Pulse on the Industry
DBS is committed to being your trusted partner, and as part of that we strive to be the most up-to-date source of information for you on current topics affecting financial professionals. Two current topics that are particularly timely, the SECURE Act and the more recent CARES Act, affect you and your clients significantly.
Opportunities to Increase Life Insurance Sales
With Joe Biden the 46th President, the Democrats maintaining the majority in the House, and control of the Senate also narrowly going to the Democrats, a number of changes are imminent. With these changes, however, we’ve identified a number of OPPORTUNITIES.
It is wise to consider how potential changes will affect the planning you do with your clients this year. Watch this page for more information and tools for taking advantage of the opportunities.
The SECURE Act
The Setting every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed by President Donald Trump in December 2019 and became law as of January 1, 2020. The new legislation brings changes for long-term retirement savings and affects Americans at every age. It also presents several opportunities for financial professionals.
The CARES Act – and COVID-19 Response
The federal government has taken a host of actions to provide relief to people and businesses affected by the health and economic effects of COVID-19.
PPP Loan Extension and Forgiveness
For clients still interested in applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, there’s good news—the June 30 deadline has been extended to August 8 to apply. Principal’s decision guide can help you see how much you might qualify for, or if other funding options are a good fit.
And if you’ve received these funds, the PPP Flexibility Act now makes it easier to qualify for loan forgiveness. Learn more in this short video. Plus, these resources provide the latest information and tools:
- Seven ways businesses can maximize loan forgiveness
- PPP Expense Tracker to document expenses to receive forgiveness