A Bad Rap for Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL)?

A Bad Rap for Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL)?

Thinking through the polarizing takes on Indexed Universal Life Insurance | a thinking & conversational-style blog post I think it’s good for the insurance industry when there are people out there writing and talking about important topics in the insurance industry—and I don’t mean agents. So when I hear The Insurance Pro Blog Podcast discussing … Read more

6 Ways the Life Insurance Industry is Being Disrupted

6 Ways the Life Insurance Industry is Being Disrupted

It has already started: life insurance industry disruption I’ve met a lot of people in the life insurance industry who have been very successful in the past and think that all they have to do to stay successful is to keep doing what they’ve always done. There’s a word for that: denial. Look around—everything else is changing, … Read more

Your Guide to Life Insurance Awareness Month

Your Guide to Life Insurance Awareness Month

September is Life Insurance Awareness month. This month is a great opportunity to show clients and potential clients how important life insurance truly is.    These materials from John Hancock are great resources to help you and your clients. These are producer approved materials. If you are a consumer, click here.   Financial security and wellness are goals that are highly ranked … Read more

The Heart of Selling Life Insurance

The Heart of Selling Life Insurance

Selling life insurance is way more than products, strategies, and selling… People often ask me about trends I’m seeing in the life insurance market these days. It’s a vague question, but I suspect the people asking want to hear about premium finance, deferred compensation, long-term care, and other strategies. Or maybe the conversation is supposed to be product-specific, around … Read more

The Insurance Policy for Your Insurance Business

The Insurance Policy for Your Insurance Business

Diversification of products, standing out, and creating unique content are all ways to insure your insurance business.   What do health insurance agents, benefit advisors, and property and casualty (P&C) agents all have in common? They are all working in industries that are being disrupted at a rapid pace. From government regulations to tech companies, various factors are … Read more

The Trusted Salesperson Gives Value First

The Trusted Salesperson Gives Value First

I came up in sales. I was good at it. But often times, others can get you off track. You become focused on less important tasks. It seems as though work is always getting done. And sure, much of the work is important, no question, but it can leave you with little time to be … Read more

Life Insurance Can Offer More: Living Benefits

Life Insurance Can Offer More: Living Benefits

There’s more to life insurance than just death benefit. Think living benefits.   “Did you knows” exist in many industries. It seems like the insurance industry is full of them. And I understand why. It’s a confusing market. Add to that the fact that many advisors push certain carriers and products. Of course stories develop … Read more

The Carolina Panthers and Succession Plans

The Carolina Panthers and Succession Plans

In an article from May 2017 on SportsEpreneur.com (our content platform), we posted an article titled, “Why the Carolina Panthers Need a Succession Plan”. This article received much feedback in regards to what succession plans are all about. And of course it stirred up debate on the future of the Carolina Panthers. Here’s a summarized … Read more

The 3 A’s of a Successful Insurance Salesperson

The 3 A’s of a Successful Insurance Salesperson

Being a successful insurance salesperson is never easy, but if you keep in mind a couple of basic principles, you will see much better results for your effort. Three of the most important are easy to remember, because they all begin with the letter A: Activity, Attention, and Asking.   1. Activity: The most important … Read more