The Securities and Exchange Commission website has just published Release 33-8996. This is the full Final Release on the SEC Commission’s December 2008 decision to adopt new Rule 151A of the Securities Act of 1933, defining indexed annuities as securities. The release is dated January 8, 2008. Click here to see the entire Release.

Also published is the dissent of SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes. See it here.

The website continues to show links to the Rule as originally proposed , and to comments that were submitted on the proposed Rule.