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Iowa Proclaims June as Annuity Awareness Month

{June 2nd, 2015} by Wink, Inc.

Pleasant Hill, Iowa. June 1st, 2015– On May 28th at 2:00 PM, Sheryl J. Moore, CEO of Moore Market Intelligence accepted Iowa’s proclamation that June be recognized as “Annuity Awareness Month” at a formal signing ceremony held at the Iowa state capitol with Governor Terry Branstad. Iowa is the first state to proclaim National Annuity […]

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WINK SUPPORTS THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH

{June 2nd, 2015} by Wink, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION NEWS RELEASE WINK SUPPORTS THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH Pleasant Hill, Iowa. June 1st, 2015—Wink, Inc. has joined the Coalition for Annuity Awareness for the second annual National Annuity Awareness Month in June. National Annuity Awareness Month is designed to provide awareness and understanding of annuities and their benefits in […]

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WINK, INC. CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

{May 26th, 2015} by Jamie Johnson

WINK, INC. CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Pleasant Hill, Iowa. May 26th, 2015. Wink, Inc. (originally known as AnnuitySpecs.com) celebrates their 10-year anniversary on May 27th, 2015. Wink is the competitive intelligence firm behind the industry’s #1 source for annuity and life insurance product information, AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs analysis tools located at www.looktowink.com. Wink also distributes Wink’s […]

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Wink, Inc. Releases First Quarter, 2015 Indexed Sales Results

{May 26th, 2015} by Wink, Inc

  — FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION — NEWS RELEASE INDEXED SALES HAVE A STRONG START TO 2015 Wink, Inc. Releases First Quarter, 2015 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. May 21, 2015- Forty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 71st edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total first quarter […]

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

{March 17th, 2015} by Wink, Inc.

  — FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION — NEWS RELEASE INDEXED ANNUITY SALES BREAK PREVIOUS RECORD BY 21%! Wink, Inc. Releases Fourth Quarter, 2014 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. March 13, 2015- Forty-nine indexed annuity carriers participated in the 70th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total fourth quarter sales […]

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

{November 26th, 2014} by Wink, Inc.

— FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION — NEWS RELEASE   YTD INDEXED ANNUITY SALES GREATER THAN ANY FULL YEAR BUT 2013! Wink, Inc. Releases Third Quarter, 2014 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. November 18, 2014- Forty-seven indexed annuity carriers participated in the 69th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total […]

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

{August 27th, 2014} by Wink, Inc.

 — FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION — NEWS RELEASE   INDEXED ANNUITY SALES DOMINATE WITH RECORD-SETTING QUARTER! Wink, Inc. Releases Second Quarter, 2014 Indexed Sales Results Pleasant Hill, Iowa. August 21, 2014- Forty-five indexed annuity carriers participated in the 68th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total second quarter sales were […]

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WINK SUPPORTS NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH

{June 3rd, 2014} by Wink, Inc.

 — 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-three indexed annuity carriers participated in the 67th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report, representing 99.8% of indexed annuity production. Total first […]

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

{March 18th, 2014} by Wink, Inc.

    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 sales […]

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

{November 16th, 2013} by Wink, Inc.

Indexed Annuity Sales Break Second Consecutive Sales Record 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, […]

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

{September 17th, 2013} by Wink, Inc

 Record Indexed Annuity Sales Top Previous Record by 5% 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 […]

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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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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 […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2012 Indexed Sales Results

{March 22nd, 2013} by N/A

Indexed Life & Indexed Annuities Set Consecutive Sales Records In 2012! 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 […]

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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 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, […]

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 […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2011 Indexed Sales Results

{March 14th, 2012} by Advantage Group Associates

Indexed Life, Annuities Set Consecutive Sales Records In 2011 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 […]

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.com Releases First Quarter 2011 Indexed Sales Results

{May 19th, 2011} by Sheryl J. Moore

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases First Quarter 2011 Indexed Sales Results Indexed Annuity Sales Up 5% 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. […]

AnnuitySpecs.com Releases Fourth Quarter, 2010 Indexed Sales Results

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

Indexed Life & Annuities Set Sales Records 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 […]

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 […]

Advantage Index Sales & Market Report, 2nd Quarter 2009.

{August 17th, 2009} by Linda Koco

 2Q FIA Sales Hit Record 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, […]

Indexed annuities sales slump in first quarter, 2008

{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, 2007 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 period. […]

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