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WINK SUPPORTS NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH

{June 3rd, 2014} by Wink

 – FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION – NEWS RELEASE   WINK SUPPORTS NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH   Pleasant Hill, Iowa (May 30, 2014) – Wink, Inc. has joined the Coalition for Annuity Awareness in their declaration of June as National Annuity Awareness Month. National Annuity Awareness Month is designed to provide awareness and understanding of annuities and their […]

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Wink, Inc. Releases First Quarter, 2014 Indexed Sales Results

{May 27th, 2014} by Wink

– FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION – NEWS RELEASE INDEXED LIFE AND ANNUITY SALES OFF TO STRONG START IN 2014 Wink, Inc. Releases First Quarter, 2014 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. May 23, 2014- Forty-five indexedannuity carriers participated in the 67th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total first quarter […]

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INDEXED LIFE AND ANNUITY SALES CONTINUE THEIR RECORD BREAKING SALES STREAK!

{March 18th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

      News Release INDEXED LIFE AND ANNUITY SALES CONTINUE THEIR RECORD BREAKING SALES STREAK! Wink, Inc. Releases Fourth Quarter, 2013 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. March 13, 2014- Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 66th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter […]

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Indexed Life and Annuity Sales Continue Their Record Breaking Sales Streak

{March 14th, 2014} by Press Release

Wink, Inc. Releases Fourth Quarter, 2013 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. March 13, 2014- Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 66th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales were $11.5 billion. In reviewing fourth quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up nearly 15.0% […]

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Indexed annuity sales hit $11.5 billion in Q4 2013

{March 14th, 2014} by Daniel Williams

Total fourth quarter sales hit $11.5 billion for indexed annuities, according to the latest Wink’s Sales & Market Report. The numbers trended up as indexed annuity sales rose 15 percent from the previous quarter and grew 35 percent compared to the same period a year ago. According to Wink’s, data from forty-four indexed annuity carriers […]

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IA Sales Continue Breaking Records

{March 13th, 2014} by Wink

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. March 13, 2014- Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 66th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales were $11.5 billion. In reviewing fourth quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up nearly 15.0% when compared to the previous quarter, and up more […]

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Indexed annuity sales hit $11.5 billion in Q4 2013

{March 13th, 2014} by Daniel Williams

Total fourth quarter sales hit $11.5 billion for indexed annuities, according to the latest Wink’s Sales & Market Report. The numbers trended up as indexed annuity sales rose 15 percent from the previous quarter and grew 35 percent compared to the same period a year ago. According to Wink’s, data from forty-four indexed annuity carriers […]

Q3 indexed annuity sales hit $10 billion

{November 22nd, 2013} by Maria Wood

As the end of the year approaches, indexed annuity sales are rushing toward the finish life, hitting a record $10 billion in the third quarter, according to the most recent compilation from Wink’s Sales & Market Report, which tracks indexed annuity and life sales. That $10 billion figure represents a 9 percent jump from the […]

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IA Sales Break Second Consecutive Sales Record

{November 19th, 2013} by Press Release

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. November 15, 2013 Forty-two indexed annuity carriers participated in the 65th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 98.4% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $10.0 billion. In reviewing third quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up more than 9.0% when compared to the previous quarter, and up […]

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Indexed Annuity Sales Break Second Consecutive Sales Record

{November 16th, 2013} by Press Release

Wink, Inc. Releases Third Quarter, 2013 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. November 15, 2013- Forty-two indexed annuity carriers participated in the 65th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 98.4% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $10.0 billion. In reviewing third quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up more than 9.0% when compared […]

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Record IA Sales Top Previous Record By 5%

{September 20th, 2013} by Annuity News

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. September 16, 2013– Forty-two indexed annuity carriers participated in the 64th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $9.2 billion. In reviewing second quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up more than 17.0% when compared to the previous quarter, and up […]

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Indexed annuity, life sales rise in Q2

{September 20th, 2013} by Maria Wood

Overcoming a first-quarter slump, indexed annuity and indexed life sales bolted upward in the second quarter. According to the most recent Wink’s Sales & Market Report from Wink, Inc., total sales of indexed annuities hit $9.2 billion in Q2. That tally represents a 17 percent jump in production when compared to the previous quarter and […]

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Record Indexed Annuity Sales Top Previous Record by 5%

