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Delay in DOL Rule prompts LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to adjust annuity sales forecast...

While 2017 annuity sales totals are still tracking toward a decline, the Institute has revised its 2018 forecast and now predicts a 5% increase of overall annuity sales next year.

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Next wave of fee-based FIAs hit the market

In the wake of the DOL Fiduciary Rule, the fee-based fixed indexed annuity movement continues to gain momentum with the introduction of new products this month from Nationwide and Symetra.

DOL wants more public input on Fiduciary Rule

Comments - some due by July 21 - seek input on whether to delay the Jan. 1 full implementation date and suggestions for streamlining the Rule's major provisions.

‘Feeding Frenzy’ among IMOs looking to sign insurance-only agents ahead of DOL implementation

There will be a “feeding frenzy” among financial institution independent/field marketing organizations (IMOs/FMOs) going after a pool of insurance-only agents as the industry prepares...

New legislation introduced to delay DOL Rule implementation

The insurance industry is cautiously proceeding as if the Fiduciary Rule will in fact begin implementation on April 10, but the incoming Trump Administration...

DOL releases Fiduciary Rule FAQs

The first of what could be three or possibly more sets of “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding implementation of the Fiduciary Rule have been posted...

Indexed annuity sales top all-time record in 2Q, but declining variable sales drag overall...

Fixed indexed annuity sales totaling $16.2 billion in the second quarter of 2016 were 30% higher than 2Q in 2015 and surpassed all prior...

Indexed annuity sales booming in 2016, but likely to regress sharply in 2017

Boosted by a predicted strong second half of 2016, indexed annuity sales are projected to increase by 15% to 20% compared to 2015 and...

Annuity IMOs partner up as Futurity First acquires M3 Financial

HARTFORD, Conn. – National independent insurance distribution company Futurity First Financial Corporation (FFFC) announced July 29 that it has acquired M3 Financial, a national...

Americans show strong interest in financial solutions with opportunity for increasing income

MINNEAPOLIS – In order to help address the risks caused by inflation, many Americans are looking to financial products that not only provide guaranteed...

Report names top carriers, products and sales figures for indexed annuities, fixed annuities and...

The 4Q 2015 edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, released March 15 by the Pleasant Hill, Iowa-based third-party market research firm,reveals the top...

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