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  • Getting to know our Product Specspert, Knower of Important Things

    {October 5th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Talia, is our Product Specspert, Knower of Important Things. Her passion for one-liners is fueled by the likes of “The Big Lebowski,” “Anchorman,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Princess Bride.” This former Arizonian is steadfastly dedicated to volunteering for her children’s school. Already fascinated with this fantastic female? Click HERE to […]

    No one goes alone!

    {October 5th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    “We have a saying in my family ‘I go-You go-We go. No one goes alone!’ This is so she is not alone!” Rita, one of our fellow Intel Pros courageously shaved her head along with her daughter, who had to out of necessity, so she wouldn’t be alone. They both sure do rock this hairdo!

    October! It’s time to fill out the quarterly sales survey.

    {October 4th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    How do you collect life insurance companies’ annuity and life insurance sales data each quarter? 1. We email the survey to insurance companies on the last day of the quarter.   2. We give the insurers most of the month after the end of the quarter (i.e. 3rd Quarter’s sales are due 10/29) to complete […]

    Getting to know our Chief Everything Officer

    {September 28th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    VICTORIA L. GROSSMAN, A.K.A. TORI, A.K.A. THE “DECISION DIVA.” Victoria, Chief Everything Officer, was the first employee that Sheryl J. Moore hired to work with her at Wink. She became a member of the Moore family after Sheryl’s then four-year-old son hit on her at her teenage job. Always willing to help a friend, and […]

    Online Sales Data Query: Subscribers only

    {September 28th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink’s online Sales Data Query allows Wink’s Sales & Market Report subscribers to search sales by company, sales per distribution channel, sales based upon company ratings, sales of products* with specific product/rider features. Platinum-level subscribers and insurers now have over 20 years of data included in the online query as a part of their subscription.  […]

    Life Insurance Awareness Month

    {September 21st, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

      September is Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM!  Wink supports Life Insurance Awareness and will be joining in this month’s awareness campaign! We will be reprinting our CEO’s most requested life insurance-focused articles all month long; they will be indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. According […]

    Attention Insurers!

    {September 13th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Ever wish you had the sales of a product handy while perusing the AnnuitySpecs/LifeSpecs site? Well, NOW YOU DO! Effective immediately, you will see the most recent product-level sales for each product as reported through Wink’s Sales & Market Report on the Product Specs, Product Search results, Product Rates, and Side-by-Side comparisons. Hooray for convenience! (Must […]

    Congratulations Sheryl Moore!

    {August 31st, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink’s CEO, Sheryl Moore has been presented with a Thought Leadership & Education award for the first LUMINARIES recognition program from ThinkAdvisor. 

    Getting to know our Chief of Techie Stuff

    {August 3rd, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink’s CTO, Vince Lozada is one of TWO Wink employees that worked with our CEO over 20 years ago. He actively serves as a Bible study leader, camping enthusiast, AND a killer Java Technical Lead and once taught German and Italian software sales engineers (in the auto industry) how to use software while speaking Spanish. […]

    AJ Betts LGBTQ Youth Memorial Fund

    {July 27th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

      Alexander M. Betts, Jr., known to all of his friends as AJ, was a light to everyone that knew him, always laughing and smiling. He dedicated his short life to loving and helping others. To his family, he will always be remembered as the kindest human being they have ever known. His happiest moments were […]

    More than a decade of historical sales for each index

    {July 27th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Since 2012, hybrid indexes have driven indexed annuity product development, and that trend is gaining momentum with indexed life as well. As a result of product manufacturers’ evolving attitudes about the proprietary nature of these indices over recent years, Wink, Inc. made a decision last year to respond to their requests for intelligence. Wink’s Index […]

    Attention Insurers

    {July 20th, 2021} by Jamie Johnson

    Did you know that insurers participate in all of Wink’s competitive intelligence services for free? From receiving survey results, complimentary reports, to accessing marketable statistics, eligibility for additional subscription benefits, and more;  are there any quid pro quo services that you are missing out on?  Make sure that your products aren’t left in the dust. […]

    Top 10 best- selling products each quarter!

    {July 6th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink publishes the Top 10 best-selling annuities and life insurance each quarter within Wink’s Sales & Market Report.  The Top 10 products are shown per each product type and per each distribution channel!  Wink’s Sales & Market Report is published quarterly and covers sales and industry trends on annuities (multi-year guaranteed, traditional fixed, indexed, structured, […]

    Annuity Awareness Month Edition

    {June 29th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    June is Annuity Awareness Month! We have reprinted our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl Moore’s most requested annuity-focused articles all month long; they are indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. Annuity Awareness Month aligns perfectly with Wink’s top priority of ensuring that the public has the needed information […]

    WinkConnect

    {April 13th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Ever search for a product on AnnuitySpecs/LifeSpecs,  failed and asked us for support, only to find out that you needed to look under “The XYZ Insurance Company,” rather than plain ‘ole “XYZ Insurance Company?”   Or, maybe you’ve looked for information on an annuity product and the only word that you could remember from the […]

    For Every Life, There is a Story

    {April 6th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    April is Donate Life Month; this is a time to remember loved ones who gave the incredible gift of organ, tissue, and eye donation and to celebrate the impact made in the lives of recipients. This month, we remember Alexander M. Betts Jr. (AJ), the son of Wink’s CEO, Sheryl J. Moore and the significance […]

    When’s the next sales release? Be the first to know!

