Finding the best way to accumulate wealth for retirement can be challenging. Premium Bonus Annuity is a financial solution that can help you have a specific amount of money in the future to maintain your post-retirement quality of life. You take charge of your money by deciding the frequency of your contributions, and whether to receive the accumulated value of the annuity in one lump-sum amount or distributed as income payments for a chosen period. You can also choose to receive income and never touch the principal.
Benefits of Premium Bonus Annuity
A Premium Bonus Annuity may be a practical solution to help you prepare for retirement.
Interest earnings are tax-deferred until your money is withdrawn or you begin to receive income payments.
Guaranteed income payments can be paid for your lifetime or for a specified number of years.
Each contribution you make receives a premium bonus which is credited to your account the day your funds are received.
The minimum initial payment is $15,000. You can contribute additional payments of $1,000 or more at any time after your contract is issued.
This policy can accept up to $750,000 of total premiums paid for the life of the contract.
A Premium Bonus Annuity may be best suited for individuals who want a flexible premium and are looking for a high-end annuity product with a high initial premium requirement. This annuity could benefit individuals with a variety of needs:
You are nearing retirement and seek a solution that will reward your large initial contribution.
You are looking for guarantees as you prepare to retire. You seek a retirement solution offering a guaranteed lifetime income that can continue for the remainder of your life.
You and your spouse are empty nesters. You have saved carefully for retirement and now seek to diversify your portfolio with a product that guarantees you'll never lose your principal.
With a Premium Bonus Annuity, money is compounded in not just one but three ways: the principal earns interest, the interest earns interest and the money that would otherwise have been paid in taxes remains in the annuity and earns interest, assuming there are no withdrawals.
The minimum initial contribution for the Premium Bonus Annuity is $15,000. Additional contributions of $1,000 or more can be made at any time. Each contribution receives an interest rate declared by Western & Southern Life. All premiums also receive a premium bonus. Issue ages are 0-85 (applicable to both owner(s) and annuitant).
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Overall, Americans are losing an estimated $24 billion every year in matching employer 401(k) contributions. (CheatSheet, 10 Retirement Statistics That Will Scare the Crap Out of You, Dec. 25, 2016.)
55% of retirees stopped working earlier than expected. Health was the number one reason, followed by job loss. (CheatSheet, 10 Retirement Statistics That Will Scare the Crap Out of You, Dec. 25, 2016.)
36% of American adults over 65 are completely dependent on Social Security. (The Motley Fool, 20 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away, Jan. 26, 2016.)
The average out of pocket medical costs for a 65-year-old couple will be $218,000 over the next 20 years. (The Motley Fool, 20 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away, Jan. 26, 2016.)
1 year in a skilled nursing facility can cost more than $200,000. (The Motley Fool, 20 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away, Jan. 26, 2016.)
Many adults don’t save for retirement because they say saving for retirement is like saving for a stranger. (MarketWatch, “This is why most people don’t save for retirement,” Oct. 22, 2016)
Other reasons include
I don’t make enough money
My employer doesn’t offer a 401(k)
My employer doesn’t offer a 401(k) match so it’s not worth it
Flexible Premium Deferred Annuity contract series 0505-50001-I WSA issued by Western-Southern Life Assurance Company which operates inDC and all states except AK, ME, NH, NY and RI.
Product and feature availability, as well as benefit provisions, vary by state.
Payment of benefits under the annuity contract is the obligation of, and is guaranteed by, the issuing company. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuer. Products are backed by the full financial strength of the issuing company.
Earnings and pre-tax payments are subject to income tax at withdrawal. Withdrawals may be subject to charges. Withdrawals from an annuity are subject to ordinary income tax, and, if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.
Annuityproducts are not bank products, are not a deposit, are not insured by the FDIC, nor any other federal entity, have no bank guarantee, and may lose value.
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