News Releases

The IRI Fact Book 2016 Now Available

Posted on May 24, 2016

IRI announced that the IRI Fact Book 2016 – offering the latest retirement income research, industry data, and sales reports for the variable and fixed annuity markets – is now available for financial professionals.

Small Business Owners: Benefit Programs Important for Attracting and Retaining Workers

Posted on May 5, 2016

To recognize National Small Business Week, IRI and Lincoln Financial Group presented research from CEB that found small business owners are developing competitive benefit programs as part of their approach to attracting and retaining workers.

IRI Announces New Partnership with Gainfully to Offer Industry’s First Compliant Marketing Platform

Posted on April 26, 2016

IRI announced a new partnership with Gainfully. Through the partnership, financial advisors can now leverage the Gainfully platform to share relevant and timely content with their clients using social media in a compliant atmosphere.

Trouble Ahead! Baby Boomers’ Retirement Outlook on the Decline

Posted on April 11, 2016

IRI released a new report that found less than a quarter of Baby Boomers are confident they will have enough savings to last throughout their retirement years. This is the lowest level since IRI began this research study in 2011.

Department of Labor Announces Final Fiduciary Rule

Posted on April 6, 2016

IRI issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after the Department of Labor issued its final fiduciary rule. IRI will carefully examine the rule to determine if its concerns were addressed.

IRI Issues Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Annuity Sales Report

Posted on April 4, 2016

IRI announced final fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry. Industry-wide annuity sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 rose to $59.1 billion. For the full year, industry-wide sales reached $228.8 billion in 2015.

IRI Applauds NAIC Retirement Security Initiative

Posted on April 4, 2016

IRI issued a statement applauding the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) after NAIC President and Missouri Insurance Director John Huff announced a new consumer-education initiative focused on retirement security.

IRI Recognizes the 2016 Recipients of the IRI Marketing Innovation Award

Posted on March 21, 2016

IRI honored Transamerica President and CEO Mark Mullin, Sammons Retirement Solutions Inc., Lincoln Financial Distributors and Federated Investors as the 2016 recipients of the IRI Marketing Innovation Award.

Media Advisory: National Retirement Planning Week® 2016 Announced

Posted on March 11, 2016

IRI announced that National Retirement Planning Week® 2016 will take place from April 11-15. The effort, which is organized by the IRI-led National Retirement Planning Coalition, will encourage consumers to develop and update their retirement plans.

New Study Shows GenXers’ Confidence in a Secure Retirement Lagging

Posted on March 8, 2016

New IRI research found only 24 percent of GenXers are highly confident they will have enough money to support themselves throughout retirement. The lack of confidence may be warranted given that more than a third have nothing saved for retirement.