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  • Annexus, Athene and Barclays Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Shiller Barclays CAPE Series of Indices

    {February 27th, 2024} by Annexus

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Annexus, one of the nation’s leading independent developers of financial and insurance products, along with Athene, a leading provider of index-linked annuities, and Barclays, a global corporate and investment bank, are excited to announce the 10th anniversary of the Shiller Barclays CAPE® indices: the Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Sector Risk Controlled 10% USD […]

    FNF Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

    {February 27th, 2024} by Fidelity National Financial, Inc. cial, Inc.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) (“FNF” or the “Company”), a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries and a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients through its majority-owned, publicly traded subsidiary F&G Annuities & […]

    F&G Annuities & Life Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

    {February 27th, 2024} by F&G Annuities & Life, Inc.

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG) (F&G or the Company) a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months (full year) ended December 31, 2023. Net loss for the fourth quarter of $299 million, or $2.41 per […]

    Best’s Special Report: Growing Number of Life/Health Insurers Outsourcing Investment Management

    {February 27th, 2024} by AM Best

        OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An increasing number of insurers are relying on outside asset managers to handle a portion of their investment portfolios, according to a new AM Best report. In a new Best’s Special Report, AM Best notes that the percentage of life/health insurers using investment managers for more than 10% of their invested assets has risen […]

    AM Best Downgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of A-CAP Group Members; Places Credit Ratings Under Review With Negative Implications

    {February 27th, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb” (Good) from “bbb+” (Good) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) of Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) and Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company (Salt Lake City, UT). Concurrently, AM Best has placed these Credit Ratings (ratings) under […]

    Global Atlantic Closes $10 Billion Block Reinsurance Transaction with Manulife across both US and Japan Business

    {February 27th, 2024} by Global Atlantic Financial Group

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Atlantic Financial Group (“Global Atlantic”), a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions, today announced the closing of its $10 billion reinsurance transaction with Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC). The transaction, signed and previously announced between subsidiaries of the two companies last December, reinsures a seasoned and diversified […]

    Jackson Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

    {February 27th, 2024} by Jackson

    LANSING, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jackson Financial Inc. (NYSE: JXN) (Jackson®) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023. Fourth Quarter Highlights Net income (loss) attributable to Jackson Financial Inc. common shareholders of $(1.6) billion, or $(19.64) per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $(1.2) billion, or $(13.74) […]

    Global Atlantic Celebrates Expansion of Hartford Office to Support Continued Growth

    {February 27th, 2024} by Global Atlantic Financial Group

    HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Atlantic Financial Group (“Global Atlantic”), a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions, today announced the completion of its newly renovated office space on the 18th floor of the iconic Gold Building in downtown Hartford. The expansion project includes a renovation of 29,000 square feet. This involved […]

    AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company

    {February 27th, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Excellent) of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company (MofA) (New York, NY). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is negative. The ratings reflect MofA’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, […]

    Allianz Achieves Record Operating Profit and Shareholders’ Core Net Income

    {February 27th, 2024} by Allianz

    MUNICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 23, 2024 12M 2023: Total business volume rises 5.5 percent to 161.7 billion euros Operating profit increases 6.7 percent to 14.7 billion euros primarily driven by the Life/Health business segment Shareholders’ core net income excellent at 9.1 billion euros, up by 30.3 percent 4Q 2023: Total business volume advances 7.8 percent to 39.6 […]

    Global Atlantic Closes on $10B Manulife Reinsurance Deal

    {February 27th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Global Atlantic said Thursday that it has closed on a previously announced reinsurance deal with Manulife Financial. The deal includes blocks of U.S. life insurance, U.S. annuities and Japanese whole life insurance policies backed by $5.6 billion in assets, in U.S. dollars. Click HERE to read the full story via Think Advisor

    Life insurers report improved mortality; actuaries say nothing’s changed

    {February 27th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Several life insurers cited mortality improvements in the fourth quarter for helping to improve life insurance earnings at the end of 2023. At Globe Life, for example, positive mortality and persistency enabled the company to record $13 million of lower life policy obligations and $4 million of lower health policy obligations during the fourth quarter. […]

    Insurers flocking to Bermuda to expand reinsurance footprint – AM Best

    {February 27th, 2024} by Kenneth Araullo

    Some insurers are strategically increasing their reinsurance operations in Bermuda, either through subsidiaries or independent ventures, according to a recent analysis in Best’s Review. This move, AM Best explained, is primarily driven by life and annuity insurers looking for capital efficiency and the opportunity to manage risks associated with products like multi-year guaranteed annuities and […]

    Corebridge Still Bullish on Fixed Annuity Sales

    {February 27th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Executives at Corebridge Financial say they’re optimistic about sales of fixed annuities and non-variable indexed annuities. The Houston-based company increased the amount of premiums and deposits flowing into non-variable indexed annuities to $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023, from $1.75 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022. Click HERE to read the full […]

    Jackson Financial rides out Q4 loss with solid sales and capital, new reinsurer

    {February 27th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Jackson Financial executives touted the potential for Brooke Re, a wholly owned reinsurer established in January, while explaining a fourth-quarter loss of $1.56 billion. CEO Laura Prieskorn insisted that Jackson is right on target with its growth plan. The company “met or exceeded all financial targets” for the third consecutive year, she added. For the year, Jackson […]

    Integrity Introduces LifeCENTER, a Transformational Technology Platform for Life Agents

    {February 27th, 2024} by Integrity Marketing Group, LLC

    DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced the launch of its innovative LifeCENTER platform that offers life insurance-focused agents powerful and expansive technology solutions. The first-of-its-kind system is available at no cost to Integrity agents, […]

    New Indexed Life Product Has Agents Scratching Their Heads

    {February 27th, 2024} by Cyril Tuohy

    Americo’s new product offers some of the most competitive rates in the market, said Sheryl Moore, CEO of Wink, publisher of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, which tracks the indexed life market. “It will be interesting to see how quickly Americo can ramp up sales.” Click HERE to read the full story via Life Annuity Specialist

    South Carolina Man Sues Lincoln Over 1987 Tobacco Class Error

    {February 26th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    A South Carolina resident is suing a Lincoln Financial subsidiary over an old, but newly discovered, life insurance policy rate classification error. Robert Stukes says Lincoln National National Life Insurance Co. mistakenly classified him as a smoker in 1987 when it converted three older policies into one new policy. Click HERE to read the full […]

    An RIA-Friendly Life Insurance Strategy for Retirement Security (Part One)

