Outside of long-term care planning, clients readying themselves for retirement may be unsure where to invest their assets. This conservative annuity product provides them a compelling option.
A tax-deferred annuity is an investment vehicle designed to help seniors save for retirement. A staple in any estate plan, this type of annuity earns growth on a tax-deferred basis, offers a competitive rate of return, and can be funded with either a single premium or multiple premiums.
When to Consider a Tax-Deferred Annuity
During the estate planning process, clients may have questions on investments for this stage of life. This product is ideal for clients who:
- Want to grow their savings
- Are preparing for retirement
- Seek future financial stability
Funding and Availability
Available in most states, tax-deferred annuities can be funded with either non-qualified or tax-qualified funds, and taxation on interest earned is deferred until the time of withdrawal. The minimum investment is $5,000 for a tax-qualified contract and $10,000 for a non-qualified contract.
We offer both single and flexible premium tax-deferred annuities. A single premium annuity is funded with a lump sum using cash, 1035 Exchange, or by transferring funds from an IRA. A flexible premium annuity allows for multiple deposits over the course of the contract with a guaranteed interest rate.
In many cases, interest earned on a tax-deferred annuity is accessible to the owner 30 days after purchase. Most contracts also allow for 15% penalty-free annual withdrawals after the first year. Specific liquidity features vary depending on the product purchased and the multi-year guarantee term.
Your clients have several choices when it comes to their investments. Learn why this annuity is a great choice for a well-rounded plan.
- Conservative investment vehicle
- Provides a competitive rate of return
- Offers some liquidity to access funds
- An alternative to a CD
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