A Short Cut to Long-Term Care Insurance

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.

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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Future of VAs a ‘Wildcard,’ Conning Says

“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.

Fitch Downgrades Nationwide Mutual to “A”

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.

Got Anger? ShareOwners.Org Cites Investor Indignation

ShareOwners.org wants stronger regulation of the securities industry, increased accountability of corporate boards and CEOs, greater financial transparency and protection of the legal rights of investors.