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What’s driving growth in the fixed indexed annuity market?

What’s driving growth in the fixed indexed annuity market?

September 23, 2019

As consumers began to put more weight on preserving their retirement assets than growing them, fixed indexed annuity sales picked up.

Jackson National to reintroduce fee-based annuities in New York

Jackson National to reintroduce fee-based annuities in New York

September 16, 2019

The No. 2 seller of annuity products was reassured by new guidance issued by New York regulators.

Lincoln, other insurers likely to backtrack on New York annuity pullback

Lincoln, other insurers likely to backtrack on New York annuity pullback

September 12, 2019

New York regulators issued new guidance that puts the industry at ease.

Lincoln, Penn Mutual pull insurance products from New York in wake of best-interest rule

Lincoln, Penn Mutual pull insurance products from New York in wake of best-interest rule

September 6, 2019

The departures follow the news that Jackson National halted sales of some products in the state.

Headwinds to annuities in 401(k) plans persist

Headwinds to annuities in 401(k) plans persist

September 4, 2019

Legal and administrative challenges have stalled uptake by plan sponsors.

Jackson National suspends fee-based annuity sales in New York due to best-interest rule

Jackson National suspends fee-based annuity sales in New York due to best-interest rule

September 3, 2019

Others insurers are also poised to pull out of the New York market given the tougher sales standards.

Variable, indexed annuities may cost more than you think

Variable, indexed annuities may cost more than you think

August 29, 2019

This detail could catch clients off guard when they surrender or exchange a policy.

Cost to play bigger role in investment recommendations

Cost to play bigger role in investment recommendations

August 19, 2019

Large firms are well-situated to comply with the cost standards in the SEC's Reg BI given changes they made to prepare for the DOL fiduciary rule.

SEC draws ire with indexed annuity misstep

SEC draws ire with indexed annuity misstep

August 16, 2019

The regulator issued an investor bulletin about indexed annuities that instead described a different product — a buffer annuity.

Insurers pivot amid declining interest rates

Insurers pivot amid declining interest rates

August 15, 2019

American Equity, American Financial Group, Lincoln National and Principal say lower interest rates are leading to reduced annuity payouts and, in some cases, lower sales.

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