Susan Voss

5 Questions for Susan Voss

NAFA Annuity Outlook asked Susan Voss, former Iowa Insurance Commissioner, for her opinions on these five key industry issues. She provides her insights below. 1. What ...
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Behind the Scenes of Fixed Annuity Regulation

THE SAGA CONTINUES… THE INDUSTRY’S LEADING ADVOCATE, KIM O’BRIEN, PEELS BACK THE CURTAIN ON FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION Edited by Robert Billingham These days, ...
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FEDERAL ROUNDUP

Sen. Hatch Pension Bill Introduced – NAFA Goes to D.C.! On July 9, Senator Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced S. 1270, the Secure ...
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A Source of Headaches: “Source of Funds”

One of today’s most widely-miscommunicated issues is the fixed annuity market’s “Source of Funds” matter. The issue? It’s figuring out where the prospective purchaser ...

State Roundup

By the end of June 2013, all but a small handful of States will have adjourned sine die—meaning that there’s no scheduled future meeting date, or, more typically, that ...
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Message from the President: 2013 Annuity Leadership Forum a Success

Annuity Industry Leaders Met in D.C. to Address Compliance, Regulatory and Government Relations Issues American author, Margaret Mead, once wrote, “Never doubt that a ...
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Annuity Industry Leaders Meet in D.C. to Address Compliance, Regulatory and Government Relations Issues

This year’s NAFA Annuity Leadership Forum was held June 12 – 14 at the Westin Arlington Gateway, gathering nearly 50 leading insurance carriers and independent marketing ...
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Exclusive Interview with Former US Comptroller General David M. Walker

The Fiscal Grand Bargain: Former US Comptroller General Speaks Out About What’s Really Happening on Capitol Hill The editorial staff of NAFA Annuity Outlook Magazine ...
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The Washington Update

Behind the Fiscal Cliff Compromise At the eleventh hour on New Year’s Eve, Washington negotiators reached a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff” – the looming ...
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A Taxing Situation: A Closer Look at Tax Policy Trends

Preserving the tax benefits of annuities are a vital tool to help ensure financial security for retirees. Yet, the tug and pull of Washington politics puts these essential ...