About the IALC

Established in 2011, the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) is a consortium of life insurance companies that offer fixed indexed annuities (FIAs).

The IALC’s mission is to help educate the public, including retirement savers, the media, regulators, and financial professionals about the benefits of FIAs. These products offer principal protection from market loss, a predictable, guaranteed retirement income, and can contribute balance to retirement savers’ long-term financial plans.

Our Esteemed Members

Jim Poolman

Executive Director

Jim Poolman serves as the Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC), a coalition of life insurance companies that have come together to increase the dialogue surrounding fixed indexed annuities (FIAs).

In addition to serving as the IALC’s Executive Director, Poolman has been elected twice to serve as North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner. While Commissioner, Poolman worked to strengthen laws to protect citizens against insurance fraud. Under Poolman’s leadership, the scope of consumer protection widened, in North Dakota and nationally, as he spearheaded landmark legislation related to suitability of sales, life settlements, among a host of others. Poolman has also held many leadership posts with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) during his tenure, serving as Chairman of the Life Insurance and Annuities Committee for two years and Vice President of the organization in 2004.

Before being elected Insurance Commissioner in 2000, Poolman served four terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives and was a trust officer for the Bremer Bank. In 2007, Poolman left his post to start an independent regulatory consulting practice. He advises insurance companies and producer clients on regulatory issues, working with regulators on their behalf.

Poolman and his wife Nicole, live in Bismarck, North Dakota with their three children, Collin, Grace, and Nicholas.

Contact Us

For more information about the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC), including our available retirement resources, email us:

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