By Michael K. Stanley | December 19, 2012
It will be a transition year for the life insurance industry, which faces possible changes to the tax-favored status of life products, as well as challenges in remaining relevant to younger consumers.
By Maria Wood | December 19, 2012
How might a redefined fiduciary standard impact annuity sales? Will carriers continue the trend of offering buyouts to variable annuity holders? Five conjectures for the year ahead.
By Allison Bell | December 19, 2012
Corporate battles over PPACA exchange contracts will continue, canny individuals will put off coverage decisions until late in the year and LTCI insurers may be in for a dose of long-overdue good news.
By Elizabeth D. Festa | December 19, 2012
State insurance regulation will be affected by a few unknown variables in 2013, including the still-pending FIO report, the NAIC's new leader and the implementation of new reserving methodology.
By Arthur D. Postal | December 19, 2012
From a redefined fiduciary standard to the SIFI question, big changes are ahead over the next 12 months.
A memo from two White House staffers argues that "brokers" are costing retirement plan participants billions.
Don't let your clients have a nightmarish retirement by letting them run out of money during their lifetime.