Recently, insurance regulators have been increasingly focused on and concerned about producer advertising that does not paint a complete and accurate picture of the services advisors can provide. One specific example is what regulators deem “pretextual sales.” In the view of the regulators, advisors who offer services such as estate planning, tax planning, etc., need to either have the appropriate qualifications…Read More
On the subject of gifting, we wanted to remind you that there are substantial differences between the insurance standard and the securities standard. While securities regulations allow for gifts of up to $100 per year per client, insurance standards are lower in many cases and should always be taken into consideration. If the sale of…Read More
Have you ever received a complaint from a State Regulator’s Office such as the Department of Insurance? Does it make you concerned? Were you unsure of how to respond? Today, we’ll give you some guidance on how to respond to the State Insurance Department complaints or inquiries. Have you ever received a complaint from a…Read More
From time to time, we have been asked questions concerning the nature, scope and application of the rule that prohibits investment advisers from using testimonials in their advertisements. In addition, in the past several years, we have been asked a number of questions concerning investment advisers’ use of social media… Guidance on the testimonial rule…Read More
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