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MassMutual jumps into a hot investment-only variable annuity market
Insurance firm is debuting its first IOVA as the products are helping prop up overall VA sales.
Finra to seek a 'significant fine' from MetLife over variable annuity sales
Regulator focuses on potential violations regarding misrepresentations, suitability, and supervision
Insurers adding optional death benefits to IOVA contracts
The optional features allow for more investor choice and seek to capitalize on strong IOVA sales.
Sen. Warren blasts annuity sales incentives
She claims agents are more interested in winning free vacations than finding the best investments for their clients.
What advisers need to know about popular long-term-care products
Deciding between traditional and combination products can be difficult, but better understanding plan features can help.
Advisers shy away from LTC insurance dialogue: Study
Low comfort level with LTC products makes advisers recoil, but some think that's a weak argument.
Advisers tell clients: Think of retirement as '35 years of unemployment'
Although estimates of life expectancy just got longer, clients aren't prepared to make hard planning decisions.
What advisers need to know about the most complex type of annuity
A lack of understanding of variable annuities can lead to misperceptions among advisers of how the products function, and among clients as to what they're buying. (Plus: See the top 10 annuity sellers.)
Allianz, Pimco targeted in class-action 401(k) suit
Firms are the latest targets in another class-action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty due to excessive 401(k) fees.
What advisers need to know when working with May-December couples
Six areas in which planning for couples with a wide age difference may require different financial advice.
Wall Street is now fretting over the threat of another recession
Breakfast with Benjamin: The word 'recession' is being used openly on Wall Street, in case you needed more proof that the U.S. economy is barely moving forward.
Cognitive impairment, lower income drive higher LTC insurance lapses: Study
Advisers should take these factors into account when incorporating long-term-care insurance into a client's financial plan.
Health care costs for retired couples climb 11% over 2014: Fidelity
65-year-old couple retiring this year should expect to spend $245,000 on health care costs, up $25K from last year.
MassMutual teams with Envestnet on defined-contribution managed-account service
Insurer is trying to capitalize on big growth seen among asset-allocation products in the DC market and betting managed accounts become more widely used.
Is General Motors' 401(k) annuity choice a harbinger for broader uptake?
Advisers say more mega-sized defined contribution plans taking up lifetime income provides a signal to the broader retirement market.