DOL wants more public input on Fiduciary Rule

Comments - some due by July 21 - seek input on whether to delay the Jan. 1 full implementation date and suggestions for streamlining the Rule's major provisions.

Annuity plan! Annuity plan! I do not like that annuity plan, Mr. Insurance Man!

Sometimes, the most resounding lessons on financial strategy can come from the most unlikely of places. Case-in-point — a classic bedtime story I read to...

How a new annuity advocacy nonprofit ended up sponsoring the Rolling Stones’ 2019 U.S....

The Alliance for Lifetime Income, supported by financial services firms, is the sole sponsor of the Stones’ “No Filter” tour, which kicks off in Chicago June 21.

Market compensation survey to help firms satisfy ‘reasonable compensation’ standard under new DOL rule

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) announced at its annual meeting in Colorado Springs this week that it will conduct a survey of compensation practices...

FINRA Chair: Even if Trump repeals Fiduciary Rule, it has already reshaped industry

As industry associations including NAFA and IRI scramble to push for further delay of the scheduled June 9 initial implementation, FINRA Chairman Jack Brennan this week said whether or not the rule becomes law is now almost beside the point.

Agents Behaving Badly Part V: Five recently charged or sentenced due to insurance fraud

A fearsome fivesome for the fifth installment of our occasional series on ethics-challenged agents running afoul of the law.

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...

AIG takes top overall spot in annuity sales during record-breaking 2018

For the first time since 2007, AIG Companies has taken over as the top seller of annuities according to recently released data from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

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...

Expanded retirement savings opportunities, better access to annuities among IRI policy priorities for 2018

Just-released 2018 Retirement Security Blueprint focused on expanding opportunities to save for retirement, increasing access to lifetime income and protecting older investors.