    {February 26th, 2024} by David Macchia

    Some life insurance marketing sickens me. Recently, I suffered through 53-minutes of blather before the speaker revealed that what he had been hyping was life insurance. Overly hyped life insurance presentations receive a level of attention from consumers they do not deserve. This is especially hurtful to me because I love life insurance and appreciate […]

    Athene execs unbothered by regulatory, interest rate headwinds

    {February 26th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Athene Life and Annuity is not only the leading seller of annuities. It is also the leading cedent of life insurance and annuity contracts. The insurer, which is owned by Apollo Global Management, ceded tens of billions of dollars of life insurance and annuity reserves. Much of that is held by Athene reinsurance companies domiciled […]

    Rich People Love Annuities — And Here’s Why

    {February 26th, 2024} by John Csiszar

    Wealthy investors often have access to opportunities and products that may not be available to the average person. For example, to invest in certain types of unregistered securities or private hedge funds, you may need to be an “accredited investor,” meaning you have a very high income and/or net worth. Click HERE to read the full […]

    This Annuity Can Take On Mutual Funds: F&G’s Chris Blunt

    {February 26th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Chris Blunt believes that registered index-linked annuities can do better than dominating the annuity market. Blunt is the chief executive officer of F&G Annuities and Life, which launched its first RILA product, the F&G Confidence Builder annuity, last week. Click HERE to read the full story via Think Advisor   Wink’s Moore on the Market: […]

    I’m 73 and my financial adviser told me to buy $1.5 million in annuities — should I do this?

    {February 26th, 2024} by Alessandra Malito

    Dear MarketWatch,  I have $1.5 million in my 401(k) and $1.1 million in my IRA. I will be 73 in 2024 and must start RMDs. A financial planner suggested that I purchase $1.5 million in annuities and invest the other $1 million in stocks and bonds. Should I take my adviser’s suggestion? Does this sound like […]

    Jackson Posts 80% Growth in RILA Sales

    {February 26th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Jackson Financial increased sales of its 2-year-old registered index-linked annuity product 80% between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the fourth quarter of 2023, to $1 billion. Laura Prieskorn, the Lansing, Michigan-based annuity issuer’s CEO, told securities analysts Thursday during a conference call that the new RILA products do more than help diversify the company’s […]

    California Legislature OKs Annuity Sales Rule Update

    {February 26th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    The California Senate voted 37-0 earlier this week to give final legislative approval to Senate Bill 263, California’s version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners annuity sales standards model. The bill would update California’s existing annuity suitability rules and require annuity sellers to act in the best interest of the consumer. The bill now […]

    Wink’s Virtual Career Fair

    {February 22nd, 2024} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink supported the annual Insurance Careers Month during February with a virtual career fair for the life insurance and annuity industry. In February, annuity and life insurance job openings were featured in our weekly newsletter and posted on our website, reaching thousands of members! Please view https://www.winkintel.com/category/insurance-industry-job-openings/ for all of the openings.   PLEASE NOTE: […]

    Annuities External Wholesaler – Advisor Channel (OH): Virtual

    {February 22nd, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    At Prudential, we believe talent is key to achieving our vision. When you join Prudential, you’ll unlock a motivating and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions!   Prudential Annuities, a division within Prudential’s Individual Solutions Group, provides innovative retirement solutions […]

    Annuity Compensation: Commission vs. Fees

    {February 21st, 2024} by Sheryl J. Moore

    I recently achieved a new status in the insurance industry: social influencer. And never, in my decades of insurance experience have I witnessed a debate on social media that is more heated and passionate than that of fee-based advisors versus those who are commissioned. The argument? “One cannot act in the client’s best interests unless […]

    Insure your love

    {February 21st, 2024} by Sheryl J. Moore

    For Insure Your Love month (thanks to Life Happens), I thought I would drive home the importance of life insurance. Click HERE to take a read. People need life insurance. -sjm

    Getting to know our Chief Storyteller

    {February 21st, 2024} by Wink's Intel Pros

    THEY CALL HER THE “ROCKSTAR.” Sheryl J. Moore, Chief Storyteller, the ORIGINAL member of Wink’s analysis team has been at this for a long time. She’s obsessive-compulsive to a fault and never happy if she’s not twirling 20 plates at once. Want to know MORE about Ms. Moore? From Single Mom to Insurance Rock Star […]

    February 15, 1995 the first indexed annuity sold

    {February 21st, 2024} by Wink's Intel Pros

    On February 15, 1995, Keyport (now Delaware Life Insurance Company) sold the first indexed annuity, KeyIndex Annuity for a premium of $21,000. A decade later, Sheryl J. Moore, Founder and CEO of Wink, Inc., developed the AnnuitySpecs tool after identifying a need that was unmet in the insurance industry;  “Since I first learned about indexed […]

    Business Developer: Houston, TX

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    InsurMark has been in business for 40 years and is an industry leading financial services distribution company and a proud member of The Simplicity Group of Companies. Our organization is dedicated to providing dynamic solutions that will protect and enhance the financial security of ever home in America. At InsurMark, we work every day to […]

    Competitive Intelligence Analyst – Annuities: Boston, MA/Hybrid

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

      As our Annuities Competitive Intelligence Analyst you will build and manage analyses for our sales efforts while also proactively addressing issues associated with competitors (both existing and future), that may affect MassMutual’s sales goals.     Please click HERE to view the job posting The Impact We are looking for an experienced professional who can […]

    Director Actuary Fixed Annuities Valuation: San Antonio, TX, Tampa, FL., Phoenix, AZ., or Colorado Springs, CO.

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Let’s do something that really matters. At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all of our employees served in our nation’s military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We’re working as one to […]

    External Annuity Wholesaler- CA

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    As a leading provider of annuities, MassMutual Ascend is committed to taking financial futures above and beyond. This means offering innovative products that fit our customers’ unique needs – whether it’s protecting their hard-earned savings, receiving guaranteed income or providing for loved ones. MassMutual Ascend is proud to offer customers a level of strength and […]

    Staff Fellow, Fellowship Education: Remote/Hybrid Chicago, IL

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    As a Staff Fellow, Fellowship Education you’ll drive the development of top-quality SOA education materials and assessments for post-ASA prequalification, ensuring alignment with our standards and objectives. You’ll collaborate with external partners, volunteers, paid resources, and staff, while managing administrative, logistical, financial, and professional development tasks to support the success of our Education Department. Click […]

    AVP, Product Development for Registered Indexed Linked Annuities: Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Hybrid

