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Category: Deferred Annuities

Feb 14, 2019 - Annuities by |

Alameda County and California Annuity and Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: What You Need to Know About Fixed Indexed Annuities

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Beware Fixed Index Annuities Phantom Bonuses and Other Downsides Insurance agents and financial advisors use this low interest rate/volatile stock market environment to push fixed indexed annuities, particularly on seniors or persons getting close to retirement and concerned about future income levels. Agents claim the contracts offer the […]

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Feb 11, 2019 - Annuities by |

Marin County and California Securities and Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Unsuitable Variable Annuities

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER FINRA Continues Fines on Sales of Unsuitable L Share Annuities Variable annuities are sold as B-share and L-share contracts.  B-share annuities are the more common and sold to investors with long-term investment horizons. B-shares typically have lengthy surrender charge periods.  L Share Variable Annuities are a type of […]

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Feb 9, 2019 - Annuities by |

Marin County and California Life Insurance and Annuities Attorney: Guggenheim Partners/Security Benefit Life Insurance Company

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Guggenheim Partners/Security Benefit Life Insurance Company Total Value Annuities (TVAs) The life insurance and annuity attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent clients who have suffered losses on all types of life insurance and annuity contracts, including indexed annuities. Indexed annuities are hybrid annuities that offer both a […]

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Feb 4, 2019 - Annuities Fraud by |

California and Marin Financial Elder Abuse and Annuity Attorneys: Financial Exploitation of Seniors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER FINRA Levies Big Fines in 2018 for Sales of Unsuitable Annuities and Other Misconduct The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) polices financial advisor fraud including recommendations of unsuitable annuities. The agency detected a disturbing trend of sales to consumers, including seniors, of unsuitable products and “largely unsupervised” inappropriate […]

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Jan 24, 2019 - Annuities by |

San Francisco and California Annuities and Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Annuities Issued by Athene Annuity and Life Company (formerly Aviva Annuity and Life Company)

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Full and Partial Surrenders or Cancellations of Athene Annuity and Life Company Annuities Athene Annuity and Life Company, formerly Aviva Annuity and Life Company,[1] issues fixed indexed annuities in California.  These contracts, like all deferred annuities, include penalties for early withdrawals, known as surrenders.  Surrenders may be full […]

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Jan 11, 2019 - Annuities by |

Marin County and California Securities and Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Surrenders and L Share Variable Annuities

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER FINRA Concerns With L Share Annuities L Share Variable Annuities are a type of variable annuity where the surrender charge period under the contract is shortened to three or four years but administrative fees and mortality expense rates are higher. L-Shares are also often sold with long-term riders […]

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Jan 4, 2019 - Annuities by |

Alameda County and California Annuity and Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: What You need to Know About Annuity Fraud on Seniors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Fraud Up as Annuity Sales Increase Unsuitable Products and Churning Annuity sales are up and so are cases of fraud, especially on seniors. The fraud on seniors varies but typically involves either the sale of unsuitable products or unlawful “churning,” where agents convince annuity owners to trade one […]

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Dec 31, 2018 - Annuities by |

California and San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse and Annuity Attorneys: Financial Exploitation of Seniors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER FINRA Troubled by Recommendations of Unsuitable Annuities Over-Concentration in Annuities The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) polices advisor recommendations of investment products including annuities. The agency recently reported a disturbing trend of advisor recommendations of variable annuities in particular as unsuitable products for certain consumers. The agency also […]

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Dec 28, 2018 - Annuities by |

Marin County and California Annuity and Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: What You need to Know About Fixed Indexed Annuities

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Beware Fixed Index Annuities Phantom Bonuses and Other Downsides Insurance agents and financial advisors are increasingly using our low interest rate/volatile stock market environment to push a product called fixed indexed annuities. Agents claim the contracts offer the upside of market increases (the “indexed” part) with downside protection […]

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