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Consumer Guide to Variable Annunities 2004 (Consumer Guide to Variable Annunities)
Inc. Weiss Ratings
May 2004 by Weiss Ratings Inc .
Written in English
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Look at the riders and guarantees that they offer. Guaranteed variable annuities explained by insurance brokers and insurance companies usually revolve around the tax-deferred status, lifetime income and death benefit. With a fixed annuity, by contrast, the insurance company assumes the risk of delivering whatever return it has promised. The income rider described in this article may be somewhat different at the time you purchase an annuity so make sure your read everything on your contract before you purchase.
Inthe FINRA brought an action against a broker for switching 6, customers to a new annuity that earned the broker higher fees. Get an itemized breakdown of all of the fees. While variable annuity payouts rely on the performance of an underlying security or the stock market, fixed annuities offer specified payouts, with less mystery. Some are designed for accumulation and growth; while others are designed to maximize retirement income.
They say you get the benefit of a rise in the stock market without the risk. Have I read and understood the prospectus? Sales pitches for these products might attempt to scare or confuse investors. If the variable annuity is a deferred annuity, the payouts will begin at a future date as outlined in the contract. It's dangerous to mortgage my home in order to purchase a variable annuity or variable life insurance product. The fees you pay are gigantic.
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Do I have a long-term investment objective? You will have to check with each company to get the exact rates and contract guidelines before purchasing your annuity as these guaranteed rates and riders change periodically. To find the best annuity products request a free, comprehensive quote comparision.
Select the one that best suits your specific needs. Most variable products also contain living and death benefit riders that guarantee either a minimum account value or a stream of income see below.
What's a variable annuity? This means that if your account value is below the amount you originally invested at retirement, you are guaranteed to be able Consumer Guide to Variable Annunities 2004 book withdraw a minimum of the original amount you invested.
They come with myriad fees and chargesincluding mortality and expense fees, mutual fund subaccount management fees, contract maintenance fees, and other miscellaneous costs.
In some cases, investors are advised to purchase an annuity instead of a life insurance policy because of the tax-deferred growth. The fixed accounts that are available in many variable contracts are often higher than the rates offered by comparable fixed products.
Investing in a variable annuity involves risk of loss - investment returns and contract value are not guaranteed and will fluctuate. If you don't need or want these features, you should consider whether this is an appropriate investment for you. Am I going to need the money before the surrender period ends usually at least 7 to 10 years?
That means that most people will do better in retirement with a well-diversified investment portfolio held in regular Consumer Guide to Variable Annunities 2004 book.
Variable annuities are only offered through properly licensed registered representatives of registered broker dealers. The upside was the possibility of higher returns during the accumulation phase and a larger income during the payout phase.
It will be gradually reduced over about five to seven years. Remember, index funds are usually sold commission free. Once you start withdrawing money from your variable annuity, earnings but not principal will be taxed at the ordinary income rate, rather than at the lower capital gains rates applied to investments in stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other non-tax-deferred vehicles in which funds are held for more than one year.
That's why most investors should consider annuity products only after they make their maximum contributions to their k s and other before-tax retirement plans. Have I read and understood the prospectus? Insurance Protection Most variable contracts today offer an array of living and death benefit riders that promise a guaranteed stream of income or a minimum account value.
Value Added Finally, a Variable Annuity Worth Considering Vanguard has a new guaranteed-income rider for its low-cost variable annuity that can make sense for some risk-averse investors. In return, you receive payments from the company, immediately or in the future. As mentioned earlier, these benefits have a cost.
Will I need the money before I'm 59? Variable annuities charge "surrender" fees, too, which can be substantial. The most popular type of variable annuity is called a deferred annuity. This advantage is, therefore, also potentially a disadvantage. A period certain guaranteed variable annuity guarantees that payouts will be made for a set period of time.
Variable annuities differ from fixed annuitieswhich provide a specific and guaranteed return. Secure your retirement today, Get Started Now. Variable annuities can provide superior returns over the long haul, but it is prudent to learn about the tax treatment of this financial product before you invest.
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