Health Brokers Gearing Up For Fight Over Medicare For All

As the single-payer movement gathers steam, the health insurance industry gets ready to push back.

April 2019 |  Read Article

State Regulators Driving The (Best Interest) Train

The fiduciary battleground is moving to the states as more of them eye best-interest regulations.

March 2019 |  Read Article

State-run Retirement Plans Can Be ‘Complementary’ To Private Sector

Researchers say advisors don’t have to fear the rising number of state-run plans.

February 2019 |  Read Article

A Sales Rebound: How Real Is It?

A variety of factors led to impressive quarterly sales for annuities and life insurance.

January 2019 |  Read Article

Illustrating A Way Forward

No clear resolution on new index rules or practices for insurance products.

December 2018 |  Read Article

Annuity Sellers Face Unhappy Trails And Regulation Roundups

Ohio National tells sellers they can kiss their trails goodbye.

November 2018 |  Read Article

Alternative Plans Part Of The Mix As Open Enrollment Approaches

Health insurance brokers told researchers they expect to see a smaller and sicker individual risk pool as healthy, higher- income consumers seek cheaper coverage.

October 2018 |  Read Article

In Whose ‘Best Interest’?

Regulators see the need for new standards. But what those standards look like is the subject of ongoing, and at times contentious, debate with many sides.

September 2018 |  Read Article

DOL Rule Ghost Lingers As ACA Survives Trump Team’s Tactics

There was no such thing as summer vacation when it came to federal regulations. We look at what’s happening with the fiduciary rule and health care reform.

August 2018 |  Read Article

The Amazing Fiduciary Race

State and federal regulators have been battling for a decade to establish a fiduciary or best-interest standard for financial services. Much has happened already in 2018 to sap momentum from the Department of Labor and give it to the SEC. We handicap those agencies, plus what is happening at the state level.

June 2018 |  Read Article

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