United of Omaha, Genworth Life, Bankers Life, and OneAmerica have introduced LTC/annuity hybrids in the run-up to January 1, 2010, when distributions from annuities to pay nursing home bills will be tax-free.
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Bloomberg reported this week that Prudential is considering selling its retirement plan recordkeeping business. Prudential didn't confirm the report, but several industry insiders did. Low interest rates, high costs of IT makeovers, and sticky stable value fund guarantees are driving the move, RIJ was told.
“We'll have to see how this market plays out,” said Terence Martin, vice president of insurance research at Hartford-based Conning Research and Consulting.
“A mutual funds/fixed annuity combination” and “variable annuities with a guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit” were the “most attractive” options for retirement income planning/distribution.
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VA writers like Nationwide continue to be under pressure from the decline in equity market values, which have required additional general account reserves to cover guarantees, Fitch said.
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Effective yields ranged from 1.75% for a two-year contract with a one-year bonus to 5.25% for a 10-year contract.