All fixed annuity types see sales jump 20% in 2Q 2018

Upcoming edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report for deferred non-variable and structured annuity sales shows 22% growth for indexed annuities compared to the first quarter of the year.

Haven Life acquires online insurance broker Quilt

MassMutual-owned Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC and Quilt, Inc. will work together to bring “innovative annuity products” to the marketplace. As a result of the deal, Quilt will no longer sell or manage renters or term life insurance.

Half of retirement savers are ‘chasers’ behind on savings goals

Anxious savers want to catch up, but worry they may be too late according to new “Chasing Retirement” study from Allianz Life.

Global Atlantic first carrier to offer annuities on Envestnet Insurance Exchange

Envestnet insurance integration enhances advisors’ wealth management capabilities.

Motivation boost: More than 15,000 from 53 countries attend MDRT-Los Angeles

Top producers flock to the City of the Angels looking for ideas to further their careers and help them lead more balanced, healthy lives.

‘Alliance for Lifetime Income’ launches awareness campaign with theme: ‘Protect Your Income. Retire Your...

New 24-company industry coalition – heavy on annuity carriers – rolls out a multi-year, nationwide educational campaign to raise awareness and help consumers understand the importance of protecting a portion of their retirement income to guarantee they won’t outlive their money.

Total annuity sales expected to improve through 2019

Improved economic and regulatory conditions have prompted LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to forecast total annuity sales to increase 5-10% in 2018 and improve up to 5% in 2019.

Fixed annuity sales on the rise so far in 2018

Industry-wide annuity sales up slightly according to IRI’s First Quarter 2018 Annuity Sales Report.

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.

FedEx buys $6 billion group annuity contract from MetLife to reduce pension obligations

The largest U.S. pension transaction by premium in the last five years continues the market trend of more plan sponsors transferring their pension obligations to insurance companies.