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    As the AVP, Product Development for Registered Indexed Linked Annuities, you are responsible for driving product discovery, design and development for the registered indexed linked annuity (RILA) business by partnering across various areas of the company as well as externally.   Click here to view the job opening This position will: leverage relationships with third […]

    Internal Wholesaler: Des Moines, IA/Hybrid

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    The Internal Wholesaler (IMO) plays a pivotal role in proactively driving sales activity and partnering with the external sales team to grow sales. The individual is assigned to one or more regions and is responsible for working alongside the external sales team to grow sales in those territories. Specific responsibilities include individual and group (webinar-based) […]

    Manager, Beneficiary Services – Life & Annuity: Grandview Heights, Ohio

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Are you passionate about being part of a team that delivers extraordinary care to help individuals and businesses prepare for and protect their retirement? If so, then Nationwide Financial could be the place for you! The Manager, Beneficiary Services – Life Insurance Claims will co-lead with another manager a team of 20 Claims Specialists that […]

    Advanced Designs Director: Newport Beach, CA/Hybrid/Remote

    {February 21st, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Pacific Life is investing in bright, agile and diverse talent to contribute to our mission of innovating our business and creating a superior customer experience. We’re actively seeking a talented Advanced Designs Director to join our Advanced Designs team in Newport Beach, CA. This role can be on-site, hybrid or fully remote (depending on location). […]

    F&G Annuities & Life Launches Its First Registered Index-Linked Annuity, F&G Confidence Builder

    {February 21st, 2024} by F&G Annuities & Life, Inc.

    New Interest Crediting Strategy, Hindsight 20/20SM, Customizes Approach for Clients with its “Best of Performance” Approach DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG) (“F&G” or “Company”), a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, has launched its first Registered Index-Linked Annuity (RILA), F&G Confidence […]

    American Equity Reports Record $7+ Billion Annual FIA Sales and Strong Financial Results to Cap a Historic 2023

    {February 21st, 2024} by American Equity

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL), a leading issuer of fixed index annuities, today reported strong fourth quarter 2023 results. Sales of fixed index annuities remained strong supported by the company’s continued emphasis on its guaranteed retirement income product offerings. American Equity’s President and CEO, Anant Bhalla stated: “Supported […]

    Corebridge Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

    {February 21st, 2024} by Corebridge Financial, Inc

    Fourth Quarter Premiums and deposits1 of $10.5 billion, a 20% increase over the prior year quarter Base spread income2 of $987 million, a 21% increase over the prior year quarter Base yield2 rose 45 basis points over the prior year quarter Net loss of $1.3 billion, or $2.07 per share Adjusted after-tax operating income1 of $661 million and operating […]

    AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of CNO Financial Group, Inc. and Its Life/Health Subsidiaries

    {February 21st, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a” (Excellent) of the life/health insurance subsidiaries of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (headquartered in Carmel, IN) [NYSE: CNO]. These subsidiaries are referred to collectively as CNO Financial Group (CNO). Concurrently, AM Best has […]

    AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Operating Insurance Subsidiaries of Nassau Financial Group, L.P.

    {February 21st, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICRs) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICRs of “bbb” (Good) of Nassau Life Insurance Company, Nassau Life and Annuity Company and Nassau Life Insurance Company of Kansas (Overland Park, […]

    AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Members of ReliaStar Life Insurance Group

    {February 21st, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a+” (Excellent) of ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York (Woodbury, NY) and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), collectively known as ReliaStar Life Insurance Group (ReliaStar). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. […]

    Guardian Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers 2024

    {February 20th, 2024} by Guardian

    NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) announced today it was named to Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Large Employers” for the third year in a row. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the best large employers in America for a third consecutive year,” said Andrew McMahon, Guardian […]

    NAIC announces strategic priorities for 2024

    {February 20th, 2024} by Terry Gangcuangco

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has outlined its strategic priorities for 2024. In a release, the NAIC announced the following regulatory priorities: climate risks/natural catastrophes and resilience insurer financial oversight and transparency marketing of insurance products race and insurance, financial inclusion, and protection gaps use of artificial intelligence by insurers and cyber risk […]

    JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Insurance commissioner seeks third term

    {February 20th, 2024} by Staff Reports

    While all 50 states have insurance commissioners, North Carolina is one of just 11 that elect their commissioners. The office is primarily a regulatory one, not only overseeing the wide spectrum of insurance policies and annuities sold in our state but also licensing such professionals as agents, adjusters, bail bondsmen and home inspectors.   Read […]

    A $700 Billion Insurance Product Is Powering the US Credit Market Rally

    {February 20th, 2024} by Olivia Raimonde and Alicia Clanton

    An insurance product that consumers use to help fund their retirements is selling at record levels, powering demand for corporate debt and commercial mortgage bonds. Last year, sales of annuities, which allow consumers to effectively buy income for the rest of their lives, reached an all-time record high of $385 billion, according to life insurance trade […]

    NAIC Urged to Limit ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Strategy

    {February 20th, 2024} by Kerry Pechter

    Concerned that some life/annuity companies may hurt their policyholders’ interests by using offshore reinsurance to reduce the capital backing annuity- and life insurance-liabilities, two regulators have urged the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to tighten its rules on the practice. Click HERE to read the full story via RIJ

    Legislation seeks to bar life insurance companies from purchasing recreational genetic testing data

    {February 20th, 2024} by Sarah Petrowich

    State legislators look at preventing life insurance companies from buying information from direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies. State Rep. Jeff Spiegelman’s (R-Clayton) House Bill 286 would bar life insurance companies from purchasing genetic information from companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. Spiegelman says genetic tests often contain a disclaimer stating results may affect your life insurance policy. This bill […]

    Gen Z rejects financial guru Dave Ramsey’s advice to live debt-free: ‘Self-care is extremely important.’

