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ANNUITIES

Will Fixed Indexed Annuities Have Another Record-Setter?

Between the fiduciary rule delay and enhanced features, FIAs could see a sales frenzy in the second half of 2017, some observers say.

November 2017 |  Read Article

Carriers Releasing More Fee-Based FIAs

More companies are adding fee-based fixed indexed annuities to their product mix, as the industry adapts to the fiduciary rule. But will advisors warm to selling them?

November 2017 |  Read Article

Taking a Look Into the Annuity Sales Crystal Ball

New fee-based annuities, bringing products to market faster and more transparency in how agents are paid are just some of the main developments in play within the annuity sales industry.

October 2017 |  Read Article

Annuities Outperform CDs Even at the Same Rate

Tax deferral laws make annuities a great option for clients planning for retirement. But what should advisors be looking for in crafting an effective plan to take advantage of annuities?

October 2017 |  Read Article

Is It Time for Safety-Seeking Clients to Look at Fixed Annuities?

A look at how fixed annuities stack up against bond mutual funds.

September 2017 |  Read Article

Research Tools Helping Agents Comply With DOL Rules

New annuity research tools will help advisors demonstrate that their recommendations are in the best interest of clients.

September 2017 |  Read Article

The Fate of FIAs Rests With DOL Rule Tweak

As part of its review of the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule, Department of Labor regulators are expected to consider returning fixed indexed annuities to a less-stringent exemption.

September 2017 |  Read Article

Surrender Charges’ Disappearing Act

The shorter surrender periods and no surrender charges are the result of annuity companies offering fee-based financial advisors new options that coincide with the dawn of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule.

August 2017 |  Read Article

IMOs Have Tricky Path to Sales Under DOL Rules

Insurance marketing organizations are figuring out the best route to take in selling annuities under fiduciary rules.

August 2017 |  Read Article

Carriers Report Minor Issues in Opening Weeks of DOL Rule

Annuity sales were still coming in as the fiduciary rule was in its early weeks.

August 2017 |  Read Article