Immediate annuities

Income now

Immediate annuities offer the opportunity to provide income today, and a guaranteed stream of income you won’t outlive – no waiting, no worries.

How immediate annuities work

When you purchase an immediate fixed annuity, you invest a lump sum to generate a guaranteed stream of income that begins within a year after purchase.

At the time of purchase, you select from a range of annuity income options to determine how you want to receive your income payments over time.

These options allow you to structure an income that’s guaranteed to last for your lifetime, for a set period of time, for joint lives, and/or to provide for loved ones after you’re gone.

Benefits to you

  • Powerful option of creating a guaranteed stream of income that can’t be outlived
  • Reliable source of steady income
  • Using a portion of your assets for a reliable stream of income allows you the freedom to invest for growth with other assets
  • Receiving your money as an income stream may spread out your tax liability over time


Ready to learn more?

A financial advisor can help you choose the annuity product that is suited to helping you reach your retirement income goals.     

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Guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuing company.

Income payments and withdrawals from immediate annuities are generally taxable as ordinary income in the year in which taken. When purchased as part of an IRA or other qualified plan, the IRA or qualified plan already provides tax deferral of earnings and the annuity contract does not provide any additional tax deferred treatment of earnings. Withdrawals taken from a qualified plan prior to age 59½ may incur a 10% federal tax penalty. Qualified distributions from a Roth IRA are generally excluded from gross income, but taxes and penalties may apply to non-qualified distributions. This information should not be considered tax advice. Please consult a tax advisor for specific information.

Product availability may vary by state. Not all products, features and optional benefits are available from all firms. 

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