Annuity FYI uses the following criteria when evaluating equity linked CDs:
- High participation rate (e.g. greater than 90%) with the corresponding index (e.g. S&P 500®) or a low spread (e.g. 1% or less).
- No performance cap rate.
- Length of maturation period – we generally favor CDs with maturations of 6 years or less.
Criteria we use in evaluating the insurance company issuing the annuities and riders are:
- Company management, customer service, and ease of account access.