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December 25, 2013

  • Prudential:
  • AIG/American General:
    • Introducing AIG’s “We’re Here” Advertising Campaign
      AIG has launched a new multi-media campaign to help you position AIG’s insurance and retirement solutions to your clients and prospects for brighter tomorrows and a world of possibilities.
    • ePolicy Delivery Solution on a case by case basis
      Deliver and place policies faster with ePolicy Delivery. Click here and learn how to get started.
    • Standard Non-Forfeiture Law
      Learn how AIG’s products are impacted due to the industry-wide change in the Standard Non-Forfeiture law.
  • Genworth:
    • Market Insights – In the News
      Explore features and articles from top industry publications and media outlets highlighting Genworth’s products and leading experts.
  • Minnesota Life/Securian:
  • AIG/American General:
    • 73% of Americans say serious health problems are their major worry about living to 100
      Provide them optionality with living benefits for chronic illnesses. The Accelerated Access Solution rider provides income tax-free access to death benefits while living if diagnosed with a chronic illness. View the informative Consumer Guide and the Marketing Materials.
    • Advanced Marketsideas made simple
      25+ new one-page consumer approved concepts available in the “Concept Presentations” section. This site also contains sample documents, training, research material and video tour.
    • Important product changes for U.S. Life
      The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York (US Life) will suspend sales of the certain policies, effective December 31, 2013.
  • Aviva:
    • State Solicitation Guidelines and Electronic Funds Transfer form updateseffective January 1st
  • Prudential:
    • PruLife UL Protector with BenefitAccess Rider state approvals
      Effective December 9th, PruLife UL Protector with BenefitAccess Rider became available in New York. Get more information on the BenefitAccess launch and additional state approvals on products recently re-priced.
    • PruLife Founders Plus ULavailable next month!
      Learn about the latest addition to Prudential’s portfolio of products.
    • Important Inforce Illustration changes for SUL Protector 2011
      The current economic environment continues to have an impact on interest rates used with Universal Life (UL) products. As you’ve seen over the last few years, many insurance companies have taken appropriate steps to reduce the interest rate credited to their UL products, which also impacts how they are illustrated. Read more about these illustration changes.
  • Transamerica:
    • Paper Statement Eliminationreminder
      The following will be effective January 10, 2014:
      • Transamerica will no longer be mailing commission statements.
      • Commission statements will now be available on TransACT on the Tuesday following the pay cycle.
      • Commission checks will be mailed by close of business Monday, following the pay cycle, via USPS standard mail.
      • EFT will now be deposited on Tuesday following the pay cycle. If you are not on EFT, click here to authorize EFT for your commission payment.
      • Copies of a bulletin will be included with the paper statement mailing you receive on Thursday, December 26. Please include a copy of this bulletin with each producer’s commission statement you mail out. You may use the electronic version of this bulletin should you wish to email your producers with this information.
    • How to Access Commission Statements on TransACTreminder
      • Go to TransACT.
      • Click on the Register Now link below the login button. Producer ID and office ID (located at the top of statement) are required for registering.
      • Select Producer/Solicitor on the drop-down menu and complete all required fields, as well as create a user ID and password.
      • Problems with the setup or access? Contact TransACT Tech Support at (800) 742-7005.
  • AIG/American General:
    • AG HorizonIndex (9 & 12), AG Global Bonus Index and AG Global 8 Index products closed to new saleseffective December 31st
      During the transition period, we will accept new AG HorizonIndex, AG Global Bonus Index or AG Global 8 Index sales under the following rules:
      • Cash with application: Paper applications must be signed by 12/31/2013. The initial premium and paperwork must be received in good order by AGL no later than 1/14/14.
      • 1035 or transfer business: Both the application and transfer paperwork must be signed by 12/31/2013. Both the application and paperwork must be received in good order by AGL no later than 1/14/14. All premiums must be received no later than 3/4/2014.
  • North American:
    • North American’s top selling annuity – Charter Fixed Index Annuity
      • Up to 10% premium bonus
      • Index Cap Rate Only Product
      • Add the improved Optional Income Pay Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit Rider
    • Compliance Corner December 2013
      In this issue, review important topics such as agent identity theft, delivery receipts and record keeping, replacements, and much more.
  • John Hancock:
    • IRS announces eligible LTC premium deductions for 2014
      The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced its annual cost-of-living and inflation adjustments for 2014. Tax laws require the IRS to adjust the dollar amounts of dozens of tax provisions each year to account for inflation, including adjustments for eligible long-term care insurance (LTCI) premium deductions.
  • American General:
    • It’s Game Day (October 1, 2013 – February 2, 2014)
      Submit Select-a-Term paid applications to win BIG prizes. Agents can win gift cards PLUS drawings for Sony 55-inch flat screen TVs. BGA’s win a staff recognition event.
  • Lincoln Financial:
    • Flex-Pay MoneyGuard Incentive Programs (May 1 – December 31, 2013)
      Earn an extra 20 points on paid first year target premium AND double PAP credit on all Flex-Pay MoneyGuard cases placed between May 1st and December 31st.
  • SBLI:
    • iGo for an iPad Sales Contest (October 1 – December 31, 2013)
      SBLI will award an iPad to agents and case managers who meet specific criteria by using iGO eApp.
  • Transamerica:
    • Bonus Program (EXTENDED to December 31, 2013)
      Transamerica is offering this limited-time incentive bonus program on TransACE and TransACE Survivor life insurance policies.