    {March 23rd, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Wink is preparing for the release of 4th Quarter, 2020’s Wink’s Sales & Market Report.* All of our quarterly sales releases, annual reports, and other major announcements are published on our site at Wink’s Press Releases. Contact Jamie at support@winkintel.com to be added to our Press Release distribution list and always be in-the-know and the […]

    Women’s History Month

    {March 9th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    As International Women’s Day comes to an end and we continue on with Women’s History month, we want to give a shoutout to an inspiring industry leader, our rock star Sheryl Moore.  How Sheryl Moore grew into one of the life and annuity industry’s leading product experts, check out this feature article “From Stay-at-Home mom […]

    Courage Award Finalist

    {March 9th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Congratulations to our CEO and Chief Storyteller on being a finalist for the Courage Award, presented by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa at the 2021 Inspiring Women of Iowa event.    Courage Award Finalists Chelsea Krause Rockwell Automation, Burn Boot Camp Ankeny & Clive Iowa Sheryl Moore Wink, Inc. Krista Tedrow South Central Iowa […]

    We moved to Tuesdays!

    {March 8th, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Hello Friends! Wink’s weekly newsletter will now be in your inbox to greet you first thing on Tuesday mornings! We’ll continue to gather ALL of the life insurance and annuity news from the web to combine into a single source for those of you that are as busy as we are. We’ll continue capturing all […]

    Welcome Jameson Alan!

    {March 3rd, 2021} by Jamie Johnson

    Congratulations to our Chief Everything Officer, Victoria (Tori) along with her husband, Zach Grossman on the birth of their handsome baby boy, Jameson Alan! We are so incredibly thrilled for this addition to their family and to our extended Wink-family. Victoria and baby Jameson are doing great. All of our hearts are bursting with joy! […]

    Getting to know our Manager of Awesomeness

    {March 2nd, 2021} by Wink's Intel Pros

    Jamie, Manager of Awesomeness, is the voice you’ll likely hear when calling the Wink offices. She and her husband ran seven miles together on their first date- who does that?! Whether she is with her fellow marathoners or running circles around her Wink colleagues, Jamie stays active.  She is responsible for all customer support, sales, […]

    Wink supported Insurance Careers Month with a Virtual Career Fair

    {March 2nd, 2021} by Jamie Johnson

    Wink supported the annual Insurance Careers Month during the month of February with a virtual career fair for the life insurance and annuity industry. Although the job openings featured in our weekly newsletter was held only in the month of February,  we will continue to post job openings that are provided to us to our […]

    #NAILBAENGAGE SPOTLIGHT with Annuity Rockstar Sheryl J. Moore

    {January 27th, 2021} by Wink's RockStars

    TODAY! Don’t miss this #NAILBAENGAGE Spotlight Interview with Annuity Rockstar Sheryl J. Moore of Moore Market Intelligence on DAY VI of #NAILBAENGAGE! LOG ON NOW to browse through the DAY VI agenda.

    Did you see Product Rates?! It’s Enhancement Time!

    {January 20th, 2021} by Wink's RockStars

    In case you missed the big announcement last week. We made some pretty cool upgrades to the Product Rates page for both AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs.  You’ll have to check it out yourself to experience the full awesomeness, but let’s just say that you are going to love it.   You can now filter the Product […]

    Getting to know Wink: VA Ambassador

    {January 13th, 2021} by Wink's RockStars

    Peter is Wink’s VA Ambassador and the only thing more impressive than his knack for variable annuities (VAs) is his Australian accent. While he isn’t the first man to brave Wink’s day-to-day operations, he has more experience than most of the Wink staff combined. Duly-licensed and ready to take on the world, this Aussie is mixing […]

    Wishing you many Christmas Blessings!

    {December 23rd, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    Wishing many Christmas blessings for you! We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday. -The Wink, Inc. family Sheryl, Emily, Jamie, Jason, Peter, Rita, Talia, Victoria, and Vince. The Wink offices will be closed on December 24th & 25th to celebrate the holiday with our families. We will also be closed on January 1st […]

    Congratulations to Victoria, our Chief Everything Officer!

    {December 23rd, 2020} by Wink

    We have some WONDERFUL news to share! Through year of many unexpected changes and hardships, silver linings shined brighter.  —————————————————————————————————–           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Wink (@winkintel)  

    Wink is at NAILBA 39: Engage!

