Suitability / Compliance Archives - Creative Edge

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


With DOL, is a TAMP Part of Your Firm’s Future?

We’ve been reading the online Department of Labor (DOL) chatter about increased fiduciary responsibility, and as advisors, we’re heightening countermeasures before the dust settles. As you are aware, the DOL has recently proposed changes that could drastically alter our industry. These proposed fiduciary changes would hold insurance and financial professionals to a higher legal standard… Read More


New DOL Rule: If It Ain’t Broke, Fix it Anyway

The recently published final Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule for IRAs (and a handful of other tax-qualified funds) sales is disturbing for an industry already fraught with challenges. Americans are underprepared for retirement in education and savings. Insurance agents are retiring faster than new agents are entering the market. Compliance has become ever tighter…. Read More


CreativeOne: Your Resource for Proposed DOL Fiduciary Changes

Since CreativeOne’s inception in 1984, we’ve been at the forefront fighting amendments that could potentially impact our industry in order to better serve you. Back in 2008, CreativeOne partner Mike Tripses served on the board for the National Association of Fixed Annuities (NAFA) and was a leader against the SEC’s proposed Rule 151A, known as… Read More


6 Common Compliance Questions Answered

Vital to your business, yet painstakingly time-consuming and complex, compliance is an essential function of your business. While it can seem like being compliant is an inefficient use of your time and gets in the way of “real work,” it is actually one of the most important safeguards for your company. To help you understand… Read More


ChangePath: Your Total Solution Has Arrived

If you’re a wealth management firm looking to integrate insurance within your practice, ChangePath is the solution you’ve been waiting for. As a turnkey asset management platform (TAMP), ChangePath provides a unified managed household approach that illustrates the overall impact of fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) into the Modern Portfolio Theory. Utilizing ChangePath will help grow… Read More


Changes and Opportunities with DOL’s Proposed Fiduciary Duty Rule

During the recent National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) Annuity Distribution Summit in Coral Gables, Florida, I, along with CreativeOne president Mike Tripses, engaged with other industry leaders in our continued efforts to fight against the Department of Labor (DOL) rule given its potentially devastating impact to the $20-trillion, qualified money market. NAFA Executive Director… Read More