Fixed Index Annuity
A fixed index annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company that may help you address your long-term financial goals. In exchange for your premium payment, the insurance company provides you income, either starting immediately or at some time in the future.
How A Fixed Index Annuity Works
Most fixed index annuities have two phases. First, there's an accumulation phase, during which you let your money earn interest. This is followed by a distribution or payout phase, during which you receive money from your annuity.
A fixed index annuity also guarantees you will receive at least the minimum guaranteed interest credited to the contract. Remember that all of these guarantees are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.
With a fixed index annuity, you defer paying taxes on your contract's interest until you receive money from the contract. Tax-deferred interest means that money in your contract can grow faster.
Your principal and bonus are never subject to market index risk. A downturn in the market index(es) cannot reduce your contract values.
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All contract guarantees and payout rates are subject to the claims-paying ability and financial strength of the issuing insurance company.