Moody’s downgrades U.S. life insurance outlook to ‘negative’

Low interest rates, weakening credit, coronavirus pandemic economic disruption drive outlook change.

New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 may defer paying life insurance premiums for 90 days

Hardest-hit state also sets special health insurance enrollment period April 1-15 through New York State’s Health Plan Marketplace.

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

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

Back on top: Familiar company claims title as 2019’s top annuity seller

Registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) drive overall growth in variable annuity market, the Secure Retirement Institute notes in its annuity rankings report.

How COVID-19 is, or is not, impacting the life insurance business and the ability...

Byron Udell of AccuQuote weighs in on how carriers are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sandwich Generation is completely overwhelmed, worried they may never retire

Even before coronavirus, new Haven Life survey finds vast majority of those caring for kids and elderly parents say they feel constantly overwhelmed.

2020 CMO Outlook: Chris Calabro, SVP and CMO of Ohio National

Insurance Forums asked top marketing executives at a number of leading life insurance and annuity carriers to share their thoughts on the current state...

SEC adopts investor disclosure improvements for variable annuities and variable life contracts

IRI calls amendments to streamline and simplify critical disclosures for investors in variable annuity and life insurance products a “major leap forward.”

Congress re-introduces bill to create a tax-free LTC-Life Settlement Benefit Account

In a continuing effort to bring private-market solutions for funding long-term care to seniors and their families, Congress recently re-introduced the bill H.R. 7203,...

Life insurers have plans in place for potential coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus outbreak raises questions about the potential impact on their key business in the event of higher mortality.