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Low rates affecting insurers’ products, portfolios: DBRS

The rating agency outlines the ongoing interest-rate challenge for the insurance industry

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IA Financial’s profits rebound with strong sales in second quarter

Sales of individual insurance and guaranteed products were up

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Supreme Court upholds genetic non-discrimination law

The act ensures Canadians can take genetic tests without being disadvantaged for insurance

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Understanding rebating rules for insurance

Advisors in breach of provincial regulations could face sanctions

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Insurance regulator explains why it slashed 73% of regulatory guidance

Mark White, CEO of FSRA, discusses the regulator's efforts to increase efficiency

What U.S. citizens should know before purchasing Canadian life insurance

These steps can prevent tax surprises

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The perils of owning U.S. life insurance

These tax-advantaged savings vehicles can result in a tremendous tax headache

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Donation of life insurance policies isn’t trafficking, B.C. regulator says

Advisors receive some clarity on anti-trafficking legislation

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Canada Protection Plan streamlines applications, introduces CI products

E-policies are also now available across the firm's lineup


How life insurers are responding to the pandemic

Digital capabilities and flexible underwriting help support sales

Keeping up with insurance innovations

Data and personalization are changing the business. Where does the advisor fit in?

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Manulife CEO’s compensation increases in 2019

The multinational firm's chief executive earned more than $14M in compensation

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2020 March 20, 2020
  • 18:02

Coronavirus threat to insurers: higher claims, lower gains

A Moody's report breaks the potential impact

  • March 2, 2020 March 2, 2020
  • 12:05

Advance death benefits evolve

More clients with short life expectancies may be able to qualify

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Canada Life amalgamation receives government approval

Company exec says the change will simplify “how advisors choose products”

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2019 November 25, 2019
  • 13:42
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Great-West Lifeco beats Q3 expectations as profits rise 6%

Sales grew by 22% to $41.9 billion, driven by growth in the U.S. and Canada

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Managing expectations when clients have older whole life plans

Prepare clients for the impact of low rates and other policy variables


Equitable expands borrowing options

CSV Max lets whole life policyholders borrow up to 90% of their policy’s cash surrender value

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2019 October 28, 2019
  • 13:00

Help a divorced couple cover support obligations

Utilizing life insurance is just one option


iA Financial Group merging two insurers under its brand

iA Insurance acquired Excellence in 2008

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2019 September 25, 2019
  • 11:03

Minding the millennial insurance gap

How firms are reaching a resistant segment

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iA Financial’s profits rise 9% in first quarter

The U.S. divisions saw strong growth

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 13:58
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Hub acquires Calgary-based brokerage

Clarity Benefits Group offers life insurance, group retirement and employee benefits plans

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2019 May 7, 2019
  • 12:26
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How the Canada Life rebrand will impact advisors

The consolidation will make it easier to choose and market products, an executive says

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Sun Life CEO made $9.7 million in 2018

See how Dean Connor's pay compares to other top executives

  • By: Staff
  • March 27, 2019 March 27, 2019
  • 12:42