Dramatic shift in retirement investment risk tolerance could be boon for annuities

Alliance for Lifetime Income study finds 1 in 4 Americans have a lower risk tolerance for future retirement investments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preston Rutledge retiring as Assistant Secretary of Labor

As head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Rutledge was responsible for defined contribution plan regulation, reporting, oversight and enforcement, and also oversaw self-insured health plans, and the DOL fiduciary rule.

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

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

Role of Sales Reps growing in relevance to brokers, survey finds

LIMRA-OneAmerica findings reveal five-year climb in value of relationships between carrier sales representatives and employee benefits brokers.

Congress tacks SECURE Act to 2020 spending bill

House and Senate leaders include landmark retirement reform bill benefitting annuities in must-pass federal budget agreement.

Milliman report shows modest growth in individual disability insurance market

15 IDI market leaders record combined 2018 new premium sales of $401 million, a growth rate of 1.5%

Alight to acquire Hodges-Mace, enhancing health, voluntary benefit capabilities

With the addition of Hodges-Mace's highly configurable technology and high-touch enrollment services, Alight will be able to meet the needs of employers of nearly any size and will strengthen its reach into the growing health and voluntary benefits technology and services market.

EBRI analyzes new legislative proposals impacting employer retirement plans

Latest issue brief simulates the impact of proposed legislative fixes on the retirement system.

Strong CI, whole life sales spur voluntary benefits market growth in 2018

According to LIMRA research, the percentage of employers offering voluntary benefits has increased 11% since 2010 and the market grew 3% last year.

Just 4 in 10 employees protecting their paychecks

Snapshot of disability coverage revealed in new Harris Poll from OneAmerica.