Life spans in the U.S.A and around the world have been increasing for over a hundred years. It is now common for people who reach retirement age to live 20 years or more in retirement.
As a result sales of annuity insurance reached a record $27.3 billion in 2005, up 19 percent from $23 billion in 2004, according to the Advantage Compendium. Moreover, this is just a drop in the ocean compared to the estimated potential retirement assets that have not been invested into annuity or retirement schemes -assets that Conning Research & Consulting reports were $11 trillion in 2001 itself.
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With a large array of annuity schemes from fixed to variable, from immediate to deferred and from hybrid to pure market oriented, the annuity insurance market is in a current state of flux and expansion. "There is much variation among the design of annuities, all set apart by various business rules and parameters," says Eric Denham, vice president for product development for Columbus, Ohio-based Info-One, a provider of Web-based annuity product solutions.
Just underlining the benefits of an income annuity with a profit and loss scenario will not advance sales of annuities in today’s environment. Therefore, insurers need to develop the technological know-how and also marketing materials, calculation tools, and strong wholesaling support to foster education and promote the use of annuities in a retirement income plan.
It is in this scenario that a technology and knowledge based sales platform will work adequately for distribution of an annuity plan. Many insurance companies realize that they need to reduce their costs through business process optimization. Many companies have re-evaluated their portfolios and distribution channels, while others are undergoing an ever increasing number of mergers and acquisitions to consolidate their place in the global annuity insurance market. Besides, streamlining the processing of annuities is a crucial strategy because a handful of industry observers see a powerful marketing opportunity at hand.
Successful reformation of business strategies nowadays involves reduced cycle times, increased capacity, performance improvement, process automation and work prioritization. It is no wonder then that most are also looking at reducing administrative and distribution costs and striving for business process optimization through technological automation and outsourcing.
Overall, what started out as pure back office work has now transcended the BPO-KPO divide, and even core annuity insurance processes are being off shored. Indeed the focus of insurance companies particularly in the annuities and the retirement planning management segment has switched from just back office support work to rectification and strengthening of critical business processes.
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