Gary Allen on Business, Sunday, July 19, 2015 – Podcast Now Available

The Annuity Sales Pitch… What They Don’t Tell You – (Part 2)

SharkThe saga continues… In this program, I continue to expose what is not said during annuity sales pitches. The old adage that annuities are sold and not purchased is very true. Without the “kind and polite” assistance of insurance salespeople, my opinion, it is doubtful that many variable annuities would be sold in America.

I base this opinion on the large sales commissions offered to salespeople to entice them to sell variable annuities. The commissions can often be in the 3% to 5% range and often more than that. Imagine someone retiring with a lump sum of $600,000 in their 401(k).

The newly minted retiree receives help from an insurance salesperson who convinces them to purchase a variable annuity with the entire lump sum. Let’s assume the insurance salesperson will make 5% on the transaction. That works out to be a very nice $30,000 payday for the insurance agent.

In this program, I continue to explore the annuity sales pitch and the often unspoken words that taint the sales process. I hope you enjoy the program.

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