An amendment in The Family Savings Act, HR 6757 passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 27, would improve access to annuities by removing barriers restricting the types of small business employers permitted to band together to offer a retirement plan.
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Under the new plan, effective September 15, the company will no longer accept applications for annuities or new retirement plans, while continuing to service and support existing clients in both businesses. As a result of this decision, the company will reduce its workforce by approximately 300 positions.
New LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute report shows increase bumped by spike in fixed indexed annuity sales.
Upcoming edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report for deferred non-variable and structured annuity sales shows 22% growth for indexed annuities compared to the first quarter of the year.
Improved economic and regulatory conditions have prompted LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to forecast total annuity sales to increase 5-10% in 2018 and improve up to 5% in 2019.
Industry-wide annuity sales up slightly according to IRI’s First Quarter 2018 Annuity Sales Report.
With the DOL fiduciary rule being vacated, the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute is now forecasting an indexed annuity sales increase between 5 and 10% this year.
If the DOL does not seek a review of the decision by April 30, the court’s mandate will go into effect May 7, dissolving the rule. The DOL also has until June 13 to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the decision.
Variable annuity sales dip 9%, marking first time in 20 years that annual VA sales fell below $100 billion. Jackson National Life, New York Life and Allianz Life top sales in variable annuities, fixed annuities and indexed annuities, respectively.
Chip Anderson will be stepping down after three years as fixed annuity association hopes to have a new Executive Director on board in time for its mid-June leadership conference. NAFA is also urging financial professionals to tell Congress to pass the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) before the upcoming budget deadline of March 23.