What was once a hot new trend has since become a mainstay that isn’t to be ignored. Social media is used by nearly three-quarters of all adults, according to a poll from the Pew Internet Project. As such, it is essential that insurance producer leverage social media, and do so properly.
Same-sex couples whose marital status changed under the historic United States v. Windsor Supreme Court ruling have had a lot to consider over the last year. Here are a few aspects of the financial planning landscape that have changed after the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act:
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. With that single ruling, many doors opened for LGBT Americans across the country. Under the Supreme Court’s finding, the federal government can no longer discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples when determining federal benefits and protections.
In today’s technology-driven world, there’s a gadget or app for just about everything. More than just a trend, these tools can help you become more productive and improve your workflow – and, as an insurance professional, you know that efficiency is everything. Here are a few apps that can make you more efficient:
Who says we only get one successful career? Steve Spector, who has spent his adult life amassing a fortune in the life insurance industry, has reinvented what success can mean. Recently, he was featured in National Underwriter Magazine as the $2 Billion Man, and has partnered with HighCap Financial for nearly a decade.
When you’re speaking to your high net worth clients, they tend to take your opinion to heart.
Do your clients have enough life insurance? Of course, as their agent or financial advisor, you do your best to look out for your clients’ best interest, but recent information shows that there are certain groups of Americans who are not only underinsured, but also stand to lose the most in the case of an unexpected death. When a study from Genworth took a look at life insurance gaps among Americans, it identified four major consumer groups that may be in need of additional – or any – life insurance planning: unmarried parents, women, large families and those with certain common health conditions.
When it comes to life insurance, agents are constantly on the lookout for new markets to tap. From child-free married couples to high net worth young professionals and the growing population of wealthy individuals from countries like Brazil and Russia, it’s essential for insurance agents to be on the lookout for the next great market in need of wealth or retirement planning services.