News Releases

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.

Nearly Half Of All Workers Would Opt For Guaranteed Income For Life

Posted on March 9, 2010

The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) today released the findings of its 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS).

Variable Annuity Assets Soar in 4Q

Posted on February 25, 2010

The net assets of United States variable annuities posted a double-digit increase in year-to-year quarter comparisons for the first time in eight quarters, advancing at a rate of 20.2 percent.

President Obama Calls for All Americans to Have Access to Retirement Accounts

Posted on January 27, 2010

President Barack Obama tonight called for all Americans to have access to retirement accounts in his State of the Union address. Only insured retirement strategies guarantee lifetime income.

Why is President Obama Promoting Annuities?

Posted on January 26, 2010

Yesterday, President Obama announced that he would be promoting annuities in 2010, and he will most likely mention them in tomorrow’s State of the Union address to Congress. Why is the president promoting annuities?

IRI Hires Leader in Compliance, Regulatory Affairs Issues

Posted on January 22, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced the hiring of Karen Alvarado as its new Vice President for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs – rounding out the first-ever IRI government affairs team.

IRI Conference to Highlight Industry Trends, Keynote Speakers

Posted on January 14, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)’s 2010 Marketing Conference –to be held February 21-23 in New York City – will feature the latest industry trends, gripping keynote speakers and the first-ever IRI “Advisor Forum” for financial advisors.

IRI: It’s Tax Season – For 2011

Posted on January 7, 2010

With tax season in full swing, millions of tax filers are looking for ways to maximize their deductions, while seeking additional opportunities to increase their likelihood of a refund or to reduce the amount owed to the government this year.