Where Members Work Together for Industry Growth and Standards

Insured Retirement Institute Standing Committees assist the organization in the development of essential priorities and programs to continually improve the insured retirement industry overall. Each committee meets approximately three times each year and remains active throughout the year through meetings, teleconferences, emails, and mailings. IRI members can become active members of more than one committee.

How Do I Join?

It's easy. Simply complete a brief online form to apply for active membership in the committee(s) of your choice. Or contact IRI at (202) 469-3008.

Asset Managers Committee serves as a voice for asset manager members of IRI. The committee works collaboratively with distributor and insurer members to strengthen and expand the overall health and growth of the insured retirement industry.  The Asset Managers Committee provides thought leadership and guidance to the IRI Board of Directors, membership and staff, from the asset manager perspective, in the development and expansion of the association and the insured retirement industry.

Government Affairs Advisory Committee provides a forum for sharing information and developing consensus positions on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to the regulation of annuities and other guaranteed lifetime income products by Congress and federal regulatory agencies. The Committee also assists IRI staff in its efforts to advocate for consensus positions on such proposals.

Member Services Committee advises and assists the IRI Board of Directors and staff to engage, expand, and retain its membership base.  Through member outreach, the Committee will enable the association to meet its membership and financial goals and objectives as set forth by the IRI Board.  The Committee also identifies and communicates the value provided by IRI to members and prospective members.

Operations and Technology Committee is made up of members whose primary focus is within the insured retirement operations or technology segment of their organization.  The group is composed of Carriers, Broker-Dealers/Distributors, Solution Providers and Service Providers.  The purpose of this committee is to communicate work being done by the Senior Steering Committee and various Working Groups.

Public Relations Committee improves and enhances the brand of insured retirement strategies through earned media in top-tier publications that reach multiple core audiences.  The Committee works to become a “first phone call resource” for the media and IRI members for both positive media and crisis management issues.  The Committee also works to broaden the awareness and increase the understanding of insured retirement strategies among broker/dealers and financial advisors, and to lead the industry on the utilization of new media in the promotion of insured retirement strategies, positioning IRI as a social networking thought leader.

Retirement Research Committee exists to develop the new Retirement Income Guide (replacing the current version published in 2013), inform and determine IRI research priorities for 2018, and serve in an editorial function regarding content. The Retirement Research Committee also establishes meaningful discussion agendas for the committee in-person meetings to help committee members learn from each other, develops best practices for addressing industry issues and capitalizing on opportunities, and informs IRI’s research efforts.

Retirement Plans and Tax Regulatory and Advocacy Committee provides a forum for sharing information and developing consensus positions on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to retirement security and the regulation of retirement plans. The Committee also assists IRI staff in its efforts to advocate for consensus positions on such proposals.

Securities Regulatory and Advocacy Committee provides a forum for sharing information and developing consensus positions on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to the regulation of annuities and other guaranteed lifetime income products under federal and state securities laws. The Committee also assists IRI staff in its efforts to advocate for consensus positions on such proposals.

State Affairs Committee provides a forum for sharing information and developing consensus positions on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to the regulation of annuities and other guaranteed lifetime income products under state insurance and securities laws. The Committee also assists IRI staff in its efforts to advocate for consensus positions on such proposals.

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