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Great American adds two new products

New fixed-indexed annuities offer a competitive bonus to help cover your clients’ accumulation and income needs.   Premier Bonus Offers a 5.75% bonus on all purchase payments. The bonus is added to the account value immediately and fully vested after the seventh contract year! Who might be interested? Consider clients looking to accumulate more assets… Read More


Barron’s 50 Best Annuities for 2018

Barron’s, one of America’s top financial newspapers and magazines, recently published its annual review of the most competitive annuity products in the marketplace focusing on providing guaranteed income for life. It highlights the 50 most competitive products available today, comparing and contrasting the primary income annuity alternatives including variable annuities, deferred income annuities, immediate income… Read More


Selling GULs or NLGs? Try this one on for size.

July 24 2018

by Steve Baum

If you haven’t taken a look at Lifetime Foundation ELITE, you probably should. I’m running several illustrations for this product and it’s highly appealing to clients. Here’s why it’s worth taking a look at … the new product aims at death benefit products by offering a simple design, competitive premiums and market-leading guarantee durations. The… Read More


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3.80% FG Guarantee-Platinum 5 MYGA

For a limited time, Fidelity & Guaranty Life® is offering 3.80% for the FG Guarantee-Platinum® 5, a single premium fixed deferred annuity for new contracts issued on or after July 9, 2018. This rate is subject to change at our sole discretion at any time. This initial rate is guaranteed for the first five contract… Read More


CreativeOne DOL Fiduciary Rule Update

6/28/2018 On June 21, 2018, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Department of Labor (DOL) had exceeded its authority in issuing its fiduciary rule was officially vacated. This means that the Fiduciary Rule has been revoked in its entirety and is no longer in effect. What does this mean to you? You… Read More


Colorado Bankers Life MYGA Rates on the Move Again!

*As of July 1, 2018; rates are subject to change. RATE INCREASE: Act now! 4.10% – CBLA 7 3.80% – CBLA 5 3.10% – CBLA 3   In addition to the guaranteed interest rate*, these Single Premium Multi-Year Guaranteed Rate Annuities also provide: 10% free withdrawals after the first year An RMD friendly solution A… Read More


New Client Brochure Based on Roger Ibbotson’s Groundbreaking Research

Roger Ibbotson’s latest white paper declares FIAs may be a better bond alternative for clients approaching retirement. Now there’s a new client brochure that demonstrates how his behavioral finance research was applied to an index designed to offer the potential for higher returns with less risk. Show your clients how Nationwide New Heights® with the… Read More


National Annuity Awareness Month

Its National Annuity Awareness Month! This means it is a great time to spread your #AnnuityAwareness. For example, data shows pre-retirees who feel most prepared for retirement are 10x as likely to have an annuity in their financial portfolio.1 Join the online conversation by using #AnnuityAwareness, and check out the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council’s educational… Read More


Income with Agility Coming Soon!

Athene Agility Coming June 11, 2018 Help clients open doors to retirement possibilities. Athene Agility gives your clients the flexibility to plan for future income needs. And you can do more of what you do best — deliver the solutions that meet your clients’ needs. The Athene Agility 10-year fixed indexed annuity is designed to… Read More