Category: Announcements

Improved Quoting Tools are Here!

Running quotes on your PC Quickly and easily deliver accurate insurance quotes to your clients anytime, anywhere, using improved quoting tools now available on our website! Our quote engine provides detailed life product information including term, permanent, universal, and simplified issue, and gives you access to the largest forms repository in the industry. Rate and product data comes directly from carriers, ensuring that the information and forms are accurate and up-to-date.  Searches can be conducted by company, state, product, service and name. Forms and reports can be downloaded, emailed and printed. RUN A QUOTE FROM MY PC   Quote on the go with ease with Mobile Quote A random phone call from a potential client. A chance meeting with a customer on the street. A conversation with a friend or family member away from work. All are interested in buying insurance. Instead of waiting to return to the office or dragging out a laptop on the fly, advisors now have access to quote the vast assortment of carriers products right on their smart phones. Running a quote on the go has never been easier thanks to Mobile Quote, a mobile Web adaptation of our term quote tool. You get an app-like experience, with no need to download or update anything. Access to Mobile Quote is available on smart phones running Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems. RUN A...

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Webinar: Costly Mistakes in Life Insurance Planning

Webinar Starts In Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Costly Mistakes in Life Insurance Planning Protecting the benefits of §101 and §72 PRESENTED BY The ASA Group DATE: Thursday, July 19, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST OVERVIEW In this quick, 30-minute presentation we will cover the following topics: • The three thin threads of life insurance • Goodman 156 F.2d 218 2d Cir. 1946 • Cross purchase buy sell • Entity purchase buy sell • Estate equalization • Key person insurance • Loss of step up in cost basis and more! REGISTRATION Url Name Company Email Address Best Contact Number Questions or...

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Your Clients are Being Educated About Annuities. Are You Aware?

Your Clients are Being Educated About Annuities. Are You Aware? On June 14th, the Alliance for Lifetime Income officially launched a direct to consumer campaign promoting the value of lifetime income guarantees. 24 of the nation’s leading insurance carriers came together to create this campaign. One of the themes, and the name of a website, is “Retire Your Risk”. The website which I encourage you to visit is www.RetireYourRisk.org The industry alliance prepared the table below which shows how annuities differ from other instruments that Americans use to save for retirement. Of particular note is that only under the “Annuities” column are all answers “Yes”. I’ve said in newsletters many times that not everyone needs an annuity. And I’ve stated that not every 65-year old needs a 60/40 or 50/50 or 40/60 equity/bond allocation. Each of our clients have their own needs and it’s up to us to know our clients. What we do here is state the value that annuities can provide that other instruments cannot. For more information or to discuss a client where an annuity might be something worth considering, give us a call. We’re here to educate and to help. Sincerely, David W. Smith dsmith@theasagroup.com Vice President of Annuities The ASA Group Supporting Financial Advisors Since 1977 Office: 501.224.7739 | Fax: 501.400.8580...

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Seeking Nominations for 2018 Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame

Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for 2018 Class Until June 15, 2018 The Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame was created to recognize leaders of the Arkansas insurance industry. Our goals are to remind the public of the important role the insurance industry plays in securing the well-being of both individuals and businesses, to encourage young Arkansans to consider careers in the insurance industry, and to inspire the next generation of leadership to reach these high levels of accomplishment. The success of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame is dependent upon the willingness of industry stakeholders to nominate candidates for this recognition. You likely know of worthy candidates, which can include active, retired, or deceased individuals. Please consider nominating a candidate for induction into the 2018 class of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted until June 15, 2018. Nominate a Candidate Selection criteria include the following: Nominees should have achieved success in some functional area of insurance and financial services; Nominees should exemplify innovation, social responsibility, leadership, and professional excellence; Nominees should have made broad, encompassing and lasting contributions to advance the role of insurance in society; and have significantly impacted the lives of many Arkansans; Nominees should have strong ties to the State of Arkansas; and Nominees should demonstrate a strong value system and a firm commitment of service to the community and...

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