    {February 20th, 2024} by Lakshmi Varanasi

    Dave Ramsey lacks clout with Gen Z. The 63-year-old host of the financial talk show, “The Dave Ramsey Show,” has attracted scores of followers over the years with a simple mantra — live debt-free. Click HERE to read the full story via Business Insider

    Registered index-linked annuities: How they work, market growth, trends and outlook

    {February 20th, 2024} by WTW

    Since its inception in 2010, the registered index-linked annuity, or RILA, has grown significantly in popularity. It’s a deferred annuity and a hybrid between a variable annuity and a fixed indexed annuity. In this episode of (Re)thinking Insurance, Mark Mennemeyer is joined by Rick Hayes, Craig Michaud and Amber Ruiz to discuss their perspectives on […]

    Zinnia to Acquire Ebix Inc.’s Life and Annuity Software Assets, Continuing Its Mission to Deliver Solutions that Simplify Insurance and Power Industry Growth

    {February 20th, 2024} by Zinnia

     Provides continuity and stability for the life and annuity ecosystem Plans to further invest in the assets to elevate the experience for carriers, advisors, and consumers GREENWICH, CT, February 16, 2024 – Zinnia Corporate Holdings (“Zinnia” or “the Company”), an Eldridge business and leading life and annuity insurance technology services company, today announced it will […]

    Why the New DOL Fiduciary Rule Is Scarier Than Ever

    {February 20th, 2024} by Kim O'Brien

    It’s back! Just when we thought the never-ending saga of market conduct standards might be coming to resolution, the federal agency that can never take “no” for answer is back at it. And just like any good horror flick, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule package is scarier than ever. While it may […]

    Investor Group Agrees to $10.1B Truist Insurance Deal

    {February 20th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Truist Financial, a large regional bank, has agreed to sell its 78.1% stake in its insurance brokerage business to an investor group for a deal that could bring it $10.1 billion in cash. The deal appears to include Crump Life Insurance Services and BenefitMall as well as the Truist Insurance Holdings property and casualty insurance distribution […]

    Life and Annuity Issuer Faces Suits Over ‘SIM Swap’ Cyberattack

    {February 20th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    One or more hackers persuaded a cell phone company to let them take over a CNO Financial Group executive’s phone. Now the life and annuity issuer is facing lawsuits over the hackers’ use of the phone to get at its data. CNO believes the hackers could have seen customers’ names, dates of birth, policy numbers and Social […]

    Zinnia Gets Court Approval to Buy AnnuityNet’s Parent

    {February 20th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Zinnia — a big financial technology firm with support from a large investment firm — has received bankruptcy court approval to buy the life and annuity assets of Ebix. The best known Ebix life and annuity asset is AnnuityNet, an an annuity distribution system that competes with Roper Technologies’ iPipeline system and Hexure’s FireLight system […]

    Guardian CLO: Take Setbacks as Feedback, Not Failure

    {February 20th, 2024} by Deloitte Article

    Kermitt Brooks, chief legal officer at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, credits his father for imparting one of the most important lessons he’s learned about leadership: be authentic. “It’s the best way to be an effective leader,” he says during a Resilient podcast interview with host Lori Lorenzo, a managing director with Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics […]

    What is an annuity?

    {February 20th, 2024} by Ben Luthi, Verified By Joel Anderson, Hannah Alberstadt

    If you’re nearing retirement, an annuity can be a good way to get a consistent source of income and ensure you don’t outlive your savings. Certain annuities can help you manage certain risks, such as market volatility, inflation and income taxes. Original article posted HERE Wink’s Moore on the Market: Oh boy! Another USA TODAY […]

    10 best annuity companies for February 2024

    {February 20th, 2024} by Rocco Pendola Paul Curcio David Tony, CNN Underscored Money

    For the right person, under the right conditions, long-term financial planning with annuities can make sense to provide an additional, steady income stream in retirement.   Original story posted HERE.   Wink’s Moore on the Market: More clickbait. I SMH at these pieces that call out the “best annuities.” -sjm

    Birny Birnbaum Gives Up NAIC Consumer Rep Role

    {February 20th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Birny Birnbaum has ended his 25-year run as a funded consumer representative at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Birnbaum, the executive director of the Austin, Texas-based Center for Economic Justice, first became an NAIC consumer rep in 1999, when he took over from the center’s previous executive director, Victoria Benitez. Click HERE to view […]

    Insurance outlook for 2024 is positive, despite uncertain environment

    {February 20th, 2024} by Susan Rupe

    Despite an overall positive outlook, four factors will contribute to an uncertain environment for the insurance industry in 2024, according to a pair of Conning researchers. Those factors are: Insurance technology. Tech will continue to reshape the industry, with artificial intelligence remaining the top-of-mind tech issue for insurers, said Scott Hawkins, head of insurance research at […]

    Brighthouse reports strong product news to offset poor Q4 results

    {February 20th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Brighthouse Financial executives reported strong product developments and solid sales today during its quarterly earnings report. The insurer’s Q4 financial numbers were not as rosy. Brighthouse reported a loss of $917 million in its fourth quarter. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of $14.70 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, […]

    AIG preparing to say goodbye to life and retirement segment for good

    {February 20th, 2024} by John Hilton

    American International Group (AIG) continues to shed assets in a streamlining led by CEO Peter Zaffino. One of those exiting business segments, life and retirement, remains a big moneymaker. AIG executives met this morning with Wall Street analysts to provide color and detail on its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings. The venerable insurer is down to […]

    Corebridge books big loss, touts soaring premiums as AIG split nears

    {February 20th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Corebridge Financial reported a $1.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter as it nears full separation from American International Group. But executives stressed the many positives in the underlying sales of its life and annuity products. Premiums and deposits of $10.9 billion in Q4 represented a 20% increase over the year-ago quarter. Full-year premiums and […]

    Hearing speakers trade barbs on whether DOL fiduciary rule hurts or helps

    {February 20th, 2024} by John Hilton

    A House committee revived debate over the Department of Labor fiduciary rule Thursday, leading to extended discussion over what the proposal does and doesn’t do, and whether the DOL has the appropriate rulemaking authority. The House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee welcomed four witnesses to discuss the fiduciary rule. Introduced on Halloween, the Biden […]

    Column: Boosting retirement income with annuities

    {February 20th, 2024} by Brian Walsh

    Fear of the unknown can lead to missed opportunities throughout our lives, including in financial planning. As advisors, we have a broader view of how each part of a client’s financial plan benefits them – even if they sometimes can’t see the big picture. Annuities, for example, may be unfamiliar territory for clients but can […]

    NAIC group to fire up dormant work on accelerated underwriting guidance

    {February 20th, 2024} by John Hilton

    A panel of state insurance regulators is getting back to work on accelerated underwriting guidance for states to consider. Created during the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ 2019 summer meeting, the Accelerated Underwriting Working Group began work with several charges. Among them, to “consider the use of external data and data analytics in accelerated life […]

    Removing roadblocks to choosing annuities

    {February 20th, 2024} by Susan Rupe

    Seven in 10 Americans told a TIAA survey that receiving a guaranteed monthly paycheck during retirement is important. But only 13% of those responding to the survey said they actually purchased an annuity. So what hurdles must advisors help consumers overcome in order to make the annuity decision?  Click HERE to read the full story […]

    Rates on the move as Fed vows to slash interest rates

    {February 13th, 2024} by John Hilton

    While both rates might be falling in tandem throughout the 2024, Sheryl Moore, CEO of Moore Market Intelligence and Wink, Inc., said they are likely to remain healthy enough to fuel continued record-breaking annuity sales. “Generally, we are seeing rates going down since the beginning of the year,” Moore said. “I anticipate that the Fed Funds […]

    Now, we have all of your cash value life insurance product needs met.

