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Episode 113: Income Allocation Planning with Jerry Golden

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How do you create more income with less market risk and lower fees and income taxes than traditional retirement income plans for your client? Jerry Golden, President & CEO at Golden Retirement joins us today to talk about Go2Income and the service that his tools provide for advisors that do just that.
Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Jerry and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy the show.
Special thanks to Bruno Caron for joining us as a co-host!
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Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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Episode 112: Medicare ABGFs with Terence Martin

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Healthcare typically is the biggest expense facing retirees. However, can you help your clients navigate the complexities of Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans? I’m sure we will all get a lot of questions from clients as open enrollment begins in a few short weeks. To get a little smarter on the topic, we invited an expert on the industry to our show.  Terence Martin, Head of Life, Annuities, and Healthcare Research at Conning joins us today to talk about consumer choices and macro industry trends in the senior healthcare market.

Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Terry Martin and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy the show.

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https://www.conning.com/insurance-research

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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Episode 111: Know Your Client’s Personality To Provide Better Advice with Dr. Preston Cherry

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The regulators make us attest we know our clients. However, do we really know what makes them tick? Dr. Preston Cherry joins us today to discuss personality models and how they can improve how we deliver advice.
Do you want to get regular updates on news from Dr. Cherry and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy the show.
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Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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Episode 110: Creating Happiness For Your Clients with Tom Hegna

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How can we create more happy retirement planning clients? Tom Hegna joins our show today to share his insights on how to make this happen in your practice. Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Tom and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter.
We hope you enjoy the show!
Links mentioned in this episode: https://tomhegna.com/

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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Episode 109: Using and Improving Your RISE Score On The Way to Retirement with Sheila Jelinek and Peter Sun

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Many times when planning for retirement we often try to lock onto a specific date. However, it may be more productive for some to focus on their actual level of preparation for retirement. Today, Sheila Jelinek and Peter Sun from Milliman join us to talk about the genesis of the RISE tool which does exactly that. They explain how to get either your score or that of your client, and more importantly, how to use it to improve your plan over time. Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Sheila, Peter and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter.

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Learn about the methodology behind the RISE Score: https://frm.milliman.com/-/media/frm/pdfs/3-17-21-frm-milliman_rise_score.ashx

Access the RISE Tool here:

https://alex.fyi/rise/

https://www.therisescore.com/

https://www.protectedincome.org/rise-calculator/ – The Alliance for Lifetime Income – client version

https://www.protectedincome.org/rise-calculator-fa/ – The Alliance for Lifetime Income – advisor version108 Using and Improving Your RISE Score On The Way to Retirement to with Sheila Jelinek and Peter Sun

Thank you to our show sponsors: CUNA Mutual, The Index Standard and SE2!

Built on the principle of “people helping people,” CUNA Mutual Group is a financially strong insurance, investment and financial services company that believes a brighter financial future should be accessible to everyone. Through our company culture, community engagement, and products and solutions, we are working to create a more equitable financial system that helps to improve the lives of those we serve and our society. For more information, visit cunamutual.com/annuities.

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

SE2, an Eldridge business, is a leader in the US life and annuities insurance technology and services industry. SE2 uniquely combines the maturity and peerless industry knowledge of its 125+ years of life insurance industry heritage with its end-to-end digital platform to enable the rapid launch of new and innovative products through existing as well as digital channels. Learn more at https://se2.com/

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Episode 108: The Next Five Years In The Business Will Be Thrilling with Jim Kerley

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The next few years promise to bring more change to our business than the last 50, according to our guest Jim Kerley. He should know. Jim has worked for carriers, launched businesses, and played a leading role at LIMRA. Today, he is the managing partner of Clearview Partners and shares his perspective of change not only in the U.S. but around the world. Do you want to get regular updates on news from Jim and other guests of our show? Also, keep up with news from our guests and sign up for our email list at thatannuityshow.com.

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

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Episode 107: Finding Extra Savings Through Better Social Security Planning With Jack Sharry

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When to take Social Security could arguably be the single most important decision you will make in retirement. Jack Sharry, EVP and CMO for LifeYield joins us today to talk about technology’s role in helping us all make the optimal call. Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Jack and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy the show.

Thank you to our show sponsors, The Index Standard and SE2!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them? The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices. We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

SE2, an Eldridge business, is a leader in the US life and annuities insurance technology and services industry. SE2 uniquely combines the maturity and peerless industry knowledge of its 125+ years of life insurance industry heritage with its end-to-end digital platform to enable the rapid launch of new and innovative products through existing as well as digital channels. Learn more at https://se2.com/

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

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Episode 106: Getting Ready to Step Out on the Risk Spectrum with Byron Boston

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Are you ready to take a step out on the risk spectrum? Special guest Byron Boston, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Dynex Capital, joins the conversation to share insights on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT): another potential source of income in retirement. Do you want to get regular updates on news from Byron and other guests of our show? Subscribe to our newsletter under the Receive Updates section, below. We hope you enjoy our conversation!

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them?

The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices.

We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

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Episode 105: Finding Higher & Safer Interest Rates With Gary Zimmerman

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What prevents clients from earning higher interest rates on their savings? Three factors – awareness, apathy, and inertia create roadblocks according to Gary Zimmerman, Founder & CEO of MaxMyInterest.com. Gary joins us today to discuss the savings problem he solved for himself and is now sharing with clients and their advisors. Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Gary and other guests of our show? Subscribe to our newsletter under the Receive Updates section, below. We hope you enjoy our conversation!

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them?

The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices.

We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

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Episode 104: Adapting Our Annuity Business to Changing Regulations, Markets, and Consumers

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Can we learn what may lie ahead for our industry from regulatory changes in Australia? Will RILAs and MYGAs prove to be the winning products of 2021? How must we change how we explain our products to consumers? We discuss answers to these questions and more this week with Harry Stout. Harry has headed carriers in the U.S. and Australia. He has worked for IMOs and investors in the U.S. This year, he released a series of books on savings, investing, retirement and annuities titled The Financial Verse. You can learn more about Harry and order his books at https://www.financialverse.com/.
Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Harry and other guests of our show? Go to https://thatannuityshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy our conversation.

Thank you to our show sponsor, The Index Standard!

Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them?

The Index Standard is your answer. They are an independent provider ratings and forecasts on all indices and ETFs used in the US insurance space. Their process is systematic and unbiased, identifying robust and well-designed indices.

We all know finance is complex and The Index Standard has a clear ratings system and uses approachable language to demystify this complexity. Visit theindexstandard.com for more information.

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

Ashley SaundersEpisode 104: Adapting Our Annuity Business to Changing Regulations, Markets, and Consumers
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