News Releases

IRI Releases First Quarter Product Trend Update for U.S. Variable Annuity Market

Posted on May 20, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today released a report on product trend updates within the U.S. variable annuity market for the first quarter.

IRI EXCLUSIVE: Total First Quarter Annuity Sales

Posted on May 18, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced its inaugural, exclusive new annuity reporting system.

IRI Delivers RFI to Depts. of Treasury, Labor on Lifetime Income

Posted on April 29, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today sent a "broad, comprehensive" response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued on guaranteed lifetime income by the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Labor.

Maximizing Your Tax Advantages of Retirement Savings

Posted on April 15, 2010

Often the most recognizable opportunity to save for retirement while reducing a tax liability, 401(k) plans are among the most widely featured options within defined contribution plans.

Claiming Social Security Benefits? The Later, The Better

Posted on April 14, 2010

Social Security remains a critical piece of the retirement puzzle, providing a majority of income for more than half of people age 65 and up. Today, half of retirees start claiming their benefits as soon as they become eligible, at age 62.

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement

Posted on April 13, 2010

Prior to September 2008, for millions of Americans, retirement preparedness was synonymous with saving money through an employer retirement plan, often becoming the anchor point for a worker's entire retirement savings strategy.

Financial Fitness Using The Retirement Pyramid

Posted on April 11, 2010

What do food and financial fitness have in common? The answer is a pyramid that can help you visualize just how to balance financial priorities.

IRI to Sponsor “National Retirement Planning Week®”

Posted on April 8, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) announced that it will once again sponsor National Retirement Planning Week® during Financial Literacy Month.

Social Security Stability Continues to Erode, Citing New Congressional Budget Office

Posted on March 25, 2010

Citing new Congressional Budget Office projections, leading news organizations today are reporting that Social Security payouts this year will exceed revenue for the first time in history – six years earlier than previously projected.

IRI to Sponsor "National Retirement Planning Week®" in April

Posted on March 11, 2010

Boston College, ACLI, ASR to Lend Support Raising Awareness About the Critical Importance of Retirement Planning.