Annuities examines the annuity concept and explains what an annuity is and how it works. The mechanics of the accumulation and payout phases of an annuity are examined and sample calculations are discussed. An explanation of settlement options and their appropriate uses are covered.
The course also discusses annuity taxation. Federal income tax treatment of premature withdrawals, lump-sum distributions and periodic payments is considered. Annuities discusses the different annuity contracts available and compares them with respect to client suitability, with particular emphasis on variable and fixed annuities. Both product types are discussed in terms of single vs. periodic premium, immediate vs. deferred, qualified vs. non-qualified, and settlement options.
Describe a typical annuity buyer and the principal reasons individuals buy annuity contracts.
List the characteristics of annuities and the benefits of tax deferral, and explain how variable annuities work.
Explain the operation of indexed annuities, and describe how annuities are taxed.
Identify the cash value management tools available to a variable annuity contract owner.
List the factors to be considered in determining variable annuity suitability.
Calculate interest to be credited under various fixed annuity contracts.
Paul J. Winn, CLU, ChFC has over thirty years experience in the life insurance and investment industry. As well as fifteen years as a financial writer, editor, and trainer. Paul has worked for Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Security Mutual Life Insurance Company, Principal Financial Group, and the Maryland Financial Corporation. Paul is a Published book author, writer & editor of major mutual life insurance company’s agent-training “university”, and the creator of more than 100 training courses in computer-based training, print and scripted classroom formats.
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