Guaranteed income later
Fixed deferred annuities offer guaranteed growth at a specific interest rate, making them lower-risk and predictable – which may make them a good fit if you want a guaranteed rate of return.
How fixed deferred annuities work
When you purchase a fixed deferred annuity, you receive a guaranteed interest rate for a fixed amount of time.
When that time period is up, you’ll be offered a new interest rate for a new time period. Most fixed annuity contracts have a stated minimum interest rate, a guarantee that ensures you will never earn less than the minimum stated interest rate.
When you are ready to begin receiving income from your annuity, you can withdraw money from your contract or select from a range of income options that help structure an income that’s guaranteed for your lifetime, a set period of time, for joint lives, and/or to provide for beneficiaries.
Benefits to you
- Guaranteed protection of your principal against investment loss
- Guaranteed interest rate for a set period of time
- Tax deferral, which allows you to potentially grow assets faster
- Options for receiving income in retirement, including the ability to create a guaranteed stream of income that can’t be outlived