IRI Vision 2016 roundup: 1 in 4 private sector workers has a defined benefit...

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) released a new research report at its “VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2016” in Colorado Springs on Sept. 26 that...

Total U.S. annuity sales hit 15-year low in 3Q 2017

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.

Latest FIO report chock full of industry data and analysis

Seventh annual Dodd-Frank-mandated report shows U.S. still the world’s largest insurance market; provides a detailed analysis of the current state of the overall market.

Life, annuity providers becoming more customer-centric, less producer-focused, J.D. Power finds

Northwestern Mutual and RiverSource rank highest in respective product lines according to J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Life Insurance Study.

Upside Index Potential: A Fixed Index Annuity Breakdown

Which Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) offers the best upside index potential?  It depends on the client, the state, the length of contract, and other...

MetLife annuity and life products officially rebranded under Brighthouse Financial name

Brighthouse Financial, an operating segment of MetLife, Inc., announced Monday, March 6, that it is now offering its suite of annuity and 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.

Protective Life enters $1.2B agreement with Great-West to reinsure individual life and annuity business

When closed, transaction will be the largest acquisition in Protective Life’s history.

Iowa Insurance Division adopts final ‘Best Interest’ rule for annuity sales

Iowa becomes first state to formally adopt the NAIC’s updated model, which requires annuity agents to act in the best interest of clients.

DOL releases Fiduciary Rule FAQs

The first of what could be three or possibly more sets of “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding implementation of the Fiduciary Rule have been posted...