Is This Any Way to Sell SPIAs? You Bet.

Kelli Hueler, creator of the Income Solutions online income annuity sales platform, delivered an academic paper at the Pension Research Council's annual conference at the Wharton School last week, and provided insight into her "out of plan" income option for rollovers from 401(k) plans.

Tell Us What You Really Think

At the LIMRA-Society of Actuaries Retirement Industry Conference in Baltimore last week, Scott Stolz from Raymond James, Greg Jaeck from Edward Jones and Jarrod Fisher from Simplicity Financial Distributors delivered frank opinions about annuities and annuity issuers.

Why Indexed Annuity Sales Are So Strong

Many factors are driving the increase in indexed annuity sales: More manufacturers, better products, more distributors, competitive commissions, aging boomers, and relaxed regulation. But does the bubble contain the seeds of its own deflation?

Lessons from a Living (DC) Experiment

Israel has found that even a mandatory defined contribution system can’t resolve all of the behavioral, economic, or administrative issues that prevent low-income and minority workers from saving for retirement. (Photo: Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.)
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Allstate launches indexed annuities

The Allstate "GrowthProtector" is a savings tool and the "IncomeProtector" has a lifetime income benefit with a 7% annual deferral bonus.

Working women save two-thirds as much as men: ING

Among those with savings in or outside an employer-sponsored retirement plan, men have saved $149,000, on average, compared to $108,000 in total average savings for women, according to the ING survey.

Quote of the Week

"One of the best uses for low-balance 401(k) accounts is as a 'bridge' to facilitate the deferral of Social Security benefits . But that strategy is household-specific and complex for typical participants to implement, so they will need help. Who has an incentive to provide that help? No one! So we must create that incentive." --Jason Scott, director of retirement research, Financial Engines.

Dept. of Ruffled Feathers

I suggested to Kelli Hueler that she has "ruffled some feathers" in the annuity business. The creator of Income Solutions was both surprised and not surprised to hear that.

Is This Any Way to Sell SPIAs? You Bet./

Kelli Hueler, creator of the Income Solutions online income annuity sales platform, delivered an academic paper at the Pension Research Council's annual conference at the Wharton School last week, and provided insight into her "out of plan" income option for rollovers from 401(k) plans.