{September 17th, 2013} by Annuity Outlook

 Wink, Inc. Releases Second Quarter, 2013 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. September 16, 2013– Forty-two indexed annuity carriers participated in the 64th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $9.2 billion. In reviewing second quarter indexed annuity sales, production was up more than […]

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Popular Competitive Intelligence Firm Rebrands to Unify Life and Annuity Services

{August 23rd, 2013} by InsuranceNewsNet

  A widely-recognized resource in the life insurance and annuity industries has recently rebranded in order to encompass the many products and services offered by the company. Wink, Inc. is now the competitive intelligence firm behind the #1 source for annuity and life insurance product information- the AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs tools. Wink is also distributing […]

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AnnuitySpecs, LifeSpecs Rebranded As Wink

{August 21st, 2013} by AnnuityNews

A widely-recognized resource in the life insurance and annuity industries has recently rebranded in order to encompass the many products and services offered by the company. Wink, Inc. is now the competitive intelligence firm behind the #1 source for annuity and life insurance product information- the AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs tools. Wink is also distributing Wink’s […]

Q1 indexed annuity sales down

{June 11th, 2013} by Michael K. Stanley

Total first quarter indexed annuity sales hit $7.8 billion, down 8.2 percent from the previous quarter and 2.7 percent from the same quarter last year. The results, found in Wink’s Sales & Market Report (formerly AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report) were released on June 7 and should not be cause for too much despair […]

Wink Inc.: First-Quarter US Sales of Indexed Annuities at Two-Year Low; Large Drops in Sales by Allianz Life, Aviva

{June 11th, 2013} by Fran Matso Lysiak

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Total first-quarter sales of indexed annuities in the United States dropped to $7.8 billion, down 2.8% from the same period in 2012, according to Wink Inc., formerly known as AnnuitySpecs.com. Sales haven’t been this low in two years — since the first quarter of 2011, Sheryl J. Moore, president and chief […]

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Wink, Inc. Releases First Quarter, 2013 Indexed Sales Results

{June 7th, 2013} by Wink, Inc

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. June 7, 2013 – Forty-one indexed annuity carriers participated in the 63rd edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 98.2% of indexed annuity production. Total first quarter sales were $7.8 billion. In reviewing first quarter indexed annuity sales, production was 8.2% lower than last quarter and 2.7% less than the same […]

Indexed Life & Indexed Annuities Set Consecutive Sales Records In 2012!

{March 22nd, 2013} by N/A

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. March 18, 2013– Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 62nd edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales were $8.54 billion, down 3.00% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period […]

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AnnuitySpecs.com: sales of indexed annuities rise in third quarter

{December 11th, 2012} by Warren S. Hersch

Sales of fixed indexed annuities edged up in the third quarter, according to a new report. AnnuitySpecs.com, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, published this finding in a summary of results from its Indexed Sales & Market Report. Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 61st edition of the report, representing 99 percent of indexed annuity production. Click […]

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AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Third Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results

{December 10th, 2012} by Sheryl J. Moore

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. December 10, 2012– Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 61st edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up 0.04% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were up 0.24%. “This quarter’s […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Third Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results

{December 10th, 2012} by Press Release

  Pleasant Hill, Iowa. December 10, 2012– Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 61st edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up 0.04% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were up 0.24%. “This […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Second Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results

{September 24th, 2012} by Press Release

A period of flux for indexed annuities Pleasant Hill, Iowa. -Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 60th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up more than 8% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, […]

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AnnuitySpecs.com releases second quarter, 2012 indexed sales results

{August 17th, 2012} by Sheryl J. Moore

PLEASANT HILL, IA. – August 15, 2012 — Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 60th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99 percent of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up more than 8 percent from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Reports 13% Rise in Fixed Indexed Annuities Sales

{May 24th, 2012} by Warren S. Hersch

By Warren S. Hersch May 22, 2012 • Sales of fixed indexed annuities rose 13% in the first quarter of 2012, according to a new report. AnnuitySpecs.com, a unit of Moore Market Intelligence, published this finding in the site’s 59th edition of Indexed Sales & Market Report, which provides sales by product, company, crediting method, […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases First Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results

{May 22nd, 2012} by Press Release

Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 59th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total first quarter sales were $8.0 billion, down just under 3% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were up more than 13%. “It is not surprising […]

