Accelerating change through innovation
Respondents to an Ernst & Young insurance survey recognize the industry is operating in a time of great disruption, and understand the need to embrace change.
5 ways for life insurers to boost customer engagement
Insurance isn't the only industry that is struggling to deal with the “Amazon factor,” but it certainly has just as much work to do.
Top five developments to watch for in the annuity space
In the last 12 to 18 months, significant catalysts for change have come forth in the annuity space, shaking up the market.
Spotlight on annuity suitability
New regulations mean that carriers and advisors need to follow a documented process to ensure they are selling suitable products to clients.
5 ways variable annuities can grow with RIAs
VA carriers have tried to expand into the RIA channel, but with limited success. Here's how to change that.
Can new annuity entrants fill the gap?
A period of change may lead to product innovation and more sustainable business strategies.
Hybrid annuities: Good for clients, good for advisors?
A handful of carriers have introduced annuities that combine the attributes of both fixed and structured products. Will they fly?
The new look variable annuity market
VAs are undergoing massive changes. But opportunities remain for advisors who can navigate the new landscape.
Top 5 trends in annuities
Six months into 2013 and several trends have emerged that are reshaping the annuity landscape.
QLACs: The next hot annuity product?
Qualified longevity annuity contracts are designed to annuitize a portion of funds in defined contribution plans. But product design and regulations are yet to be finalized.