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Voya Financial and the Buffer Annuity Comeback

A little less than two years ago, Voya Financial exited the buffer annuity market, but with a recent resurgence in popularity, they have now announced a re-entry with the launch of a new product. “I think we just came to the market too early for …

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Fee-based FIAs Gaining Momentum

The new Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule was designed to steer distributors away from commission-based sales, which has many insurers making changes to their line-ups. Included in these changes are new fee-based fixed indexed annuities for independent marketing organizations. But this sector, which has sold …

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Voya Financial Announces Fixed Index Annuity Product

In an expansion of its portfolio of fixed index annuity products, Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) has just announced the new Voya Journey Index Annuity. According to a recent InsuranceNewsNet article, the new product provides investors with a simple “two stage interest-crediting approach that offers …

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Four Fee-Based Fixed Indexed Annuities Coming Soon

Variable annuities aren’t the only annuity variety undergoing major changes after the DOL fiduciary rule was finalized. Fixed indexed annuity insurers are also developing fee-based products, just like their variable annuity counterparts. Investment News’ Greg Iacurci talks about the new products in “Insurers developing fee-based …

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