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Low Interest Rate Executive Task Force:  Key Findings and Company Practices During COVID-19

May 26, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the sharp decline in rates from the beginning of the year, LL Global, ACLI, Oliver Wyman and IRI developed an executive task force on low interests to identify the key challenges and company best practices used to address the ultra-low interest environment. The task force is focused on six readiness “sprint" topics: variable annuity/fixed indexed annuity hedging, new business and product, asset-liability management, cash flow testing, COVID-19 mortality/morbidity, and social distancing and distribution. The objective of these sprints was to develop best practices for the industry.

This webinar will share key initial findings and survey results as well as progress on related advocacy efforts.

Impact of Low Interest Rates on the European Insurance Market

June 4, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Join Lukas Junker, Global Head Life at Zurich Re, as he discusses how the ultra-low interest rate environment has affected the European insurance market. During the presentation, Lukas will examine the impact of the current interest rate environment on new business, including changes to products and how these changes have been received, as well as what it means for in force business and overall market growth.

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Two Essential Courses Build Confidence from Afar

Virtual work can be isolating, making it harder for employees to see how individual functions contribute to the big picture. Students who earn the FLMI Level I Certificate – just two courses – will feel more secure tackling industry challenges as they learn their role in ensuring your company’s financial success. It empowers  employees to make innovative, informed decisions that improve customer experience and benefit operations. Details  |  Enroll: LOMA 281  |  Enroll: LOMA 291

Boost Underwriters' Expertise

The move to automated underwriting can leave underwriters with fewer opportunities to hone their skills. While your employees are at home, why not help them sharpen their knowledge? Offered in collaboration with LOGiQ3, this course series covers medical conditions, foreign travel, and other risk factors, giving students an edge when it comes to making sound underwriting decisions. Details | Enroll

Live, Virtual Onboarding Help

Does your virtual onboarding program need a products overview section? The next session in our new Learning Live Series can help! Insurance Basics: Life Insurance Products provides a clear, concise introduction to term, whole life, and universal life insurance products.  This short, virtual, facilitated session is perfect for helping new hires learn the basics! Details and registration.

Leading in Uncertain Times: Exclusive Wharton Webinar

We're proud to offer Leading in Uncertain Times: Before, During, and After COVID-19 from our partners at Wharton Executive Education. Dean Geoffrey Garrett explains how to use the current crisis as an opportunity to develop a leadership approach for uncertain and unexpected times. This previously recorded webinar is available only through this exclusive link. Register to here to access the webinar

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Research & Benchmarks

Good reads for today

U.S. Worksite/Voluntary Sales and In Force

Check out key stats on sales trends in the U.S. worksite/voluntary market.

New Expectations: The LIMRA-EY Future of Wholesaling Study

The challenge for wholesalers and the carriers they represent is to retain the fundamental attributes that remain most valuable to advisors while simultaneously adapting to address powerful forces impacting the financial services industry.

Automated and Accelerated Underwriting: Life Insurance Company Practices in 2019

Learn how life insurers are transforming underwriting with their automated and accelerated programs.

Canadian Sales Force and Retention

The salesforce metrics such as producer retention are captured for the Canadian sales force.

Assessments

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SelectWrite

Do you need to hire people who can effectively communicate with customers or colleagues by email, web chat, text, and other nonvoice methods? Then SelectWrite™ can help you. This assessment uses artificial intelligence and a rigorously-developed standardized scoring system to instantly and objectively evaluate a job candidate’s ability to write clearly and effectively.

Call Center Simulation

Call Center Simulation is a computer-based simulation that accurately pre-screens contact center job applicants. Applicants "test drive" the job, experiencing what it’s really like to operate a call center workstation. They receive a realistic preview of the job; you receive a realistic preview of their abilities.

Quickly Screen in Productive and Reliable Job Applicants

The Productivity Index helps you select people who will be productive and cooperative, and remain in the job.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest industry news for uncertain times

The Impact of COVID-19 on Individual DI Sales and Processes

This study provides a quick, high-level view of the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. individual disability income product line, including sales, underwriting, and administrative processes.

COVID-19 Asset/Liability Management Survey – Summary of Results

This report represents the results of the fourth survey in this series focused on impacts of COVID-19 and the resulting market conditions and focuses on best practices around asset and liability management (ALM).

The Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Long Term Care and Combination Products Sales and Processes

This study provides a quick, high-level view of the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Long Term Care and Combination Product lines, including sales, underwriting, and administrative processes.

For Your Advisors

Advisor Pulse in the Time of COVID-19 Series

Between March 13-20 and March 30-April 3, insurance agents, registered investment advisors (RIAs), and registered advisors shared how their practices are being affected by COVID-19.

Text Message Etiquette & Best Practices

Nov 13, 2019

Texting has become one of the most efficient ways to communicate in business. Although fast and convenient, texting brings about its own set of challenges. Check out these tips to make the most of this form of communication.

Email Etiquette & Best Practices

Nov 13, 2019

While we try to work faster and more efficiently, we must not forget the social rules that accompany any form of communication. Email is no exception.

Retirement

Institutional Retirement Reference Guide

Data, data, data… and compelling insights! LIMRA’s Institutional Retirement Reference Guide is a comprehensive desktop compendium of information about workplace retirement.

New Issue: SRI Review

SRI Review, Issue 1, 2020 focuses on the impact of the SECURE Act, financial wellness in the workplace, preparing for the certainty of uncertainty, and the potential impact of COVID-19 on the annuity industry.

Preventing Fraudulent Account Takeover in DC Plans

Member practices research explores defined contribution (DC) providers, philosophies, and practices in protecting their clients’ accounts from fraud.

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