* MDRT sets 1998 requirements. Membership in the 1998 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) will be based on a minimum of $53,000 in first-year commissions paid or credited to the writing agent's account and a minimum of 25 lives/cases sold. Also, an applicant must be a member of an MDRT-accredited life underwriters association. Court of the Table requirements: proof of production equal to or greater than $159,000; for Top of the Table, the target is $318,000.
* LIMRA announces new design