 Summit spans 12 weeks, beginning on March 25, 2015, in Richmond, Va. More than 20 cities will host the G2 Summit with the same program offered in each location. Over 1,000 financial professionals are expected to participate in the G2 Summit throughout this period. The G2 Summit gives financial professionals the opportunity to gain concrete examples and steps for serving the small-plan retirement market. The G2 Summit will address current trends in retirement investing and methods for serving the needs of plans sponsors and participants. Topics to be addressed include plan participant satisfaction, understanding of plan costs and helping employees understand investment options.
Nationwide released the YourLife Indexed Universal Life (IUL) suite, adding two new IUL products to its existing portfolio of financial solutions to help advisors meet the specific needs of their clients. The Nationwide YourLife Indexed UL Accumulator (IUL Accumulator) offers permanent coverage and the potential for cash value growth to supplement retirement income. Clients can choose between a fixed option and six indexed interest strategies, including a new uncapped strategy and an international strategy. The Nationwide YourLife Indexed UL Protector (IUL Protector) offers clients looking for affordable, permanent coverage with the opportunity for cash value growth potential. An optional Extended No-Lapse Guarantee rider delivers a cost-efficient death benefit guarantee with an automated monitoring service to help keep the guarantee on track.
PlanSource®, which provides a cloud-based health exchange and benefits engagement platform, announced the acquisition of the ClearBenefits benefits administration business from BENU, Inc. located in San Mateo, CA. With the acquisition of ClearBenefits, PlanSource expands its U.S. presence by adding employees in California who will be retained to service the ClearBenefits customers. The addition of these customers and employees to the PlanSource community continues to solidify the company’s commitment to grow and become the dominant player in California.