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.

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.

Vacated Fiduciary Rule, higher interest rates lead to record 2018 annuity sales

Total annuity sales have best quarter in a decade, led by fixed annuity sales hitting all-time high, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute reports.

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.

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.

Marketing Annuities: The Do’s and Dont’s

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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.

Another record for fixed indexed annuity sales: LIMRA

Latest annuity sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds FIA sales had highest sales ever during Q2 2019.

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.

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.