4-Hour Annuity Training Course for New York Producers

This course offers a thorough orientation to annuities and their application for long-term asset accumulation and income distribution. The course explains the design and function of these unique products as well as their benefits, costs, and limitations. It examines how annuities are funded and how they grow. Moreover, the course explores the use of annuities for retirement income distribution and examines how these unique products are taxed. The course concludes with an explanation of New York’s revised Regulation 187, which sets forth the duties and obligations of producers for recommendations for both annuities and life insurance to ensure that any policy transaction is in the best interest of the consumer.  

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and application of annuities
  • describe the basic types of annuity products
  • explain the operation and function of fixed, indexed, and variable annuities
  • articulate how an annuity’s product features can support and advance various client objectives
  • demonstrate an understanding of how annuities are taxed
  • describe the best interest standards and suitability requirements that New York imposes on producers (and insurers) for annuity and life insurance recommendations and transactions

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