IRI Updates

IRI Lauds Senate Passage of Insurance Licensing Reforms

Posted on January 30, 2014

IRI released the following statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after the Senate today voted 67-32 to pass NARAB II legislation. The legislation was contained within S. 1926, a bill related to the National Flood Insurance Program.

IRI Releases New Gen X Research

Posted on January 30, 2014

A new IRI research study on the retirement outlook for Generation X shows a decline in retirement confidence and savings among the cohort. GenXers reported that their median retirement savings have dropped 15 percent over the last two years.

IRI Issues Statement after State of the Union Address

Posted on January 29, 2014

IRI released a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford following President Obama's State of the Union address. She commended President Obama for focusing on retirement security in America.

IRI Identifies Top 2014 Public Policy Priorities

Posted on January 28, 2014

In advance of tonight’s State of the Union address, IRI released a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford outlining IRI’s federal policy priorities in 2014. Protecting and expanding access to retirement information and services tops list.

Speakers Announced for IRI Marketing Summit 2014

Posted on January 13, 2014

IRI announced that the IRI Marketing Summit 2014 will take place March 23-25 in New York and will include keynotes by industry experts including Jefferson National CEO Mitch Caplan and Goldman Sachs U.S. Senior Investment Strategist Abby Joseph Cohen.

IRI State of the Industry Report Sees More Favorable Environment Ahead

Posted on December 17, 2013

IRI released its state of the industry report identifying opportunities ahead in 2014. IRI sees macroeconomic headwinds easing after interest rates rose in 2013. With ongoing product innovation and consumer demand, the industry is poised to grow in 2014.

IRI Comments on FIO Insurance Regulation Modernization Report

Posted on December 12, 2013

RI released a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after the Treasury’s Federal Office of Insurance (FIO) issued its report on modernizing and improving insurance regulation in the United States.

IRI Honors Sens. Cardin & Portman for Leadership on Retirement Security Issues

Posted on December 11, 2013

IRI honored Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) as the inaugural recipients of the IRI Champion of Retirement Security Award during an event on Capitol Hill.

Fixed Annuity Sales Push Industry-Wide Sales to Highest Level in Two Years

Posted on December 5, 2013

IRI announced final third-quarter 2013 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry, based on data reported by Morningstar, Inc. and Beacon Research. Bolstered by the highest fixed annuity sales sin...

New IRI Whitepaper: Accumulation-Oriented VAs Gain Momentum

Posted on December 3, 2013

IRI released a new whitepaper focusing on the emergence of “accumulation-oriented variable annuities,” which cater to consumers interested in asset growth and downside protection. These products include structured and growth-oriented variable annuities.

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