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Life Insurance Can Change Lives—Ask Sarah W.

Life comes at you fast. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, so in honor of what you do for your clients, we’ve put together a true story to share. If you want, you can show it to your clients this September. Meet Sarah W. In May 2014, Sarah W.’s world changed forever with the sudden,… 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


Why I Moved to Client One

Why I Moved to Client One and Why You Should Too For the past few decades, I’ve been working for privately owned broker dealers in the Kansas City area. What I loved best about the brokerage, was the family-feel. I wasn’t certain I could find another relationship-driven broker-dealer when the brokerage merged with a corporate-driven… Read More


Make Publicity Your Best Friend

Capitalize on your knowledge and expertise in your own local market with Instant Authority. Our program not only guarantees your appearance on your local news station or in a major publication, but positions you as an expert, helps you gain credibility and trust and builds brand awareness in your community. Let’s face it—publicity matters. Publicity… Read More


What’s the New Status Quo for Investments?

ChangePath: Investment Platforms 101

The outsourced investment management approach began ever so slowly, but as the industry responded to the challenges and regulations of recent years, advisory firms embracing turnkey asset management platforms (TAMPs) has reached critical mass. How many are embracing TAMPs? Around $3 trillion is running on TAMPs, pushing out traditional in-house portfolio construction assets under management… Read More


The Write Stuff

Writing a book makes you an authority. Not everyone can write a book. Not even most people can. But, if you take the time, it might not be as painful as you think, and the rewards could be substantial. We each come to success by our own paths, and a path is a journey, and… Read More


PTE 84-24: How to Obtain Commissions Information

In order to assist you in complying with the requirements of PTE 84-24 for your qualified annuity sales, CreativeOne is offering its agents two options on how obtain commission information to fulfill the necessary information on the PTE 84-24 Disclosure. Along with many insurance carriers, CreativeOne offers a generic PTE 84-24 disclosure available for your… Read More


DOL Disclosures: Which One Will You Use?

Following the June 9 implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule, agents and advisors are required to provide appropriate disclosures. Disclosures will vary by carrier and producer. Currently there are two different routes in which carriers are looking to comply. Learn more about the disclosures >>  


Video: What’s the Latest on the DOL?

Stay up-to-date with breaking news videos about the DOL fiduciary rule and other important info to keep you informed. Watch now >>  


Insurance-Only Agent Solutions for the DOL Rule

GeoWealth launched its technology solution for insurance-only agents that enables them to document and support their recommendations as defined in the DOL’s best interest of clients’ section of the DOL fiduciary rule. CreativeOne has contracted with GeoWealth as the first adopter of the cutting edge software. Read the press release >> Connect with your CreativeOne… Read More