Industry News

Assner Brings Rich Experience to the Team

We’re excited to welcome Alan Assner to our Annuities team. As assistant vice president, he’ll oversee actuarial, sales distribution, operations, service and strategy.

Welcome Paul Garofoli to the Team

Paul Garofoli has joined our Annuities team as a regional sales director. Based in Texas, he’ll work with our marketing organizations and advisors across the country. Welcome, Paul!

Working, Parenting and Schooling from Home

By Dan Jolivet, Ph.D., Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant.

Read my recent post for tips on how to communicate with children during a crisis, maintaining your mental wellbeing, self-care and balancing remote work, childcare and remote learning.

Get Contracts Quickly With DocuSign

Businesses of all kinds are delivering and signing documents online — and realizing the many benefits. That’s why we’re now providing online delivery of annuity contracts through DocuSign.

Explore Our New Multi-Choice Annuity

The Multi-Choice Annuity is a single-premium deferred annuity. It offers a robust set of client-friendly features, plus a unique option where clients can select a withdrawal provision that best meets their financial needs.

Insurers Rethink How to Deploy Their Elite Teams of Risk Gurus

By Cyril Tuohy, LifeAnnuitySpecialist.com. Reprinted with permission.

Lauren Canfield, a long-time actuary at The Standard, shares the transformation work she is leading.

The Standard Promotes Mark MacGillivray

Mark MacGillivray has been promoted to director of Financial Institutions. He’ll be working with our teams to proactively seek out new broker-dealers and banks for the Individual Annuities business line at The Standard.

The Standard Adds an Index Annuity

Reprinted with permission from ThinkAdvisor.

The Standard’s enhanced Index Annuity emphasizes transparency. In contrast to complex annuity designs in the market, the enhanced ISA offers consumers a simpler way to grow and protect their assets.

Moody's Investor Services has increased Standard Insurance Company's financial strength rating from A2 to A1. The ratings are based on the company's strong competitive position in the U.S. group Life and Disability insurance markets, good capitalization and strong financial resources of its ultimate parent.

The Standard announced that Ben Wacker has been named assistant vice president and Individual Annuities actuary. In his new role, Wacker leads the Individual Annuities actuarial team at The Standard. “Ben brings a great blend of actuarial expertise and entrepreneurial experience,” said Chris Conklin, vice president of Individual Annuities at The Standard.