Phase II of Fiduciary Rule implementation to be delayed 18 months

Department of Labor proposal released Wednesday would extend the transition period and delay of applicability from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019.

Pandemic, low interest rates combine to cripple Q2 annuity sales

Registered index-linked annuity sales growth the lone bright spot as overall annuity sales decline 24% according to latest Secure Retirement Institute report.

Total annuity sales jump 10% in 2Q 2018; FIAs shatter quarterly sales record

New LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute report shows increase bumped by spike in fixed indexed annuity sales.

Deciding If A Series 7 Is Right For You

The debate on whether to get a Series 7 is not only pertinent to bankers: many insurance professionals specializing in annuities debate whether their...

Pacific Life, Blueprint Income launch digital experience to modernize annuity purchasing

The collaboration’s “Next Deferred Income Annuity” offers simple, transparent way to begin building guaranteed income for retirement with as little as $100.

Lincoln Benefit Life being acquired; may resume life and annuity sales

A North Carolina company has entered into an agreement to buy LBL in a deal expected to lead to Lincoln Benefit Life back into selling life insurance and annuity products.

Pandemic contributes to 24% drop in Q2 annuity sales

Through first six months of 2020, total annuity sales were $104.4 billion, 16% lower than prior year, with fixed indexed annuities falling to lowest quarterly total since 2015.

Annuity proponents praise bill that would make it easier to include annuities in retirement...

An amendment in The Family Savings Act, HR 6757 passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 27, would improve access to annuities by removing barriers restricting the types of small business employers permitted to band together to offer a retirement plan.

Bum knees push Kim O’Brien to sudden retirement as NAFA president and CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) on Tuesday, Jan. 20, announced the retirement of Kim O'Brien, President & CEO, from...

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.