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By the Numbers: COVID-19 and Annuities

InvestmentNews Chief Content Officer George Moriarty looks at how the pandemic has impacted investor demand for annuities


How advisers can handle the medical expense of COVID-19

The pandemic should prompt discussions about long-term care and advance directives


Cash-value life insurance provides a safe harbor in the current storm

When equity markets are up and the economy is running smoothly, it’s easy to overlook the value of the downside protection you get from investing in life insurance


IRI wants retirement plans at forefront of COVID-19 legislation

But an investor advocate sees the proposal as a ‘brazen effort’ to use the pandemic to promote the annuity sector


New York State fines pension risk transfer insurer $45 million

The regulator says Athene Holding Ltd. sold insurance in the state without a license


Annuities take center stage

As the pandemic roils the financial markets, Americans increasingly seek the safety of guaranteed income as they enter their third act. But the rates and guarantees that have been selling points for annuities for years simply aren’t what they used to be.


3 Questions: COVID-19’s impact on annuities

Retirement reporter Emile Hallez talks about his cover story on how the pandemic changes the market outlook for annuities


Market volatility likely to prompt 401(k) plan menu changes

Retirement plan sponsors might change their views on risk, especially for participants near retirement


Investor advocate says variable annuity summary prospectus lacked sufficient testing

The SEC says in the final rule that it solicited feedback on hypothetical forms


Annuities, hard hit by COVID-19, give retirees one less option

Insurers have started pulling some products amid volatility and low interest rates


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