Future of fixed indexed annuity design: Free NAFA webcast Thursday

The future of index designs in fixed indexed annuities will be among the topics of discussion during a free webcast on Thursday, presented by...

New legislation introduced to delay DOL Rule implementation

The insurance industry is cautiously proceeding as if the Fiduciary Rule will in fact begin implementation on April 10, but the incoming Trump Administration...

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.

Report names top carriers, products and sales figures for indexed annuities, fixed annuities and...

The 4Q 2015 edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, released March 15 by the Pleasant Hill, Iowa-based third-party market research firm,reveals the top...

Fiduciary Rule concerns spur 8% drop in total 2017 annuity sales

Uncertainty over DOL’s partially implemented rule blamed for 5% decline in fixed indexed annuity sales, the product line’s first annual decline since 2009, according to just released figures from LIMRA’s 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 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 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.

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...

Majority of annuity premium used to create guaranteed income

Study finds those who bought annuities designed for accumulation tend to be under 61, while buyers over age 62 tend to purchase annuities designed to create guaranteed income.