An annuity is an investment that pays you back over time – on your time! Eventually, your initial investment turns into regular payments that last as long as you need. Get a steady income to cover costs that protect yourself from the risk of not having enough money for events such as retirement and unforeseen medical expenses later in life.
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Fixed annuities allow you to protect assets from market volatility. These contracts with an insurance company often pay you an agreed-upon percentage for a guaranteed number of years.*
Investors with longer time horizons and the ability to withstand market fluctuations often choose variable annuities. The annuity has two phases: an accumulation phase (where you make periodic payments) and a payout phase (where you get a guaranteed minimum payment).
Index annuities can give you a chance for returns based on market increases with stability and principal guarantees more traditionally associated with fixed annuities. The interest you earn follows an index: Most use the S&P 500, Dow, or an international index. When the index gains, you do. But when that index loses your annuity stays steady at zero.
Single Premium Annuities
Purchasing a payout annuity – sometimes called an immediate annuity – is like buying a regular check for yourself. Payments start right away, usually within 30 days of your purchase and can last as long as you live. There are a variety of payout options. You may choose the security of a guaranteed monthly income or the potential for income to grow based on the variable investment returns of the market.
*Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIA) are not suitable for all investors. FIAs permit investors to participate in only a stated percentage of an increase in an index (participation rate) and may impose a maximum annual account value percentage increase. FIAs typically do not allow for participation in dividends accumulated on the securities represented by the index. Annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to 59 ½ may result in an IRS penalty, and surrender charges may apply. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.
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