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...

Disruption leads to innovation in the annuity market

There is little doubt that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule – if indeed implemented – will disrupt the existing financial services’ business...

New IRI Retirement Fact Book connects retirement risk and concepts with products and solutions

The Insured Retirement Institute’s newly released 2018 Fact Book intends to help insurance and financial advisors explain complicated retirement strategies and financial instruments in simple terms.

Total annuity sales drop 7% in 1Q 2015; indexed annuities up 3%

WINDSOR, Conn. — Total U.S. annuity sales dropped 7% in the first quarter, totaling $54.4 billion, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute's first quarter...

Long search ends with Allianz exec being tapped as new leader at NAFA

After a nine-month search, the National Association for Fixed Annuities announces Charles J. “Chuck” DiVencenzo
will take over as its new President & CEO on April 1.

Industry Briefs: A quick look at recent life and annuity news of note

Here’s a roundup of some of the news and events from a wide range of topics coming across the wires from life and health industry organizations and companies lately.

Annuity sales decline in first quarter on DOL rule worries; variable, fixed sales forecast...

LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute expects overall sales in 2017 to fall below $200 billion, which would be the lowest annuity sales have been since 2001.

NAFA selects industry veteran, Charles R. “Chip” Anderson, as new Executive Director

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2015 - Following a widespread and in-depth search across multiple industries, the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) is proud...

Factors driving the growth of the income annuity market

A new joint study by LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute and CANNEX reveals that even whilemarket forces have raised the cost of securing guaranteed lifetime...

Fidelity & Guaranty Life terminates $1.6 billion merger with Anbang

Fidelity & Guaranty Life has terminated its previously announced $1.6 billion merger agreement with Beijing, China-based Anbang Insurance Group, according to an April 17...