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New opportunities for individual annuities inside retirement plans under SECURE Act

In this article, Milliman actuary Ian Laverty takes a deep dive into changes stemming from the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 and provides additional insight into the new law, particularly as it relates to individual annuity contracts. The changes made by SECURE that open up opportunities for individual annuity carriers relate to two primary topics: fiduciary responsibility and portability.

Annuity industry to SECURE retirement plan opportunities

The SECURE Act has now made it significantly more attractive and less restrictive for employers to offer annuities within their defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. This provision presents a growth opportunity for the annuity industry. In this article, Milliman actuary Ian Laverty highlights those opportunities and provides an overview of the fiduciary and portability changes created by the SECURE Act.