SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Investors and financial planners still have yet to uncover the tremendous benefits of annuity lifetime payouts but are slowly getting the message, thanks to such efforts as those of Ben Stein, this year's honorary chairman of the National Retirement Planning Coalition. As well, the National Association for Variable Annuities (NAVA) will be training 1,000 top producers throughout the country on variable and fixed annuities.

Those were NAVA President and CEO Mark Mackey's remarks in introducing Stein, this year's keynote speaker at the Variable Insurance Products conference here last Monday.

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