Immediate Annuities

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IRI Pushing For Federally Mandated Retirement Plans, Annuity Options

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The annuities industry trade group wants to make annuities a required default investment in retirement plans.

Annuity Sales Impacted By When People Think They Will Die, Study Says

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Life span expectations are key drivers of annuity buying decisions, Boston College researchers found.

Are Advisors Warming Up To Annuities?

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Record annuity sales indicate advisors may be more open to using the products, industry observers say.

Annual Annuity Sales Shatter All Records, LIMRA Reports

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Consumers seeking guaranteed earnings drove unprecedented sales in 2022.

Fees Play Minor Role In Annuity Buying Decisions, LIMRA Survey Says

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Only 2% of consumers said fees were an important factor when considering an annuity, LIMRA said.

Annuities Are Popular Amid Volatility. But Critics Remain.

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Annuities have been selling like hotcakes. Whether that's good or bad depends on whom you ask.

Annuity Sales Rise To Record Level In Q3

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The rocky stock market continued to make annuities an attractive option for investors, according to LIMRA.

DPL Offers Advisor/Client Matchmaking For Commission-Free Annuities

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The fee-based platform will direct consumers to advisors who specialize in low-cost annuities and insurance products.

Latest Fed Rate Hike May Push Annuity Sales To Record Territory, Says LIMRA

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After enjoying record growth, annuities just got another big boost with the Fed's move.

Annuities Offer Little Benefit To Wealthier Retirement Savers, Morningstar Says

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Social Security bridging strategies are a better alternative for those with large savings, the research firm said.

Annuities Continue To Soar In 2022

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Stock turmoil has given annuities a bounce.

Satisfaction Down For Life Insurance, Annuity Customers, J.D. Power Says

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The products' surge in popularity during the pandemic has turned out to be short-lived, the research company said.

Annuities Offer Little Benefit To Wealthier Retirement Savers, Morningstar Says

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Social Security bridging strategies are a better alternative for those with large savings, the firm said.

Inflation, Increased Rates Boost Annuities Industry To New Heights

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Equity volatility and increased interest rates have helped annuity companies achieve record sales.

Fixed Annuities Post Their Best Quarterly Sales Ever

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Rising interest rates and the volatile stock market helped boost the annuity business, according to LIMRA.

Equitable Financial Fined $50M For Failing To Disclose Annuity Fees

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Nearly 1.5 million public school teachers and staff were defrauded by the company, the SEC said.

Annuities Industry Among Beneficiaries Of Surging Interest Rates

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The industry is pushing the message that rising interest rates work to the benefit of annuity customers.

Why Advisors Are Rethinking The 4% Rule

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Is Bill Bengen's famous rule for safe withdrawal rates still relevant? People disagree.

Annuity Industry Geared Up To Promote Products In June

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NAFA and others are raising investors' awareness of annuities during National Annuity Awareness Month.

In Uncertain Times, Do Annuities Make Sense?

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Annuities can play a role in different ways during periods of volatility.

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