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  • VAs: So Versatile, Owners Often Forget Why They Bought One August 16, 2018
    Thirty-four percent of variable annuity owners cannot remember why they bought them, a new survey finds. But at least one analyst says that is merely a sign that VAs are very versatile, with a number of different uses, and that advisors are trusted and doing a good job. The post VAs: So Versatile, Owners Often Forget Why They Bought One appeared first on Ins […]
    Cyril Tuohy
  • National Western Life Expands Annuity Illustration Resource August 15, 2018
    "Annuity illustrations are a basic table stakes tool in our business," said R. Bruce Wallace, CLU, National Western Life's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Using the projected renewal rates is a departure from what is commonly seen in the industry, "said Ayanna Burns, CFP, ChFC, National Western Life's Vice Presiden […]
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  • Fixed Annuity Sales Up 20% In 2Q, Wink Reports August 15, 2018
    Fixed annuity sales for the second quarter of 2018 were up 22 percent as compared to the prior quarter, and increased 20 percent as compared to the same period last year, based on preliminary sales figures reported by Wink’s Sales & Market Report. The post Fixed Annuity Sales Up 20% In 2Q, Wink Reports appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.
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  • Allianz Makes Entire Annuity Portfolio Available On Envestnet August 14, 2018
    Allianz will make its annuities available on the Envestnet Insurance Exchange, the second insurer to list its products there. Advisors at banks, broker-dealers, independent insurance agencies and registered investment advisors will be able to research Allianz annuities using the exchange, which is connected to Envestnet’s wealth management platform. The post […]
    Cyril Tuohy
  • Climbing Out Of The Rabbit Hole On Annuity Suitability August 14, 2018
    There is no limit to the number of agencies, bureaus, departments, commissioners and deputies standing ready to improve the lives of each person in ways they think they should be improved. Where does that leave annuities and the promise of guaranteed income? The post Climbing Out Of The Rabbit Hole On Annuity Suitability appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet. […]
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  • NAIC Focuses On Proprietary Indices In Annuity Illustration Changes August 10, 2018
    Insurance commissioners are wrestling with rules that would allow insurers to illustrate indexed annuities using indices that have been around less than 10 years. The post NAIC Focuses On Proprietary Indices In Annuity Illustration Changes appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet.
    John Hilton