WINK UNVEILS EXTRAORDINARY SALES DATA PORTAL

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Wink, Inc. Puts the Power of 23 Years of Insurance Sales in their Users’ Hands

Des Moines, Iowa. September 18, 2020Wink, Inc., the company behind the insurance industry’s #1 resource for annuity and life insurance sales data, since 1997, has given the Platinum subscribers of Wink’s Sales & Market Report an upgrade. Today the firm announced the addition of an enhanced web portal and dynamic sales data query for the use of their subscribers.

 

“Our flagship sales report continues to grow and change, and we’re developing technology to make it even more impressive,” proclaimed Sheryl J. Moore, president and CEO of Wink, Inc. She continued, “We are now providing the ability to access our reports with greater ease, as well as the opportunity to slice and dice our life insurance and annuity data- in any way you can imagine!”

 

This new Wink’s Sales & Market Report portal provides an easily-accessible query for locating specific Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel editions of sales reports; whether searching for sales at industry, company, or product level- for both life insurance and annuity data. Supplemental reports can be quickly identified in a like manner.

 

The enhanced Sales Data Query delivers HTML or Microsoft Excel results, based upon every query option mentioned above. In addition, subscribers can search using additional options which include: sales by distribution channel, sales based upon company ratings, sales of products with specific product features, or even sales of products with select rider features.

 

Moore commented, “Essentially our Sales Data Query gives subscribers the ability to combine product features from our AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs Tools, with our Product Level, Company Level, and Industry Level sales data. So, if you ever wondered how much sales there were in the second quarter, of variable annuities with bonuses, offered by A-rated companies- we’ll give you that result in just a couple of clicks!” She continued, “Plus, our Platinum subscribers now have 23 years of data included as a part of their subscription.”

 

Future enhancements of Wink’s Sales & Market Report will provide subscribers with data on every data point reported by Wink, for each participating peer, on a quid pro quo basis. Also, subscribers using both Wink’s Sales & Market Report, in conjunction with the AnnuitySpecs and/or LifeSpecs Tools, will soon have the ability to see sales rankings and market share data in their quest for product information.

 

The Sales Reports and Sales Data Query are available NOW for subscribers of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.

 

Those interested in a subscription can contact Wink’s support team at (855) ASK-WINK, or support@winkintel.com.

 

 

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For more information, go to www.WinkIntel.com.

 

Wink, Inc. is the company behind the most comprehensive life insurance and annuity due-diligence tools, AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs at www.WinkIntel.com. Wink, Inc. is the distributor of the quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report. Serving as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of indexed insurance product sales since 1997, this report provides sales by product, company, crediting method, index, distribution, surrender charge period, and more. Wink’s Sales & Market Report expanded to cover all deferred annuity products in 2015, all deferred variable annuity products in 2019, and all non-variable cash value life insurance products in 2017.

 

The staff of Wink, Inc. has the combined experience of more than 175 years working with insurance products, more than a decade of which is specific to competitive intelligence. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the firm offers competitive intelligence and market research in the life insurance and annuity industries; serving financial services professionals, distributors, manufacturers, regulators, and consultants on both a domestic and global basis.

 

Sheryl J. Moore is president and CEO is the guiding force behind Wink, Inc. Ms. Moore previously worked as a market research analyst for top carriers in the life insurance and annuity industries. Her views on the direction of the market are frequently heard in seminars and quoted by industry trade journals.

 

September 18, 2020

Des Moines, IA

(855) ASK-WINK

 

Indexed Annuities and Structured Annuities Have a Record-Setting Year!

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Wink, Inc. Releases 4th Quarter, 2019 Deferred Annuity Sales Results

Des Moines, Iowa. March 17, 2020Wink’s Sales & Market Report is the insurance industry’s #1 resource for annuity sales data since 1997. Sixty-two indexed annuity providers, 50 fixed annuity providers, 68 multi-year guaranteed annuity (MYGA) providers, 11 structured annuity providers, and 47 variable annuity providers participated in the 90th edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report for 4th Quarter, 2019.

 

Total fourth quarter sales for all deferred annuity sales were $53.3 billion; a decline of 3.3% when compared to the previous quarter. Total 2019 deferred annuity sales were $221.8 billion.

 

Noteworthy highlights for all deferred annuity sales in the fourth quarter include Jackson National Life ranking as the #1 carrier overall for deferred annuity sales, with a market share of 9.8%. Lincoln National Life followed in second place, while AIG, Equitable Financial and Allianz Life rounded-out the top five carriers in the market, respectively. Jackson National’s Perspective II Flexible Premium Variable & Fixed Deferred Annuity, a variable annuity, was the #1 selling deferred annuity, for all channels combined in overall sales for the fourth consecutive quarter.

 

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WINK’S VALUED CLIENTS RECEIVE MUCH MORE FOR DRAMATICALLY LESS- WITH VARIABLE ANNUITY SOLUTION

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Wink, Inc.’s AnnuitySpecs Analysis Tool Unveils Variable Annuity Enhancement

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Des Moines, Iowa. December 9, 2019Staying true to their vital mission statement, “To provide the best darned competitive intelligence to the life insurance and annuity industries,” Wink, Inc., is excited to reveal enhancements to their industry-leading analysis tool for annuities, “annuity intel in your pocket,” AnnuitySpecs.  Wink is the competitive intelligence firm behind the #1 source for annuity and life insurance product information, specializing in providing annuity product data to the industry for 15 years, at www. WinkIntel.com.

 

Today, Wink’s AnnuitySpecs tool houses nearly 300% more products than some of their competitors, and 200% more companies are represented in their system. The highly-anticipated rollout of Wink’s Variable Annuity (VA) solution within AnnuitySpecs gives their clients access to accurate, timely, and compliant product information at a fraction of the cost of the competition.

 

Sheryl J. Moore, chief executive of Wink, Inc. remarked, “Annuity stakeholders are being bombarded with offers from vendors charging as much as 3,000% more than AnnuitySpecs. And, no- that isn’t a typo. This is public information- we don’t believe in charging through-the-nose for it, just because we can.”

 

Wink’s AnnuitySpecs tool provides clients all of the benefits they’ve always had with fixed, multi-year guaranteed, and indexed annuities, but offers the following with the new VA solution:

 

  • Distributors can customize their product shelf for downline advisors/agents;
  • Annuity manufacturers have a customizable view- providing the ability to restrict products, based on distribution;
  • Product specification reports are compliance-approved by the product manufacturer, for accuracy;
  • Specs, features, and rates on nearly 3,000 variable, structured, indexed, fixed, and multi-year guaranteed annuities;
  • Specs on thousands of GLWB, GMWB, GMAB, GMIB, and GMDB riders;
  • Advanced product and living/death benefit rider search tool with 150+ search options;
  • Side-by-side comparisons for products and/or riders for due diligence and record-keeping;
  • Dynamic rate finding tool (with advanced notification of upcoming changes);
  • Readily available help for on-demand product research, with WinkAssistTM;
  • The most accurate and timely resource for annuity product information; and
  • Relationships with experienced annuity product experts.

 

The product specifications are assembled by the Wink team’s product experts, and written in laymen’s terms so that users are able to fully interpret each product and its features. AnnuitySpecs’ product specifications are reviewed by the respective underwriting insurance carrier for compliance, FINRA-reviewed, and the product rates/features are updated daily.

 

“Our clients wanted the ability to contrast every type of deferred annuity on a single side-by-side comparison, but they didn’t want to blow their budget getting that capability. Now, Wink is the only research firm that can give them that capability- for fixed, multi-year guaranteed, indexed, structured and variable annuity product lines” said Moore. “I am especially proud of the dynamic rider options on our tool. And nobody has all of the historic rider information on the non-variable products with exception to Wink!”

 

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For more information, go to www.WinkIntel.com.

 

Wink, Inc. is the company behind the most comprehensive life insurance and annuity due-diligence tools, AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs at www.WinkIntel.com. Wink, Inc. is the distributor of the quarterly Wink’s Sales & Market Report. Serving as the insurance industry’s #1 resource of insurance product sales since 1997, this report provides sales by product, company, crediting method, index, distribution, surrender charge period, and more. Wink’s Sales & Market Report covers sales of all deferred annuity products in addition to all non-variable cash value life insurance products; additional product lines are forthcoming. The research firm is also responsible for the insight behind Wink’s Index Intelligence Report, providing sales on indexed insurance products at an individual index level.

 

The staff of Wink, Inc. has the combined experience of more than 175 years working with insurance products, more than a decade of which is specific to competitive intelligence. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the firm offers competitive intelligence and market research in the life insurance and annuity industries; serving financial services professionals, distributors, manufacturers, regulators, and consultants on both a domestic and global basis.

 

Sheryl J. Moore is president and CEO is the guiding force behind Wink, Inc. Ms. Moore previously worked as a market research analyst for top carriers in the life insurance and annuity industries. Her views on the direction of the market are frequently heard in seminars and quoted by industry trade journals.

 

December 9, 2019

Des Moines, IA

(855) ASK-WINK