Annuities Articles

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Great-West Financial Acquires J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services

by FA Staff

The acquisition makes Great-West Financial the second largest provider in the U.S. defined contribution market with nearly 7 million participants, says the firm.

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Now Is A Tough Time To Retire

by Wade D. Pfau

Low interest rates and high stock valuations make retiring difficult no matter what the strategy.

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Income Riders

by Ben Mattlin

Is the popular annuity feature a good deal or an overpriced promise?

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Jefferson National, COO Lau Part Ways

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David Lau, Jefferson National Financial’s chief operating officer, has vacated the post after nine years with the company, company officials confirmed today.

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Jackson National Takes Big Lead On Variable Annuities As Rivals Scale Back

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Prudential Plc, the largest U.K. insurer by market value, extended its lead in U.S. variable annuity sales at its Jackson National Life unit as rivals scaled back.

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Annuity Aversion, Pension Envy

by Evan Simonoff

Lacking pensions, many Americans dislike annuities, but do they have a choice?

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Why Your 401(k) Likely Won’t Offer ‘Longevity Annuity’

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The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus that addresses that risk. But here's the response they're likely to get: "Meh."

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Many Consider, But Few Purchase Annuities

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Many investors consider using annuities for retirement, but far fewer buy them or even know much about them, according to an industry survey.

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Treasury: Retirement Accounts Can Include Longevity Annuities To Limit Drawdowns

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Retirees with 401(k) plans and IRAs will have more flexibility to purchase annuities that don’t start paying out until age 80 or 85, under final rules from the U.S. Treasury Department.

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LTC Options

by Ben Mattlin

In many cases, life insurance with long-term-care benefits makes sense.

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