As an elected official, you’re tasked with doing what’s in the best interest of your constituents. Whether you serve as a state governor, insurance commissioner, member of Congress or otherwise, it’s important you understand the facts about annuities. AnnuRetirement and the Coalition for Annuity Awareness can help provide you with the information you need to make more informed decisions that protect the product; the industry professionals who create, wholesale, sell and support them; and ultimately, the consumer.
Educational Materials and Resources
Draft of Proclamation Language
The following language, or a version of this language, has been adopted by 15 states across the country declaring June as Annuity Awareness Month. If you’re interested in issuing a proclamation in your state, please consider using this version as a basis for your draft.
We LOVE Fixed Annuities
The distribution of reliable, factual information about annuities is critical in our efforts to ensure consumers can confidently prepare for retirement. This flier highlights key statistics and features of these products that readers can use to increase their knowledge and awareness of fixed annuity benefits.
Be Out Living Your Life, Not Outliving Your Savings: Discover the Value of an Annuity
An annuity is a financial product that can be customized to give consumers lifetime income guarantees in retirement. In order to determine whether an annuity might be right for an individual, it’s important to understand the nuances of different annuity features and benefits. Read on for a simple summary of immediate, fixed, fixed index and variable annuities, as well as some of their riders and features, to better understand the planning options from which consumers can choose.
5 Fixed Indexed Annuity Myths Busted!
According to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute, the more knowledge consumers have about annuities, the more they like them. To determine if a fixed indexed annuity is right for a specific financial situation, it’s important consumers have full knowledge of how they work and how they may fit into an overall retirement plan. Understanding some common misconceptions about these unique financial products is a step in that direction.