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Indexed Annuities Market Growing and Changing

Indexed annuities have been growing at a much faster rate than variable annuities and fixed annuities in the past 5-10 years.  The Life Health Pro article, “New players enter indexed annuity space” by Maria Wood, says that the compound annual growth rate for indexed annuities …

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Why Indexed Annuities are Worth a Fresh Look

Near-retirees have purchased indexed annuities (also called fixed indexed annuities or equity-indexed annuities) in relatively modest but nonetheless record numbers in the past year or so. The reason: the guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWB) of these products are now in some cases more generous than …

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Fixed Annuity Sales Results

According to a press release by Beacon Research, fixed annuity sales estimates in the U.S. for the first quarter of this year were $34.9 billion.  The Fixed Annuity Premium Study comprised of data from 53 insurance companies, which account for about 86% of this market.  …

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SEC Sued By NAIC, NCOIL Over Equity Indexed Annuities Rule 151A

In the National Underwriter, Arthur D. Postal writes that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) have jumped into the fray regarding Rule 151A. The rule was enacted by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) last December; …

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