Who is an annuity for?

Consider an annuity if you want to receive guaranteed income during your retirement. Fixed and variable annuities are great options for people thinking about their long-term retirement (10-20 years to retire), while immediate annuities are good for those nearing retirement who want income right away.

How does an annuity work?

An annuity is a contract with an insurance company that can guarantee income for your retirement years. An immediate annuity can begin income-for-life payments within a year of the purchase, or payments can be postponed to the future with a flexible premium deferred income annuity.

Why consider an annuity?

Everyone should plan for their retirement. Annuities are an additional way to plan for your future, along with an IRA, 401(k), or pension. Creating a stream of lifetime guaranteed income, can be a critical component to a retirement strategy.

Why guaranteed income?

Spend your time focused on the things that really matter—your loved ones, living with a purpose, a happy retirement—knowing you're protected with guaranteed income.

What are the benefits of an annuity?

What are the main types of annuities?

Immediate annuity

If you need income right away or within 12 months, consider an immediate annuity. It’s a good option for anyone interested in having guaranteed monthly income. After you provide us with a single, lump-sum payment, we’ll distribute income to you based on a schedule you decide (for a select period or for life). 

What are the main types of annuities?

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Disclaimer

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The information provided herein is not written or intended as tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any federal tax penalties. This information supports the promotion and marketing of this annuity. 

since these are already afforded tax-deferred status. Thus, an annuity should only be purchased in an IRA or qualified plan if you value some of the other features of the annuity and are willing to incur any additional costs associated with the annuity to receive such benefits.

Current tax law is subject to interpretation and legislative change. Tax results and the appropriateness of any product for any specific taxpayer may vary depending on the particular set of facts and circumstances. Entities or persons distributing this information are not authorized to give tax or legal advice. Individuals are encouraged to seek specific advice from their personal tax or legal counsel. 

Insurance products are offered through a licensed/registered bank or broker/dealer (financial institution), but underwritten by insurance companies. All guarantees mentioned on this site are guarantees of the insurance company and not guarantees of the financial institution. 

Variable annuities are long-term investment vehicles that involve certain risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. The investment return and principal value may fluctuate so that the investment, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Withdrawals of taxable amounts will be subject to ordinary income tax and possible mandatory federal income tax withholding. If taken prior to age 59½, a 10% IRS penalty may also apply. Withdrawals affect the variable annuity’s death benefit, cash surrender value and any living benefit and may also be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge.

Variable annuities and their underlying variable investment options are sold by prospectus only. Prospectuses contain important information, including fees and expenses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. You should consider the investment objectives, risks, fees and charges of the investment company carefully before investing. Please contact your investment professional or call 800.221.3253 for a prospectus, which contains this and other important information. To download a contract or fund prospectus, please click here.

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Annuity guarantees are backed exclusively by the strength and claims-paying ability of The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC) and are issued by The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC), a Delaware corporation. Individual variable annuities are distributed by Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). GIAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Guardian, GIAC, and PAS are located at 10 Hudson Yards NY, NY 10001.  Contract provisions and investment options vary by state.

All investments contain risk and may lose value. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against market loss.

Securities products and advisory services offered through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), a registered broker-dealer and investment adviser.

PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian and a member FINRASIPC.

Park Avenue Securities Annuity Disclosures: https://www.parkavenuesecurities.com/legal/annuities-disclosure

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