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  1. The Insurance Industry's Future in Visual Tech Investment

    A growing number of automobile insurers are choosing to invest in developing digital infrastructure.
  2. 20 Medical Expenses You Didn't Know You Could Deduct

    To lower your tax bill, be sure not to miss out on these commonly overlooked medical tax deductions.
  3. Cuba Tourism: What Will It Cost You? (JBLU)

    Understand the various costs involved with taking a trip to Cuba, including vaccination costs, airfare, tour costs and converting ...
  4. How MetLife Became a Global Insurance Giant

    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  5. The Best Credit Cards for Travel Insurance

    There are several credit cards that offer travel protection insurance if a scheduled trip is delayed or canceled.
  6. The Top Insurance Needs of Retirees

    While health insurance is the primary insurance need for retirees, there are other types advisors need to consider for their ...
  7. 6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.

    Here's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
  8. 4 Top Changes Obama Has Made with His Mandates

    Learn how Obamacare, equal pay for women and an executive order on immigration represent some of Obama's biggest changes ...
  9. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  10. What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how ...
  11. Advising FAs: Explaining Life Insurance to a Client

    Life insurance was initially designed to protect the income of families, particularly young families in the wealth accumulation ...
  12. How Advisors Can Help Expectant Couples

    Bringing a child into the world makes parents more acutely aware of their finances. Here's how advisors can help expectant ...
  13. Extreme Mortality Bonds: High Risk and High Reward

    Insurance companies issue extreme mortality bonds to cover their losses in the event of a large-scale disaster. Here's a ...
  14. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  15. Top 3 Ways to Manage Lump-Sum Windfalls

    Have you just had a load of money drop into your lap? If so, several enviable options are available to you. Which one is ...
  16. The Importance of Healthcare Risk Management

    Risk management is especially important in healthcare because human lives might be on the line. Here are some strategies ...
  17. Tips for Insuring Your Salary

    Those with high incomes really can’t afford to be without disability insurance. Here's why.
  18. Medicaid and Nursing Homes: A Quick Guide to the Rules

    Medicaid can cover the costs of a long-term healthcare facility, if you qualify. But that's a big if.
  19. IRS Sets 2016 HSA Deduction Limits

    Contribution limits for HSA plans have increased slightly for 2016. Here's a breakdown of what they are and how they work. ...
  20. The Best Way to Insure Your Jewelry

    What you need to know to keep those baubles, bangles and beads safe.
  21. Did Obamacare Make Premiums Go Up?

    A careful look at data from nonpartisan sources suggests that any increases have actually been modest by historical standards. ...
  22. Who Needs Extortion Insurance?

    Insurance can help mitigate the financial damage of an extortion plot, but it’s important to read the fine print before taking ...
  23. Indexed Universal Life Insurance: The Pros & Cons

    What you need to know, to see if these vehicles fit into your financial plan.
  24. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  25. Why Is Health Care So Expensive In The Us?

    The U.S. is the world leader in only one area of health care: costs. Why is it so hard to rein in these expenses?
  26. Do You Need Kidnap & Ransom Insurance?

    Americans working abroad – and high-profile individuals traveling frequently in kidnapping hot spots – should consider this ...
  27. A Guide To Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

    Every year, thousands of people are kidnapped for ransom all over the world. This insurance offers protection – and peace ...
  28. Should I Insure My Wedding Ring?

    It depends, in part, on the ring's value and your current insurance coverage. Here's a guide to making a decision that's ...
  29. How To Insure Your Wedding Ring

    Read on for everything you need to know to make sure this precious possession is covered against theft, damage, loss and ...
  30. Is My Health Insurance Good In Another State?

    Under ACA, is health care insurance something you can take with you state to state?
  31. Are Annuities Right for You?

    Annuities are safe and often appealing, but IRAs and 401(k)s offer advantages that annuities typically can’t match, with ...
  32. Should You Insure Your Wedding Dress?

