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NW Preferred FCU Expands to Serve Insurance Professionals, Agencies Nationwide

The Portland-based credit union will leverage 75 years’ experience in the Northwest, to now serve insurance professionals across the country.

Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Benefits Member and Credit Unions

Guest writer John Vincent details the emergence of mechanical breakdown insurance and how it could benefit credit unions and members, alike.

Optimizing Member Experience With CUNA Mutual Group’s TruStage Insurance

Protecting more than 16 million members, TruStage insurance products and programs include auto, home, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and health insurance. They’re available to credit union members across the U.S. and offer compelling and successful ways to build financial security for their families.

Oregon DCBS Announces Merging of Insurance, Finance Divisions

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services formally announced the merging of the Insurance Division and Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. Oregon credit union leaders expected the announcement and began offering input during late 2015.

If Your Member Crashes While Driving for Uber, Is Your Loan Covered?

CUNA Mutual Group debuts enhanced Collateral Protection to cover loan losses due to member participation in Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies.

NCUA to Seek Comments on Overhead Transfer Rate, Operating Fee in January

NCUA Chair Matz will call for a January vote to publish the methodologies for calculating the OTR and operating fee in the Federal Register, opening them for comment.

It’s not IF—It’s WHEN: Prepare Your Credit Union for Data Breach Aftermath

With data breaches becoming an unavoidable feature of the financial landscape, CUNA Mutual Group points out key risk areas for credit unions.

A Message From Troy Stang

As credit unions strengthen our families and communities, business partners also strengthen the credit union movement. The first in a three part series.

Compliance Center: NCUA Responds to Credit Union Share Insurance Parity Act

NCUA responds to share insurance parity; IRS reporting for cash gifts to members; plus legal briefs.

Obama Signs Share Insurance Parity Bill

The bill extends share insurance coverage to credit union trust accounts.

No 2014 Share Insurance Fund Premium: NCUA

The NCUA says no 2014 premium, approves joint rule amending flood insurance and correction to corporate rule.

Selling Financial Products is Similar to Selling Victoria’s Secret: Amplify Keynoter

“Selling insurance is exactly like selling Victoria’s Secret products.” Find out why at Amplify Convention, and learn how credit unions can deepen member relationships by taking a retail approach.

Continuity: The Missing Ingredient in Most CEO Succession Plans

Succession planning is a key opportunity for all credit unions. CUNA Mutual Group shares some key steps that can transform your credit union from a training ground for other organizations’ leaders into a place where top talent wants to stay and take the reins.

Multiple Agencies Release Interagency Statement on Maximum Flood Insurance Coverage

Federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have released an interagency statement on the increased maximum flood insurance coverage for other residential buildings. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “When do we need to obtain an appraisal?”

Understanding Your Insurance Program Options

Auto and home insurance programs are a proven way for credit unions to increase products per member, build non-interest income, and help members protect their investments in their home or vehicle. CUNA Mutual’s TruStage Insurance Agency may provide the best, turnkey options.

Understand Your Options for Offering an Auto and Home Insurance Program

What’s the best option for structuring an auto and home insurance program — build it from the ground up? Collaborate with a third party? Outsource the whole thing? CUNA Mutual Group takes a look at all of the pros and cons.

Tracked Collateral Protection Insurance Programs Can Help Protect Credit Unions’ Interests

Absorbing the full cost of auto loan write-offs caused by damaged or stolen uninsured vehicles usually isn’t a prudent option when a credit union’s bread and butter is its auto loan portfolio. But a “tracked” collateral protection insurance (CPI) program could help protect the credit union’s interest in the loan collateral.

The Four Elements That Make Payment Protection a Solid Value for Members

There are three key elements that insurance or other financial-protection products must have to be a good value: accessibility, competitive pricing, and reliability. But if the recent struggles with health insurance exchanges have shown us anything, CUNA Mutual Group’s Rich Trace says, it’s that you should probably add a fourth element to the mix: convenience.