Phoenix in the News - recent articles

"Must-Have Features for Annuity Sales"
Advisor Today, January/February 2014
This article covers the key findings from Phoenix's survey of annuity professionals on features they considered "must have" for annuities over the past year and which ones will be "must haves in the coming year. Guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits top the list for many. Read the full article here.

"Living with Longevity"
LifeHealthPro, November, 27, 2013
Mark Fitzgerald, national sales manager for Saybrus Partners who manages Phoenix's annuity distribution, offers perspective on the growing demand for products that offer guaranteed income in retirement. Read the full article here.

"Indexed Annuities Grow New 'Must Have' Features"
InsuranceNewsNet, October 29, 2013
This article covers key findings from Phoenix's survey of annuity professionals on features they considered “must haves” for annuities over the past year and which ones will be "must haves" in the coming year. Read the full article here.

"Hartford's Iconic 'Boat Building' Marks 50th Anniversary"
The Hartford Courant, October 18, 2013
This feature story and photo gallery looks back at the history of Phoenix's Hartford headquarters and how the company wound up building a architectural landmark in the city. Read the full article here.

"At 50, Hartford's Iconic 'Boat Building' At Nexus Of River Revival"
The Hartford Courant, October 16, 2013
Architect Tyler Smith praises Phoenix's landmark headquarters and the role the company has played in promoting downtown Hartford development over the last 50 years. Read the full article here.

"Q&A: Phoenix Companies CIO Talks Life Distribution Trends"
Insurance Innovation Reporter, September 26, 2013
John Presch, Phoenix's chief information officer, discusses the market forces and technology improvements driving increased adoption of e-app, e-signature, automated underwriting and other improvements in life insurance distribution. Read the full article here.

"How Financial Advisors Can Add The Life Insurance Dimension"
Financial Advisor, August 12, 2013
Kevin Kimbrough, principal, national sales at Saybrus Partners, offers tips to financial advisors on how to expand their practices to include life insurance sales. Read the full article here.

"Hitting Up the Middle: Producers Can Seize New Opportunities in the Middle Market"
Life & Health Advisor, August 1, 2013
Tom Buckingham, Phoenix's executive vice president, product development and operations, writes about why there has never been a better time for producers to capitalize on opportunities in the middle market. Read the full article here.

"Obamacare boosts employer wellness programs"
HartfordBusiness.com, July 22, 2013
Phoenix is featured in this article on the growing popularity of employer wellness programs. The company has offered multipronged wellness programs to its employees since 2010, including on-site healh screenings, exercise and nutrition classes as well as financial incentives to participate. Read the full article here.

"How insurers are solving the retirement crisis"
LifeHealthPro, June 7, 2013
Mark Fitzgerald, national sales manager for Saybrus Partners who manages Phoenix's annuity distribution, writes about how recent product innovations present new opportunities for advisors to assist their clients with retirement planning. Read the full article here.

"Shining a Light on New Opportunities"
Insurance Networking News, June 6, 2013
Don Griswold, Phoenix's second vice president of product and operational delivery, discusses changes in technology and processes that are simplifying how life insurance is issued. Read the full article here.

"Phoenix Is The Latest Insurer To Offer An Annuity With A Guaranteed Income Rider"
The Hartford Courant, April 17, 2013
Mark Fitzgerald, national sales manager for Saybrus Partners who manages Phoenix's annuity distribution, discusses Phoenix Income Elite Annuity and why many people preparing for retirement seek predictable income sources. Read the full article here.

"Phoenix Launches Income Elite Annuity"
Financial Planning, April 17, 2013
Phoenix launches Phoenix Income Elite Annuity, a new single-premium fixed indexed annuity with a simple structure designed to maximize guaranteed lifetime income. Read the full article here.

"DIAs: The perfect annuity for baby boomers"
LifeHealthPro, April 15, 2013
Mark Fitzgerald, national sales manager for Saybrus Partners who manages Phoenix's annuity distribution, offers insight on the expansion of the deferred income annuity marketplace. Read the full article here.

