Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule and Impartial Conduct Standards (PTE84-24)

Beginning February 16, 2021, the provisions of the DOL’s new Fiduciary Rule became effective, including the expanded definition of fiduciary and Impartial Conduct Standards under new and amended prohibited transaction exemptions. The DOL provided a non-enforcement grace period that will expire on February 1, 2022. This Rule represents the most significant change to retirement investment

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Is it a good idea to name the insured’s estate as a beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy?

No. When the policyowner names their estate as beneficiary, it opens the doors for creditors to make a claim on the proceeds.   All estates go through a legal process called probate.  The courts appoints an administrator or executor for the estate after an attorney files the paperwork.  The executor is responsible for gathering assets and

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Are insureds entitled to interest on delayed claims?

Almost all states have statues dealing with this issue.  In each state, the requirement is for the company to pay claims promptly (within 30 days) once their liability is clear.  Interest rates vary from state to state.  A common issue found in market conduct examination by the state regulators is lack of notice of the

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How do complete Continuing Education Requirements in Missouri?

You can attend classes or webinars or be an instructor on your line of authority.  If you have a life license, any courses list for life will count, property courses would not. Pass a final examination for a textbook course or an online course for your line of authority.  We offer both at https://ecuinc.biz/missouri-insurance-continuing-education-courses/   

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