    {December 16th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

      Visit us at NAILBA 39:Engage!   Who The Heck Are We? Only The Greatest Competitive Intel Company on Earth!     We’ve Got the Intel Tools You Need! Annuities, Life Insurance, Side-By-Side Comparisons, 200+ Companies Represented, Thousands of Life and Annuity Product Specs, Current, Upcoming and Historical New Business Rates.   We’ve Got Shirts! […]

    Our best wishes for a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving.

    {November 24th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    At this time of Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. The Wink offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for an extended holiday break. Our best wishes for a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving.   -The Wink, Inc. family 

    Holiday season is upon us

    {November 11th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    Please note the Wink offices will be closed  on the following  holidays:  Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th.  Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th for an extended holiday weekend. Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th. Christmas, Friday, December 25th. To all the veterans out there… we salute you! Thank you for your service and sacrifice! […]

    Unlimited Access to Wink’s Enterprise Solution

    {October 28th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink offers annuity/life distributors an enterprise solution for annuity and life insurance product management.  Side-by-side product comparisons Quickly compare rates on an apples-to-apples basis Advanced Search tool with a detailed rider search A full library of product specifications, standardized in laymen’s terms The unlimited-access iFrame can be added to your website, configured to your branding […]

    You have spoken, Wink listened.

    {October 7th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    New product trends can be fleeting. As the market environment changes, so too does product development. However, you have spoken, and Wink listened! Indexed products that have “buy-up caps” will now have their rates and fees listed on our analysis tools’ Product Search, Product Specs, Product Rates, and Historical Rates. Hope you love it!   […]

    New and IMPROVED Online Query

    {September 30th, 2020} by Jamie Johnson

    Welcome to the new and improved Wink Sales Reports and Data Query!   Wink’s Sales & Market Report subscribers, we revamped our query for ease, aesthetics, and quite honestly so it could help you kick some more butt. When you log into the site, choose from the “Data Level” dropdown to access the reports with […]

    #LIAM2020

    {September 23rd, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    September is Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM!    Wink supports Life Insurance Awareness and will be joining in this month’s awareness campaign! We reprinted our Chief Storyteller’s Sheryl’s most requested life insurance-focused articles all month long; they are indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. To make […]

    TOTAL OVERALL INDEXED LIFE SALES (2019)

    {September 16th, 2020} by Jamie Johnson

    In 1998, Wink began tracking indexed life sales by insurance carrier each year in our quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report. We compiled all of the data from 1998 – 2019 to  establish the top 10 indexed life carriers for the  “Total Overall Indexed Life Sales.”  Pacific Life Companies is the leader for Total Overall Indexed […]

    Juneteenth

    {June 17th, 2020} by Sheryl J. Moore

    The offices of Wink, Inc will be closed on June 19th each year in observance of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day. 

    ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH EDITION

    {June 15th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    June is Annuity Awareness Month! We will be reprinting our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl Moore’s most requested annuity-focused articles all month long; they will be indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. Annuity Awareness Month aligns perfectly with Wink’s top priority of ensuring that the public has the needed information […]

    ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH EDITION

    {June 8th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    June is Annuity Awareness Month! We will be reprinting our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl Moore’s most requested annuity-focused articles all month long; they will be indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. Annuity Awareness Month aligns perfectly with Wink’s top priority of ensuring that the public has the needed information […]

    ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH EDITION

    {June 3rd, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    June is Annuity Awareness Month! We will be reprinting our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl Moore’s most requested annuity-focused articles all month long; they will be indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. Annuity Awareness Month aligns perfectly with Wink’s top priority of ensuring that the public has the needed information […]

    15 years!

    {May 27th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    They call her “ROCKSTAR”

    {May 27th, 2020} by Wink

    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? She is the founder, creator, and President & CEO of Wink, Inc. […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Modern Woodmen of America         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Modern Woodmen of America was the #1 seller of Fixed Annuities in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Allianz Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Allianz Life of North America was the #1 seller of Indexed Annuities in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              New York Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, New York Life Insurance and Annuity Company was the #1 seller of Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Structured Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Equitable Financial         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company was the #1 seller of Structured Annuities in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Variable Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Jackson National Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York were the #1 seller of Variable Annuities in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Pacific Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Pacific Life Insurance Company and Pacific Life & Annuity Company were the #1 sellers of Indexed Life Insurance in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Universal Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Prudential Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Pruco Life Insurance Company and Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey were the #1 sellers of Universal Life Insurance in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2019 Leader in Whole Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Massachusetts Mutual Life Companies       Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company was the #1 seller of Whole Life Insurance in 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Mutual Trust         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company increased their Fixed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Atlantic Coast Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company increased their Indexed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Equitable Life & Casualty         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company increased their Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Structured Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Protective Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Protective Life and Annuity Insurance Company and Protective Life Insurance Company increased their Structured Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Lincoln National Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York increased their Indexed Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Universal Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Securian Financial         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company increased their Universal Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   […]

    Wink’s 2019 Trailblazer in Whole Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              Protective Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Protective Life Insurance Company increased their Whole Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2018 to 2019. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2019 Excellence in Annuity Innovation Award

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

            Allianz Life of North America for Allianz Legacy by Design           About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, indexing method, index, distribution, surrender charge […]

    Wink’s 2019 Excellence in Life Insurance Innovation Award

    {April 16th, 2020} by Wink, Inc

              John Hancock  for John Hancock Aspire with Vitality           About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, indexing method, index, distribution, surrender charge period, […]

    What’s New? What’s Discontinued?

