Disclosures, Limitations, & Other “Fine Print”
If the information below fails to satisfy your curiosity, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific questions.
We will not sell your information in any way, shape, or form to any third parties. We are pursuing your safety – even in ways you can’t see. Learn more about how we protect your sensitive information.
To alleviate what might otherwise be a significant, redundant cost burden for our fiduciary services, we offer our clients the option to engage our services under a commission-contingent arrangement.
In other words, like in a real estate transaction where a fiduciary-bound buyer’s agent is almost always paid by the property owner/seller, we also can be paid by the makers of the life insurance products our clients buy. In offering this compensation alternative, we recognize that we open ourselves to critique and skepticism about our objectivity. This is understandable given the abuses of customers and the obscurity of commission information in the industry. We contend that the chief problem with commissions is not that they exist, or that they are too big, but that they are hidden. Regardless, until such time as the commissions for life insurance transactions are not irreversibly embedded in the costs of the vast majority of life insurance products available for purchase, we feel that our fiduciary commitment to serve our clients’ best interests would be incomplete without including this compensation alternative: the opportunity for the insurance companies to “pick up the tab” for our services. It is, in fact, our default assumption.
No matter what, we put the decision for our manner of compensation squarely in each client’s hands. As as for the commissions themselves, we put everything in plain view.
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The insurance professionals and proprietors of Fiduciary Life maintain various licenses and/or credentials which are limited by both geography and industry. The internet, however, broadcasts our web-site to anyone, everywhere. Even so, our web-site and any written or verbal dialogue engendered by it are not intended as advertisements or solicitations for business in any service categories or geographic areas in which we carry insufficient licenses to conduct business.
More specifically, we at Fiduciary Life do not carry any securities licenses whatsoever. We do not sell or recommend securities (investments). And in no case does Fiduciary Life offer any sort of investment advice as defined by the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 or any subsequently or previously enacted regulations or laws. Any discussion or mention of securities or investments, including the very use of the word investment in any dialogue, written or verbal, on this site or anywhere else in our relationship with any existing or prospective client, is merely incidental to the scope of our insurance brokerage and insurance advisory services. And in no case does Fiduciary Life offer any sort of investment advice as defined by the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 or any subsequently or previously enacted regulations or laws. Any discussion or mention of securities or investments, including the very use of the word investment in any dialogue, written or verbal, on this site or anywhere else in our relationship with any existing or prospective client, is merely incidental to the scope of our insurance brokerage and insurance advisory services.
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Other 3rd Party Revenue
In cases where we have employed the services or purchased the tools of third party vendors – and only when we find ourselves satisfied with those experiences, we may choose to refer our clients or website patrons to those vendors through various links on our website or e-mails triggered by requests on our site. In the event that those third parties provide compensation for those referrals, we might receive a financial benefit when you arrive and/or transact business at their website through links we provide.
In all such cases on our website, you will be conveniently alerted to the presence and terms of any such third party affiliate arrangement by a “pop-up” message that appears when you hover over any of our affiliate links. But you can also request a full summary of these relationships at any time.
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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.