    It can be money well spent that ensures your gown is ready for your big day. Plus, insurance covers a groom's and other attendants' ...
  33. 3 Reasons To Get Umbrella Insurance

    A relatively small annual premium can buy you a lot of peace of mind. In today's litigious society, that's money well spent.
  34. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  35. How Obamacare Affected The Insurance Industry (AET, CI)

    A look at the past five years shows that far from suffering at the expense of greater health benefits for average Americans, ...
  36. A Quick Guide To Landlord Insurance

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  37. How To Avoid Common Health Insurance Scams & Fraud

    A few precautions is all it takes for you to avoid being a victim of – or an unwitting accomplice to – health insurance con ...
  38. High-Income Benefits From A Health Savings Account

    Health savings accounts are the only tax break offering triple benefits. Here's a look at how they work.
  39. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  40. Indexed Universal Life Policies: Watch These Risks

    By properly vetting indexed universal life policies, advisors and savers can avoid contracts that could prove overly costly ...
  41. Obamacare: Can it Be Repealed?

    Attempting to repeal Obamacare is a yearly ritual for House Republicans, but trying again in 2016 or beyond could create ...
  42. An Advisor's Guide to Prof. Liability Insurance

    A guide to what financial advisors need to know about professional liability insurance.
  43. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  44. Tips for Helping Clients with Life Insurance Needs

    Life insurance needs will likely change over the client’s lifetime and again financial advisers can provide an objective ...
  45. Top 10 Travel Health Insurance Companies

    Before you take a long trip abroad – or move there – make sure you have enough health coverage. That goes double if you go ...
  46. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  47. Auto Insurance: Paying By The Mile Vs. Monthly

    Would you benefit if you bought your auto insurance by the mile instead of simply paying a flat monthly premium?
  48. Don't Lose Your Wealth Due To Healthcare Costs

    This article will highlight the use of an ILIT type of trust to protect wealth in the case of serious illness and transfer ...
  49. How Auto Insurance By The Mile Works

    If you don't drive much, would auto insurance cost less if you paid by the mile? Consumers in some states are finding out.
  50. Is My Health Insurance Good Abroad?

    Which emergencies will your health insurance cover (or not cover) if you get sick in a foreign country? Here's how to protect ...
  51. How Big Data Has Changed Insurance

    No longer confined to technology, big data has become integral to providing solutions to the insurance industry's long standing ...
  52. How Big Data Has Changed Healthcare

    Like many other industries, healthcare has adapted to data analytics not only for its financial returns but also improving ...
  53. How to Fund Retirement with Insurance

    So you've contributed the max to all available retirement vehicles...now what? Consider a permanent life insurance policy ...
  54. 10 Must-Know Questions To Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps to talk to the seller.
  55. IUL Insurance: An Alternative Retirement Plan?

    Indexed universal life insurance is the rise. But critics argue that wisely allocated IRA and 401(k) funds will normally ...
  56. Is Personal Legal Insurance A Good Deal?

    Some employers offer personal legal insurance as an opt-in benefit. Would it make sense for you?
  57. Is It Safe To Be Without Umbrella Insurance Today?

    At low cost, you can buy significant extra liability coverage in case you're sued due to an accident or other trouble. See ...
  58. Homeowners Insurance Losers: States That Pay Most

    Which states charge you the most for homeowner's insurance? Hint: They're regularly featured on the Weather Channel.
  59. What Pet Insurance Actually Covers

    If you buy insurance for your pet, what will it cover – and what will you still have to pay for?
  60. Is Pet Insurance Worth The Price?

    Should you insure your pet? Here's how pet insurance works and how to decide if it's worth buying this coverage.
  61. Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand ...
  62. 4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are ...
  63. Does the Middle-Class Need LTC Insurance?

    Long-term care insurance is as expensive as it is necessary for many people, but is it right for all financial advisor clients?
  64. What Happens If Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  65. Which States Have the Cheapest Home Insurance?

