Category Archives: In the News

Teacher’s Retirement Q&A w/ IALC Expert

With the new school year in full swing, it’s a good time for teachers to revisit their own long-term plan and consider preparation for when they are no longer lesson planning. Checking up on your long-term financial planning should include reviewing your current expenses, evaluating any debt balance, analyzing your savings accounts and ensuring you understand how the products in your retirement portfolio will help you achieve your goals. Continue reading

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Panic Grows About Living Too Long, Without Enough Money to Actually Live

Imagine fearing life more than death. That’s a reality many Americans face as nearly 50 percent of Americans are afraid of outliving their income or their inability to pay for basic necessitates like healthcare, according to a new survey released by the IALC.

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Indexed Annuity Leadership Council Releases Statement on New DOL Regulations

The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) today reacted to the release of new regulations by the Department of Labor (DOL) that will significantly expand the reach of the pension law’s fiduciary obligations. The new rules will impose a high legal standard on almost anyone offering a financial product or advice to an ERISA plan participant or IRA holder. Continue reading

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The Top Three FIA Articles from 2015

2015 was a big year for Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs). From FIAs having their highest sales to-date to millennials displaying an increasing interest in the product, consumers are seeing FIAs more and more as a product they can fit into a balanced retirement portfolio. Continue reading

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5 Best Reads on Retirement

2014 was a big year in retirement news and research, from women’s retirement savings still lagging behind men’s to LGBT Baby Boomers and soon-to-be-retirees continuing to experience unique hurdles in preparing for retirement. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 stories and retirement news from 2014. Continue reading

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act Faces Scrutiny in a Changing Retirement Landscape

A recent Pensions and Liability article on ERISA explored the 40-year history of the law that was supposed to protect consumers, but is now motivating employers to adopt retirement plans providing a less secure future for employees. Continue reading

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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Have Zero Retirement Savings, Why?

Thirty-six percent of people in the U.S. have no retirement savings, according to a recent study conducted by Bankrate.com. This includes 26 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 – one of the most crucial age groups for retirement planning and saving. This generation acknowledges the importance of saving, with 32 percent of people feeling less comfortable with their overall savings than they were a year ago. So if they know they should be saving, why aren’t they? Continue reading

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Indexed Annuity Leadership Council Open Letter to the Editor of AARP Magazine

May 22, 2014 Indexed Annuity Leadership Council Open Letter to the Editor of AARP Magazine Dear Editor: We recently read the financial planning article by Allan Roth in your March/April issue and were disappointed to see factual inaccuracies, as well … Continue reading

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Is myRA a Solution to America’s Retirement Crisis?

The program President Obama introduced is called myRA – a government guaranteed retirement savings program aimed at helping people save even if they have a limited income and do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
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Study: Boomers Still Not Prepared for Retirement

Financial forecasters and retirement experts have warned about the looming retirement crisis in America and one thing is abundantly clear: many Americans are not prioritizing their retirement savings. Continue reading

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