    {February 13th, 2024} by Sheryl J. Moore

    Did I mention that Wink, Inc.‘s LifeSpecs tool now houses product information on structured universal life (UL) as well as variable UL? Now, we have all of your cash value life insurance product needs met. Click HERE to read more about it! -sjm

    Wink’s Virtual Career Fair for February’s Insurance Careers Month

    {February 13th, 2024} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink is supporting the annual Insurance Careers Month during February with a virtual career fair for the life insurance and annuity industry. This month, insurance job openings will be featured in our weekly newsletter and posted on our website, reaching thousands of members! Please send your applicable job openings to Jamie, Director of Awesomeness at […]

    Vice President, Regional Consultant: Culver City, CA

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Over the last 20 years, Ares’ success has been driven by our people and our culture. Today, our team is guided by our core values – Collaborative, Responsible, Entrepreneurial, Self-Aware, Trustworthy – and our purpose to be a catalyst for shared prosperity and a better future. Through our recruitment, career development and employee-focused programming, we […]

    Regional Vice President – Retirement: Remote

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Symetra continually seeks driven annuity wholesalers to join our team as Regional Vice Presidents. We encourage you to apply, and if you’re a strong fit, we’ll reach out to you directly as opportunities become available in your area. About The Role The Regional Vice President (RVP) reports to the Divisional Vice President. The RVP receives […]

    Hybrid Wholesaler, Independent Broker Dealer, Indiana

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best – […]

    Relationship Coordinator: West Des Moines, IA/Hybrid

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    The Relationship Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the Agency and New Business departments and the Contact Center to strengthen existing internal business relationships. This position will collaborate with management to devise customer engagement strategies to accomplish daily tasks and duties with the goal of providing excellent customer service and business solutions. The Relationship […]

    Director of Life Insurance and Annuity Claims: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    As the Director of Life Insurance and Annuity Claims, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the entire claims process related to life insurance and annuity products. This leadership role requires a combination of strategic thinking, operational expertise, and a deep understanding of the insurance industry. The successful candidate will lead a team of […]

    Senior Actuarial Associate: West Des Moines, IA/Hybrid

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    The Senior Actuarial Associate will lead the development and maintenance of actuarial experience studies, including policyholder behavior and corporate assumptions, such as expenses and capital for the Group Reinsurance business.  The individual will be responsible for interpreting and analyzing pricing and sensitivity testing results. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for recommending assumptions for new […]

    Broker Dealer Account Services – Relationship Consultant: Anywhere Pacific/MT Time

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    At OneAmerica, we deliver on promises when customers need us most.  We believe the best way to serve our customers is to know that every individual, employee, family and business we work with has unique personal and financial goals.  We keep our promises, so we can help them achieve their goals and realize their definition […]

    New Business Specialist: Phoenix AZ

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

      Reliant Group Holdings is hiring! The company specializes in estate and financial planning and has become know for their professional, fun environment and steady referrals from happy customers. Click HERE to view the job posting Responsibilities Positive, proactive, customer service. Assisting at the point of sale with accuracy and speed. Assuring transaction entry and […]

    Product Analyst (Insurance Operations): West Des Moines, IA

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best – […]

    Internal Sales Partner – Life Insurance: San Marcos, CA

    {February 13th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    At OneAmerica, we deliver on promises when customers need us most.  We believe the best way to serve our customers is to know that every individual, employee, family and business we work with has unique personal and financial goals.  We keep our promises, so we can help them achieve their goals and realize their definition […]

    Technology Leadership career openings in life insurance/annuity industry?

    {February 13th, 2024} by Sheryl J. Moore

     A good friend of mine was recently part of a layoff. He has served in a technology leadership role for numerous companies in the life insurance/annuity space. If you are interested in speaking with someone in his capacity, shoot me a note. sjm@intelrockstar.com   -sjm

    Indexed Universal Life Sales Expected to Rise This Year

    {February 13th, 2024} by Aaron Smith

    Sheryl Moore, president and CEO of Moore Market Intelligence in Des Moines, Iowa, which publishes Wink’s Sales & Market Report, estimates that indexed life sales were unchanged last year in the U.S. compared to the year before, but she expects sales to rise in 2024 and thereafter. She said the big players for IUL are National Life Group, Transamerica and Pacific Life. […]

    Everly Life to Launch IUL Product Through Policygenius

    {February 13th, 2024} by Aaron Smith

    Sheryl Moore, CEO of Wink, publisher of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, said the new product appears to be a cash accumulation-oriented indexed universal life policy, “which is not a simple sale for the typical insurance agent.” When asked whether IUL products are too complicated for digital distribution, Teel said that his company builds products tailored for […]

    Annuity Rate Changes Greet the New Year as Fed Eyes Spring Rate Cut

    {February 13th, 2024} by Cyril Tuohy

    “There has been a flurry of rate changes since the beginning of the year,” said Sheryl Moore, CEO of Wink, publisher of Wink’s Sales & Market Report. But changes aren’t unusual, she noted. “Typically, annuity companies make their offerings more attractive during the fourth quarter of the year,” she said. “Things are just normalizing, now that the […]

    CNO Financial Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

    {February 13th, 2024} by CNO Financial Group, Inc.

    Strong fourth quarter earnings, sustained full-year sales momentum and agent force growth CARMEL, Ind., Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.  Net income in 4Q23 was $36.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $38.0 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in 4Q22. Net […]

    F&G Annuities & Life Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Earnings Release and Conference Cal

    {February 13th, 2024} by F&G Annuities & Life, Inc.

