3rd Generation EIAs Ahead

Marrion, Jack
December 1998
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;12/14/98, Vol. 102 Issue 50, p12
Examines trends in the equity index annuity (EIA) market in the United States. Introduction of EIA in 1995; Availability of 107 different EIA products in 1998; Changes in EIA features; Use of an annual reset structure by SAFECO; Resetting of participation rates each year; Use of averaging to lower option costs.


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