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The value of insuring children

Selling children's life insurance is a touchy subject for some advisors while it's a 'no brainer' for others. Just as the "I don’t believe in…

Global insurance industry feels Japan tremors

The Canadian insurance industry is closely watching events unfolding in the wake of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan that caused colossal damage to life…

IFB calls for comment on role of MGAs

The Independent Financial Brokers is encouraging participants in the insurance industry to speak up about the role of managing general agencies in the industry. The…

  • By: Staff
  • March 11, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 13:42

Sun Life named “most trusted” life insurer

Sun Life has been named the “most trusted brand in Life Insurance” for the second consecutive year, by a Harris/Decima poll commissioned by Reader’s Digest…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:59

CRA to give 10/8 decision

Back at the December 2008 Canadian Tax Foundation Conference, the CRA announced it was preparing to audit loans secured with life insurance policies, also known…

New bank insurance rules offer clarity

Anyone wanting to voice their opinion on the regulations governing banks in the insurance business should speak up—the comment period closes March 4.The federal government…

Regulators struggle with MGA model

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators has released an “issues paper” on the managing general agencies model of insurance distribution, and is calling on the…

RRSP season? Try UL season

In a Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) survey conducted a little over a year ago 75% of respondents said they look to their…

Yes, you can insure a drug user

Soft drugs, such as marijuana and hashish do not mix well with each other, nor with traditional life insurance. And hard drugs, such as cocaine…

  • By: Al Emid
  • January 31, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 15:04

Navigating the critical illness claims process

I recently returned from a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) meeting held in Vancouver, where I had the privilege of conducting a session entitled 'How…

Ultravision explained

Looking to shelter your client’s investment income? If so, you have plenty of options these days.

Children’s CI an underserved market

Critical illness insurance for children presents a good news-bad news scenario for advisors seeking to boost revenues. On the upside, the market is underserved and…

  • By: Al Emid
  • January 18, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:46

Great-West introduces ‘Performers’ plan

With its new plan, Great-West Life is targeting businesses with fewer than 35 employees.

Eliminate lesser-known insurance taxes, C.D. Howe says

Provincial insurance taxation weighs on consumers

  • By: Staff
  • October 3, 2018 October 3, 2018
  • 17:11

Immediate leveraged insurance: Tips and traps

Watch out for these issues

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • September 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 15:14

Coach clients through death claims

The process should start while clients are still alive

What you should know about EI benefit changes

Parents and caregivers are affected

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 15:08

Advise clients on insurance in unstable countries

Three experts weigh in

  • By: Allan Tong
  • April 13, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 13:57

This advisor never thought he’d need CI coverage. Then he did

What he learned after becoming a statistic