Getting Started Selling Annuities

What would you tell someone who wants to get into annuities?  The agent in question came from a life insurance background, but hoped to...

IRI recognizes marketing campaign innovators in the retirement income industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) recently recognized Voya Financial, Wells Fargo Advisors, Legg Mason, and AIG’s Liz Altman as the 2015 recipients...

MetLife annuity and life products officially rebranded under Brighthouse Financial name

Brighthouse Financial, an operating segment of MetLife, Inc., announced Monday, March 6, that it is now offering its suite of annuity and life insurance...

After Fifth Circuit vacates Fiduciary Rule, NAFA & DOL agree to drop lawsuit

If the DOL does not seek a review of the decision by April 30, the court’s mandate will go into effect May 7, dissolving the rule. The DOL also has until June 13 to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the decision.

Long search ends with Allianz exec being tapped as new leader at NAFA

After a nine-month search, the National Association for Fixed Annuities announces Charles J. “Chuck” DiVencenzo
will take over as its new President & CEO on April 1.

Deferred annuity sales hang tough in Q1 despite effects of COVID-19

Wink’s Sales & Market Report finds total deferred annuity sales only declined slightly in the first quarter of the year in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

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...

10 annuity strategies with high client appeal

Along with life insurance, annuities are one of the most flexible products available for helping clients successfully meet their financial objectives. Here are 10...

Annuity sales for first six months of year at lowest level since 2001

DOL Fiduciary Rule seen as cause for declines in most categories as two major annuity sales quarterly reports are released this week. Indexed annuity sales on pace for 5-10% decline in 2017; VA sales expected to drop 10-15%, falling below $100 billion for first time since 1998.

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.