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Top 20 Life and Annuity Articles of 2022

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What was the new year is turning into the old year, and news is turning into history.

We compiled a list of the 20 most widely read articles about life insurance, annuities and closely related topics, such as long-term care insurance, that first appeared on ThinkAdvisor in 2022.

The results show that readers need basic information about those topics, want to know what’s happening to the big companies in the sector, and are thinking hard about how we’ll pay for care for the elderly.

1. Equitable to Pay $50M for Misleading Teachers on Annuity Fees

July 18

Equitable gave plan sponsors and participants extensive fee disclosures in its quarterly statements, but it faced criticism about fee disclosures in account statements.

2. COVID-19 Driving Group Life Deaths Past 200-Year Event Levels: OneAmerica

Jan. 4

The pandemic started the year by filling hospitals, then cooled off.

3. Genworth Rethinks Long-Term Care Market Return

May 6

The long-term care insurance giant updated its strategy.

4. Cheat Sheet: Basic Annuity Types and Facts Every Advisor Should Know

May 13

The popularity of this primer reflects a growing interest in annuity options.

5. Slott, Pfau: When and How to Use Annuities, Life Insurance in Client Plans

Feb. 10

More life and annuity basics.

6. John Hancock to Pay $26.3M Over Canceled LTCI Policies

Aug. 19

A high-profile company faced concerns in connection with the LTCI policy termination errors and paid the price.

7. Genworth Plans to Start Selling Long-Term Care Products in Some States

Feb. 2

The long-term care insurance giant talked about hopes of restarting sales of new LTCI policies.

8. How a 401(k) Bridge Lets Annuity Haters Delay Social Security Claiming

Jan. 29

A look into the income-planning toolbox, and consumers’ continued resistance to annuities.

9. Quiz: Do You Know These Annuity Tax Facts?

Dec. 5

Only the savviest can ace the test, but all advisors can benefit from the refresher.

10. AIG Files Preliminary Prospectus for Corebridge Life & Retirement IPO

March 28

The saga of the great life and annuity issuer restructuring continued.

11. Market Conditions Create a Fixed Annuity Buying Opportunity

Oct. 21

The winds changed; fixed annuity sales hit a record in the second quarter, up 79% over the same quarter of last year.

12. ‘Annuities’ Hits Brick Wall; ‘Guaranteed’ Works: Michael Finke

May 16

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”

13. 10 Fast Facts About Interest Rates and Annuities

March 17

Over time, steadily rising rates could make stars out of annuities with benefit guarantees.

14. 11 Questions Clients Have About Annuities and Taxes

Sept. 15

Consumers have questions. Do you have answers?

15. California Task Force Plows Ahead With Long-Term Care Insurance Effort

April 27

The Golden State is trying to do something about a population hurtling toward old old age.

16. Does Your Client Need an Annuity? Here’s a Formula to Help Decide

April 13

Advisors can use a formula to help the client determine if an annuity would fit their needs.

17. Northwestern Mutual Kicks Off 2023 Dividend Announcement Season

Oct. 28

Life insurers began setting the parameters for the coming year.

18. 12 Life and Annuity Changes in $1.7T Spending Bill

Dec. 22

Congress woke up and passed a bill. A BIG bill.

19. 5 Reasons Affluent Clients Might Need Long-Term Care Insurance

Aug. 30

Long-term care protection may provide a solution for portfolio risk management and legacy planning issues.

20. AIG Makes $150B BlackRock Deal on Way to Life & Retirement Separation

March 28

A giant insurer unveiled a giant deal.


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