IRI conference: NARAB II closer than ever, Treasury rule makes deferred annuities available for...

An insurance licensing clearinghouse for agents operating in multiple states has never been closer, and a new final rule from the Treasury Department creating...

Record-setting fixed, FIA sales in 2016 can’t keep overall annuity sales from 6% decline

Total fixed annuity sales in 2016 hit a record-breaking $117.4 billion, 14% higher than 2015 levels and nearly $7 billion higher than 2009 (when...

Annuities underutilized for tax-free LTC benefits, data suggests

New guide aims to educate consumers and financial professionals about how 1035 exchanges can provide advantages for tax and long-term care planning.

Deciding If A Series 7 Is Right For You

The debate on whether to get a Series 7 is not only pertinent to bankers: many insurance professionals specializing in annuities debate whether their...

DOL Fiduciary Rule enters first stage in Rulemaking Process

The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule cleared the first step in the process to becoming an official rule when the Office of Management and...

IRI inducts trio to Hall of Fame, names Top Industry Influencers Under 40, announces...

Insured Retirement Institute recognizes industry thought leaders at VISION 2017 annual meeting in Florida.

Annuity industry vet Bob Phillips named Executive Director of SAFE

Under Phillips, the industry non-profit Society for Annuity Facts & Education will enhance its mission of providing consumer education across multiple platforms, allowing consumers to make educated decisions about their retirement planning.

5 points of interest from Advisor Network Summit speakers

The inaugural Advisor Network Summit wrapped up its three-day run at the Venetian in Las Vegas last Friday. The event featured 18 different educational...

Mark Williams named President at Brokers International

Mark Williams, pictured at right, has been named the new President of Brokers International, Ltd., succeeding longtime President and CEO William (Bill) McCarty, who...

Retirees who own an annuity are more confident about maintaining lifestyle

Study finds the retiree annuity ownership rate is nearly 70% higher among households that have completed a formal plan than households without plans, yet advisors report they have completed formal retirement income plans for only 35% of their retired clients.