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We listened to you and extended our life application expiration date

Effective July 1, 2018, we changed our expiration time frame for life insurance applications from 90 days to 180 days.

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Don't let clients walk away with less coverage than they qualify for

When you submit a life application through Accelerated Underwriting with a face amount below $1 million, your client may be eligible for more coverage than was requested.

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Ease of doing business with eApp and Benefit Update

You’re invited to join us Thursday, July 19 for eApp and Benefit Update training from Principal.

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Insider Series: Talk about income protection like a pro

You’re invited to join us Tuesday, July 17 to gain insights on selling individual disability insurance.

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Principal IUL Accumulation is getting a feature upgrade!

On July 1, the Accumulated Value Enhancement on Principal Indexed Universal Life Accumulation (IUL Accumulation) policies will begin guaranteeing a rate of 0.25 percent.

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Liquidation of BlackRock subaccount affects variable annuities

Effective August 31, 2018, the BlackRock iShares Alternative Strategies V.I. Fund will be liquidated and transferred into the Fidelity VIP Government Money Market Fund.

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No Changes to Principal Lifetime Income Solutions II Variable Annuity GMWB Charges

Below is a link to the Principal Lifetime Income Solutions II Variable Annuity GMWB Charges & Percentages prospectus supplement that will be in effect as of July 1, 2018.

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My Principal Lifestyle approved in OH

My Principal Lifestyle is now approved in Ohio. This means eligible participants in the state can turn their healthy activities into rewards when they use the app.

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Retirement Plans:::

Building plan designs that work

Show your clients the potential impact changes in plan design could make modernizing their organization’s plan to help remain competitive while meeting employees’ needs.

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What’s changed? A new way to pitch the small plan Market.

Small businesses, those with 500 or fewer employees, are the backbone of the U.S. economy. What’s happening among these employers could matter to your business.

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My Principal Lifestyle approved in NJ and WI

My Principal Lifestyle is now approved in New Jersey and Wisconsin. This means eligible participants can turn healthy activities into rewards when they use the app.

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Children Term Insurance Rider to be discontinued in Washington

Effective July 9, 2018, the Children Term Insurance Rider will no longer be available with any new-issue Principal life insurance policy in the state of Washington.

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My Principal Lifestyle approved in MA

My Principal Lifestyle is now approved in Massachusetts. This means eligible participants in the state can turn healthy activities into rewards when they use the app.

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New Principal Fixed Income Guaranteed Option (PFIGO) vintage opening soon

Starting June 1, 2018, Principal Fixed Income Guaranteed Option (PFIGO) will have a new vintage available for new sales.

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Investment option changes for variable annuity and variable life products

Several changes affecting variable universal life and variable annuity investment options will be occurring on May 1 and June 11.

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New resource to help participants prepare for the unexpected

You know there’s more to financial wellness than just planning for retirement — it also means preparing for the unexpected.

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My Principal Lifestyle approved in PA

My Principal Lifestyle is now approved in Pennsylvania. This means eligible participants in the state can turn healthy activities into rewards when they use the app.

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Introducing My Principal Lifestyle 2.0

Last year, we launched My Principal Lifestyle — a wellness app designed to engage consumers. And now, the program is entering an exciting new phase.

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Two new life insurance product approvals in California

Beginning May 1, 2018, you can offer Principal Indexed Universal Life Flex II (IUL Flex II) and Principal Universal Life Flex III (UL Flex III) to clients in California.

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PLIS II Variable Annuity GMWB bonus percentage increasing May 1

Effective May 1, 2018, we will be increasing the GMWB bonus percentage from 5.00% to 5.50%.

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Helping protect client and participant data

New two-factor authentication security report available for plan sponsors

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Group & Voluntary Benefits:::

Travel assistance program – better than ever

Great news! The travel assistance program now includes a website and mobile app – providing valuable information about international travel.

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Enhanced sales support shows we mean business

New sales support hotline gives you direct and easy access to our business solutions experts.

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Retirement Plans:::

RetireView models, sponsor-directed model update changing

RetireView model updates take effect July 31. The sponsor-directed models will automatically change unless plan sponsors opt out by June 20.

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Create new sales opportunities with the 2018 risk protection campaign

Want to help clients ensure their risk protection needs are met while strengthening your relationships? We have a new campaign that can help you do just that.

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What’s new on the participant website?

When retirement plan participants log in, they typically want to get in and out quickly. The latest updates help them make the most of the site and take action.

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Discover how UL Flex III can benefit your clients

We’re excited to announce Principal Universal Life Flex III is now available. It offers the same great benefits you’ve come to appreciate with UL Flex II.

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New NY Application Part B

Effective April 9, life applications in New York will have a new Part B that includes a signature and date line.

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We’re making changes to the Individual life adjustment process to save you time

Life Administration will mail approved adjustment data pages and any delivery requirements directly to the policyowner.

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Watch on demand: Build and grow a world-class retirement plan practice webinar

With your busy schedule, it's hard to tune into a live webinar. But don't worry, we've got you covered.

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New York Regulation 210 requires special disclosure

New York has introduced Regulation 210 for all life products sold in New York effective March 19, 2018.

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Disability Insurance:::

New IDI enhancements available now

Thanks to your feedback, Principal® has launched two new enhancements to improve your individual disability insurance (IDI) business.

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New time-saving electronic Inspection Report

Our traditional Inspection Report is being replaced by an electronic Inspection Report, which means no more phone calls to the applicant.

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New Supplemental Statement of Health Guidelines

Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, a Supplemental Statement of Health will be required if an initial payment or Absolute Assignment Form is not received along with the application.

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Illustration solve updates that make your job easier

Learn about changes we're making to our illustration system, and what it means for you.

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Receiving policy distributions just got easier for your life insurance clients

Direct deposit is now an option for your clients who receive ongoing payments from their life insurance policy using Scheduled Surrenders and Loans.

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Help clients do more with less

Take a look at the new Principal Indexed Universal Life Flex II, and show clients the next generation of lower-cost IUL.

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Find new clients with Workplace Financial Wellness

Many employees worry about their finances, and this distraction may create challenges for their employers. But with Workplace Financial Wellness, you can help.

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New DB Volume Submitter document coming soon

With the IRS no longer reviewing custom plan documents for most situations, we’re making a new solution available.

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Low-cost, guaranteed protection for your clients

Effective August 28, 2017, new rates go into effect for Principal Universal Life Protector IV new-issue policies.

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LIAM sales opportunity: life insurance as an asset

LIAM is coming up in September, and that's a great time to talk to clients about some of the lesser-known benefits of life insurance.

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Help business owners retain their key employees

Most business owners (97 percent) believe they have key employees. This research finding creates the perfect opportunity to talk key person planning with them.

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Help clients do more in retirement, diversify with life insurance

The new individual retirement with life insurance approach package gives you tools to help your clients build a brighter future in retirement.

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It’s the month of love, a perfect time to promote life insurance

Don’t let February pass by without taking advantage of the Insure Your Love campaign. It’s a great way to get in front of your clients and prospects...

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Disability Insurance:::

Important changes being made to our individual disability insurance

From time to time, Principal makes changes to our guidelines. The following changes are effective Monday, February 6, 2017:

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Now available - Insure Your Love awareness campaign materials

Boost your marketing with a life insurance awareness campaign that focuses on an important reason people buy life insurance... Love.

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New Benefit Edge rolls out to plan sponsors this week

New Benefit Edge rolls out to plan sponsors this week

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