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 shatter record while VA sales decline again in 2015

WINDSOR, Conn. — In 2015, indexed annuity sales reached a record-breaking $54.5 billion – an increase of 13% from 2014 according to data from...

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.

Total U.S. annuity sales hit 15-year low in 3Q 2017

Quarterly U.S. annuity sales fell below the $50 billion mark for the first time in 15 years during the third quarter of 2017 according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute’s Third Quarter 2017 U.S. Retail Annuity Sales Survey, released on Nov. 29.

Annuity sales in Q3 up over last quarter but still lag last year’s pace

Secure Retirement Institute’s latest data shows third quarter total annuity sales were up 13% from Q2, but remain well below 2019 sales levels.

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.

Indexed annuity sales on pace to top $45 billion in 2014 after strong third...

Indexed annuity sales shot up 14.28% in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest...

Great American Life rallies for industry change, overcomes major taxation hurdle for fee-based annuities

Private Letter Ruling from the IRS changes the tax treatment of advisory fees on fixed indexed annuities

Voya Financial selling its closed block variable annuity, fixed and fixed indexed annuity businesses

Athene part of a consortium of investors involved, and will take over the significant majority of Voya’s individual fixed and fixed indexed annuity policies in force with approximately $19 billion of account value.

5 points of interest from Advisor Network Summit speakers

The inaugural Advisor Network Summit wrapped up its three-day run at the Venetian in Las Vegas last Friday. The event featured 18 different educational...