"Phoenix Companies Announces Indexed Annuities Product"
Insurance Networking News, April 3, 2013
Phoenix launches Next Generation Annuity in partnership with The AltiSure Group featuring the Protected Inheritance Benefit, which combines a guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit with a return of premium death benefit paid to beneficiaries in five installments. Read the full article here.

Phoenix in the News - older articles

"Phoenix unveils new whole life insurance product"
Insurance Business Review, March 13, 2013
Mike Donovan, Phoenix's vice president and product officer, discusses the newly launched Phoenix Remembrance Life, a whole life product designed to provide final expense coverage and an income stream death benefit for a beneficiary. Read the full article here.

"Annuity Toolbox Grows as Interest Rates Stay Low"
InsuranceNewsNet, March 7, 2013
Dana Pedersen, Phoenix's vice president of annuity product development, discusses new tools that annuity carriers are rolling out to help meet demand for customer value in the continuing low interest rate environment. Read the full article here.

"Reversal of fortunes"
LifeHealthPro, February 19, 2013
Shunned by financial professionals only a few years ago, fixed indexed annuities are among the best-selling products in the annuities marketplace today. Phoenix's vice president of annuity product development, Dana Pedersen, comments on what makes fixed indexed annuity income guarantees attractive. Read the full article here.

"The Phoenix Companies introduces updated annuity series"
Insurance Business Review, October 9, 2012
Phoenix and Legacy Marketing Group jointly launched an enhanced version of the CommandMark single premium fixed indexed annuity series. Read the full article here.

"Phoenix Drives Rapid Annuities Growth with Unique Technology Platform"
Insurance & Technology, September 25, 2012
Phoenix's new eApp combines with its earlier REALIZE personal retirement analysis tool to provide a holistic system from planning conversations to completing applications. Read the full article here.

"Driving Change Without Rocking the Boat"
The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com, September 14, 2012
Jim Wehr, Phoenix president and CEO, is featured in the column, “Your Executive Career,” exploring how CEOs can best drive change in their organizations. Read the full article here. (May require subscription)

"Voices: Kevin Kimbrough, On Getting Comfortable with Insurance"
The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com, September 12, 2012
Kevin Kimbrough, principal, national sales at Saybrus Partner, offers advice to help financial advisers discuss life insurance with their clients. Read the full article here. (May require subscription)

"Saybrus' Kevin Kimbrough on Selling Life Insurance in a P&C Agency"
PropertyCasualty360.com, September 10, 2012
Kevin Kimbrough, principal, national sales at Saybrus Partners, answers questions relating to why property-casualty agents should consider selling life insurance. Read the full article here.

"Indexed Annuities Hit Near Record Sales in Q2"
LifeHealthPro, September 6, 2012
Dana Pedersen, vice president, annuity product development for Phoenix, offers insight on the rising popularity of indexed annuities. Read the full article here.

"Indexed Annuities Are Changing - And Selling"
InsuranceNewsNet, August 22, 2012
Dana Pedersen, vice president, annuity product development for Phoenix, provides her view of product design trends in the indexed annuity marketplace. Read the full article here.

"A Combo Plan for Boomers"
LifeHealthPro, July 10, 2012
Mark Fitzgerald, national sales manager for Saybrus Partners who manages Phoenix's annuity distribution, writes about the advantages of combination products that can address multiple needs, including retirement income, health care and long-term care costs, and protection for heirs. Read the full article here.

"Phoenix Companies Rolls Out Annuity and Planning Tool"
PlanAdviser, June 11, 2012
Phoenix introduced the Personal Protection Choice Annuity, a single premium fixed indexed annuity for people approaching or already in retirement. Read the full article here.

"Survey: Most Financial Advisors Don't Include Life Insurance in Planning"
Insurance Networking News, May 22, 2012
Kevin Kimbrough, principal, national sales at Saybrus Partners, provides insight into why many financial advisors are uncomfortable recommending life insurance to their clients. Read the full article here.

"Life Insurance left out of retirement planning equation"
benefitspro.com, May 22, 2012
A survey by Saybrus Partners finds that more than half of financial advisors say they steer clear of discussions about life insurance full article here.Read the full article here.