NAFA Elects 2023 Board of Directors

The general membership of NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, approved the slate of candidates presented for its 2023 board of directors at the association’s annual meeting held recently in Santa Monica, Calif. Nominations were received from the membership at large, and candidates were vetted by the current board before being proposed during the association’s 14th annual Annuity Distribution Summit. By unanimous decision, six new members and two members re-elect will join forces with current leadership … Read more

What Millennial Professionals Need to Know About Life Insurance

iQuanti: In recent research conducted by LIMRA in 2022, a third of millennials now feel an increased need for life insurance. However, it’s important for young professionals to understand that employer-provided life insurance may not provide enough coverage for their needs.  Other options that might be more suitable include whole life, universal life, and term life … Read more

Fidelity Life: How Life Insurance With No Medical Exam Compares to Other Life Insurance Policies

Many life insurers require applicants to undergo a medical exam before offering coverage because health is a significant factor in life expectancy. However, some policyholders may prefer to skip the medical exam since it can slow down the process of getting coverage. Fortunately, several life insurance policies can be obtained without a medical exam. This article … Read more

International Citizens Insurance; Promotions and New Hires

International Citizens Insurance (ICI), the leading international insurance broker, is excited to announce the promotion of Gregg Manning to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Manning has previously served as Vice President of Operations since joining the firm in 2015. Under Gregg’s leadership, the company has become the leading international insurance brokerage in the … Read more

Mad Mobile Raises $20M in New Funding

Mad Mobile Inc., a global leader in Connected Commerce and mobile payments for retailers and restaurants, announced today that they have raised $20 million in financing from Eastward Capital Partners. This capital infusion will accelerate further development of Mad Mobile’s unique technology platform for modern point-of-sale and payments and will fuel commercial market growth.  “Major … Read more

ALKEME Acquires Atascadero Insurance Agency

ALKEME, a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced the acquisition of Atascadero Insurance Agency (dba Morro Bay Insurance Agency), a Fresno, California-based insurance agency that specializes in property and casualty covering the central California Region.  Atascadero Insurance Agency was founded in 1968 and has 10 employees providing commercial, personal and benefits for their longstanding customers. “Atascadero … Read more

AccuWin, CodeBlue, and MADSKY Unite as Accuserve

When property owners suffer property damage, the caring experts at Accuserve are equipped with the expertise and resources to efficiently and effectively restore the property to its pre-loss condition. Recently, Accuserve integrated three companies – AccuWin, CodeBlue, and MADSKY – to deliver a holistic repair solution. Together, these companies offer a full range of expert … Read more

CUBO Beverages is Now Offering Its Innovative Pod-Based Machines for Office Break Rooms and Health and Wellness Businesses

Businesses like co-working spaces, beauty salons, car dealership lounges, gyms and more have fallen in love with how easy it is to make functional beverages such as smoothies, boosters shots or lattes simply by pressing a button. CUBO Beverages is continuing its expansion into office break rooms and health and wellness centers. CUBO Beverages is … Read more

BITPOINT Launches Japanese Weeks for Crypto Users in Latin America

BITPOINT Latam, with its origins from JFSA-licensed BITPOINT Japan, launched Japanese Weeks for its crypto users in Latin America, a period of education and commercial activities aimed at promoting the use, trading, and development of new cryptocurrency-based products in Latin America. According to the latest Chainalysis’ Global Adoption report, Latin America is one of the fastest-growing … Read more