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How insurers are handling capital requirements

The challenges of low rates and market volatility

How to donate a life insurance policy

Understand fair market value and CRA rules

Where do insurers stand on pot use?

Carriers have updated smoker vs. non-smoker definitions

Tell clients about these insurance changes before year-end

There are only a few months left

Five ways to navigate blended-family finances

Most of us know a few families that resemble The Brady Bunch more than the “traditional” family

Collateral damage: The impact of new life insurance transfer rules

The federal budget proposed measures that impact certain transfers of life insurance policies

Should clients cash out an insurance policy?

Clients who need access to cash will come to you for solutions

Seg funds for estate planning: advantages and pitfalls

Segregated funds are often seen as useful for minimizing potential estate administration fees.

Life insurance loophole closed: example

Last week's budget nixed the tax advantages of a popular life insurance strategy

  • By: Staff
  • March 28, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 10:37

Life insurance loophole closed for biz owners

Budget 2016 wasn’t kind to business owners

Why advisors should care about insurance self-injury exclusions

Self-injury and disability claims related to mental illness are being scrutinized

  • By: Katie Keir
  • March 10, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 14:59

Exclusive: investigation reveals donation grey area

A five-month investigation reveals an overlooked aspect of insurance policy donations

Are commissions taxable on personal policies?

The short answer is possibly yes.

Manulife introduces insurance that rewards clients for healthy living

Customers who choose this new insurance will have opportunities to save on their insurance premiums.

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 09:29

Overcome objections to Critical Illness offers

Word of mouth tells me that around 5% of all CI offers are actually taken. Why?

Educate clients about retirement income

58% of Canadians are worried about outliving their retirement savings

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:41

U.S. Sen. Warren targets “lavish” perks for life insurance agents

The days of luxury vacations, golf outings, fancy dinners and diamond-encrusted rings could be over

  • By: Staff
  • October 27, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 13:46

Changes to insurance pricing on the way

Pricing is affected by changes to long-term interest rates, taxation, legislation, demographics and economic conditions

How to talk to clients about disability

67% have not discussed the financial impacts of not working due to a disability

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:20

Pros and cons of new life insurance rules

Changes to tax rules will impact policy owners

Canadians worry about family finances after death

Half of Canadians worry their deaths will jeopardize their family’s financial stability

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:48

Empire Life offers simplified term insurance

Empire Life Insurance Company has introduced Simplified 10 and Simplified 20 term-life products.

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:18

New law will impact insurance tax benefits

3 insurance strategies that will be less effective as of 2017

Buffett’s Berkshire entering Canadian insurance business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is coming to Canada

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 11:06

Why clients should consider long-term care insurance

The cost of long-term care