    {April 1st, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    How do you keep track of all of those changes?! Utilizing our analysis tools, you can access an up-to-date view of the products being launched and retired from the market.    AnnuitySpecs subscribers click HERE LifeSpecs subscribers click HERE   Missing out? To learn more, click HERE

    Getting to know our Chief of the Techie Stuff

    {January 14th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s CTO is one of TWO Wink employees that worked with the company CEO over 20 years ago. He actively serves as a Bible study leader, camping enthusiast, AND a killer Java Technical Lead and once taught German and Italian software sales engineers (in the auto industry) how to use software while speaking Spanish. Intrigued […]

    Join in the conversation!

    {January 8th, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    Get social with Wink and our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl J. Moore:  Sheryl J. Moore via LinkedIn for breaking news and thought-provoking discussion in the life insurance and annuity industries. Wink’s company updates via LinkedIn, Instagram, and/or Facebook to connect with us and get to know our team! Also, be sure to visit Sheryl’s profile on Facebook. […]

    A year in review: Most-Read Stories from 2019

    {January 7th, 2020} by Jamie Johnson

      IUL illustrations,  Ken Fisher, annuity illustrations, life lessons, and the Secure Act– view 2019’s most-read news stories from each quarter, according to Wink’s weekly newsletter.    4th Quarter, 2019:  WHAT MIGHT THE SECURE ACT MEAN FOR LIFETIME INCOME? VOYA FINANCIAL TO SELL INDIVIDUAL LIFE BUSINESS AND OTHER CLOSED BLOCKS LIFE LESSONS SECURITY BENEFIT INDEXED […]

    Happy New Year!

    {January 1st, 2020} by Wink's RockStars

    The Wink offices are closed today, January 1st, 2020 to celebrate the holiday with our families.     

    Merry Christmas

    {December 23rd, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

        “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas everyday.”     Wishing many Christmas blessings for you! -The Wink, Inc. family   Sheryl, Victoria, Andrew, Emily, Jamie, Lawrence, Peter, Rita, Talia, Vince

    Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

    {November 26th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

        At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation.   The Wink offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for an extended holiday celebration with our family and friends.        Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!    -The Wink, Inc family   

    Getting to know our Rates Wrangler Extraordinaire

    {November 5th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    WHAT CAN WE SAY ABOUT THE MOST EXPERIENCED FEMALE INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL AT WINK?! Rita, Rates Wrangler Extraordinaire, solicited a charitable contribution out of our CEO faster than any fundraiser in our 14 years’ history due to her love for volunteering at nonprofits. She specifically asked if she could take vacation the week of the Iowa […]

    An Interview With a Veteran

    {November 5th, 2019} by Wink RockStars

    Wink is closed on Monday, November 11th to honor Veterans Day. We are proud of the U.S. Veterans and want to say THANK YOU to those who serve and have served! We would like to take a moment to feature a very special veteran in our extended Wink family, Sheryl Moore’s father, Kurt S. Sundberg, […]

    WinkAssist is here!

    {November 4th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    Attention AnnuitySpecs users! Ever wish there were specs on our website for an elusive annuity, which you can no longer find information on? WISH NO MORE! WinkAssist is here to help! Just email us as many details on the product/riders you need help researching, and we will do what we can to get specs approved […]

    How awesome is this?! New LifeSpecs features!

    {November 4th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    Attention LifeSpecs users! So, we did this awesome thing with the Product Rates page, and renamed it “Advanced Product Rates.” You’ll probably freak-out and faint at how awesome it is. Please ask a coworker to provide back-up, before using this page for the first time. We mean it; it is THAT good. Also, the Product […]

    Getting to know our Product Specspert, Knower of Important Things

    {October 7th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    You’ll never meet a person with more punny friends than this gal! Talia, is our Product Specspert, Knower of Important Things. Her passion for one-liners is fueled by the likes of “The Big Lebowski,” “Anchorman,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Princess Bride.” Steadfastly dedicated to volunteering for her children’s school, this […]

    Getting to know our Chief Everything Officer

    {September 17th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    VICTORIA L. PETERSON, A.K.A. TORI, A.K.A. THE “DECISION DIVA.” Victoria, Chief Everything Officer, was the first employee that Sheryl J. Moore hired to work with her at Wink. She became a member of the Moore family after Sheryl’s then four year-old son hit on her at her teenage job. Always willing to help a friend, and […]

