Industry News Archives - Creative Edge

Hibernation Over: Does August’s Volatility Mark the Start of a Bear Market?

Bear Market

For more than a decade, investors have enjoyed the longest bull market in history. It started in March 2009 as a recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, the financial markets have produced a slow and steady upward march, resulting in a 334% cumulative gain for the S&P 500.1 However, recent market volatility has… Read More


IRS changing tax treatment of advisory fees

The IRS has changed the rules—and it might benefit you and your clients. Previously, registered investment advisers (RIAs) could not pull an advisory fee from an annuity in their client’s account without creating a “taxable event.” Now, the IRS has reversed that rule, allowing RIAs to pull advisory fees from the cash value of a… Read More


Your Ag Financial Legacy

The Nationwide Land As Your Legacy® team is hosting a webinar to discuss how advisors can better help their agriculture clients and introduce them to their legacy planning programs for farmers and ranchers. We invite you to attend! Your Ag Financial Legacy Hosted by: Dennis Mattern, Pat McEvoy of CreativeOne and Lacey Preston of Nationwide…. Read More


NEW Suitability & Best Interest Requirements in New York

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) has released the final version of best-interest Regulation 187 (NY 187) Suitability and Best Interests in Life Insurance and Annuity Transactions. This regulation requires producers and insurers to implement a process that ensures they’re acting in the consumer’s best interest when recommending an annuity or… Read More


Colorado Bankers Life terminates all agents

As you know, Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company (CBLife) was placed into rehabilitation by the North Carolina Department of Insurance on June 27, 2019. As a result, CBLife is in the process of terminating all agents’ appointments and notifications will follow shortly. Please note all agents will still have admin access to their client’s contact… Read More


Lincoln Retirement SafeGuard now available in California

Lincoln Retirement SafeGuard℠ Don’t forget — The Lincoln Retirement SafeGuard℠ is now available in California! Knowing you have a retirement income plan with flexibility that’s SafeGuarded from market turns with the opportunity for growth can help your clients rest easier as they prepare for retirement. Together with Lincoln Financial Group and BlackRock we can help… Read More


Important Changes to PrimePath®

As one of North American’s top sellers, the PrimePath fixed index annuity has delivered an attractive mix of income potential, protection, accumulation, and legacy. Effective June 4, they have launched more options for your clients with new index strategies and the Morgan Stanley Dynamic Contribution (MSDC) Index with the following crediting methods: Annual Point-to-Point with… Read More


DOL sets date to propose new fiduciary rule

In December, the Department of Labor plans to propose a new fiduciary rule as a continuum of the battle to overhaul investment advice for retirement accounts. The rule will likely be contoured to the SEC’s new advise standards. Read more about the proposed rule here.   CreativeOne will continue to monitor the situation. For more information,… Read More


Mobilize Sales Concept: Route 65

Have clients looking to maximize their Social Security benefits? North American’s new Mobilize video and sales concept could help. Take Bob, for exampleAge: 62Preferred retirement age: 65 Financial situation: • Healthy, happily and productively working at an annual salary of $80,000• Comfortable level of personal savings • Not counting on Social Security so he can… Read More


Great American new Landmark 3 now available in Nevada

Great American’s NEW American Landmark 3 fixed-indexed annuity is now available for sales in Nevada and offers: Our shortest early withdrawal charge period yet, with charges that end after three years Issue ages up to age 90 Tax-deferred growth opportunity with three indexed strategies with competitive cap rates RMD-friendly systematic withdrawals A death benefit that is the greater of the account value or GMSV A simple, transparent… Read More