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IRI Applauds House Passage of Resolutions Revoking ERISA Safe-Harbors for States and Cities

Posted on February 15, 2017

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford in response to the US House of Representatives’ vote on H.J. Res. 66 and H.J. Res. 67.

Co-Plaintiff Statement on Court Ruling Upholding the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

Posted on February 9, 2017

The IRI and its Co-Plaintiffs issued the following statement in response to the Judge's ruling on the DOL case.

IRI Applauds Presidential Action Delaying DOL Fiduciary Rule

Posted on February 6, 2017

Today IRI released the following statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after President Donald J. Trump issued a memorandum to delay the applicability date of the DOL's Fiduciary Rule.

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Top Ten Findings from IRI’s New Research on Retirees

Much of the available research on retirement focuses on those who are still in the planning stages. But what about those in retirement, and what lessons from their experiences can help shape and improve the retirement outlook for future generations?

Honoring All Grandparents

The air is changing in Washington. The sticky summer heat that engulfs you the second you step outside in the morning has now been replaced with the crisp, bright air of fall. And we know what that...

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

It’s striking to consider the impact Social Security has had on retirement security since the program was enacted 81 years ago. But today Americans may be over relying on it to fund their retirement years.

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Long-term planning for your client and your practice

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Joe Biloon, CFP®, AEP®

Research shows that long-term care expenses can deplete client resources two to three times faster than intended. This month is Long-term Care Awareness Month and an opportune time for advisors to engage clients about long-term care solutions.

The Value of Expert Advice in a ‘DIY’ World

In today’s do-it-yourself (DIY) world, Americans can find answers to pretty much any question on their own with a simple Internet search. How do I repaint my living room?

Social Security is a Critical Retirement Asset and When to Claim It Can Make a Big Difference

The occasion of National Retirement Planning Week offers an opportunity to reflect on two of the most important questions in retirement planning: when to stop working and when to take Social Security.

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IRI Insight – Winter 2016-17

Posted on December 20, 2016

Industry executives discuss the future of advice. Also in this issue, the elements of a holistic retirement plan, DOL fiduciary rule compliance deadline approaching, helping clients get organized in 2017, longevity planning and more.

IRI Insight – Fall 2016

Posted on September 23, 2016

Market strategists provide their perspectives on Brexit. Also in this issue, guiding clients through uncertainty, addressing advisors’ most pressing DOL fiduciary rule questions, the first Baby Boomers reach the critical RMD age of 70 ½, and more.

IRI Insight - Summer 2016

Posted on June 3, 2016

ERISA experts break down what advisors should know about the final rule. Also in this issue, strategies to boost Boomers’ confidence, helping clients navigate the cost of college, Franklin Templeton’s 2016 RISE results, and new tools for advisors.