    #LIAM2019

    {September 17th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    September is Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM!  Wink supports Life Insurance Awareness and will be joining in this month’s awareness campaign! We are reprinting our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl’s most requested life insurance-focused articles all month long; they are indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. While life […]

    Thank a Soldier

    {September 11th, 2019} by Sheryl J. Moore

    At Wink, we really like to get to know our people. Personally. This morning, my Manager of Awesomeness, Jamie Johnson, received the following email response from a colleague/client in the midst of dealing with some personal challenges. James Hemmerly is not only a member of our Competitive Intelligence community, but a respected colleague/client, and Disabled […]

    #LIAM2019

    {September 10th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    September is Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM!  Wink supports Life Insurance Awareness and will be joining in this month’s awareness campaign! We are reprinting Sheryl’s most requested life insurance-focused articles all month long; they will be indicated with “reprint” in the title.  You’ll find these timeless articles are still relevant today. While life insurance is […]

    Getting to know our Manager of Awesomeness

    {August 13th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    SHE’S THE FACE OF ALL WINK SOCIAL NETWORKS! Jamie N. Johnson, Manager of Awesomeness, is also the voice you’ll likely hear when calling the Wink offices. She and her husband ran seven miles together on their first date- who does that?! Whether she is with her fellow marathoners or running circles around her Wink colleagues, […]

    Getting to know our VA Ambassador

    {July 9th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    THE ONLY BLOKE RESEARCHING ANNUITIES AT WINK. Peter J. Lamond is the VA Ambassador and the only thing more impressive than his knack for variable annuities (VAs) is his Australian accent. While Wink’s newest member isn’t the first man to brave Wink’s day-to-day operations, he has more experience than most of the Wink staff combined. Duly-licensed and ready […]

    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    {July 3rd, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    Happy 4th of July!  The Wink office will be closed July 4th and 5th for an extended holiday.   We wish you a safe and wonderful Independence Day!       

    Top Selling Indexed ULs of All Time! (2018)

    {June 14th, 2019} by Jamie Johnson

    We began tracking the individual product sales of indexed universal life (IUL) products in the second quarter of 2008.  We recently updated our annual “Top Selling Indexed ULs of All Time” chart to reflect IUL sales through 2018. Transamerica Premier Life’s Transamerica Financial Foundation IUL has the title of the “Top Selling IUL of All […]

    TOP SELLING INDEXED ANNUITIES OF ALL TIME! (2018)

    {June 13th, 2019} by Jamie Johnson

    Wink continues to receive many inquiries about which products are the best-selling indexed annuities of all time. We began tracking individual product sales of indexed annuities in 2006; in 2013 we began to compile these individual product sales to see which products were the top-selling indexed annuities ” of all time” from the 2006-2013 time period. […]

    Annuities are Important! A video chat invite

    {June 4th, 2019} by N/A

      Annuities are Important! Join Highland Capital on Monday, June 17 for an in-depth discussion about WHY your clients need annuities with special guest, Sheryl Moore.  

    TOTAL OVERALL INDEXED ANNUITY SALES (2018)

    {May 20th, 2019} by Jamie Johnson

    We have tracked indexed annuity sales by insurance carrier each year since 1998 in our quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report.  All-Time sales for indexed annuities through 2018 are over $629.4 billion according to Wink’s Sales & Market Report! Wow! It has become an ongoing tradition to update our analysis each year, compiling the year-end sales to see which […]

    TOTAL OVERALL INDEXED LIFE SALES (2018)

    {May 20th, 2019} by Jamie Johnson

    In 1998, Wink began tracking indexed life sales by insurance carrier each year in our quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report. We compiled all of the data from 1998 – 2018 to  establish the top 10 indexed life carriers for the  “Total Overall Indexed Life Sales.”  Pacific Life Companies is the leader for Total Overall Indexed Life […]

    Getting to know our Market Maverick

    {May 14th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    THEY DON’T CALL HER THE MARKET MAVERICK FOR NOTHIN’! Emily E. Nordyke, Market Maverick, was hired (twice!!) for the job she didn’t actually apply for! Her knowledge of American Sign Language initially impressed the big boss and sealed the deal.  Can’t get enough of Emily? We’ll help you out! She distributes, obtains, and manages all […]

    Delivering more value…that is what we do at Wink.

