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  • 09/29/2017

    A need for speed in annuity buying

    Kevin Kennedy, head of Individual Annuities, moderates a panel on innovative solutions to the challenge of providing retirement income. This, at the annual conference of the Insured Retirement Institute.

  • 09/08/2017

    3 new thoughts from the AXA US Individual Annuities Chief

    Speaking to Think Advisor, AXA’s head of individual annuities, Kevin Kennedy, offers some insights on why AXA’s Structured Capital Strategies product is showing such strength in the annuity marketplace. Kennedy offers his insights and says the secret is to give people what they are asking for.

  • 08/29/2017

    Inherited annuities and their tax implications

    The death of a loved one who sought to pass down an annuity poses a time-sensitive decision on the beneficiary, with important tax implications.

  • 07/11/2017

    Fred DeMinico Joins AXA to Lead Independent Distribution

    Fred DeMinico, a 20-year insurance industry veteran has joined the company as the Head of Independent Distribution for AXA in the US. DeMinico will report to Trey Reynolds, Head of Life Distribution for AXA in the US. With this appointment, AXA strengthens its commitment to growing the Independent Distribution channel, with fast, competitive and proactive service, complementing its commitment to the retail channel.

  • 06/28/2017

    Ron Herrmann offers communications advice to leaders

    US Life business head Ron Herrmann offers some wise counsel to executives of far-flung enterprises, telling them how important communication is and how challenging it can be when employees work far from an organization’s hub. Ron’s story appeared in Crain’s Charlotte Business, Ron’s newly adopted city.

Press releases

  • 02/06/2018

    AXA enhances Indexed Universal Life product

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable, a leading financial protection company, announced today it has enhanced its indexed universal life product, IUL Protect, with a new feature that can potentially pay clients more as interest rates increase.

  • 12/11/2017

    AXA’s 1290 Funds notch three 4-star ratings

    AXA Equitable, a leading financial protection company, announced today its 1290 Funds have reached a significant performance milestone, achieving a three-year track record and earning a four-star Morningstar Rating™ for three of its funds based on risk-adjusted returns.

  • 12/06/2017

    AXA Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, has achieved a perfect score of 100 for the fifth consecutive year and has been deemed one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

  • 11/17/2017

    AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company appoints Jeffrey J. Hurd as Chief Operating Officer

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (“AXA Equitable”), a leading financial protection company, announced today that Jeffrey J. Hurd has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective April 2, 2018.

  • 11/16/2017

    AXA Financial elects new director to Company Boards

    NEW YORK – AXA Financial, Inc., announced that Charles G. T. Stonehill has been elected to the Boards of Directors of AXA Financial, Inc., AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America. The election was effective November 16, 2017.

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New Department of Labor Rule

On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new “conflict of interest” rule designed to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts. AXA shares the DOL’s objective of ensuring that high quality and affordable retirement savings education and advice is available to those who need it. Our main goal is to help you achieve a dignified retirement through financial education and protection. We remain committed to ensuring that our customers—and retirement savers in general—continue to have access to a broad choice of high quality, affordable financial investment advice and products.

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A benefit for life: The top 3 overlooked benefits of Permanent Life Insurance

What’s in a name? Sometimes misunderstanding and confusion. Take life insurance. Over my nearly 30 years in the insurance industry there’s been a marked change in how people view life insurance. The post-World War II and Baby Boomer generations considered it solely as a benefit to be paid out after death, especially of a breadwinner, and, as such, a necessity.

Full Article: Overlooked benefits of permanent life insurance

Leaders of Today meet Leaders of Tomorrow as AXA celebrates Black History Month

AXA BLACC speed networking

In honor of Black History Month, AXA employees and financial professionals engaged in various activities celebrating African American culture and history, led by the AXA BLACC (Building Leadership & Cultural Connections) Employee Resource Group.

Full Article: Leaders of Tomorrow

A year of engagement: AXA’s Employee Resource Groups highlight video

Employee Resource Groups highlight

At AXA, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our values and our practice. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are comprised of volunteering employees and financial professionals who share an interest in various dimensions of diversity.

2016 AXA ERGs highlights

AXA and SRS Acquiom sponsor industry conference

SRS Acquiom sponsor industry conference

How will the presidential election impact the economy? Will tech valuations continue to skyrocket? What does Brexit really mean for the world?

More on AXA and SRS Acquiom conference

AXA joins El Museo to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

AXA employees and financial professionals joined El Museo del Barrio to celebrate Día de los Muertos!

AXA celebrates Día de los Muertos

Long-term care coverage: A life insurance company’s response to rising interest from consumers

Most people want to pass on some of their assets to children and grandchildren, but, at the same time they might be asking themselves, “Wait – what if I need that money to care for myself?” Suddenly, the desire to ease the burden of the younger generation’s college expenses or home purchase decisions might seem like less of a priority.

Full Article: Long-Term care coverage

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