Application Questions

  1. The Financial Services Company is a large life insurer that sells annuity products to retired people. Company actuaries have designed a new annuity contract that combines lifetime annuity benefits with long-term care in a skilled nursing home. Financial Services wants to market the new annuity nationally in all 50 states. The company faces competition from a national commercial bank that is trying to sell a similar product to Social Security beneficiaries. The CEO of Financial ­Services believes that the new annuity product could be marketed more efficiently if the company had a federal charter. Several members of the board of directors, however, believe that a federal charter would be undesirable.

    1. What major regulatory ...

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