Insurance en Little-Known, AAA-Rated Firms Are Beating the Insurance Giants <div class="field-byline"> Katherine Chiglinsky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2008, publicly traded insurers have seen their share of the $4 trillion market shrink vis-à-vis mutual companies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insurance Wed, 25 May 2016 13:15:00 +0000 1192691 at Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images The Life-and-Death Financial Decision You Don’t Want to Think About <div class="field-byline"> Ben Steverman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It isn't easy to sell life insurance. Investing in a mutual fund, you feel like you’re saving money. Purchasing insurance, you feel like you’re spending it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insurance Tue, 24 May 2016 13:18:00 +0000 1191401 at gzorgz/iStock/Thinkstock Back to Basics: Medicare Planning Period <div class="node-body article-body">Many people find themselves going into nursing homes earlier than expected and without the appropriate planning.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog Insurance Estate Planning Mon, 23 May 2016 10:36:00 +0000 1188541 at Copyright China Photos, Getty Images Is Second-to-Die Life Insurance Still A Good Estate Planning Idea? <div class="node-body article-body">Also known as survivorship life insurance, this form of insurance can save family business, farms, ranches and even families themselves.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning Life Insurance Insurance Estate Planning Thu, 19 May 2016 13:58:00 +0000 1186181 at Performance LTC From John Hancock – The First Participating Long-Term Care Insurance Policy? <div class="node-body article-body">Despite being around for nearly 40 years, and enjoying preferential tax treatment for nearly half that time period, long-term care insurance has struggled to gain momentum in the marketplace.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Insurance Nerd's Eye View Insurance Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:01:00 +0000 1169041 at Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust Bank? <div class="field-deck"> A trust metaphor may help you better communicate with clients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A good communicator uses stories, metaphors and analogies to relate to the client what’s being done to help them accomplish their goals. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insurance Public Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:18:00 +0000 1168471 at sextoacto/iStock/Thinkstock Properly Structured Intergenerational Split-Dollar Arrangement Isn’t a Gift <div class="field-deck"> Tax Court removes significant barrier to use of this strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Tax Court made it clear that the premium payment isn’t a gift if the transaction is structured properly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal Insurance Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:52:00 +0000 1161741 at Beyond Insurance: Advanced Asset Protection Strategies <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you’ve built your wealth from the ground up or inherited it, taking certain precautionary measures beyond insurance is important in order to protect your assets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Trust Asset Protection Insurance Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:56:00 +0000 1159711 at Can Improved Longevity Affect Life Insurance Policies? <div class="node-body article-body">If scientists are on the cusp of substantially increasing lifespans, wouldn't it make sense to position clients’ life insurance portfolios to take advantage of the lower costs associated with longer longevity by using in-force policy management? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Insurance Insurance Public Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:01:00 +0000 1157291 at maxicam/iStock/Thinkstock MetLife Judge Found Fault With FSOC `Too Big to Fail' Review <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Harris and Katherine Chiglinsky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. government panel that decided MetLife Inc. was too big to fail erred by not evaluating the insurer’s vulnerability to financial distress, according to the federal judge who rescinded that designation last week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal Insurance Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000 1153461 at Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images