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September 18, 2017

Lincoln Aims to Ramp Up Sales of Hybrid Life, Annuity Products
Lincoln Financial Group is intensifying efforts to boost sales of hybrid products enjoying growing market traction, including fixed-indexed-like variable annuities and life-long-term care insurance products, according to Lincoln CEO Dennis Glass.
AXA, Allianz, MassMutual, MetLife Identified as Insurtech Leaders
A new study highlights Allianz, AXA, MassMutual and MetLife as carriers on the cutting edge in the insurtech space.
Major IMO Simplicity Financial Adds Heft with Two Acquisitions
Simplicity Financial Marketing has acquired WealthWise Partners and Liberty Financial Resources, marking the third and fourth acquisitions by the IMO this year.
Life Insurers Avoid Voluntary Biz at Their Peril: Report
Life-annuity carriers are increasingly directing their focus to a fast-growth, high-margin business: group benefits, most notably employee-paid, voluntary offerings that are enjoying double-digit gains in sales.
MetLife: Employers' Appetite for Pension Risk Transfers on Rise
Defined benefit plan sponsors are increasingly interested in pension risk transfer, as pension liabilities become harder to manage, according to a recent MetLife poll.
Industry to DOL: 18 Months Is OK. More Time Is Better
Wells Fargo is asking the Department of Labor for an additional three years of delay to the enforcement date of portions of its fiduciary rule — or until 2021 — in the likely event that the regulator opts to revise it. So reports Ignites, a sister publication.
Life Annuity Specialist to End Free Content on Sept 30
On September 30 the free beta of Life Annuity Specialist will end, and we will attempt to convert to a sustainable business model funded by corporate subscriptions.