Did 2008 Make the Case for Variable Annuities?
A new survey finds consumers and financial advisors that are increasingly concerned about meeting retirement goals are turning to variable annuities.
CBO Chief Warns Deficit Committee: Tax Policy on Road to Ruin
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf testified before the congressional super committee on deficit reduction, saying the economy will not be able to sustain its current level of spending with the tax cuts now in place as the population ages and health-care costs grow.
NAVA CEO Sees No Need for Additional Insurance Regulator
Weatherford also reaffirmed NAVA's commitment to the consumer protection principles of transparency, suitable sales and education, and training.
FSC to hold hearing on financial products and consumer protection - watch the live Webcast
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning to discuss regulatory measures for consumer financial products. The hearing is entitled "Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing...
NAVA Undergoing an Overhaul
The National Association for Insured Retirement Solutions (NAVA) is undergoing a complete rebranding and is moving its headquarters from Reston, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.
Groups applaud proposed retirement security legislation
Retirement groups hailed a House proposal Tuesday that would provide incentives for retirees to receive a portion of their retirement savings in the form of...
? The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is currently accepting nominations for its 2010 Board of Directors through July 16, 2009. Members of the FPA's 2009...
Affluent investors are no exception
If only there was a bailout for retirement. In January, Bell Investment Advisors' "Affluent Boomers at 60" survey found that of the clients who've changed...
Guarantees dominate variable annuities amid sharp sales decline
Almost all variable annuities offered include some form of Guaranteed Living Benefit (GLB) according to a survey by Milliman released Tuesday. The firm's new survey of...
Variable annuity sales tumble 30 percent
Fourth-quarter variable annuity sales totaled $33.3 billion, a 30 percent decrease from fourth quarter 2007, according to data released today from NAVA, the Association for...