The real annuity story

The Real Annuity Story Accumulation VS. Income

A brand-new year is always a good time to reflect on past data released in the Wink’s Sales & Market Report to see if the hard facts can give us any insight as to ...
QLAC article

All This Talk About QLAC What Does it Really Mean?

The U.S. Treasury has been making news over the last several months with rule changes that expand the use of deferred income annuities (DIAs) inside retirement plans. The ...
Wink article

YEAR-TO-DATE Indexed Annuity Sales Greater Than Any Full Year But 2013

Wink, Inc. Releases Third-Quarter 2014 Indexed Sales Results Forty-seven indexed annuity carriers participated in the 69th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, ...
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The New Buzz with Indexed Annuities: Hybrid Indices

We have been shouting this from the roof-tops, and see you posting and tweeting about it too: Indexed annuity sales were off the charts for the first half of 2014! In fact, ...
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Are Americans Willing to Pay for Their Own Pension?

Each year, the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) publishes the results of its Retirement Confidence Survey. This annual survey tracks answers to some key questions ...
Upton article

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS FOR BUYOUT APPEAL AND LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

Let’s face it, nothing is forever. One day you will retire, and you’ll want to leave behind a legacy. Whether that involves an outright acquisition of your business ...
Social Situations into Business

How Do You Turn Social Situations into BUSINESS?

Very carefully! But here’s the truth: People don’t want to feel obligated to do business with you just because you took them to a ball game, wined and dined them over ...
Maselli, Bond article

The Bond-Zombie Apocalypse

It’s often said that experience is the best teacher. But if you can learn from someone else’s experience, the tuition is often a lot cheaper, and in this case, far less ...
Filling the Gap

Filling the Gap: Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Insurance Professionals?

More independent insurance agents will be retiring than starting careers this year. It’s the same story from last year, and previous years before that. The industry’s ...
The STate of the States

The State of the States

NAFA spends many hours each day working with state regulators and those influencing public policy to promote a healthy sales environment that protects consumers. NAFA also ...