Busting 5 common myths about fixed index annuities

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Annuities are often misunderstood. Many people may find it difficult to understand and navigate these insurance products due to misinformation, rumors, and myths. As a result, many individuals may be put off by the idea of purchasing an annuity.

In truth, fixed index annuities can help clients generate retirement income and provide growth opportunities while protecting them from market downturns. View the flyer below to help tackle common questions about annuities in order to help your clients make an informed decision about whether an annuity might be the right choice for them.

We’ll cover four common misconceptions:

  1. Is my premium is “locked up” and not accessible?
  2. Are FIAs only for risk-averse or conservative savers?
  3. Do FIAs offer growth potential?
  4. Would I benefit if I already have a financial strategy in place?

In summary, fixed index annuities help ensure your premium is protected from market downturns.

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Fixed index annuities are not a direct investment in the stock market. They are long term insurance products with guarantees backed by the issuing company. They provide the potential for interest to be credited based in part on the performance of specific indices, without the risk of loss of premium due to market downturns or fluctuation. Although fixed index annuities guarantee no loss of premium due to market downturns, deductions from your accumulation value for additional optional benefit riders or strategy fees associated with allocations to enhanced crediting methods could exceed interest credited to the accumulation value, which would result in loss of premium. They may not be appropriate for all clients. Interest credits to a fixed index annuity will not mirror the actual performance of the relevant index.

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