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...

How a final expense agent can break back into annuity sales

A full-time final expense agent who hasn’t done any annuity business for a decade – even though it used to be a primary focus...

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.

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.

The Best Fixed Index Annuities Based on Cash Accumulation

One annuity salesman is contracted for many annuity carriers and keeps up on their caps, participation rates, spreads, etc.  He appealed to the forum...

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.

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.

Annuity sales show strong year-over-year gains

Combined sales of fixed and variable annuities totaled $57.8 billion in the first quarter this year, a 17.5% increase compared to 2018.

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...

Delay in DOL Rule prompts LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to adjust annuity sales forecast...

While 2017 annuity sales totals are still tracking toward a decline, the Institute has revised its 2018 forecast and now predicts a 5% increase of overall annuity sales next year.