Delay in DOL Rule prompts LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to adjust annuity sales forecast...

While 2017 annuity sales totals are still tracking toward a decline, the Institute has revised its 2018 forecast and now predicts a 5% increase of overall annuity sales next year.

6 big annuity carriers boost Envestnet Insurance Exchange platform launch

Independent advisors can gain access to robust selection of variable, structured, fixed and indexed annuities on single, integrated platform.

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.

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.

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.

AIG takes top overall spot in annuity sales during record-breaking 2018

For the first time since 2007, AIG Companies has taken over as the top seller of annuities according to recently released data from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

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.

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.

Annuities underutilized for tax-free LTC benefits, data suggests

New guide aims to educate consumers and financial professionals about how 1035 exchanges can provide advantages for tax and long-term care planning.

Annuity sales show strong year-over-year gains

Combined sales of fixed and variable annuities totaled $57.8 billion in the first quarter this year, a 17.5% increase compared to 2018.