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Why Is the Fed Cutting Rates? And What Does It Mean for Your Clients?

September 16 2019

by CreativeOne - www.creativeone.com

A recent Bloomberg survey found that economists think the Fed will cut the federal funds rate by a quarter-point in their next meeting on Wednesday, September 18.   The survey also found that economists expect another cut later in 2019 to bring the overnight lending rate down to 1.75%.1   The Fed cut rates in… Read More


The SECURE Act: Why It Could Bring Big Changes to 401(k)s, IRAs, and Annuities

September 12 2019

by CreativeOne - www.creativeone.com

The SECURE Act continues its journey through the Capitol.   The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act first made an appearance on Capitol Hill in 2016. However, it finally made substantial progress in May of this year when it passed through the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill is… 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


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 This means that the Fiduciary Rule has been revoked in its entirety and is no longer in effect.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


BREAKING NEWS: 5th Circuit Court Denies Motions by AARP, States

The Fifth Circuit Court has denied the motions to intervene with the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule filed on April 26, 2018, by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the states of California, New York and Oregon. The motions were a last-ditch attempt to salvage the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. With the… 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


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.    


Miles to go: What does the future hold for the fiduciary concept?

Initial path So much ground has been traveled in the last seven years leading to our current “partial” implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, we may have forgotten how it came about or we are bored to the point of tears in hearing it regurgitated. At the risk of the latter, let… Read More


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