Security Benefit’s legal woes over indexed annuities persist
January 28, 2020 by Emile Hallez
“Insurance companies have been offering hybrid indices on indexed annuities since 2012,” said Sheryl Moore, president and CEO of consulting firm Moore Market Intelligence. “Low interest rates and a challenging pricing environment have only fueled allocations to these indexes, which make the potential for earnings on these products appear more attractive.”
Sales of those products reached about $6.5 billion for the third quarter of 2019, up from just over $3 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to data from research firm Wink Inc. And as of the end of 2018, sales represented more than a third of all indexed annuity purchases.