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Lincoln Annuity Sales Rise for First Time Since 2013 Variable annuity sales were strong

Lincoln Annuity Sales Rise for First Time Since 2013 Variable annuity sales were strong

Feb. 5 | Executives at Lincoln Financial say efforts to improve annuity products and annuity distribution helped lead to strong annuity sales gains in the fourth quarter. Sales increased 57% for fixed annuities, and 54% for variable annuities. Sales of variable...

Give clients’ retirement strategy a power combo!

Give clients’ retirement strategy a power combo!

Oct. 5 | A powerful combination for your clients’ retirement strategy – The Power Series of Index Annuities® Growth potential and protection are just two benefits of the Power Series of Index Annuities that can help...

Annuities Now Pay More Than CDs!

Annuities Now Pay More Than CDs!

Sep. 12 | Trends in the gap between what fixed annuity contracts pay holders and what comparable bank certificates of deposit pay are moving in the annuity issuers’ favor, according to AnnuityAdvantage. The Medford, Oregon-based company runs an annuity...

Top annuity players’ 2016 revenue falls 4.1% – NAIC direct premium rankings!

Top annuity players’ 2016 revenue falls 4.1% – NAIC direct premium rankings!

Mar. 8 |   The top 25 U.S. life and fraternal insurers have reported just $253 billion in direct annuity premium revenue in statutory filings for 2016. The top 25 issuers’ total annuity premium revenue appears to be 4.1 percent lower than it was...

The benefit of joint and survivor annuities over trusts!

The benefit of joint and survivor annuities over trusts!

Jan. 17 | A recent Forbes post explored the idea of establishing a “conduit trust” for a non-spousal IRA beneficiary, usually an adult child. In the article, an attorney recommended such a trust from a creditor protection standpoint relative to the IRA beneficiary. In...

Indexed annuity commission averages 4.6 percent

Indexed annuity commission averages 4.6 percent

Oct. 10 | The average street-level commission for indexed annuities was 4.6 percent as of the second quarter, according to Wink Inc.‘s sales and marketing report. This is the lowest commission level in a decade. Average commissions were 8.1 percent during...

3 frequently asked questions about annuities

3 frequently asked questions about annuities

Sep. 28 | Annuities are the only investment vehicles that can guarantee investors that they will not outlive their income, and they do this in a tax-favored manner. In addition, annuities are available with a host of features to meet a wide variety of investor...

6 annuity guaranteed minimum living benefit riders

6 annuity guaranteed minimum living benefit riders

Jul. 19 |   It has been nearly 20 years since the first guaranteed minimum living benefit (GMLB) riders were introduced on variable annuity contracts. Before that, principal protection was only offered in case of death. Since then, different types of living...

5 things to know about selling annuities under the DOL fiduciary rule

5 things to know about selling annuities under the DOL fiduciary rule

Jun. 8 | From rules on proprietary products to how to determine whether an annuity is in a client’s best interest, here are five things advisors should know. Now that the Labor Department’s final fiduciary rule has been released, what does it mean...

Talking points: 6 annuities benefits to highlight in sales conversations

Talking points: 6 annuities benefits to highlight in sales conversations

Apr. 29 |   You’ve drawn in new business with your successful prospecting efforts. You have scheduled several new-client meetings and developed a list of compelling, thought-provoking questions to elicit responses that can help you better understand...