Questions? 1.800.239.0356

X
1.800.239.0356
Back to Top
fixed annuities

Newsletters

Will You Work Beyond Traditional Retirement Age?

January 2024

More than seven out of 10 current workers in a recent survey said they expect a paycheck to play a role in their income strategy beyond traditional retirement age. In fact, 33% expect to retire at age 70 or older,... Read more

HOT TOPIC: SECURE 2.0 Provides New Retirement Savings Options in 2024

January 2024

The SECURE 2.0 Act, passed in December 2022, made wide-ranging changes to U.S. tax laws related to retirement savings. While some provisions were effective in 2023, others did not take effect until 2024. Here is an overview of some important... Read more

HOT TOPIC: A Cautiously Optimistic Economic Outlook for 2024

December 2023

Despite high interest rates and unsettling geopolitical conflict, the U.S. economy outperformed the expectations of most economists in 2023.1 Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (Real GDP) accelerated to an annualized rate of 5.2% in the third quarter, after growing 2.1% in... Read more

Much Ado About RMDs

December 2023

The SECURE 2.0 Act, passed in late 2022, included numerous provisions affecting retirement savings plans, including some that impact required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here is a summary of several important changes, as well as a quick primer on how to... Read more

Medical Debt and Your Credit Report

December 2023

It’s no surprise that consumers are contacted by debt collectors about medical bills more than any other type of debt.1 After all, the complex world of medical billing and collection practices is extremely difficult to navigate. Many people have trouble... Read more

ISM Indexes Watch for Trouble on Both Sides of the Economy

December 2023

Economists and investors pay attention to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) not only for information about the health of U.S. factories but also for clues about demand in the national economy. A reading below... Read more

Why the EPA is Focusing on “Forever” Chemicals

December 2023

In March 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first federal limits for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in public drinking water. PFAS are often called “forever” chemicals because they remain in the environment for... Read more

New Medicare Rules Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

December 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included provisions intended to lower prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and slow drug spending by the federal government. According to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office, the law’s drug pricing reforms could... Read more

HOT TOPIC: Can Consumers Keep Carrying the Economy?

November 2023

Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), so it plays an outsized role in driving economic growth or slowing it down.1 For the last 18 months, U.S. consumers have kept the economy strong despite high... Read more

HDHP/HSA Pairing May Help Control Medical Costs

November 2023

If your employer offers health insurance benefits, one of your options may be a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with eligibility for a health savings account (HSA). These plans offer potential savings by encouraging you to make cost-effective choices in your... Read more