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.

Indexed annuity sales off to strong start in 2018

With the DOL fiduciary rule being vacated, the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute is now forecasting an indexed annuity sales increase between 5 and 10% this year.

3 strategies to protect a 401k in a volatile market: The Annuity Expert

Shawn Plummer, “The Annuity Expert,” explains how annuities can protect retirement savings during volatile times.

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.

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.

6 big annuity carriers boost Envestnet Insurance Exchange platform launch

Independent advisors can gain access to robust selection of variable, structured, fixed and indexed annuities on single, integrated platform.

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...

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.

First and foremost, consumers buy annuities to create retirement income

New LIMRA SRI study of annuity owners finds the top two reasons consumers buy annuities are to supplement Social Security/pension income and to receive guaranteed income payments for life. Two-thirds of pre-retirees say having enough money to last their lifetime is one of their top three goals of retirement.

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.