Bird? Plane? No, It’s a New MetLife VA Rider

With the new FlexChoice guaranteed lifetime withdrawal rider on its flagship variable annuities, MetLife is betting that it can provide Boomers with a competitive income vehicle that's light on capital consumption.

The Key to Turning On 401(k) Annuities

Micruity, a tech startup with a 30-year-old CEO, says it has the "middleware" that can integrate 401(k) plans and annuity issuers. Will the retirement industry listen?

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.
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Questions & Answers about: Medicaid Annuities

In this ongoing new feature, RIJ will ask and answer questions that pertain to retirement advisors and their clients. Our first Q&A concerns Medicaid annuities, which middle-class Baby Boomer couples who face nursing home costs should know about.
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The Fed Stays in ‘No Man’s Land’

My nightmare scenario is that when rates go up, equity prices will fall, and millions of Boomers will wish they'd sold their stocks at the peak and bought income annuities with the proceeds.