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STATEMENT BY WAYNE CHOPUS, PRESIDENT & CEO, ON THE LAUNCH OF THE COALITION FOR EQUITY IN WHOLESALING

Posted on December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “The insured retirement industry’s commitment and efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion took a major step forward today with the announcement of the

IRI ANNOUNCES 2021 FEDERAL CHAMPION OF RETIREMENT SECURITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted on December 1, 2021

Sen. Ben Cardin and Sen. Rob Portman Recognized for Efforts to Help America’s Workers, Retirees WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today presented Sen. Ben Cardin (

ANNUITIES CAN PROTECT RETIREMENT PORTFOLIOS WHILE DELIVERING PROTECTED INCOME

Posted on November 22, 2021

Study Notes Challenges to Following the “Four Percent Rule” WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent study questions a decades-old rule of thumb for safely withdrawing funds from retirement accou

NEW BIPARTISAN RETIREMENT LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Posted on November 10, 2021

Measure Includes Several IRI-Supported Measures WASHINGTON, D.C. – A House committee is expected to vote today on a new bipartisan retirement security measure. The bill would help expand access

RETIREMENT PRODUCT INNOVATION BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE

Posted on November 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A bill to lower barriers to innovative retirement income products by requiring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise its rules regarding the develo

IRI ISSUES SECOND QUARTER 2021 ANNUITY SALES REPORT

Posted on November 5, 2021

Annuity Sales Continue Their Rise WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sales of fixed and variable annuities were $60 billion in the second quarter of 2021, up six percent from first quarter 2021 sales of $56.7 b

STATES CONTINUE TO ADOPT NAIC BEST INTEREST MODEL REGULATION

Posted on November 2, 2021

IRI Reports Adoption Progress to State Legislative Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly half of all states are likely to adopt a model regulation this year to require financial advice profession

HOUSE LEGISLATION TO ADD RETIREMENT PLANNING TO FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN RECIPIENTS’ FINANCIAL LITERACY COUNSELING PROGRAM

Posted on November 1, 2021

Initiative Included in IRI’s Federal Retirement Security Blueprint WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation introduced recently would add retirement planning and saving information to required finan

INFLATION POWERS LARGEST SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS BOOST SINCE 1982

Posted on October 15, 2021

IRI: Protected Lifetime Income Streams Should Be Incorporated into Retirement Income Plans WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The largest boost to Social Security benefits since 1982 announced today will

IRI ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

Posted on October 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) announced election results for its Board of Directors. Executive Committee Elected to Serve Until Next IRI Annual Meeting Officers

IRI NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Posted on September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced changes to its board of directors. Joining the IRI board of directors are Blake Bostwick, CEO, Individual Solutions, Tr

IRI CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Posted on September 23, 2021

“Working Together, We Can Deliver on the Promises our Industry Makes” WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) opened its annual conference with a celebrat

IRI ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO OFFER PERSPECTIVES ON MAJOR ISSUES AFFECTING INSURED RETIREMENT INDUSTRY

Posted on September 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute's (IRI) annual conference will occur September 21-22 and September 28-29 and will provide a forum to present and discuss the industry's most s

HOUSE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS WORKPLACE RETIREMENT PLAN MEASURE

Posted on September 9, 2021

IRI Says Bill Will Advance Financial Equity, Security for Workers and Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 40 million small business employees will gain access to a workplace retirement savings pl

IRI SURVEY SHOWS WORKERS NEED IMPROVED RETIREMENT SAVING HABITS AND MORE REALISTIC RETIREMENT EXPECTATIONS WHILE VALUING PROTECTED LIFETI...

Posted on August 31, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Most workers over age 40 have inadequate retirement savings and are not saving enough to catch up, yet most expect retirement income far greater than even the highest Social S