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

Court’s DOL Decision Deepens NAIC Divide On Best Interest

States are hardening their positions on the annuity best interest standard.

May 2018 |  Read Article

Single Payer - Could It Work Here?

A single-payer health care system is a way of life in a number of countries around the world. But not all of these systems are the same, according to an industry association leader who has studied the issue.

April 2018 |  Read Article

Fiduciary Standard Advances in Different Government Arenas

Besides the Department of Labor, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and individual states are piping up with their own standard, but will they harmonize?

March 2018 |  Read Article

NAIC Dodges Division In Annuity Sales Rule

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners came up with a tentative framework for an annuity transactions model law.

February 2018 |  Read Article

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