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VA sales strong in 2006; expected to remain robust

NEW YORK — As long as the stock market keeps rising, and baby boomers keep getting older, variable annuity sales should continue to be robust, industry observers say.

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‘Probe and disturb’ viewed as key to one firm’s tactics

Nobody ever accused companies that push annuities on older Americans of being subtle.

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Boomer assets draw Old Mutual to VA market

A life insurer known mainly for its fixed annuities has thrown its hat into the variable annuity ring.

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Class action litigation looms as new hurdle for EIA insurers

Add class action litigation to the regulatory controversies, bad press and other woes plaguing insurers that sell equity index annuities.

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Lifetime-guarantee annuities could end up biting insurers

Industry leaders are concerned that insurance companies are taking on too much risk from annuities that offer guaranteed-withdrawal benefits for the life of the client. Financial services leaders worry that if baby boomers live longer than projected or a downturn hits the market, the financial strength of insurance companies could be threatened.

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VA industry unveiling electronic processing

A trade group for the variable annuity industry today announced a technology initiative intended to save time and money for VA distributors through streamlining and standardization.

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