• Annuities gaining in popularity

    Nearly two-thirds of advisors who sell annuities believe that guaranteed income options will increase in importance over the next five years, according to a new report by Cogent Research and the Insured Retirement Institute.

  • Medi-Scare: The Sequel

    Like the villain in a bad slasher flick, Congress will be back to take another stab at Medicare cuts.

  • Medi-Scare: The Sequel

    Like the villain in a bad slasher flick, Congress will be back to take another stab at Medicare cuts.

  • Marital status ‘significant factor’ in women’s retirement confidence: IRI

    A report from the Insured Retirement Institute found that boomer womens confidence in retirement planning was significantly influenced by their marital status.

  • 2011 could be record year for annuity sales

    Following the Insured Retirement Institutes announcement on Aug. 17 that variable annuity sales increased 23% in the first quarter of 2011, the organization announced that second quarter annuity sales are up again.

  • This week in benefits

    Getting tough on wellness, fired for not wearing a Speedo, and why Joe You Lie Wilson feels vindicated these days.

  • Middle-income boomer market remains untapped

    New research from the Insured Retirement Institute finds middle-income baby boomers lack confidence and resources to maneuver into retirement, and that this segment is largely underserved by financial professionals.

  • Top 5 factors for allocating retirement portfolios

    Five factors are largely responsible for building retirement plans that are able to address the myriad risks investors face, a report released Monday by the Insured Retirement Institute found.

  • GAO retirement advice: Delay Social Security, buy annuities

    In what could be a boon to the annuity industry, a report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office said that delaying Social Security and purchasing an annuity may be the only way to ensure solvency in retirement.

  • DOL's Borzi fights critics of proposed fiduciary rule

    Phyllis Borzi, head of the Department of Labors Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), fought back on Tuesday against criticisms EBSA has received regarding its controversial regulation amending the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

  • IRI publishes redesigned edition of Retirement Fact Book

    Advisors looking for retirement facts and practice management tips along with a thorough examination of annuities may want to check out the Insured Retirement Institute’s 10th anniversary edition of the IRI Fact Book, released Thursday.