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New rates are typically effective the first Tuesday of the month, with a preview of declared rates available one week prior.

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A journey to financial fitness

Danica Patrick is back again to help bring awareness to the importance of life insurance. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) and it‘s right around the corner.

› Get a head start by watching Danica’s message to the industry

Is now the time for establishing SIMPLE IRA plans?

SIMPLE IRAs are a low-maintenance, relatively low-cost way for small businesses to offer tax-advantaged retirement plans for their employees.

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E-app vs. paper application processing times

As a result of recent positive product changes, we expect sales volumes to be extremely high, which will impact our standard service levels. We encourage you to use ApplyNOW or your firm’s application order entry system, which is the most efficient way for you to submit your business and for us to process it.

How long before a contract appears on the website:

  • Electronic applications: 30 minutes
  • Paper applications: 24-48 hours

› Additional tips to navigate expected high sales volume

ApplyNOW. Avoid delays. Earn more.

We expect high sales volumes to continue to impact standard service levels. Because ApplyNOW is the most efficient way for you to submit your business and for us to process it, you will earn an additional 25 bps in compensation on any commissionable fixed index annuity (FIA) submitted electronically through ApplyNOW through December 31, 2018. See compensation business rules.

Another reason to use ApplyNOW :
Its built-in suitability guidance alerts you when additional information is needed for review.

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Thank you again for your business and support.

Client sales idea: Baseball and the benefits of diversifying your fixed index annuity

Our client sales idea Baseball and the benefits of diversifying your fixed index annuity explains how you can hope for home runs from a single source – or you can create a team that can work together to help deliver the results you need. It is based on our producer-facing white paper “Choosing Your FIA Allocation Lineup.”

Call us to find out about all of our diversification tools, including a video, a calculator, and more.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.

Beneficiaries – an important but often forgotten topic

A beneficiary designation – like any legal document – is no small matter. Yet as life events happen, the client’s beneficiary designations are often overlooked or not updated.

Because of the potential complexity of certain beneficiary designations, it’s generally advised to have the family’s attorney involved when drafting complicated beneficiary designations. There are too many variations and different types of designations to cover all scenarios, so we will highlight some of the more common types along with basic cautions to watch for.

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