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Wink’s Sales & Market Report FAQ

So you are intrigued about Wink’s Sales & Market Report, but you still have some questions…no worries! Our fabulous ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ will resolve any outstanding quandaries you have.

HOW DO YOU GET THE DATA FOR THIS REPORT?

  • Directly from the insurance companies
  • Typically, the actuarial, competitive intelligence, or accounting department provides the data
  • We send a survey form to participants four times a year

DOES EVERY COMPANY CONTRIBUTE DATA FOR THE REPORT?

  • No, but almost
  • Historically 99% – 100% of sales have been represented in our report
  • We despise estimating sales; we work hard to establish reporting relationships
  • If an insurer wants to participate, without being identified, we let them report anonymously

HOW FREQUENTLY IS THE REPORT PUBLISHED?

  • Quarterly
    The indexed industry’s #1 resource for sales data!
  • Typically 45 days or so after the close of the quarter
  • At times, the report’s release is delayed due to late earnings calls with some insurance companies

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHING THIS REPORT?

  • This report has been published since 1997
  • Tracking the sales of indexed insurance products longer than any other source
  • Assembled by a team of experts for more nearly two decades

DIDN’T THIS REPORT USED TO BE CALLED SOMETHING ELSE

  • Yep
  • Formerly known as Advantage Equity Index Sales Report
  • Formerly known as Advantage Index Sales Report
  • Formerly known as Advantage Index Sales & Market Report
  • Formerly known as AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report
  • Now known as Wink’s Sales & Market Report  *whew*

DO YOU TRACK SALES BY PRODUCT?

  • You betcha!
  • Offered to participating companies on a quid pro quo basis
  • Where else can you get sales data at this level?

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

  • We’re coming at you live from the 515
  • That’s Des Moines, Iowa
  • The second-largest insurance capital in the United States

 

 

 

 

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“In the course of my consulting activities, I have the need for timely and complete market data. I find that Wink's Sales & Market Report is a very valuable source of information in providing a clear portrait of the Indexed Life and Annuity space."

-T. Pfeifer, Pfeifer Advisory