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Industry Overview for New Hires, Emerging Leaders

September 21–24, 2020
Virtual Insurance Immersion gives new employees and rising leaders a holistic view of the insurance industry, life and annuity products, key operational areas, and how insurers make money. In 8 sessions over 4 days, learners actively participate in discussions and small-group activities with expert instructors, so they stay engaged. Let LOMA's industry expertise help you build a solid foundation for rising stars. Details and registration.

Learning Live

Now more than ever, insurance professionals need access to high-quality, easy-to-digest education. The Learning Live Series can help! In each interactive, two-hour session, expert instructors will address an important industry-specific topic in our virtual classroom. Space is limited, so register today!

Insurance Basics: Life Insurance Products — September 30, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT Details and registration.

Learning Live: Customer Experience — October 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT Details and registration.

Improve Your Industry Acumen: Enroll & Win!

In today’s challenging environment, an important piece of your success is continually improving your industry acumen. Earning your Associate, Life Management Institute™ (ALMI®) or Fellow, Life Management Institute™ (FLMI®) designation proves you’ve mastered industry-specific topics and shows your drive to remain relevant in your role.

Enroll in an ALMI or FLMI course by September 25 to be entered to win an Amazon gift card! (Gift card denomination in local currency equivalent for international members.)

Upcoming Virtual Conferences

2020 LIMRA and LOMA Canada Virtual Annual Conference

September 29 – 30, 2020

Dawn Desjardins, VP & Deputy Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada, will speak at the LIMRA and LOMA Canada Virtual Annual Conference on Sept 29 – 30. The hole created by the COVID-19 crisis will take a long time to fill. In Canada, the economy slumped and job losses soared. Desjardins will share her insight and outlook for Canadian business and our industry.

Check our agenda and register today. 

LIMRA Virtual Annual Conference

October 26 – 28, 2020

With the presidential election looming, two former White House insiders — Andrew H. Card, Jr., chief of staff from 2001–2006, and Denis McDonough, chief of staff from 2013–2017 — will host a general session on leadership and politics at the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on Oct. 26–28. Being held just a week before the U.S. presidential election, you won’t want to miss this session.

View agenda and register now!

Resource Magazine

September/October Issue Now Available

Our cover story: Customer Experience in 2020.

Also in this issue:

  • How insurers can minimize disruptions and prioritize customers in today’s difficult environment
  • How insurers are adjusting their digital strategies to meet the changing needs of their customers
  • A look at COVID-19’s impact on underwriting.
Latest Issue

Life Insurance Awareness Month

2020 Life Insurance Awareness Month

 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM). Proudly supporting this annual campaign, LIMRA has brought together three industry leaders to discuss the important role life insurance plays in families’ financial security.

Extending the Life Insurance Value Proposition

Jun 25, 2020

The wellness economy is flourishing as consumers increasingly seek to understand the implications of their lifestyle on their overall health. Insurance companies can harness this momentum by more closely aligning the incentives of the insured with the insurer.

New Expectations: The LIMRA-EY Future of Wholesaling Study

Mar 4, 2020

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.

Market Opportunity in Canada — 2019 Canadian Life Insurance Ownership Study

Jul 15, 2020

This report examines the total amount of life insurance owned by Canadians and profiles the subset of households that say they need more life insurance.

Upcoming Webinars

The COVID Catalyst — Digital Transformation Driven by Turbulent Times

September 23, 2020 — 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
The financial services industry has grappled with digitalization for years. In some cases, COVID-19 exposes a lack of progress; in others, it accelerates implementations. Join us a discussion with LL Global, Lincoln Financial Group, Principal Financial Group, and Milliman on how technology can change front and back office operations, improve customer engagement and value, reduce cost, and drive value. Register.

The DOL Rule — Back to the Future?

October 14, 2020 — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

This summer, the DOL issued its latest proposal for a fiduciary rule to regulate investment advice related to ERISA-covered retirement savings. The rule — which continues to generate controversy — has the potential to reconfigure advice models and impact the dynamics of the IRA rollover market. Join us for an up-to-date expert interpretation of DOL rule and its implications for industry stakeholders. Register.

On Demand Webinars

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The Silver Lining: Empowering Your People COVID-19 and Beyond

As organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are in varying stages of enabling employees to work from home. Managers and employees may be uncertain about how to best lead and work during this unprecedented time.

COVID-19 & Employer Approaches to Workplace Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the U.S. business market and has the potential to substantially impact the workplace benefits industry.

Workplace Benefits Research

Understanding Employers’ Reluctance To Offer a Life Insurance Benefit

What’s preventing employers that currently offer benefits from offering life insurance to their employees?

Straight Talk: Employee Benefit Brokers Discuss the Factors That Most Influence Carrier Recommendations and Their Perspectives on a Changing Market

What do employee benefit brokers consider most important in recommending workplace benefit carriers to their clients?

Coronavirus Research

COVID-19 Mortality Modeling Survey Update

Updated results of the pulse survey of company practices regarding modeling the potential mortality impacts of COVID-19 on the life insurance industry.

Weathering the Storms: Participants and In-Service Withdrawals From Defined Contribution Plans

Loans and hardship withdrawals — especially hardships — can erode defined contribution (DC) retirement savings. Explore the reasons behind why participants take each.

The Effect of COVID-19 on Experience-Rated Group Business

How is COVID-19 impacting the experience-rating of group insurance products?

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