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG) (“F&G”), a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, will release fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings after the close of regular market trading on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A webcast and conference call to discuss the […]

    Fidelity National Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    {February 13th, 2024} by Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) (“FNF”), a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, and a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients through its majority owned subsidiary F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG), will […]

    Brighthouse Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

    {February 13th, 2024} by Brighthouse Financial, Inc

    Brighthouse Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results Estimated combined risk-based capital (“RBC”) ratio of approximately 420%; holding company liquid assets of $1.3 billion $350 million total subsidiary dividends paid to the holding company in the fourth quarter of 2023 The company repurchased $250 million of its common stock in full year 2023, […]

    Principal Financial Group® Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2023 Results as well as 2024 Outlook

    {February 13th, 2024} by Principal Financial Group

    DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal Financial Group® (Nasdaq: PFG) announced results for full year and fourth quarter 2023. Non-GAAP net income attributable to PFG excluding exited business1 for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2023, of $1,514.9 million, compared to $1,453.2 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2022. Non-GAAP net income excluding exited business per diluted share […]

    The Standard Expands Stable Value Product Suite

    {February 13th, 2024} by Standard Insurance Company

    PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) has added to its APEX fund series with the new APEX Stable Asset Fund, available to new retirement plan recordkeeping clients on the company’s platform. The fund offers a guaranteed crediting rate that denotes the corporate and treasury rate environment, backed by the financial stability of The Standard. The APEX […]

    Lincoln Financial Group Reports 2023 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    {February 13th, 2024} by Lincoln Financial Group

    RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023. Net loss available to common stockholders was $(1.2) billion, or $(7.35) per diluted share. Adjusted operating income available to common stockholders was $246 million, or $1.45 per diluted share. The primary differences between […]

    Prudential Financial, Inc. Announces 2023 Results(1)

    {February 13th, 2024} by Prudential Financial, Inc.

    NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today reported fourth quarter and year-end 2023 results. Net income attributable to Prudential Financial, Inc. was $1.317 billion ($3.61 per Common share) for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to a net loss of $52 million ($0.16 per Common share) for the fourth quarter of 2022. After-tax adjusted […]

    Women Taking On More Financial Responsibility

    {February 13th, 2024} by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

    MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women are taking on more financial responsibility, according to the 2023 Women Money Power Study* from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life). More women say they have the primary responsibility for managing finances and making financial decisions for their household. Nearly half of all women (49%) consider themselves to be the […]

    AM Best Places Credit Ratings of SILAC Insurance Company Under Review With Negative Implications

    {February 13th, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has placed under review with negative implications the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” (Good) of SILAC Insurance Company (SILAC) (Salt Lake City, UT). The Credit Ratings (ratings) of SILAC have been placed under review with negative implications primarily due to a decline in […]

    New variable universal life product has flexible solutions for long-term goals

    {February 13th, 2024} by Nationwide

    Columbus, OH – Nationwide recently announced a new variable universal life (VUL) product that offers a flexible solution for long-term financial goals with guaranteed death benefit protection, plus cash value growth potential for your family’s future. Nationwide VUL Protector II features improved guaranteed pricing, an Extended No-Lapse Guarantee (ENLG) Rider with a guarantee to age 120, […]

    Lincoln Financial sees Q4 net loss of $1.2B

    {February 13th, 2024} by Doug Bailey

    Top executives at Lincoln Financial Group insist they are progressing in their mission to right their ship in the face of continued losses but probably aren’t navigating the choppy waters as fast as they’d like. The Pennsylvania-based insurer, one of the oldest and largest stock insurance companies in the United States, Thursday reported a net […]

    Athene dominates annuity sales, but Apollo execs have even bigger plans

    {February 13th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Athene Annuity and Life is far and away the No. 1 seller of annuities, but its parent company is far from satisfied with those monster numbers. Apollo Global Management executives talked about the potential for a lot more from Athene today during a conference call with Wall Street Analysts on Apollo’s successful fourth-quarter earnings report. […]

    Brookfield touts future ability to reel in $15-$20B annually from insurance

    {February 13th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Brookfield Asset Management announced a blockbuster deal to acquire annuity seller American Equity Investment Life (AEL) more than seven months ago – a deal that has yet to officially close. That doesn’t mean that BAM executives are not making big plans for the insurance assets it will control in the near future. “Brookfield will become […]

    KKR fuels up with Q4 cash off big Global Atlantic annuity sales

    {February 13th, 2024} by John Hilton

    KKR remains a diversified, investment firm juggernaut that continued to gather momentum in the fourth quarter, fed heavily by its insurance holding, Global Atlantic. In a deal that closed in January, KKR purchased the remaining 37% of Global Atlantic Financial Group it didn’t already own for $2.7 billion. Global Atlantic is a big seller of […]

    KKR Wants Annuity Arm to Double Its Sales

    {February 13th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    KKR now owns 100% of its Global Atlantic business, and it hopes Global Atlantic will increase total annual sales to about $20 billion, from about $10 billion per year today. Rob Lewin, KKR’s chief financial officer, talked about the company’s vision for Global Atlantic today, during a conference call with securities analysts. ”I think there’s a lot of […]

    Equitable Faces Wall Street Annuity Love Gap

    {February 13th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Equitable created the hottest segment of the U.S. individual annuity market. It is outselling competitors, benefiting from a strong selling environment and hedging away most of the investment risk — but it’s having a hard time impressing Wall Street. Suneet Kamath, a securities analyst at Jefferies, asked about Wall Street investors’ annuity enthusiasm gap Wednesday during […]

    Annuity Commission Money Can Pay for Income Guarantees: Marc Rowan

    {February 13th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Offering fee-only annuities through retirement plan fiduciaries could free the cash needed to pay for lifetime income guarantees, a key annuity industry player said today. Marc Rowan, the chief executive officer of Athene’s parent, Apollo Global Management, told securities analysts that a company like Apollo wants to take care of retirement savers’ investment risk, not […]

    MetLife floats a VA buyout offer

    {February 13th, 2024} by Emile Hallez

    It’s been years since insurance companies dangled buyout offers or contract exchanges to annuity owners – but MetLife is planning to do just that. Click HERE to read the full story via InvestmentNews

    Once its economic engine, Des Moines’ financial industry shedding jobs, led by Wells Fargo

    {February 13th, 2024} by Tyler Jett

    When Wells Fargo & Co. announced another round of cuts last fall, losing its place as Des Moines’ biggest private employer, it signaled a larger problem for the local economy.  The problem has been six years in the making, a Des Moines Register analysis and interviews with 25 executives, government officials and economists found. After decades […]

    Will University of Iowa risk management major help grow Des Moines’ slowing insurance sector?

