Annuity sales for 2Q rebound from slow 2015 start but fall below prior year...

WINDSOR, Conn. — U.S. annuity sales totaled $60.2 billion in the second quarter 2015, 3% lower than sales recorded prior year, according to LIMRA...

Partial Fiduciary Rule implementation starts Friday – with no enforcement

Expanded definition of who is a fiduciary and impartial conduct standards set to take effect June 9, but DOL won’t enforce provisions until start of next year.

FedEx buys $6 billion group annuity contract from MetLife to reduce pension obligations

The largest U.S. pension transaction by premium in the last five years continues the market trend of more plan sponsors transferring their pension obligations to insurance companies.

Expect solid growth for indexed annuities through 2023

New sales forecast from LIMRA’s Secure Retirement Institute predicts IA sales will continue to drive sales growth while variable annuities see further declines before rebounding in 2022.

Why new agents should sell to Baby Boomers

David Duford explains why this particular demographic provides a great opportunity for agents.

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...

IRI offering free tools, ideas to help advisors promote and participate in National Retirement...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) recently announced that National Retirement Planning Week 2015 will take place April 13-17, and IRI is...

Dividend Season: NYL, Guardian announce their biggest-ever payouts while NWM to divvy out $5.3B

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.

Annuity proponents praise bill that would make it easier to include annuities in retirement...

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.

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.