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Aflac Adds Consumer-Directed Final Expense and Med Supp, and other industry news from LIC [The LICConnect version of the LIC Bullet E-News]

  • 1.  Aflac Adds Consumer-Directed Final Expense and Med Supp, and other industry news from LIC [The LICConnect version of the LIC Bullet E-News]

    Posted 5 days ago
    News and events round-up from the Life Insurers Council
    August 5, 2022

    Aflac Adds Consumer-Directed Final Expense and Med Supp  

    Aflac has announced the introduction of two new consumer-directed products: Aflac Final Expense Whole Life Insurance and Aflac Medicare Supplement Insurance. These products, underwritten by Aflac subsidiary Tier One Insurance Company, are part of a robust portfolio of supplemental coverage options for those unable to access Aflac products through the workplace. Aflac's consumer markets portfolio of individual insurance products is available through Aflac Tier One distribution partners and direct to consumers at


    Kemper to Sell Reserve National to Medical Mutual of Ohio

    Kemper Corporation has agreed to sell Reserve National Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, which are predominantly focused on accident and health insurance, to Medical Mutual of Ohio for $90 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions with an expected closing in late 2022 or early 2023.


    Help Protect Our Families Campaign Focuses on Middle-Income Market

    The August focus of the Help Protect Our Families Campaign is on middle income consumers. While middle-income Americans are more likely than the general population to have life insurance (52% versus 50%), nearly 4 in 10 middle-income Americans - representing 29 million adults - believe they don't have enough coverage. LIMRA and the American Council of Life Insurers are conducting a LinkedIn LIVE Event August 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET, on how the industry can better engage and educate those consumers to help get the coverage they needs.



    National Guardian Life Sells Settlers Life

    National Guardian Life Insurance Company, a Madison-based mutual life insurance company, announced the sale of Settlers Life Insurance Company, a Wisconsin domiciled insurer, to Everly Holdings, LLC, the owner of Everly, LLC, a direct-to-consumer insurance agency.


    National Guardian Life Art Installation Embodies Commitment to Diversity 

    National Guardian Life Insurance Company, in refreshing its 58-year-old headquarters in Madison, WI, partnered with "The Hip Hop Architect" Michael Ford to create a custom artwork installation using NGL's diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The one-of-a-kind two-story stone piece embodies NGL's commitment to DEI as an integral part of its mission, vision and values. NGL anticipates the installation to be completed by its May 2022 building reopening.


    Registration Opens for LIC Preneed Forum 

    Registration is now open for the LIC Preneed Forum hosted by Homesteaders Life in Des Moines, IA, November 16-17, 2022. Plan to be at the life insurance industry's only conference dedicated to the challenges associated with marketing, administering, and managing preneed insurance! 


    Upcoming LIC Events

    LIC's calendar of events for 2022 is posted here. Here's what's coming this fall: 

    LIC Summer CEO Forum
    Hosted by Optimum Life Re, Montreal
    August 29-31, 2022

    LIC Operations Committee Meeting
    Hosted by Security National Life, Salt Lake City
    September 20-22, 2022

    LIC Technology Committee Meeting
    Hosted by 1891 Financial Life, Mt. Prospect, IL
    October 3-5, 2022

    LIC Human Resources Committee Meeting
    Hosted by Catholic Order of Foresters, Naperville, IL
    October 5-7, 2022

    LIC Annuity Committee Meeting
    Hosted by AAM Insurance Investment Management, Chicago, IL
    October 18-20, 2022

    LIC Investment & Capital Management Committee Meeting
    Hosted by Parkway Advisors, Abilene, TX
    October 26-27, 2022

    LIC Laws & Legislation Committee Meeting
    Hosted by Locke Lord, Atlanta, GA
    November 2-3, 2022 

    LIC ERM Committee Conference Call
    November 10, 2022, 2-3:30 PM ET

    LIC Preneed Forum
    Hosted by Homesteaders Life, Des Moines, IA
    Nov. 16-17, 2022

    Save the Dates...

    LIC Winter CEO Forum
    Wyndham Grand at Harbourside Place, Jupiter, FL
    January 31-February 1, 2023

    LIC2023 Annual Conference 
    Wyndham Grand at Harbourside Place, Jupiter, FL
    February 1-3, 2023


    LIC 2022 Premier Sponsors

    LIC's Premier Sponsors provide support to all LIC events throughout 2022.

    Parkway Advisors
    Parkway Advisors is focused on being the best most respected provider of service in the insurance industry. Parkway offers asset management, consulting, and statutory investment reporting services that are customizes to the needs of each insurance client. Through Parkway's emphasis on personal service, custom solutions, and strong communication, our clients have enjoyed historically strong performance success, especially during the financial crisis and the low interest environment that has followed.

    iPipeline is a leading provider of low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.

    Trilogy Actuarial Solutions

    Let Us Be Your In-House Actuaries. We are a trio of actuaries with a combined 45 years of experience providing exceptional service to insurance companies, fraternal benefit societies, and marketing organizations. We can support your existing actuarial staff or serve as your entire in-house actuarial department. We understand the value of a dedicated in-house team and we will endeavor to replicate this experience for you. Our goal is to seamlessly integrate into your organization and culture.


    thinktum is a technology company with a strong commitment to innovation, leadership and a responsibility to give back to the communities in which we serve. thinktum's dimmpl platform offers modular InsurTech systems that support true end to end functionality via multiple distribution models. Whether it be face-to-face or non-face-to-face, affiliate or direct-to-consumer, dimmpl supports you from early prospecting straight through to policy delivery.


    Equisoft is a business-first technology company dedicated to helping insurance and wealth management organizations reach their goals. Specialized expertise: Over 25 years of experience helping small and mid-sized life insurers & fraternals solve their biggest challenges through digital transformation.


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