Pleasant Hill, Iowa (May 30, 2014) –
has joined the Coalition for Annuity Awareness
in their declaration of
June as National Annuity Awareness Month. National Annuity Awareness Month is
designed to provide awareness and understanding of annuities and their benefits
in financial and retirement planning.
Various activities in support of the
inaugural National Annuity Awareness Month will occur throughout the month of
June. Wink, Inc.
will provide social media communications to aid in
educating the public on the important role annuities play in retirement;
providing retirement savings, and acting as the vehicle that guarantees a
retirement income that can never be outlived.
“We are so excited for National Annuity
Month! Finally we have an event that can shed light upon reliable, accurate,
and credible sources for fact-checking information on annuities!” exclaimed
Wink’s CEO, Sheryl J. Moore. “National Annuity Month aligns perfectly with
Wink’s top priority of ensuring that the public has the needed information and
tools that are necessary, to succeed in their search for retirement plan and
life insurance solutions,” stated Moore.
Wink has tracked the companies,
products, marketing, and sales of annuities for over a decade. Insurance
regulators look to Wink and Ms. Moore when needing assistance with annuities.
Moore is the foremost authority in the indexed annuity and indexed life
markets; she has long worked closely with the media as a fact-checking resource
for life insurance and annuity products.
more information go to www.LookToWink.com
staff of Wink, Inc. has more than three decades of combined experience in
working with annuities and life insurance. Sheryl J. Moore is president and CEO
of this third-party market research firm and the guiding force behind the
industry’s most comprehensive annuity and life insurance due diligence tools,
AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs. Ms. Moore is also the author of the quarterly
Wink’s Sales & Market Report. Serving as the insurance industry’s #1
resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997, this report provides
sales by product, company, crediting method, index, distribution, surrender<
charge period, and more.
Inc. is the company that distributes resources such as this sales report, along
with the competitive intelligence tools AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs at www.LookToWink.com.
the Coalition for Annuity Awareness:
Coalition for Annuity Awareness is comprised of industry associations who serve
consumers by helping them understand annuity products. As today’s challenging
economic environment continues to evolve, a growing number of individuals and
families are turning to annuities to help provide security for their
retirement. Specifically, many consumers are using annuities as a vital risk
management tool to protect themselves against the possibility of outliving
their financial resources. Annuities are unique among financial products in the
marketplace because they can provide retirees with a guaranteed lifetime income
there is over $500 billion in-force premium serving roughly 3.3 million
Americans. The annuity market is largely comprised of middle-class consumers
with an average annuity valued at $90,000 and a household income of around
$100,000. In 2012, life insurance companies paid $97 billion in annuity benefit
payments providing crucial retirement security to contract holders. In addition,
more than 75 million Americans rely on annuities and other insurance products
for financial and retirement security and nearly 20 percent of Americans’
long-term savings is in life insurance and annuities.