Perspectives on Life

News & Views

Changes in business, markets, and culture all affect our daily lives. Keep on top of news and trends, as we share our views on issues that matter to you.

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The Life Insurance Industry is Built for Times Like These

By Thomas Harris | July 22, 2020

We live in a much different world since COVID-19 reached our shores early in 2020. Our lives have changed, some dramatically. Our industry has also had to change to adapt… Read More

Transparency in the New World of Financial Services

By Tim Donahue | June 23, 2020

Transparency is a principle that is a critical part of today’s business world. It promotes honesty and openness between leadership and employees, and between companies and customers. Transparency just makes… Read More

Honoring our Heroes One Scholarship at a Time

By Ted Digges, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.) | May 21, 2020

We hear a lot about heroes today. And deservedly so. Our nation’s veterans have earned hero status, and we give them our deepest respect and gratitude for their service to… Read More

Legislative Update: CARES, FFCRA and Other Federal Programs for Business Owners

By Penn Mutual | April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has had a broad impact on the U.S. economy at large and on the nation’s businesses, and legislation offers opportunity for relief. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA… Read More

Legislative Update: CARES, FFCRA and Other Federal Programs for Consumers

By Penn Mutual | April 16, 2020

Given the broad impact that COVID-19 has on the U.S. economy at large and on personal finances, legislation offers opportunity for relief. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA Act),… Read More

10 Key Tips for Starting a Business

By Melanie Colusci | February 15, 2019

You’ve decided that now is the perfect time to start that new business you’ve always talked about. You’re determined to stop talking about it and to start making it happen. But, before you start, you may want to consider a few tips that can help make your business successful.

Penn Mutual’s Accelerated Client Experience (ACE) Sets the Digital Pace for the Industry

By David O’Malley | February 7, 2019

By the numbers, Penn Mutual’s award-winning Accelerated Client Experience (ACE) tells a compelling success story, setting the pace for the life insurance industry. ACE is cutting edge for the industry, a completely electronic, seamless end-to-end digital experience — no paper or pencil needed. ACE’s accelerated underwriting requires no medical testing for many individuals and can take as little as 24 hours from application to payment, compared to an industry average of 30 days or more.

Operation Santa Claus: More than 30 Years of Delivering Joy

By Melissa Nocero | December 19, 2018

This past Friday, associates and financial professionals from Penn Mutual helped out Santa Claus by delivering toys to the kids at Rutledge Primary School in Rutledge, Tennessee. We call it “Operation Santa Claus,” where hundreds of associates give of themselves to make Christmas a little bit brighter for the 177 pre-K to first grade students at the school.

Veterans Launching Their Careers in Financial Services

By Mickey Rosenzweig | November 15, 2018

Of all the things I’m involved in at The American College of Financial Services, what excites me most is the Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. Earlier this year, the Center surpassed the $2 million scholarship milestone, but that could easily be $10 million. I believe it is time for us to take this program to the next level.

Three Reasons Why Procrastination Could Be Stopping You From Finding Financial Success

By Ande Frazier | August 15, 2018

Procrastination is the number one reason people aren’t getting ahead financially. To complicate this even further, it’s often the result of not finding the right financial professional. Why is procrastination holding so many people back?