Lincoln Financial Group - "...extremely profitable business....403(b)"

Lincoln Financial Group has an interesting press release today about how profitable they are, stating:

With $164 billion in assets under management as of July 1st, 2011, Lincoln Financial Group hopes to further increase their already extremely profitable businesses: annuities, disability, life, and group life insurance, as well as 401(k) and 403(b) and savings plans.

I always want the companies doing business in the 403(b) market to be profitable, this leads to better and more innovative services - however it is disturbing to hear a company describing their 403(b) business as "extremely profitable." There is only one way for 403(b) business to be "extremely profitable" and that is on the backs of those participants in their 403(b). Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP, AIF