DOL releases Fiduciary Rule FAQs

The first of what could be three or possibly more sets of “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding implementation of the Fiduciary Rule have been posted...

Indexed annuities, indexed life sales both enjoy best 2Q ever

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Total second quarter indexed annuity sales were $12.2 billion, up nearly 8% when compared to the previous quarter, and down...

Indexed annuity sales booming in 2016, but likely to regress sharply in 2017

Boosted by a predicted strong second half of 2016, indexed annuity sales are projected to increase by 15% to 20% compared to 2015 and...

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.

Another record for fixed indexed annuity sales: LIMRA

Latest annuity sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds FIA sales had highest sales ever during Q2 2019.

Best quarter ever for Fixed Indexed Annuity sales: Wink

Just as LIMRA also reported this week that FIAs had their highest sales quarter ever, Wink’s Sales & Market Report says Q2 2019 sales bested previous record by 3%.

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.

‘Feeding Frenzy’ among IMOs looking to sign insurance-only agents ahead of DOL implementation

There will be a “feeding frenzy” among financial institution independent/field marketing organizations (IMOs/FMOs) going after a pool of insurance-only agents as the industry prepares...

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.

Evolution & Revolution: Report details year of disruption, adaptation for annuity market

As total annuity sales drop 15% in 3Q compared to last year, IRI’s “State of the Industry” identifies and predicts sales trends impacted by uncertainty over the DOL Fiduciary Rule.