Buffer Annuities: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
This cross between an indexed annuity and a variable annuity has gained attention in the investment world—and not all of it positive.
Single Premium Deferred Annuities: One Size Does Not Fit All
An SPDIA can be a valuable retirement income product, but choosing the right SPDIA can’t be done using a one-size-fits-all approach.
Indexed Annuities Exemption Would Ease DOL Fiduciary Burden
While fixed indexed annuities would potentially be ineligible to take advantage of the BICE under the fiduciary rule, the DOL has proposed a class exemption.
How to Minimize Pricey Medicare Surcharges
Moderate- to high-income clients face Medicare income-based surcharges that can add nearly $9,000 to the client’s total Medicare bill in 2017.
Fixed Indexed Annuities to Dominate 2017 Annuity Marketplace
While the exact future of the DOL fiduciary rule is hazy, many carriers are embracing fixed indexed annuities.
Trump Tax Reform May Prompt Changes in Clients’ 401(k) Strategies
The new era is expected to substantially reduce income tax rates for high earners but will complicate retirement income planning.
State Crackdown on Annuities Sharpens Suitability Issues for Advisors
As states crack down on suitability review issues, an advisor’s ability to determine which annuity product is advisable has never been more important.
4 Tax-Planning Tips for a Fiscally Healthy 2017
While financial planning is always important, looking ahead to the 2017 tax year may prove more valuable than ever given the political upheaval.
Small Business Gets Year-End Relief for Health Reimbursements
Your small business clients will be able to offer qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs) beginning in 2017.
The Roth Annuity: A Bright Star in Annuity Investing
Adding a Roth IRA can eliminate or reduce the impact of the downsides of an annuity investing strategy and can improve the future tax scenario.