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A survey sponsored by AARP, the Consumer Federation of America, and the Financial Planning Coalition shows that most people are at best confused by the language of the SEC's Regulation Best Interest.
Lincoln's new Retirement Safeguard FIA features built-in lifetime income, including a benefit multiplier while saving for retirement, an option for increasing income in retirement, and an enhanced death benefit.
The unitized portfolios are positioned as more customizable than target date funds as qualified default investment alternatives in 401(k) plans.
Fidelity now offers four zero expense ratio index funds: Zero Large-Cap Index, Zero Extended Market Index, Zero Total Market Index and Zero Total International Index funds.
'The Insured Retirement Institute has remained confident that annuities sales would rebound due to pent up demand for these solutions,' said IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford, in a release.
Under the alliance, BCS Insurance Agency will offer fixed and indexed annuities through Four Seasons Financial Group using iPipeline's 'SimplyAnnuity' tool.