SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.¾ Investors and financial planners have yet to reap the full benefits of annuity lifetime payouts, but they re slowly getting the message. thanks to Ben Stein, this year’s honorary chairman of the National Retirement Planning Coalition.

The National Association for Variable Annuities (NAVA) will also be training 1,000 top producers throughout the country on variable and fixed annuities. That is what NAVA President and CEO Mark Mackey’s had to say before introducing Stein, this year’s keynote speaker at the Variable Insurance Products conference here last Monday.

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