Fixed Indexed Annuity Sales Displacing Some VA Products at BDs
Although VA sales far outpace total annuity sales for broker-dealers, fixed indexed annuities account for 10% of BDs’ total annuity sales, IRI reports.
Tax Working Groups Submit Reports to Senate Finance
The Senate Finance Committee's five bipartisan tax writing working groups submitted their reports Wednesday to the committee’s leaders on ways to reform the tax code.
House, Senate Introduce Lifetime Income Disclosure Act
Participants in workplace retirement plans would receive an annual statement of how their lump-sum savings translate into a lifetime stream of monthly annuity income.
IRI: VA Summary Prospectus Rule From SEC May Finally Be Coming
IRI, the annuity trade group, also sees the DOL's fiduciary plan advancing in early April.
Obama Budget’s Retirement Savings Cap Targets Wealthy
The retirement savings cap is a relatively small gambit in the budget’s larger effort to raise revenues but is seen as an attack.
Senators Introduce Retirement Security Act Focused on Small Business
“This Congress could make real strides in expanding opportunities for small businesses to provide retirement programs,” says ASPPA's Miller.
Senate Passes TRIA; National Insurance Licensing Hub Closer to Reality
“One-stop insurance licensing across state lines will soon be a reality,” says IRI's Weatherford.
Fixed Indexed Annuities to Hold ‘Bright Spot’ in 2015
Fixed indexed annuities and immediate and deferred income annuities are showing “strong growth,” says the IRI's Cathy Weatherford.
Fixed Annuity Sales Dip in Q3: IRI
Fixed annuity sales cooled in Q3 from a five-year high while variable annuity total sales remained stable, according to IRI's Q3 2014 Annuity Sales Report.
Healthier Retirees Will Spend More on Health Care: IRI
Experts suggest that advisors need to start considering health care costs in their clients' financial portfolios due to increasing life expectancies.