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.

Vacated Fiduciary Rule, higher interest rates lead to record 2018 annuity sales

Total annuity sales have best quarter in a decade, led by fixed annuity sales hitting all-time high, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute reports.

Annuity sales forecast dark for 2020, brighter for 2021

The Secure Retirement Institute (SRI) is forecasting U.S. annuity sales will struggle in 2020, but are expected to rebound in 2021.

Dr. Jack Marrion, Americans for Annuity Protection attack DOL arguments for fiduciary-only rule

PHOENIX – The Department of Labor's own evidence to support its new fiduciary-only rule actually undermines the DOL's justification for its unwarranted disruption of...

The Best Annuity FMOs

For agents considering getting into annuities, what would you recommend as some of the best FMOs?  Forum agents told us about their preferred FMOs...

Fixed annuity sales on the rise so far in 2018

Industry-wide annuity sales up slightly according to IRI’s First Quarter 2018 Annuity Sales Report.

Annuity sales fall 8% in 2017 due to economic and regulatory challenges

Variable annuity sales dip 9%, marking first time in 20 years that annual VA sales fell below $100 billion. Jackson National Life, New York Life and Allianz Life top sales in variable annuities, fixed annuities and indexed annuities, respectively.

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.

Indexed annuity sales set records in 3Q: Wink

Non-variable annuity sales for the third quarter of 2018 increased 4.72% as compared to the prior quarter, and improved 0.46% as compared to the same period last year, based on preliminary sales by Wink’s Sales & Market Report released on Nov. 14.

New leader quick to update IRI’s mission and vision

Annuity industry insider shares accomplishments at REACH event less than two months into his tenure, including unveiling a set of strategic priorities for 2019 and quarterly “town hall” conference calls.