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  • Advisor blames sales pressure for fraud by

    An advisor from Ireland may have just given Canada a bad name – Canada Life, that is. But that isn’t keeping him from pointing the finger at the company for attempt at fraud.

  • Mental health affecting business bottom line: study by Donald Horne

    Some employers are increasingly questioning the value of wellness programs – but life insurers are countering that argument with hard facts, given the half a million absences a week due to mental health issues

  • Mortgage insurance frustrates Afghanistan veteran by Will Ashworth

    Advisors are holding up the case of a former soldier seeking a mortgage disability payout as yet more indication of the product’s apparent shortcomings.

  • Pre-paid marijuana coming soon by Will Ashworth

    Insurance carriers are expected to jump on board any push to include marijuana in group health insurance plans but perhaps not for the reasons you think.

  • Blackmore settles in to role as CEO of insurance screening and compliance service company by

    The new head of a Canadian life insurance leader focused on advisor screening, contracting, and compliance has pulling together a long-term strategy for the company’s compliance efforts – in the process offering tips for other players.

  • Turning likes into leads by

    Compliance-obsessed advisors get nervous when discussing Twitter, let alone using it. But social media can - and should - be more beneficial than burdensome. Here are four key steps to success.