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An immediate annuity is a contract in which the insurance company guarantees* to provide a series of substantially equal payments over a period of time in exchange for a single premium paid at issue.


Purchasing an immediate annuity requires a one time premium payment. Retirees often purchase a single premium immediate annuity with funds received from 401(k) plans, IRAs, saving accounts, the cash value or death proceeds from life insurance or the proceeds from the sale of a home. The company issuing the immediate annuity guarantees payments directly to you monthly, quarterly, annually or semi-annually for life or for a guaranteed period of time.


Payments from an immediate annuity can be scheduled to supplement your regular social security or pension plans.



Some eligibility requirements may apply. Not available in all states. This page contains only a general description of the coverages and is not a statement of contract. All coverages are subject to the exclusions and conditions in the policy itself.

*Guarantees are contingent on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.