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ANNUITIES

Why We Should Rethink Joint Payout Elections

Annuity income riders typically are structured to favor single lifespans. But does that make sense for married clients?

July 2019 |  Read Article

More Consumers Say Yes To Guaranteed Income

Research shows that when consumers are given a choice between receiving a lump sum and having guaranteed lifetime income, more of them have a favorable view of guarantees.

June 2019 |  Read Article

Structured Annuities Take Hold

Little did I know then that structured annuities would become the fastest-growing segment of the annuity industry.

June 2019 |  Read Article

How To Match An Annuity To A Retirement Need

Securing a reliable source of protected lifetime income is one way to help manage retirement risks and help clients alleviate a major retirement concern.

May 2019 |  Read Article

How A DIA Contributes To A Successful Retirement

A study examined how much of a retiree’s nest egg should be invested into a longevity annuity to reduce the odds of running out of money in the later years of retirement.

April 2019 |  Read Article

N.Y. Advisors Face Tough Standard

Regulation 187 will change the way annuities are sold in New York.

March 2019 |  Read Article

FIAs Could Overtake VAs By 2021

Cerulli research finds fixed indexed annuities are expected to rise to the top of the leaderboard over the next few years. What’s behind the prediction?

February 2019 |  Read Article

Key Annuity Trends: Mergers, Simplification, Amazon-ification

Consumers will see a growing range of products while advisors will become more flexible in serving client needs.

January 2019 |  Read Article

Guaranteed Income Amount Depends On Client, Timing

Researchers looked at fixed indexed annuities, deferred income annuities, single premium immediate annuities and variable annuities. Here is what they found.

December 2018 |  Read Article

Could Indexed Annuities Steal The Spotlight From VAs?

The variable annuity market’s recovery could be overshadowed by competition from the indexed annuity market segment.

November 2018 |  Read Article

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