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GLWB Riders and Retirement Income

A new study has found that more owners of variable annuities with a guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit (GLWB) rider are using those benefits in retirement, according to a recent InsuranceNewsNet article. Nearly 25%, in fact, have elected to withdraw income at the end of the …

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Income Riders Help Make Fixed Annuities More Attractive

In recent trends, fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) have gained in popularity thanks to several attractive perks, including participation in market gains.  But with the new fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor, advisors who sell these products will have to comply with the best interest …

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Rising Interest Rates and Your Annuity

As interest rates begin to rise, many investors are questioning what this could mean for annuity products. Fixed annuities, in particular, are marketed as having an upside benefit of the market without the risky downside. What’s important to remember is that when returns are capped …

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Income Riders Give Fixed Annuity Sales a Boost

Last year, fixed annuity products enjoyed a sales boom to the tune of $117.4 billion, and industry experts and analysts are crediting a slew of new income riders for the boost. With the impending new fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor, many agents have …

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