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Canadian healthcare costs plateau

The increase in cost of employer-sponsored health and dental benefits leveled out in 2012.

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 13:22

Is MGA oversight good for insurers?

Canadian insurance regulators are taking a closer look at life insurers’ use of MGAs.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • August 12, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 15:23

Tax problems with cross-border life insurance

When Patricia was six, her parents’ Californian advisor suggested they buy basic whole life insurance for Patricia and her two siblings under the umbrella of…

Keep track of insurance trends

The insurance industry has been shaken up over the past year

  • By: Staff
  • August 2, 2013 September 10, 2018
  • 09:16

Faceoff: Dual by design

Should financial advisors hold an insurance license as a leg up?

Young clients aren’t invincible, need insurance

Young people often feel invincible, so life insurance is at the bottom of their priority lists.

  • By: Staff
  • July 24, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 11:27

9 secrets to record-breaking sales

Learn from the greatest insurance salesperson of all time.

Pensions take a passive stance

Disillusioned with active management, more and more plan sponsors are running the other way.

Explain life insurance pricing to clients

All life insurance products are priced so that no matter what age a person is when they buy, everyone in the same underwriting class pays…

10 ways to improve elder care

The number of people worldwide aged 60 and above will more than double to two billion from 2012 to 2050.

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 08:29

Prepare clients for the worst before travel

It’s expensive to die while travelling outside your home country.

Life insurance helps the economy

Canadians receive more than $1.2 billion per week in benefits paid by life insurance companies

Canadians don’t get public vs. private healthcare

More than half of Canadian employees who have yet to deal with the healthcare system expect their plan sponsor to provide high level support.

  • June 19, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

When a dependant trumps a named beneficiary

Life insurance deemed to be an estate asset

Dads aren’t savvy about life insurance

While 70% of Canadian fathers own a life insurance policy, 40% don't know how much the policy is worth or how much their families will…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

OBSI abandons jurisdiction over seg fund complaints

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Industrial Alliance offers adjustable UL policy

Starting June 3, 2013, Industrial Alliance and Financial Services will offer a new universal life insurance product.

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 10:31

Don’t underestimate senior clients

Retired clients are considered risk-averse, but there are always exceptions.

Tough times for insurance salespeople: CAILBA

A session at the 2013 CAILBA Annual Meeting warned insurance advisors they'll face competition from clients going direct to insurers.

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 12:18

Insurers must raise taxation, exempt test concerns: CAILBA

Insurers must inform legislators about potential negative consequences of changing the tax regime for products

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2013 September 10, 2018
  • 10:48

Kids need life insurance, too

Losing a child is more common than you might think.

Rest in peace, 10/8

The 2013 Budget has killed the 10/8 arrangement, and people who invested in these insurance strategies will need to unwind them before 2014 and readjust…

EGI appoints new chief actuary

EGI Financial Holdings says Michel Trudeau has joined the company as its chief actuary.

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Manulife insurance sales decline

Manulife Financial reported net income attributed to shareholders of $540 million in the first quarter of 2013.

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 09:18

BMO Life and Canada Life reprice insurance products

The Canadian insurance industry continues to tweak products to stay competitive and profitable