Life With Guaranteed Term

DEFINITION of 'Life With Guaranteed Term'

An annuitization-method option with which the annuitant chooses to receive regular income payments that are guaranteed to last the rest of his or her life but also guarantees income payments for a minimum number of years (the term) following the start of the annuitization period - even if the annuitant dies before the end of the term.

BREAKING DOWN 'Life With Guaranteed Term'

This annuitization-method option guarantees you a lifelong retirement income but also removes the risk associated with an early death, in which case you would lose the value of your contributions to the annuity account. However, compared to the annuitants who have the standard life option (without guaranteed term coverage), annuitants who choose this option generally receive smaller income payments as a price paid for the added safety.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Life Option

    An annuitization-method option for a typical annuity offered ...
  2. Annuitization Method

    A type of annuity distribution structure that gives the annuitant ...
  3. Systematic Withdrawal Schedule

    A method of withdrawing funds from an annuity account by which ...
  4. Annuitant

    1. A person who receives the benefits of an annuity or pension. ...
  5. Assumed Interest Rate - AIR

    The rate of interest, or growth rate, selected by an insurance ...
  6. Annuity Certain

    A financial instrument that provides a stream of payments, for ...
Related Articles
  1. Markets

    Introduction To Annuities: Basics of Annuities

    In the introduction, we learned about the history and purpose of annuities. In this section, we will explore the mechanics of these contracts and the basic characteristics that apply to all forms ...
  2. Financial Advisor

    An Annuity Lowdown for Investors and Advisors

    Knowing how annuities work starts with an explanation of what each part is. Here is a list of terms that cover the basic aspects of annuities.
  3. ETFs & Mutual Funds

    Annuities

    What annuities are: Insurance products that provide a source of monthly, quarterly, annual or lump sum income during retirement. Pros: Tax-deferred growth of earnings; no annual contribution ...
  4. Retirement

    Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options: Annuities

    What they are: Insurance products that provide a source of monthly, quarterly, annual or lump sum income during retirement. Pros: Tax-deferred growth of earnings; no annual contribution limit; ...
  5. Retirement

    Buying Annuities in a Low Interest Rate World

    Learn if buying an annuity makes sense in a low interest rate environment. Also discover the different types of annuities and how interest rates affect them.
  6. Retirement

    How to Hedge Longevity Risk with Annuities

    Many Americans are looking for guaranteed retirement income that will last as long as they will. Here's how immediate annuities do just that.
  7. Retirement

    Managing Annuity Distributions in Retirement

    Strategies to help manage taxable deferred annuity distribution in retirement.
  8. Retirement

    Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out For

    Immediate annuities can provide substantially higher monthly payouts than other fixed-income instruments, but also have some key limitations.
  9. Personal Finance

    An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  10. Retirement

    Maximize the Tax Benefit from Your Annuity

    Understand how nonqualified annuities are taxed during your lifetime, and how they are taxed when passed on to your beneficiaries.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What should my 85 year-old mother do with a deferred annuity she purchased in 1992?

    Retirement of the plan is May 2016. She had a one time investment and has never taken money out of the plan. ... Read Answer >>
  2. In the separate account of a variable annuity, which of the following characteristics ...

    The correct answer is b. When the holder of a variable annuity contract annuitizes the contract, he/she is asking that the ... Read Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between a fixed and variable annuity?

    Understand the difference between fixed, variable and indexed annuities, and read a brief summary of their respective risks ... Read Answer >>
  4. What are the main kinds of annuities?

    Learn about the four basic types of annuities, and why the different investment and payout options are suitable for different ... Read Answer >>
  5. How does a company obtain a bank guarantee?

    Find out how bank guarantees work, why they are issued and the process that a business normally goes through to acquire one ... Read Answer >>
  6. What is the difference between an individual retirement account and an individual ...

    All these years I thought I had a "regular" IRA (I made $22,000 pre-tax deposits spring of 1985 and 1986), ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. European Union - EU

    A group of European countries that participates in the world economy as one economic unit and operates under one official ...
  2. Sell-Off

    The rapid selling of securities, such as stocks, bonds and commodities. The increase in supply leads to a decline in the ...
  3. Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC

    An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. It has been speculated that by 2050 these four ...
  4. Brexit

    The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal ...
  5. Underweight

    1. A situation where a portfolio does not hold a sufficient amount of a particular security when compared to the security's ...
  6. Russell 3000 Index

    A market capitalization weighted equity index maintained by the Russell Investment Group that seeks to be a benchmark of ...
Trading Center