    {February 13th, 2024} by Tyler Jett

    Jim Lewis wants kids these days to know that insurance is exciting.  A former marketing executive, Lewis became the director of the University of Iowa’s Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance last fall. His arrival comes as insurance leaders around Des Moines hope the state’s universities and colleges can pump out more talent.  Executives […]

    While growth flattens for most Des Moines metro financial firms, private equity booming

    {February 13th, 2024} by Tyler Jett

    Athene President Grant Kvalheim does not buy complaints about Iowa’s tight labor market.  “Employment grows when your business grows,” he recently told the Des Moines Register. “People are saying, ‘We can’t grow our business because we can’t find the people.’ I fundamentally don’t believe that. I don’t believe that in Iowa, and I don’t believe that […]

    Ohio House passes bill that would add capitalism to high school financial literacy curriculum

    {February 13th, 2024} by Megan Henry

    Under SB 17, math teachers would be able to teach financial literacy.  The bill would allow high school students to meet their financial literacy requirements by taking Advanced Placement microeconomics or macroeconomics. “I’ve known a lot of really bright AP students over the years,” Brennan said. “They’re incredible, but they have no idea the difference between […]

    Best’s State Rate Filings® Now Includes Life/Health Filings

    {February 13th, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has added hundreds of thousands of life/health insurer rate filings to Best’s State Rate Filings, which previously focused solely on the property/casualty industry. Subscribers now have access to this additional information at no extra cost. New features include: A dedicated life/health search page, where subscribers can narrow their search based on 12 major […]

    Brookfield Aims to Leverage its Heft to Expand Fundraising

    {February 13th, 2024} by Luis Garcia

    Brookfield Asset Management, the publicly traded investment unit of Brookfield Corp., plans to use its scale and breadth to raise as much as $100 billion annually even as rivals enter its core markets by backing other infrastructure specialists and clean-energy developers. “We can expect to raise approximately $75 billion annually separate and apart from our […]

    Just when you think LifeSpecs can’t get any better, we add another enhancement

    {February 5th, 2024} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Just when you think LifeSpecs can’t get any better, we add another enhancement:  Structured Universal Life and Variable Universal Life are represented in our tool. Now, we’ve got you covered for all of your cash value life insurance product needs. You’re welcome! -Wink Intel Pros

    Internal Life Wholesaler: St Paul, MN

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    About the job Primary Purpose The Internal Life Wholesaler will meet with advisors, support staff, and clients to support the product sales process of life insurance, long term care (LTC), and disability insurance (DI). The role is responsible for developing and maintaining existing relationships as well as identifying and acquiring new business to meet or […]

    Internal Annuity Wholesaler: Minnesota/Hybrid

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    About the job *At Securian Financial Group the internal title for this position is Internal Sales Sr. Analyst. Overview: Securian Financial is currently hiring an Internal Sales Sr. Analyst (Internal Annuity Wholesaler) to join our fast-paced sales team working with our annuity product line. This position will provide a variety of services and support to […]

    New Business Specialist: Phoenix AZ

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    About the job: Reliant Group Holdings is hiring! The company specializes in estate and financial planning and has become know for their professional, fun environment and steady referrals from happy customers. Responsibilities Positive, proactive, customer service. Assisting at the point of sale with accuracy and speed. Assuring transaction entry and applications are completed in good […]

    Regional Vice President – Annuities (Remote in PA/DE)

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    At TruStage, we’re on a mission to make a brighter financial future accessible to everyone. We put people first, and work hand in hand with employees and customers to create a diverse and inclusive environment. Passionate about building insurance, investment and technology solutions, we push the boundaries of what’s possible. We need you to help […]

    Director, Advanced Sales: League City, TX

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Director, Advanced Sales American National is seeking a full-time, Director of Advanced Sales to lead the Life and Annuity Distribution Advanced Sales Department. In this role, you will actively build professional and impactful relationships, network, present content in both a formal/non-formal setting, develop action plans that support long-term goals, and always pursue ways to do […]

    Regional Annuity Sales Director: Remote

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    We have had great success in recent years distributing our individual annuity insurance products through Mass Mutual Financial Advisors (MMFA). In this role you will build and grow relationships with our field partners to support Mass Mutual advisors, General Agents and MMFA Brokerage. You will be responsible for supporting our advisors with deep expertise in […]

    Annuity Product Marketing Strategist: Newport Beach, CA/Hybrid or Omaha, NE

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Pacific Life is investing in bright, agile, and diverse talent to contribute to our mission of innovating our business and creating a superior customer experience. We’re actively seeking a talented Annuity Product Marketing Strategist to join our Product Marketing Strategy team in Omaha, NE or Newport Beach, CA (hybrid work mode). Click HERE to view the job posting […]

    AVP, Advanced Sales: Des Moines, IA/Hybrid

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Company Overview Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions. We are looking for a diverse […]

    Director of Annuity Sales: Austin, TX

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    Integrity is one of the nation’s leading independent distributors of life, health and wealth insurance products. With a strong insurtech focus, we embrace a broad and innovative approach to serving agents and clients alike. Integrity is driven by a singular purpose: to help people protect their health and wealth so they can be ready for […]

    Assistant Director of Client Services – Retail Annuity Services

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

      What You’ll Do: The Assistant Director of Client Services is a critical business role that leads a team within retail Annuity Services which serves as the internal consultant(s) for customer accounts, products and services!   Click HERE to view the job posting As the Assistant Director of Client Services, Annuity Services you’ll: Lead a […]

    VP, Inforce Management & Sales Business Planning: Remote

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    F&G is looking to hire a VP, Inforce Management & Sales Business Planning. The VP, Inforce Management & Sales Business Planning has responsibility for and oversight of management and profitability of all inforce policies and sales business planning. This leader will understand the actual emergence of customer behavior through application of experience analysis findings and […]

    Internal Wholesaler – Annuity Sales: Remote

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

    F&G is looking to hire for an Internal Wholesaler, Annuity Sales position. The Internal Wholesaler, Annuity Distribution, is responsible for providing best-in-class phone and web-based support for agents and IMO marketers related to case design, product questions, competitive positioning, illustration software training and more.  In addition, the Internal Wholesaler, Annuity Distribution will deliver outbound call […]

    Annuity Compliance Lead or Senior Compliance Analyst: Des Moines, IA

    {February 5th, 2024} by Virtual Career Fair

      Job Summary: The Annuity Compliance Lead or Senior Compliance Analyst is responsible for managing our annuity compliance programs, including annuity suitability; researching and analyzing related legislation and regulations; and drafting and administering related compliance policies and procedures. Position level will be determined based on skills, knowledge, and experience.   Click HERE to view the […]

    ‘Annuity King’ prepares appeal from conviction, 15-year prison sentence

    {February 5th, 2024} by John Hilton

    Phillip Roy Wasserman is expected to file an appeal today from his fraud conviction and 15-year prison sentence. Wasserman is appealing to the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit “the denial of his motion for new trial and amended motion for new trial, the judgment and sentence, and the denial of all other orders […]

