Avoid Application Delays and Extra Paperwork

Nobody likes to add time or paperwork to the application process. But that’s what happens when we receive incomplete applications. To avoid delays, pay close attention to three boxes on the form and fill them out correctly in the first place.

The Standard in 15 Seconds

I’m happy to share another short video to give you and your clients a feel for who we are and how The Standard’s values define how we do business. Enjoy.

Rich Lane
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Individual Annuities

The Standard Brings Home the Gold in Sustainability

The city of Portland has recognized The Standard for its sustainable business practices. The city gave the company its highest level of Sustainability at Work certification — gold level — for practices at its home offices in the Portland area.

Do You Know About the ISA Participation Rate?

It’s been a year since we added a participation rate index crediting option to our Index Select Annuity. Have you talked to your clients about this appealing addition?

Check in With Clients Now About RMDs

We’re heading toward the end of the year — and the deadline for annual required minimum distributions from qualified policies for annuitants who are 70½ and older. Here are some facts about RMDs and why an autumn distribution is a great idea.

Reminder: SCA 7 Discontinued October 1

The Standard will stop offering the Strategic Choice Annuity 7 on October 1, 2019. All new SCA 7 business must have an effective date that’s no later than September 30, 2019.

Louisiana Suitability Form and Regulations

This is a recap of a producer advisory sent on July 31, 2019, about Louisiana Regulation LAC 37: XIII Chapter 117, NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions.