"Safe" Insurance Companies
I know there was a previous thread about this that kind of got side tracked. I am having a tough time feeling confident about the insurance companies, but have a fair amount of VA business I have lined up.
With the recent news from PRU and Hartford, are you guys still writing contracts from these companies? In particular, PRU?
I have been writing ING contracts and feel fairly confident about them.
Snags, if you are worried about the strength of an insurance company, I would suggest looking at the mutuals - NY Life, MassMutual, or Guardian. Generally more conservatively run than their stock counterparts.
Mutual companies are (unfortunately) not always available on outside brokerage platforms.
Snags , look for the best company. We can debate mutual companies versus public held companies but ultimately do the research.