Deferred income annuities reduce overall cost of funding retirement, new academic research shows

Including a deferred income annuity (DIA) in a retirement portfolio helps reduce the cost of funding retirement while also offsetting risk and providing asset...

IRI submits new data exposing detrimental impact of DOL Fiduciary Rule

The Insured Retirement Institute's Aug. 7 comment letter says evidence demonstrates negative consequences the rule is already having on retirement savers and the industry.

Haven Life acquires online insurance broker Quilt

MassMutual-owned Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC and Quilt, Inc. will work together to bring “innovative annuity products” to the marketplace. As a result of the deal, Quilt will no longer sell or manage renters or term life insurance.

Dr. Jack Marrion, Americans for Annuity Protection attack DOL arguments for fiduciary-only rule

PHOENIX – The Department of Labor's own evidence to support its new fiduciary-only rule actually undermines the DOL's justification for its unwarranted disruption of...

IRI recognizes marketing campaign innovators in the retirement income industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) recently recognized Voya Financial, Wells Fargo Advisors, Legg Mason, and AIG’s Liz Altman as the 2015 recipients...

David Noble honored posthumously with NAFA’s Bo Johnson Spirit Award

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.

Indexed annuity sales set records in 3Q: Wink

Non-variable annuity sales for the third quarter of 2018 increased 4.72% as compared to the prior quarter, and improved 0.46% as compared to the same period last year, based on preliminary sales by Wink’s Sales & Market Report released on Nov. 14.

Broker-Dealers embracing Fixed Indexed Annuities as demand grows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) on July 20 released a new research report showing that fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) are becoming...

2016 FMO Executive Outlook, Part I: The M&A climate, planning for the DOL Fiduciary...

The widespread uncertainty surrounding looming regulation – specifically the Department of Labor’s updated Fiduciary Rule – is fraying nerves throughout the independent life insurance...

Zenith Marketing Group partners with Ash Brokerage

Zenith Marketing Group, a full service insurance brokerage agency based in Freehold, N.J., is joining Ash Brokerage, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States, the companies announced recently.