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IRI ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR

Posted on February 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced that John Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Head of Retirement Solutions Distribution at Lincoln Financial Distributors, i

IRI STATEMENT ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S PROHIBITED TRANSACTION EXEMPTION FOR INVESTMENT ADVICE PROFESSIONALS

Posted on February 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that a new prohibited transaction exemption for providers of investment advice will take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, Feb

IRI CONGRATULATES DR. JANET YELLEN ON CONFIRMATION AS TREASURY SECRETARY

Posted on January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) issued the following statement regarding Senate confirmation of Dr. Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury. “IRI congratulates

STATEMENT OF THE INSURED RETIREMENT INSTITUTE REGARDING SEN. ROB PORTMAN RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted on January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) issued the following statement on the announcement by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) that he would not seek re-election in 2022.   &

LABOR DEPARTMENT ISSUES INVESTMENT ADVICE RULE

Posted on December 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today issued a final rule governing investment advice for retirement plans covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

IRI WELCOMES THE 2021 NAIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

Posted on December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute’s (IRI) President and CEO Wayne Chopus issued a statement congratulating the newly elected 2021 leadership of the National Association o

SENATE HEARING EXPLORES CHALLENGES TO RETIREMENT SECURITY

Posted on December 9, 2020

IRI Urges Action on Bipartisan Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Senate subcommittee today will examine the challenges Americans face to achieve retirement financial security. In a statement

IRI ISSUES THIRD QUARTER 2020 ANNUITY SALES REPORT

Posted on December 7, 2020

Sales Rebound as Industry and Consumers Adapt to COVID-19 Environment WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sales of fixed and variable annuities were $53.5 billion in the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 13.

IRI ANNOUNCES 2020 FEDERAL CHAMPION OF RETIREMENT SECURITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted on November 17, 2020

Rep. Richard Neal and Rep. Mike Kelly Hailed for Commitment to America’s Workers, Retirees WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today presented House Ways and Means

IRI STATEMENT REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN JAY CLAYTON’S DEPARTURE AT THE END OF 2020

Posted on November 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wayne Chopus, President and CEO of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), issued a statement on the announcement that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman J

IRI ANNOUNCES 2020 STATE CHAMPION OF RETIREMENT SECURITY

Posted on November 10, 2020

Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Doug Ommen Honored WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) presented its State Champion of Retirement Security Award to Iowa Insurance

IRI RECOMMENDS STATES WORK TOWARD UNIFORM APPROACH FOR CONSUMER, BUSINESS REGULATORY RELIEF

Posted on November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Certain regulatory relief provided during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep the insured retirement industry operational should be adopted on a uniform, permanent basis, according

LABOR DEPARTMENT FINALIZES ESG RULE

Posted on October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to provide regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries seeking to invest using non-pecuniary principles, particularl

BIPARTISAN RETIREMENT LEGISLATION ANNOUNCED

Posted on October 27, 2020

IRI Says Proposal Will Enhance Workplace Retirement Plan Access and Features WASHINGTON, D.C. – A comprehensive bipartisan retirement security proposal,to improve employer-provided retirement pl

IRI’S PAUL RICHMAN RECOGNIZED AS TOP ADVOCACY PROFESSIONAL

Posted on October 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advocacy Association recognized Paul Richman, Chief Government and Political Affairs Officer of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) as one its ‘Top Twenty in 20,&