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The Hartford Transfers Pension Liabilities to Annuity

Ye terday, Hartford Financial Service Group Inc announced that it will purcha e a group annuity contract from Prudential Financial,  tran ferring $16 billion of it $565 billion in US pen ion liabilitie According to a recent Pen ion & Inve tment article, the tran fer will be effective Friday Hartford’ 8-K filing with the Securitie... Read More

Retirement Literacy Study Confirms Lack of Knowledge

In an effort to tudy the retirement literacy of American adult nearing or in retirement, the American College of Financial Service conducted an online urvey of con i ting of 38 que tion Participant were aged between 60 and 75 year old with at lea t $100,000 in hou ehold a et , not including their primary re idence According to a recent... Read More

Ohio National Launches Innovative Annuity Rider

In an effort to addre both inflation and longevity, Ohio National ha launched a new fixed indexed annuity (FIA) guaranteed living withdrawal benefit (GLWB) rider According to a recent article from In uranceNew Net, ONdex Income Accelerator GLWB i guaranteed to increa e by at lea t 3% a year Typical GLWB don’t nece arily increa e once... Read More

State Regulators Consider Changes to Annuity Sales Standards

After the implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule earlier thi month, tate in urance regulator are tarting to evaluate annuity ale tandard that they over ee The new rule require advi er to act in the be t intere t of their client when inve ting in retirement account Thi mean that for profe ional elling annuitie , they need to take... Read More

Variable Annuity Enhancements from Transamerica

In an effort to provide cu tomer with implicity, flexibility and co t efficiency in retirement planning, Tran america ha enhanced it Tran america Income EdgeSM living benefit rider a well a launching two new lower co t inve tment option , according to a recent PR New wire relea e Tran america Income Edge i a living benefit that i... Read More

Target Date Funds and Auto-Annuitization

The tre over how to drawdown retirement fund i a very real dilemma Spend too much too quickly, and you ri k running out of money On the other hand, hoarding the balance can re ult in living with a poorer quality of life than nece ary In a recent Market Watch article, author Alicia H Munnell,  director of the Center for Retirement Re earch... Read More

Voya Financial and the Buffer Annuity Comeback

A little le than two year ago, Voya Financial exited the buffer annuity market, but with a recent re urgence in popularity, they have now announced a re-entry with the launch of a new product “I think we ju t came to the market too early for it,” aid Carolyn John on, CEO of annuitie and individual life at Voya in a recent... Read More

Shopping for an Annuity? Ask These Questions First

Annuity product have a bad reputation mo tly due to their complexitie and mi conception It doe n’t help that ome financial profe ional aggre ively ell them, leading to many con umer purcha ing without really under tanding exactly what it i they are buying Unfortunately, thi ha many people believing that annuitie are not a wi e... Read More

LIMRA Predicts Drop in Annuity Sales

After the fate of the DOL fiduciary rule wa decided and it wa determined that the implementation date i indeed quickly approaching, LIMRA relea ed it foreca t for ale of US annuitie , and it i n’t all un hine and rainbow Overall, the group predict that individual annuity ale will decrea e between 5 and 10% in 2017, according to a... Read More

Allianz Life Announces New Index Variable Annuities

According to a recent Digital Journal article, Allianz Life In urance Company of North America ha ju t launched two new index variable annuity (IVA) product The new annuitie , Allianz Index Advantage ADVSM  Variable Annuity and Allianz Index Advantage NFSM Variable Annuity, are modeled after the company’ flag hip Allianz Index Advantage®... Read More

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