    You can't choose where you live by its insurance rates. But if you did, these are the states to pick.
  66. Beat The Deadline! Cheap Choices in Health Insurance

    Sign up by February 15 - or else pay 2015's higher tax penalty. If you miss the deadline, there are exceptions.
  67. Finding The Best Health Insurance You Can Get

    A close look at the pros and cons of Aetna vs. Cigna PPO health insurance helps you decide what's important for you.
  68. Rating Assurant Prepaid Vs. Delta PPO dental plans

    As more consumers – and dentists – join insurance plans, here’s help in choosing benefits that are right for you.
  69. Should You Borrow From Your Life Insurance?

    A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice ...
  70. Does That Dental Insurance Have Cavities?

    Four key factors to check out before you just sign up for dental insurance. The coverage could be really worth it – or not.
  71. How Good An Investment Is Life Insurance?

    Compared to other options, does it ever make sense to include cash-value life insurance in your investment portfolio? A look ...
  72. 4 Smart Ways To Get Health Insurance In College

    These days, those attending college have plenty of ways to get affordable medical insurance, from student health plans to ...
  73. The Smart Way To Use Life Insurance For Retirement

    Here's how to incorporate life insurance into a plan to ensure that you and your family have the smoothest possible transition ...
  74. You Could Own A Mercedes Without Knowing It

    Thieves are now using stolen identities to lease or buy new vehicles, drive them off the lot, then disappear without making ...
  75. Can You Buy Stock Insurace? 3 Strategies to Limit Stock Losses

    Investors can use derivative securities to effectively buy insurance on their individual holdings or on their portfolio as ...
  76. 'Donut Hole' Essentials For The Financial Advisor

    The Medicare Part D donut hole can confound the best of us. Here's what financial advisors and their clients should know.
  77. Is Burial Insurance A Ripoff?

    Term or whole life insurance is usually a better deal than burial policies. Here's why.
  78. Finding The Cheapest Burial Insurance

    And is even the least costly burial insurance a good buy? Be sure to compare it against term life or permanent life before ...
  79. Steer Clear of Over-Priced Gap Insurance Providers

    Major insurers will generally give you a better deal on gap insurance than a car dealership. But watch for gaps in gap coverage. ...
  80. Medigap Insurance: Who Needs It?

    You already have Medicare. Why would you need to spend more money on Medigap? Here's why.
  81. Do Drivers Really Need Gap Insurance?

    Gap insurance is worth it for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their car loan. That includes lessees and buyers ...
  82. Get Up To Speed On Car Gap Insurance

    It covers the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and insurance pays less than you owe on your loan. Dealers may ...
  83. For Life Insurers, Making Money Is A Numbers Game

    Life insurance is a data-driven industry that relies on complex financial models to predict future expenses and income from ...
  84. 7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can ...
  85. Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Although having a child is an exciting and exhilarating experience, it is very easy to lose track of finance or make unwise ...
  86. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  87. Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

    If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
  88. Rental Property: Getting Rich Means Taking It Slowly

    I have two second cousins who serve in the military. We don't always talk much, though. The age gap can be a roadblock and ...
  89. How the Affordable Care Act Changed Insurance

    6 Ways Obamacare Impacts the Health Insurance Marketplace
  90. 5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  91. A Look At Single-Premium Life Insurance

    Want to provide for your dependents and finance your own long-term care? Learn more here.
  92. Health Insurance Tips For College Students

    Why buy for health insurance when your parents' policy can cover you? Read on to avoid paying twice.
  93. Don't Be Misled By Investment Advertising

    Investment companies and brokers want to sell. Unfortunately, this can result in promotional material that is not entirely ...
  94. Health Insurance: Paying For Pre-Existing Conditions

    If you bring a pre-existing condition to a new insurer, you may find yourself without coverage.
  95. Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. ...
  96. What You Need To Know About COBRA Health Insurance

    We go through everything you need to know about COBRA so that you can decide if it's right for you.
  97. Watch Your Back In The Annuity Game

    Find out how to get the upper hand when dealing with this payout challenge.
  98. Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Learn how to read one of the most important documents you own.
  99. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  100. Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
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