Suitability / Compliance Archives - Creative Edge

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


Expanded E&O Insurance with Fiduciary Coverage: Do You Need It?

With the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule, CreativeOne suggests you expand your E&O coverage to include fiduciary coverage. As an active producer with CreativeOne, you can receive a preferred rate on your Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance through our partnership with CalSurance. Improve the cash flow of your business Tiered coverage means you only… Read More


Introducing CreativeOne’s 5-Star DOL Plan

With the impending deadline of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule fast approaching, it’s imperative to your business that you’re prepared. That’s where we come in—we have a plan. In order to remain compliant with the fiduciary rule, we suggest you follow five steps, which we will outline in the webinar. Join us Monday,… Read More


Did you see ChangePath on the front cover of Retirement Advisor?

With the recent DOL ruling, how do you increase fiduciary responsibility and scale your business without additional workload or expenses? With ChangePath, a first-to-market, integrated investment management platform that systematically merges annuities into client portfolios alongside investments. ChangePath’s world-class approach features: DOL process-friendly annuities and investment integration. Statistically backed client recommendations. Access to institutional-caliber portfolio… Read More


It’s in Your “Best Interest” to Know the DOL Fiduciary Rule’s Ins and Outs

A Word from Mike Tripses I’m beginning to wonder if this isn’t the most all-consuming U.S. presidential news cycle in history. It’s hard to get news that doesn’t lead back to America’s decision about a single person for one governmental position (VPs not withstanding). I believe some of this stems from the continuing expansion of… Read More