NAFA board rips into final DOL Fiduciary Rule after review; considering legal challenges

WASHINGTON (Apr. 21, 2016) — NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, announced today that its Board of Directors authorized staff to consider all...

Global Atlantic first carrier to offer annuities on Envestnet Insurance Exchange

Envestnet insurance integration enhances advisors’ wealth management capabilities.

Great American Life rallies for industry change, overcomes major taxation hurdle for fee-based annuities

Private Letter Ruling from the IRS changes the tax treatment of advisory fees on fixed indexed annuities

Indexed annuity sales booming in 2016, but likely to regress sharply in 2017

Boosted by a predicted strong second half of 2016, indexed annuity sales are projected to increase by 15% to 20% compared to 2015 and...

4 in 10 Boomers still have no retirement savings; yet only 3 in 10...

Baby boomers remain in large measure unprepared for retirement, having failed both to plan adequately and save enough, according to new study.

FIAs smash sales record for second straight quarter, up 38% from 3Q 2017

Year-to-date, Fixed Indexed Annuity sales are 22% higher than the first three quarters of 2017. Variable annuity sales continue to rebound, increasing 25% from prior year according to 3Q sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

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...

Congress tacks SECURE Act to 2020 spending bill

House and Senate leaders include landmark retirement reform bill benefitting annuities in must-pass federal budget agreement.

Best quarter ever for Fixed Indexed Annuity sales: Wink

Just as LIMRA also reported this week that FIAs had their highest sales quarter ever, Wink’s Sales & Market Report says Q2 2019 sales bested previous record by 3%.

New annuity aimed at adult children of aging parents

MassMutual’s Haven Life unit introduces a new product Boomers can purchase to help their parents avert the risk of outliving their retirement funds.