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CreativeOne DOL Fiduciary Rule Update

6/28/2018 On June 21, 2018, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Department of Labor (DOL) had exceeded its authority in issuing its fiduciary rule was officially vacated. This means that the Fiduciary Rule has been revoked in its entirety and is no longer in effect. What does this mean to you? You… Read More


Protect Your Practice: Client File Record-keeping Considerations

Let’s do a compliance-inspired thought experiment. You met a married couple at a client seminar and have had a couple of follow-up meetings with them. Based on your initial discussions, it appears a fixed index annuity recommendation may be in their best interest, and you’re busy preparing some proposals for them to consider. Their grandkids,… Read More


Mike Tripses: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a victory for Appellants, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, et.al., by a 2-1 decision ruled on March 15 against the prior District Court decision for DOL, vacating that decision and erasing the Fiduciary Rule. The Appellants questioned whether 1) the new definition of investment advice fiduciary is consistent with… Read More


DOL Fiduciary Rule struck down by 5th Circuit

On Thursday, March 15, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion to vacate the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule in its entirety. However, the Fiduciary Rule will remain in effect for at least 45 days as the DOL decides on whether to appeal the ruling. Join us as we review the legal decision, the… Read More


Update from Allianz on the DOL Fiduciary Rule

Update on DOL fiduciary rule I am writing you today to give you an important update relating to the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule. Last December, in an email to all Allianz PreferredSM agents, we mentioned that we would be implementing a pilot program through which we would select a limited sample of submitted… Read More


Potentially Earn an Extra $500 for Just Writing Business with CreativeOne!

With CreativeOne’s Annuity Solutions Pro, you now have access to FireLight, a multi-carrier e-application solution to handling your data collection and form submissions. Why use FireLight? Now you can: Spend less time completing paperwork. Reduce not-in-good-order (NIGO) issues. Get contracts issued faster. Use enhanced e-signature capabilities that offer straight-through processing. Earn Up to $500 Extra!… Read More


New Year’s Resolutions and Revolutions – Part 1

Predictions are all the rage at the artificial divisions carved by our Gregorian calendar, but they are also a stern master. I wish I had the qualities of a seer, but on topics like the economy and what advisor business will be like next year, the best minds will often be off target. Albert Einstein… Read More


A quick explanation on the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The First Cuts are the Deepest On December 22, 2017, after passage by both houses of the U.S. Congress, President Donald J. Trump signed Public Law No. 115-97, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA is first and foremost a one-time tax cut for corporations: rates have plunged from 35… Read More


Full DOL rule delayed. What does this mean for you?

The Department of Labor has officially announced the 18-month extension for the start of key provisions of the fiduciary rule. Join us for this interview with Andrew Payne, General Counsel at CreativeOne as we break down: What’s delayed. What’s STILL in effect…and your requirements. What this means to you and your practice.    


Breaking News: DOL Proposes to Extend the January Applicability Date of the Fiduciary Rule

The DOL is proposing to extend the January applicability date of the fiduciary rule by 18 months. The proposed delay would extend the transition period and delay of applicability from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019. Watch for more details >> In a filing in the District Court of Minnesota, Labor Secretary Acosta told… Read More