    {May 8th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

        Wink’s AnnuitySpecs users, effective immediately, you can now choose to include products that are “no longer actively marketed” (a.k.a. no longer available for new sales) in your Product Searches! In other words, have you ever have difficulty trying to identify some old product with a bailout, a ROP or [insert any other feature […]

    Wink’s 2018 Excellence in Life Insurance Innovation Award

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              AXA US for IUL Protect 160  (“Extra Interest Credit” feature)         About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, crediting method, index, distribution, surrender […]

    Wink’s 2018 Excellence in Annuity Innovation Award

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

            Midland National Life Insurance Company for LiveWell® Freedom Variable Annuity (“Freedom Date” feature)         About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, crediting method, index, […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Whole Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Americo         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company increased their Whole Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 to 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Universal Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

                Massachusetts Mutual Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company increased their Universal Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 to 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Symetra Financial         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Symetra Life Insurance Company increased their Indexed Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 to 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Reliance Standard         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company increased their Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 to 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              RiverSource Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, RiverSource Life Insurance Company increased their Indexed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 to 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s […]

    Wink’s 2018 Trailblazer in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              AIG         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately American General Life Insurance Company, The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, and The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company increased their Fixed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2017 […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Whole Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Massachusetts Mutual Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company was the #1 seller of Whole Life Insurance in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Universal Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Protective Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Protective Life Insurance Company and Protective Life and Annuity Insurance Company were the #1 sellers of Universal Life Insurance in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Pacific Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Pacific Life Insurance Company and Pacific Life & Annuity Company were the #1 sellers of Indexed Life Insurance in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Structured Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              AXA US         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company was the #1 seller of Structured Annuities in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              New York Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, New York Life Insurance and Annuity Company was the #1 seller of Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Allianz Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Allianz Life of North America was the #1 seller of Indexed Annuities in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served […]

    Wink’s 2018 Leader in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {April 16th, 2019} by Wink, Inc.

              Jackson National Life Insurance Company         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Jackson National Life of New York were the #1 sellers of Fixed Annuities in 2018. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.   About Wink’s […]

    Getting to know our Central Intelligence Officer

    {April 9th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    IF YOU THOUGHT OUR CHIEF STORYTELLER KNEW LIFE INSURANCE, WAIT UNTIL YOU GET A LOAD OF THIS GUY… Andrew J. Berman, Central Intelligence Officer,  is the life insurance savant of Wink’s analysis team; a real “Rainman” if you are picking-up what we’re putting-down. He provides insight, marketing assistance, technical support, and product knowledge that product development/pricing […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE: 1st Quarter, 2019

    {March 26th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: 1st Quarter, 2019

    {March 26th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. […]

    We do the work so you don’t have to!

    {March 12th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    We monitor a multitude of magazines, newspapers, websites, and trade journals on a daily basis for relevant industry news to send directly to your email inbox once a week in our weekly newsletter from our Chief Storyteller, Sheryl J. Moore. We value our relationships with media outlets because we want to continue being the first-to-know […]

    ‘The One Thing’

    {March 5th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    A few years ago, we came across an article, “I Wish I Knew Then: 6 Power Women Share Most Valuable Career Advice” by Moria Forbes. The article has today’s successful female leaders sharing key insights into their careers. A question was asked to six top female leaders, identified as successful, about ‘The One Thing’ they had […]

    Getting to know our Chief Storyteller

    {February 27th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

    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? She is the founder, creator, and President & CEO of Wink, […]

    Keynote Address

    {January 30th, 2019} by Wink's RockStars

         “We going to crank up the volume in Phoenix!”   Sheryl J. Moore, our President and CEO of Wink, Inc. will be giving the keynote address at Legacy’s 2019 IMO Meeting, Amplify on February 7, 2019.       Contact your Legacy Marketing Regional for more details.         

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: December 2018

    {December 31st, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development.  AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. AnnuitySpecs […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE: December 2018

    {December 31st, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    Welcoming 2019!

    {December 23rd, 2018} by Jamie Johnson

    Wink will be closed January 1st, 2019 in observance of the New Year holiday.  Designed by Freepik   We are very excited about continuing enhancements to our analysis tools and sales report in 2019 such as:  Launching our illustration benchmarking tool. Tracking sales of variable annuities. WOW!  Contact us for details and stay tuned for much […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: November 2018

    {November 27th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: October 2018

    {October 30th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE: September 2018

    {October 3rd, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: September 2018

    {October 3rd, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE: August 2018

    {September 5th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: August 2018

    {September 5th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, indexed, structured, and variable annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. […]

    AnnuitySpecs Awesomeness

    {August 29th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Can you believe it has almost been two months since we introduced the new AnnuitySpecs site?! One month after launch we had already made additional awesome updates to the site and will have even more coming in September. First, let’s recap this month’s updates.   At launch, we underestimated how much the insurance realm loves Internet […]

    NEW and IMPROVED AnnuitySpecs analysis tool

    {July 11th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    We hope you didn’t freak out when you logged into AnnuitySpecs and saw that everything changed. Please remain calm. Rest assured that the Wink staff is here to help you. It IS a lot of change. We get it. We don’t expect you to read our minds. If things get hairy contact support@winkintel.com or call 1 (855) ASK-WINK. […]

