A tough competitive environment and exposure to market fluctuations make life insurance firm bonds less stable than many investors believe.
Morningstar retirement expert David Blanchett covers the pros and cons associated with the key longevity insurance products.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: a steep 41% dividend cut, a surprising 12% sales gain, and more.
With the U.S. market for life insurance mature, firms are increasingly looking to Asia for growth, says Morningstar's Drew Woodbury.
More advisers are now considering it but some want the practice banned.
Consumers may be wary of life and annuity products as they confront more immediate financial concerns, according to the Deloitte Center for Financial Services.
Morningstar.com readers discuss when to purchase insurance and when to self-insure.
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