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Annuity Caution #7: Variable Annuity Rider Buy Backs

Recently, annuity-owners of variable annuities with riders from insurance companies, such as Axa Equitable and The Hartford, have been contacted by their insurance company issuer. The offer is in writing, and sometimes followed up with a phone call, with offers to pay the annuity-owner a one-time lump sum to relinquish (void) some of the initial riders with guarantees, benefits that rely on the insurance company to pay them. Is the lump sum better or the long-term guarantee? Read this before you invest!

Annuity Caution #6: L-Share / Short Surrender Annuities

Be cautious about purchasing a variable annuity with a shortened (3-4 year) surrender period. They could cost you more. Read this before you invest!

Annuity Caution #3: Variable Annuity Transfers

Are you considering a replacement of your current variable annuity with another? Read this before you transfer!

Annuity Caution #2: FINRA Broker Lookup

Prior to purchasing an annuity, look up your financial advisor on FINRA’s website to see if he or she has any complaints on file or a criminal background. Read this before you invest!

Annuity Caution #1: Pre-Purchase Annuity Checklist

Prior to purchasing a variable you should consider the information below. Read this before you invest!

ANNUITY WARNINGS

Planning For and Protecting Your Retirement

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A new tax ruling from the Internal Revenue Service has the potential to increase the use of annuities by registered …

Jackson Updates Variable Annuity Suite, Teams With Fidelity

In an effort to streamline a slew of add-on options to its variable annuity line, Jackson National Life Insurance Company® …

Take Advantage Of Growth Opportunity and Risk Protection With Athene’s New Annuity Product

Athene USA has just launched a new registered index-linked annuity (RILA), and according to a recent InsuranceNewsNet article, the design …

Put Retirement Worries To Rest With An Annuity

For many, the thought of retirement is both jubilant and worrisome. While the idea of spending time away from the …

Great American Life and Barnabas Capital Team to Offer New Annuity Products

Great American Life has teamed up with Barnabas Capital to offer 2 new variable annuity products. Index Frontier® and Index …

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Great American Life and Barnabas Capital Team to Offer New Annuity Products

Great American Life has teamed up with Barnabas Capital to offer 2 new variable annuity products.

Leading Annuity Provider Updates Products

According to a recent press release, leading financial services company, AXA Equitable Life has

Jackson National Launches New MYGA

Wink’s Sales and Market Report for the first quarter of 2019 shows that the sales of multi-year

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