Understanding the various annuity types and riders is a critical early step in selecting the right annuity to meet your needs and goals. The table below provides links to learn more and compare annuity types.
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Annuity FYI’s Recommended Annuities
- Compare annuities whose returns are based upon the performance of an equity market index, such as the S&P 500 or NASDAQ 100
- What’s a fixed-indexed-annuity?
Guarantee the greater of the actual value, 5-7% compounded annual interest (annuitized), or the highest contract anniversary value (annuitized).
- Compare Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefits
- What’s a GMIB?
Guarantee your original investment, give you market upside, and allow you to take your investment as a lump sum after a certain period of time.
- Compare annuities with no penalty for early withdrawal, for investors who need spur-of-the-moment access to their money.
- What’s a no-surrender annuity?
- Compare annuities that guarantee payments to your beneficiaries upon your death.
- What’s a death benefit?
- Compare immediate annuities that offer fixed or variable payments immediately upon investing, for investors that need immediate income.
- What’s an immediate annuity?
* Annuity guarantees rely on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.
*** Bonus annuities may carry higher fees and charges than annuities without the bonus feature, may only accumulate interest prior to annuitization, and may not pay the bonus in case of early withdrawal.
^ Annuity riders may be available for an additional annual premium that may provide additional benefits and income guarantees.