3 strategies to protect a 401k in a volatile market: The Annuity Expert

Shawn Plummer, “The Annuity Expert,” explains how annuities can protect retirement savings during volatile times.

9 states where insurance is the largest industry

When you remove the real estate and government sector, a new analysis from 24/7 Wall St. found the economies of these states are largely driven by the insurance industry.

Best quarter ever for Fixed Indexed Annuity sales: Wink

Just as LIMRA also reported this week that FIAs had their highest sales quarter ever, Wink’s Sales & Market Report says Q2 2019 sales bested previous record by 3%.

Another record for fixed indexed annuity sales: LIMRA

Latest annuity sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds FIA sales had highest sales ever during Q2 2019.

Great American Life rallies for industry change, overcomes major taxation hurdle for fee-based annuities

Private Letter Ruling from the IRS changes the tax treatment of advisory fees on fixed indexed annuities

Agent-friendly tool for calculating annuity and life plans introduced

A practical new calculator is helping independent agents show their annuity and life insurance clients the tax benefits of two products over one.

Investors Heritage nabs title of ‘Fastest Growing U.S. Life and Annuity Insurer’

New report from S&P Global ranks companies based on both direct and net business volumes. Companies also had to have seen at least 25% growth in direct first-year and single premium business as a measure of new production to be considered.

Annuity sales show strong year-over-year gains

Combined sales of fixed and variable annuities totaled $57.8 billion in the first quarter this year, a 17.5% increase compared to 2018.

How a new annuity advocacy nonprofit ended up sponsoring the Rolling Stones’ 2019 U.S....

The Alliance for Lifetime Income, supported by financial services firms, is the sole sponsor of the Stones’ “No Filter” tour, which kicks off in Chicago June 21.

SEC adopts Regulation BI in 3-1 vote

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted in favor of adopting a final amended version of the Regulation Best Interest rulemaking package on Tuesday, drawing praise from the insurance industry.