Check in With Clients Now About RMDs

We’re heading toward the end of the year — and the deadline for annual required minimum distributions from qualified policies for annuitants who are 70½ and older. Here are some facts about RMDs and why an autumn distribution is a great idea.

Reminder: SCA 7 Discontinued October 1

The Standard will stop offering the Strategic Choice Annuity 7 on October 1, 2019. All new SCA 7 business must have an effective date that’s no later than September 30, 2019.

Louisiana Suitability Form and Regulations

This is a recap of a producer advisory sent on July 31, 2019, about Louisiana Regulation LAC 37: XIII Chapter 117, NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions.

Telling Our Story Through Video

This month, I’m kicking off a series of short videos about The Standard. Our first video focuses on our culture of caring. Please watch and share with your clients.

Rich Lane
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Individual Annuities

See Our Enhancements on the Annuities Website

We’ve made big changes to standard.com/annuities. We’ve developed new features and functionality to create a more customized experience. The result is easier access to rates and product training tailored to you.

Run Your Own Illustrations With Our New Online Software

Online illustration software is now available for our FGA, ISA, Certain Period SPIA and Restricted SPIA. From our annuities website, choose Run an Illustration. Then enter your information on the ImagiSOFT illustration software portal.

Economic Update July 2019

The U.S. economy has shown growth for 121 consecutive months since June 2009. Unfortunately, our GDP growth may be slowing down. Goldman Sachs predicts that the European Central Bank will lower its deposit rate by 20 basis points and restart quantitative easing in September.