IRI Updates

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford Honored by InvestmentNews

Posted on November 21, 2016

IRI announced that IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford has been honored by InvestmentNews as one of its “Women to Watch” for 2016. The InvestmentNews award honors females in the industry who exemplify the definition of true leaders and role models.

IRI Applauds Introduction of Retirement Security Bill

Posted on November 18, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford applauded yesterday’s introduction of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act in the Senate. The bill would expand MEPs and access to lifetime income strategies.

IRI Recognizes Policymakers for Commitment to Retirement Security

Posted on November 15, 2016

IRI honored Rep. Phil Roe, Rep. John Larson and Mark Iwry, a senior Treasury official, as 2016 recipients of IRI’s Champion of Retirement Security Awards. The awards recognize leaders who support and advance policies that enhance retirement security.

Medicare Part B Premiums for 2017 Announced

Posted on November 14, 2016

CMS announced increased premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries in 2017. IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford said the increases illustrate how rising health care costs will erode Americans’ retirement income.

IRI Issues Post Election Statement

Posted on November 9, 2016

IRI issued a statement reflecting on the national election and urging policymakers to support bipartisan solutions to enhance retirement security in the United States. IRI put forth a revised version of its 2016 retirement security policy agenda.

IRI to Honor Policymakers for Retirement Security Efforts

Posted on November 3, 2016

IRI will host a luncheon to honor the 2016 recipients of IRI’s Champion of Retirement Security awards. Following the awards presentation, IRI will convene a panel discussion on efforts to enhance retirement security in the United States.

Social Security COLA of 0.3 Percent Announced

Posted on October 18, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford issued a statement after it was announced that Social Security recipients would receive only a 0.3 percent COLA in 2017. She noted that COLAs have been below 2 percent in seven of the last eight years.

IRI Honored for Leading National Retirement Planning Coalition

Posted on October 6, 2016

IRI was recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a 2016 recipient of the Power of A Silver Award. IRI was honored for its efforts leading the National Retirement Planning Coalition.

New Training to Navigate DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance

Posted on September 28, 2016

announced its plans to unveil training platforms designed to help financial professionals and home office personnel comply with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. IRI is partnering with RegEd, Inc. on this training initiative.

Robert DeChellis Elected Chairman of IRI Board

Posted on September 28, 2016

IRI announced that Robert DeChellis, President and CEO of Allianz Life Financial Services, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the IRI Board. IRI also announced the election of Board members, officers and Executive Committee members.