Congress finalizes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill including retirement plan aid

Legislation allows limited, early withdrawals from retirement accounts, deferred RMD in 2020.

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...

Annuity sales for 2Q rebound from slow 2015 start but fall below prior year...

WINDSOR, Conn. — U.S. annuity sales totaled $60.2 billion in the second quarter 2015, 3% lower than sales recorded prior year, according to LIMRA...

Partial Fiduciary Rule implementation starts Friday – with no enforcement

Expanded definition of who is a fiduciary and impartial conduct standards set to take effect June 9, but DOL won’t enforce provisions until start of next 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.

Expect solid growth for indexed annuities through 2023

New sales forecast from LIMRA’s Secure Retirement Institute predicts IA sales will continue to drive sales growth while variable annuities see further declines before rebounding in 2022.

Why new agents should sell to Baby Boomers

David Duford explains why this particular demographic provides a great opportunity for agents.

Americans show strong interest in financial solutions with opportunity for increasing income

MINNEAPOLIS – In order to help address the risks caused by inflation, many Americans are looking to financial products that not only provide guaranteed...

IRI offering free tools, ideas to help advisors promote and participate in National Retirement...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) recently announced that National Retirement Planning Week 2015 will take place April 13-17, and IRI is...

Dividend Season: NYL, Guardian announce their biggest-ever payouts while NWM to divvy out $5.3B

It’s dividend announcement season for the country’s large mutual insurance companies, who have recently revealed the amount of 2018 dividend payments to policyowners.