    ‘Annuity King’ Phillip Roy Wasserman sentenced to prison for $6.3M fraud

    {February 5th, 2024} by John Hilton

    A Tampa, Fla. judge sentenced Phillip Roy Wasserman to 15 years in prison Wednesday for overseeing a fraud that cost retirees millions. Wasserman must turn himself in on Feb. 23. Reached this morning, Wasserman said he will appeal to the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, adding: “And we will win.” Judge Charlene Edwards […]

    Why Life Insurance Assets Might Still Be Safe From Congress

    {February 5th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Congress could find new ways to tax the buildup of value inside cash-value life insurance policies this year, but it probably won’t. Carmi Margalit, the life insurance sector lead at S&P Global Ratings, made that prediction Thursday at an S&P Global insurance hot topics conference in New York. Margalit and other speakers avoided the hottest […]

    Northwestern Mutual Announces Senior Leadership Changes

    {February 5th, 2024} by Northwestern Mutual

    John Roberts to succeed Tim Gerend in key responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer effective February 1, 2024 MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual Chairman and CEO John Schlifske today announced senior leadership changes as part of the company’s overall succession planning process to best position the company’s leadership team for the future. In January, Northwestern Mutual announced that […]

    AM Best Removes From Under Review With Developing Implications and Affirms Credit Ratings of American Life & Security Corp.

    {February 5th, 2024} by AM Best

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” (Good) of American Life & Security Corp. (ALSC) (headquartered in Lincoln, NE). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is negative. The ratings reflect ALSC’s balance […]

    Should I Add Annuities To My Retirement Plan Or Not?

    {February 5th, 2024} by Ross Friend

    It seems there is a divided financial services industry which fully embraces annuities as an intelligent complement to social security and other nonliquid assets and the other side of the industry that “bashes” annuities as investments too risky, too complex and commission driven so ipso facto stay away from them all. Click HERE to read […]

    Options For Being A Registered Rep And Also Selling Indexed Annuities

    {February 5th, 2024} by Charlie Gipple, CFP, CLU, ChFC

    “Charlie, what should I do?” This is the question I am often asked by financial professionals on what they should do when it comes to getting set up with their securities license while also wanting to sell indexed annuities. Even folks that are already securities licensed will ask me this question occasionally, because they are […]

    Annuity Suitability: The Method To The Madness

    {February 5th, 2024} by Charlie Gipple, CFP, CLU, ChFC

    In this same Broker World edition, you will see another article entitled, “Options For Being A Registered Rep And Also Selling Indexed Annuities.” In this article I reference NASD 05-50 that happened in 2005, and also SEC 151A that was vacated in 2009. These proposed rules sought to effectively put indexed annuities in the same category as […]

    The Evolution Of Life Insurance: Embracing Digital Point Of Sales Solutions For A Millennial Market

    {February 5th, 2024} by Ken Leibow

    In the ever-evolving landscape of life insurance digital point of sales solutions are not just a trend but a revolution, particularly tailored to the preferences and needs of millennials—the central buyers in today’s market. This demographic, aged between 26-45, is driving a significant shift in how life insurance products are designed, marketed and sold. The […]

    SEC accused of ‘regulation by enforcement’ as critics on both sides circle

    {February 5th, 2024} by John Hilton

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is getting heat from both investor and advisor groups this week over its regulatory strategies. Representing advisors and their firms, the Financial Services Institute said the SEC is doing too much “regulation by enforcement.” In other words, the agency is finding violations from advisors and firms who are trying […]

    Yes, Annuity Issuers Can Fail

    {February 5th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    One of the most important jobs an annuity advisor can perform is to help clients assess the soundness of the annuities being considered. Analysts at rating agencies like Fitch and S&P Global Ratings say that the annuity issuers they rate are some of the strongest, best-capitalized companies that their firms track. During recent quarterly review […]

    Allianz Life Responds to Suit Involving Agent Oversight Questions

    {February 5th, 2024} by Allison Bell

    Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America asserts that, under California law, it has no duty to act as a fiduciary for an insured and is not subject to a professional standard of care. The company made those points in a demurrer filed recently in a California state court in Los Angeles County. Allianz Life […]

    Gaming the System in Annuity Illustrations

    {February 5th, 2024} by David Blanchett

    To say that using historical returns in annuity illustrations for index-linked strategies is ripe for potential misrepresentation would be an understatement. The index-linked annuity industry, which is currently primarily for fixed indexed annuities, continues to evolve, offering crediting strategies that are anything but vanilla. Recently, though, a strategy caught my eye on the S&P 500 […]

    Interest rates, rising demand driving annuity sales growth

    {February 5th, 2024} by Keith Golembiewski

    LIMRA recently published its U.S. Individual Annuity Sales Forecast for 2024 through 2026. Over the past two years, significant annuity sales growth has been driven by interest rates, rising demand for protection and guaranteed income, and strong economic conditions.  In 2022, annuity sales totaled a record high of $313 billion. At the end of 2023, […]

    New Benefits & Financial Services Joins Forces with Integrity to Offer Innovative Insurtech Solutions for Agents to Better Serve Their Clients

    {February 5th, 2024} by Integrity Marketing Group, LLC

    DALLAS – JANUARY 31, 2024 – Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced it has partnered with New Benefits & Financial Services, an independent marketing organization headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, and led by Everett Foney. Financial details of the partnership were […]

    2023 shatters all-time record for annuity sales

    {February 5th, 2024} by Nathan Place

    Well, it’s official: 2023 was the best year for annuity sales in history. Only a year ago, the same was true of 2022. But the latest sales numbers leave that year in the dust: In 2023, total annuity sales reached $385 billion, according to LIMRA, an industry-funded research group. That’s a 23% increase from 2022, when the […]

    How a Fixed Index Annuity Can Manage Retirement Income Risks

    {February 5th, 2024} by Jerry Golden

    I have spent my career looking for new ways for retirees to create income — particularly safe, lifetime income — and at the same time meet their objectives for legacy, inflation protection, liquidity and risk management. I think about results, not specific products, so although annuity payments have been at the core of my research […]

    Sarasota’s ‘Annuity King’ sentenced to 15 years for defrauding seniors

    {February 5th, 2024} by Louis Llovio

    Phillip Roy Wasserman, a Sarasota insurance agent and former attorney who called himself the “Annuity King,” has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for scamming millions from elderly victims. The 67-year-old was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell to forfeit $6.3 million at a sentencing hearing this week in Tampa. […]

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