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F&G launches S&P Participation Rate Strategy

As of today F&G has officially launched their S&P Participation Rate Strategy.  F&G will finally have an annual, uncapped strategy for you to offer to your clients! Accumulator Plus 7 & 10  50% Par – 5.91% illustrated rate Accelerator Plus 10 & 14  45% Par –  5.33% illustrated rate For additional information about this new… Read More


Annuity Companies Look to Simplify the 1035 Process

February 13 2019

by Kati Hess

The 1035 exchange isn’t known for efficiency. An exchange between annuities usually requires multiple signed documents, a lengthy compliance and suitability review, and settlement as the funds are transferred between carriers. It’s not unusual for an exchange to take weeks, if not months. That could be changing though. According to a recent article in InvestmentNews,… Read More


Global Atlantic to extend E-App incentive!

Enhanced Commissions for E-Business Through 6/30/19   You will receive and additional 50bps through 6/30/19 for any Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) sale that comes in as an electronic application (e-app) utilizing: Our SnapApp tool (or directly from Firelight) Your IMO’s ordering system Streamline your earnings potential and receive additional commissions when using an electronic application (e-app)… Read More


Need a hand explaining North American SDA X?

Need a little help or clarification explaining North American’s Strategic Design Annuity (SDA X)?  Check out this quick video touching on some key points that SDA X might be able to offer to your clients today!     For additional information on the SDA X click here to access a copy of the client friendly… Read More


2019 Tax Summary courtesy of Allianz

Nothing is permanent, except change   One thing for certain is the federal income tax rate has been subject to change over the years.  Although tax rates may continue to shift in the future, it’s important to understand how the current federal income tax works and how it might impact your client’s retirement income or financial… Read More


National Western “Dynamic” Series Just Got Redefined

NWL® CORE DYNAMIC and PRO DYNAMIC now have higher guaranteed renewals. Read on for some quick info on two of the industry’s well-known products. Guaranteed 70% minimum Participation Rate in renewal years Low Volatility Annual Point-to-Point Index strategy (Option U) No Asset Fee 10% Free Withdrawals each year after the first year; Cumulative to a… Read More


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New AIG microsite now available for your use

AIG is excited to launch powerselectannuities.com, a powerful new AIG microsite for you to use with your clients! This easy to navigate site contains Power Select Plus and Power Select Builder videos, brochures and other valuable resources with no login information required.  Access materials to learn how to help grow your clients savings, protect them… Read More


Blackstone Makes Strategic Investment in Annexus

SCOTTSDALE, (Arizona) — Annexus, a leading designer of annuities and insurance-based retirement products, and Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms, announced that funds advised by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (“Blackstone”) have made a strategic investment in Annexus, acquiring a minority stake in the company. Menes Chee, a Blackstone Senior Managing Director, said: “We are… Read More


A.M. Best Upgrades F&G to A-

November 20 2018

by Connor Wilson - Sales Specialist

Today A.M. Best announced that they have upgraded F&G’s main operating companies’ financial strength ratings to A- or “Excellent” (FGLIC/FGLICNY).1 This news signifies the great progress F&G has made over the past year and reflects the strength of their distribution. We are excited about the opportunities F&G’s enhanced ratings profile offers and remain committed to… Read More