    Wink’s New and Improved AnnuitySpecs

    {June 30th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

      Introducing…the NEW and IMPROVED AnnuitySpecs tool! Don’t freak-out when you log-in. Basically, everything has changed. Again, remain calm. Rest assured that the Wink staff is here to help you. First, we added Structured Annuities (also known as collared annuities, buffered annuities, indexed variable annuities, etc.) as well as traditional Variable Annuities (VAs) to AnnuitySpecs. […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN ANNUITIES: May 2018

    {June 19th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, and indexed annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. AnnuitySpecs Subscribers: […]

    WHAT’S NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE: May 2018

    {June 19th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    Award Recipient: Pacific Life Companies

    {June 19th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    “On behalf of Pacific Life, I want to thank you and your team for the wonderful award we received last Friday.” -Marketing Research Manager Pacific Life Companies received the Wink’s 2017 Leader in Indexed Life Insurance Sales award as featured on May 8th at https://www.winkintel.com/2018/05/winks-2017-leader-in-indexed-life-insurance-sales/. Thank you for taking the time to share your photo with […]

    Wink’s 2017 Leader in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {May 31st, 2018} by Wink, Inc.

            New York Life   Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, New York Life Insurance and Annuity Company was the #1 seller of Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities in 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities, which considers manufacturers of declared-rate deferred annuities with a rate that is […]

    Wink’s 2017 Leader in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                Jackson National Life Insurance Company       Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Jackson National Life of New York were the #1 sellers of Fixed Annuities in 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Fixed Annuities, which considers manufacturers of […]

    Wink’s 2017 Leader in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

              Allianz Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Allianz Life of North America was the #1 seller of Indexed Annuities in 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Indexed Annuities, which considers manufacturers of indexed deferred annuities, which earn excess interest that is limited, […]

    Wink’s 2017 Leader in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                  Pacific Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Pacific Life Insurance Company and Pacific Life & Annuity Company were the #1 sellers of Indexed Life Insurance in 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Indexed Life, which considers manufacturers of […]

    Wink’s 2017 Trailblazer in Fixed Annuity Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                  Minnesota Life – Securian         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company increased their Fixed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2016 to 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & […]

    Wink’s 2017 Trailblazer in Indexed Annuity Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                Thrivent Financial         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased their Indexed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2016 to 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Indexed Annuities, which considers manufacturers of indexed deferred annuities, […]

    Wink’s 2017 Trailblazer in Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                    Protective Life Companies         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, aggregately Protective Life Insurance Company and Protective Life and Annuity Insurance Company increased their Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2016 to 2017.  Rankings based on participants of Wink’s […]

    Wink’s 2017 Trailblazer in Indexed Life Insurance Sales

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                Farm Bureau Life         Per Wink’s Sales & Market Report, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company increased their Indexed Life Insurance market share the greatest percentage of any company, from 2016 to 2017. Rankings based on participants of Wink’s Sales & Market Report/Indexed Life, which considers manufacturers of permanent […]

    Wink’s 2017 Excellence in Annuity Innovation Award

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

                Security Benefit Life Insurance Company for RateTrack Annuities   (the first “floating rate” annuities)         About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, […]

    Wink’s 2017 Excellence in Life Insurance Innovation Award

    {May 8th, 2018} by Wink, Inc

              Accordia Life for Lifetime Builder ELITE IUL   (“Linked Loan” option)           About Wink’s Sales & Market Report Wink’s Sales & Market Report has served as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997. Providing sales by product, company, crediting method, index, […]

    What’s New in Annuities: March 2018

    {April 12th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis provides an up-to-date view of the traditional fixed, multi‐year guaranteed, and indexed annuities being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. AnnuitySpecs’ “What’s New” section will default to the last three months and one can view historical data in quarterly intervals. AnnuitySpecs Subscribers: […]

    What’s New in Life Insurance: March 2018

    {April 12th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    Wink’s LifeSpecs analysis tool provides an up-to-date view of the indexed universal life, indexed whole life, traditional universal life, traditional whole life, and interest-sensitive whole life being launched and retired on a monthly basis so you can quickly view trends in product development. LifeSpecs’ What’s New section will default to the last three months and […]

    TOTAL OVERALL INDEXED ANNUITY SALES (2017)

    {March 29th, 2018} by Jamie Johnson

    We have tracked indexed annuity sales by insurance carrier each year since 1998 in our quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report.  All-Time sales for indexed annuities through 2017 are over $560.7 billion according to Wink’s Sales & Market Report! Wow! It has become an ongoing tradition to update our analysis each year, compiling the year-end sales to see which […]

    TOTAL OVERALL INDEXED LIFE SALES (2017)

    {March 14th, 2018} by Jamie Johnson

    In 1998, Wink began tracking indexed life sales by insurance carrier each year in our quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report. We compiled all of the data from 1998 – 2017 to  establish the top 10 indexed life carriers for the  “Total Overall Indexed Life Sales.”  Pacific Life Companies has emerged the leader for Total Overall […]

    Victoria Peterson of Wink, Inc. named to the 2018 BISA Rising Star Program

    {March 8th, 2018} by Wink's RockStars

    The Bank Insurance & Securities Association’s (BISA) Diversity Committee approved Victoria Peterson’s Rising Star application. The Rising Star program recognizes BISA members who have demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the financial industry. Individuals with outstanding leadership skills were encouraged to apply. Valuing diversity of thought and experiences that span a […]

    Happy New Year!

