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Ohio National lays off chief distribution officer; president retires after three months on the job

The personnel changes come weeks after the insurer's controversial decision to stop paying trail commissions on some annuities.


3 reasons for the annuity sales spike

And none of them have anything to do with the death of the DOL rule.


Commonwealth files Finra arbitration, lawsuit against Ohio National for 'unlawful’ VA scheme

This is the first known arbitration filed against the insurer for its decision on variable annuity commissions.


Ohio National offers buyouts, ends commission trails amid jumbled regulatory oversight of VAs

Jurisdiction is shared between the SEC, Finra and state insurance commissioners. Will any of them step in?


Ohio National sued by broker-dealer Veritas over annuity trail commissions

The lawsuit comes days after an LPL broker filed a similar legal complaint.


Here’s how a Democratic House will affect financial advisers

While the new majority is unlikely to block the SEC advice rule, retirement income advocates forecast momentum for annuities legislation.


LPL broker sues Ohio National for 'unlawful’ move on variable annuity compensation

Lance Browning is trying to stop the insurer from terminating annuity trail commissions on behalf of thousands of other brokers.


Ohio National offers new round of variable annuity buyouts

Some experts believe the offer is related to the company's recent decision to discontinue trail commissions on some VAs.


State insurance commissioners draft annuity sales rule

But consumer advocate says proposal doesn't elevate standard beyond current suitability.


Morgan Stanley brokers will keep Ohio National annuity trail commissions

The controversial elimination of trail compensation on certain VA contracts won't apply to this firm's brokers.


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