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Fixed Annuities Had a Strong 2016 Despite Soft Third Quarter

Fixed indexed annuities continue a winning streak but other lines are not as robust

January 2017 |  Read Article

DOL Rule Coming Into Focus

With just four months to go before the Department of Labor fiduciary rules begin taking effect, the agency is providing some much-needed clarity.

December 2016 |  Read Article

DOL Suit Decisions Unlikely Before 2017

Legal wrangling over the Department of Labor fiduciary rule is expected to carry well into 2017.

November 2016 |  Read Article

This Year’s ACA Season Finds Higher Premiums, Fewer Carriers

The Obama administration makes one last push for enrollment as a new sign-up season begins one week before the presidential election.

October 2016 |  Read Article

How the Candidates Divide on Financial, Regulatory Issues

Will Clinton and Trump attack industry issues with traditional liberal and conservative ideology, or radically change course?

September 2016 |  Read Article

What About Life Insurance in the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule?

Could life insurance sales be subject to new Department of Labor fiduciary rules if the sale involves retirement money? Answer: It’s complicated.

August 2016 |  Read Article

Industry Takes a Five-Barreled Shot at the DOL Fiduciary Rule

The lawsuits focus on claims that the department overreached its authority and denied proper review after pulling fixed indexed annuities into the Best Interest Contract Exemption.

July 2016 |  Read Article

Final Fiduciary Rule: What It Means

The final version of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule contained a few surprises. We break it down to show the positive and negative aspects of the new rule...

May 2016 |  Read Article

Opponents Prepare for Fight Following DOL Rule Release

The real battle over the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule might be just getting started...

April 2016 |  Read Article

Expect DOL Rule to Look Much Like the Preliminary Version

The rule should see light of day by late April, setting off challenges and accommodation.

March 2016 |  Read Article