    {December 27th, 2017} by Jamie Johnson

    We will be closed January 1st, 2018 in observance of the holiday.  Our weekly newsletter will resume to Wednesdays beginning on January 3rd, 2018. We are very excited for the new year and our upcoming enhancements. First, we are launching our variable annuity enhancement to Wink’s AnnuitySpecs analysis tool. Contact us for details and stay […]

    We wish you a Merry Christmas!

    {December 19th, 2017} by Wink's RockStars

    May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, hope, and joy. We sincerely thank you for partnering with Wink and look forward to serving you in 2018.    Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  Wink, Inc. and Sheryl J. Moore. The Wink office will be closed on December 25th and December 26th to celebrate […]

    #GivingTuesday

    {November 28th, 2017} by Jamie Johnson

    The Giving Tuesday campaign is a reminder that we all have the ability to donate something, whether it be time, money, items to a cause, group, individual that you care about and make this holiday season extra special for someone else, particularly those deemed less fortunate than oneself.  We can also all agree, “it’s more blessed to […]

    Benefits of a Gratitude List

    {November 21st, 2017} by Wink's RockStars

    The best way to reap the benefits of gratitude is to notice new things that you’re grateful for every day. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction. In the spirit of […]

    Insurance Selling Magazine targets a Jan/Feb 2018 premiere issue

    {October 31st, 2017} by Wink's RockStars

    Insurance Forums is launching a print publication in early 2018, to complement their online content. For the past 10 years, Insurance Forums has remained the largest online media outlet for the insurance producers, RIAs, and financial advisors. As Insurance Forums’ membership grows beyond 80,000 producers, the void left by the print media is becoming more evident. Many Insurance Forums’ […]

    Best of Des Moines Winners 2017 

    {October 5th, 2017} by Jamie Johnson

    Which insurers took the honors for the Business Record’s annual Best of Des Moines poll results? Click HERE to view the full results.  Principal topped out Best Life Insurance Company, Best Company to Work For, Best Company for Young Professionals, Best Company for Diversity in the Workplace, Best Company for Women to Work For, Best […]

    Winks aids in Hurricane Harvey recovery

    {September 5th, 2017} by Wink RockStars

    Presence matters, whether you show up to provide aid in a disaster zone, send your love and emotional support, or donate financially, you make an impact.  We may have watched Hurricane Harvey and the horrific flood from the comfort of our homes, located throughout the U.S., however, we have been present throughout the ordeal by […]

    Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

    {August 29th, 2017} by Charity Navigator

    Our prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey;  view the list of charities at the bottom right of the Charity Navigator site for ways to help. 

    Be a blessing

    {August 8th, 2017} by Wink RockStars

    Brandon Jons was diagnosed with leukemia September 1989. He relapsed two years later and passed away on November 5th, 1991 at the age of five.   “So many folks rallied to help us when he [Brandon] had leukemia. We even got adopted by a church group that made sure we had Christmas. And we had a benefit […]

    Wink has a new home!

    {July 6th, 2017} by Wink RockStars

    The Wink office is now located at 5 Greenwood Terrace, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Please note: The Wink team will be available intermittently Wednesday, July 12th – Friday, July 14th, 2017, while moving office locations.  We will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 17th,  2017 from 8 AM – 5 PM, Central Time. 

    Operation Clean Up Easter Lake

    {July 5th, 2017} by Jamie Johnson

    The Wink team joined Polk County Conservation and the Easter Lake Watershed Project for a clean-up day at Easter Lake on June 23rd. Easter Lake is a man-made reservoir located within the city limits of Des Moines, Iowa. The lake was constructed in 1967 on the site of the last operating coal mine in Polk […]

    Top Selling Indexed ULs of All Time, 2016

    {July 1st, 2017} by Jamie Johnson

    We began tracking the individual product sales of indexed universal life (IUL) products in the second quarter of 2008.  We recently updated our annual “Top Selling Indexed ULs of All Time” chart to reflect IUL sales through 2016. Minnesota Life’s Eclipse Indexed Life has the title of the “Top Selling IUL of All Time” with […]

    Wink supports National Annuity Awareness Month

    {May 30th, 2017} by Wink's RockStars

    We will be supporting the annual National Annuity Awareness Month in June. National Annuity Awareness Month is designed to provide awareness and understanding of annuities and their benefits in financial and retirement planning. Be sure to look for our social media communications with a focus on educating the public on the important role annuities play […]

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