Indexed Life and Annuity Products Hit Sales Highs in 2011

{March 18th, 2012} by Warren S. Hersch

By Warren S. Hersch March 15, 2012 • Total 2011 indexed annuity sales set a record, but revenue dipped in the fourth quarter from the year-ago period, a new report reveals. AnnuitySpecs.com, a unit of Moore Market Intelligence, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, published this finding in a summary of results from a new survey, Indexed Sales […]

Indexed Life, Annuities Set Consecutive Sales Records In 2011

{March 14th, 2012} by Press Release

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2011 Indexed Sales Results Forty-one indexed annuity carriers participated in the 58th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales were $8.2 billion, down just under 5% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were […]

Total 3Q Annuity Sales Up 5% From Quarter-Prior

{November 16th, 2011} by Press Release

November 15, 2011 Forty-one indexed annuity carriers participated in the 57th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up over 5% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were down less than 1%. “This was […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Third Quarter, 2011 Indexed Sales Results

{November 15th, 2011} by Sheryl J. Moore

– FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION – AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Third Quarter, 2011 Indexed Sales Results Forty-one indexed annuity carriers participated in the 57th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up over 5% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period […]

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AnnuitySpecs.com releases second quarter 2011 indexed sales results

{August 17th, 2011} by Sheryl J. Moore

AnnuitySpecs.com Thirty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 56th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 98 percent of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.2 billion, up nearly 16 percent from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were down just over 1 percent. “Not […]

AnnuitySpecs: Indexed Life Sales Soar

{August 17th, 2011} by Allison Bell

By NU ONLINE NEWS SERVICE Published 8/16/2011 U.S. sales of indexed life insurance jumped to $224 million in the second quarter, up 35% from the total for the comparable quarter in 2010. AnnuitySpecs.com, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, has reported those figures in a summary of results from a survey of 37 issuers in the U.S. indexed […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Second Quarter, 2011 Indexed Sales Results

{August 17th, 2011} by Press Release

August 16, 2011 Thirty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 56th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 98% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.2 billion, up nearly 16% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were down just over 1%. “Not surprising […]

Indexed Annuities Up 16% in 2Q

{August 17th, 2011} by Press Release

August 16, 2011 Thirty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 56th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 98% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.2 billion, up nearly 16% from the previous quarter. As compared to the same period last year, sales were down just over 1%. “Not surprising […]

Indexed Annuity Sales Up 5%

{May 19th, 2011} by Press Release

May 18, 2011 Forty indexed annuity carriers participated in the 55th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing over 99% of indexed annuity production. Total first quarter sales were $7.1 billion, up nearly 5% from the same period last year. As compared to the previous quarter, sales were down nearly 15%. “I am […]

Indexed Annuities Hit Sales Records

{March 18th, 2011} by Zachary Dristol

By Zachary Dristol on March 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm AnnuitySpecs.com ran a study regarding the status of indexed annuities, referred to as the Indexed Sales and Market Report. A total of 39 different carriers provided information for the study. This was the 54th edition of the report. This means that the study obtained data […]

AnnuitySpecs.com: Indexed Product Sales Rise

{March 7th, 2011} by Warren S. Hersch

By WARREN S. HERSCH Published 3/4/2011 Sales of indexed annuities and indexed life insurance policies were significantly higher in the fourth quarter of 2010 than in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to AnnuitySpecs.com. Sales of indexed annuities increased 19%, to $8.3 billion, and sales of indexed life increased 36%, to $221 million, according to AnnuitiesSpecs.com, […]

Indexed Life & Annuities Set Sales Records

{March 4th, 2011} by Sheryl J. Moore

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2010 Indexed Sales Results Thirty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 54th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales were $8.3 billion, up 19% from the same period last year. As compared to the previous quarter, sales were down nearly […]

Third Quarter Indexed Annuity Sales Set A Record!

{November 16th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Third Quarter, 2010 Indexed Sales Results Forty indexed annuity carriers participated in the 53rd edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total third quarter sales were $8.7 billion, up 16% from the same period last year. As compared to the previous quarter, sales were up nearly […]

Indexed Annuity Q2 Sales Jump 22.8%

{August 20th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

August 15, 2010 Forty-three indexed annuity carriers participated in the 52nd edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report, representing 99% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were $8.3 billion, down 0.1% from the same period last year. As compared to the previous quarter, sales were up over 22.8%. “This is definitely the […]

