As total annuity sales drop 15% in 3Q compared to last year, IRI’s “State of the Industry” identifies and predicts sales trends impacted by uncertainty over the DOL Fiduciary Rule.
Quarterly U.S. annuity sales fell below the $50 billion mark for the first time in 15 years during the third quarter of 2017 according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute’s Third Quarter 2017 U.S. Retail Annuity Sales Survey, released on Nov. 29.
Famed indexed annuity pioneer – and leader of the fight against Rule 151A – named as this year’s recipient of the lifetime achievement award during recent NAFA Annuity Distribution Summit in San Diego.
Both the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) applauded the Department of Labor’s decision Monday to delay provisions of the fiduciary regulation for 18 months in separate statements released Monday.
It’s dividend announcement season for the country’s large mutual insurance companies, who have recently revealed the amount of 2018 dividend payments to policyowners.
Senators Orrin Hatch and Jon Tester honored with the Insured Retirement Institute’s “Champion of Retirement Security Award” at a Washington, D.C. event.
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.
A North Carolina company has entered into an agreement to buy LBL in a deal expected to lead to Lincoln Benefit Life back into selling life insurance and annuity products.
Insured Retirement Institute recognizes industry thought leaders at VISION 2017 annual meeting in Florida.
DOL Fiduciary Rule seen as cause for declines in most categories as two major annuity sales quarterly reports are released this week. Indexed annuity sales on pace for 5-10% decline in 2017; VA sales expected to drop 10-15%, falling below $100 billion for first time since 1998.