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...

Indexed annuities, indexed life sales both enjoy best 2Q ever

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Total second quarter indexed annuity sales were $12.2 billion, up nearly 8% when compared to the previous quarter, and down...

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.

New paper adds to building momentum for longevity annuities

A new paper released Nov. 6 by the Brookings Institution that explores longevity annuities and their role in helping consumers manage retirement risks including...

Americans show strong interest in financial solutions with opportunity for increasing income

MINNEAPOLIS – In order to help address the risks caused by inflation, many Americans are looking to financial products that not only provide guaranteed...

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.

Pair of Senators honored for efforts to advance retirement security

Senators Orrin Hatch and Jon Tester honored with the Insured Retirement Institute’s “Champion of Retirement Security Award” at a Washington, D.C. event.

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...

David Noble honored posthumously with NAFA’s Bo Johnson Spirit Award

Famed indexed annuity pioneer – and leader of the fight against Rule 151A – named as this year’s recipient of the lifetime achievement award during recent NAFA Annuity Distribution Summit in San Diego.