Equity-Indexed Annuities Sales Drop 4% in 1Q

{May 18th, 2010} by Fran Lysiak

May 18, 2010 Copyright 2010 A.M. Best Company, Inc.All Rights Reserved BestWire May 17, 2010 Monday 02:39 PM EST 497 words US Sales of Equity-Indexed Annuities Drop 4% in First Quarter Fran Lysiak PLEASANT HILL, Iowa Total sales of equity-indexed annuities in the United States dropped to $6.8 billion in the first quarter of 2010, […]

2009 Indexed Annuity Sales Set Record

{February 25th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

 This is a preliminary release for fourth quarter sales; one company in the market has yet to release their earnings. Updated sales data and figures will be made available to the press after February 25, 2010.Forty-four indexed annuity carriers participated in the 50th edition of AnnuitySpecs.com’s Indexed Sales & Market Report (formerly known as the […]

Indexed annuity sales rise in 2008

{January 10th, 2010} by Mercedes Jackson

BY Mercedes Jackson Published 11/20/2008    According to the 59 indexed annuity carriers participating in the Advantage Index Sales & Market Report, total third-quarter sales were $6.7 billion, up 5.2 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date sales were $19.5 billion, up 3.9 percent from the previous period. Aviva held its No. 1 position, with 29 […]

Advantage report shows jump in indexed product sales

{January 10th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

BY STAFF WRITER Published 5/22/2009    The 47th installment of Advantage Index Sales & Market Report, which represents nearly all indexed annuities, showed first quarter sales were up almost 23 percent over last year to $7 billion. “Never has there been a better opportunity to manufacture or sell indexed annuities,” said Sheryl J. Moore, President and CEO […]

1Q indexed annuity sales results

{January 9th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

Published 6/22/2009  Indexed annuity sales in the first quarter of 2009 dropped by about 2% when compared with the previous quarter but were up by nearly 23% when compared to the same year earlier period, reports AnnuitySpecs.com, Pleasant Hill, Iowa. The 1Q 2009 sales totaled $7.1 billion, as compared with nearly $7.3 billion in 4Q 2008 […]

Third quarter indexed annuity sales jump 11%

{January 9th, 2010} by Darla Mercado

Drop in stock prices fueling demand for indexed insurance products By Darla Mercado November 17, 2009, 11:27 AM EST         Third quarter indexed annuity sales were up 11.3% from a year ago, but down from record sales levels in the second quarter of 2009. According to data from AnnuitySpecs.com, sales of indexed […]

Indexed Annuity Sales Reach Record in Q2

{January 9th, 2010} by Sheryl J. Moore

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2Q 2009 indexed annuity sales results: Advantage Group

{August 24th, 2009} by Sheryl J. Moore

2Q FIA Sales Hit Record

{August 17th, 2009} by Linda Koco

  Fixed indexed annuity sales hit a new record in the second quarter of 2009, according to AnnuitySpecs.com. Total sales were $8.3 billion–up 18.3% from the previous quarter and up 21.2% from the second quarter of 2008, says Sheryl J. Moore, president and chief executive officer of the Des Moines, Iowa, annuity tracking service. The […]

2Q FIA Sales Hit Record

{August 17th, 2009} by Linda Koco

Fixed indexed annuity sales hit a new record in the second quarter of 2009, according to AnnuitySpecs.com. Total sales were $8.3 billion–up 18.3% from the previous quarter and up 21.2% from the second quarter of 2008, says Sheryl J. Moore, president and chief executive officer of the Des Moines, Iowa, annuity tracking service. The previous […]

Fixed Annuities Sales Rise as Variable Sales Decline

{April 1st, 2009} by Staff Writer

  Fixed annuity sales increased 79 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, marking a record-setting $109.4 billion figure, keeping overall annuity sales growing, according to a report by LIMRA. Variable annuity (VA) sales, however, declined 30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2007. Sales increased for […]

Indexed annuities sales slump in first quarter

{May 28th, 2008} by Daniel Williams

With gas prices rising and the economy grinding down, it’s no surprise that indexed annuity sales were down as well during the first quarter. According to the latest Advantage Index Sales & Market Report, the sale of indexed annuities during the quarter — including those registered as securities —hit $5.7 billon. That number was off […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases 3rd Quarter Index Sales Results

{February 1st, 2008} by Staff Writer

  According to the Advantage Index Sales and Market Report, which represents 99 percent of index annuity production, total third quarter sales were $6.4 billion, down 1.7 percent from second quarter sales. Compared with the same period last year, sales are down 2 percent. Sales year-to-date were $18.7 billion, down 2.8 percent from the previous […]

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