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What is a MYGA?

It can be challenging to find a guaranteed rate of return that meets your needs for retirement. Many Americans are turning to alternative solutions like a multi-year guaranteed annuity (MYGA) to help fill this gap.

A MYGA offers you the opportunity to:

  • Earn tax-deferred interest on your principal at a fixed rate of return for a certain period of time.
  • Know your interest rate upfront and that it's locked in during the guarantee period.
Fixed annuities including MYGAs fall under the conservative category of solutions.

Conservative:CDs &Money Market Fixed AnnuitiesINCLUDING MYGAIndexAnnuities Moderate: BondsAggressive: Stocks
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Annuity myths

Learn the truth behind common annuity myths.

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“If I buy an annuity, I don’t have access to my money.”

Many annuities allow for penalty-free withdrawals and amounts in excess of the penalty-free amount may be subject to surrender charges. Many F&G annuities include riders, at no additional charge, that give you penalty-free access to 100% of your money if you meet certain conditions in regards to terminal illness or nursing home or home health care. These liquidity features may vary by state. Talk with your independent producer for availability.

“When I die, the insurance company keeps my remaining money.”

Fixed and fixed indexed annuities that haven’t been annuitized have surrender charges waived if the annuitant dies. Any remaining account value is passed to the beneficiaries you named and usually avoids probate.

“I have to pay the insurance agent out of my own pocket in order to buy an annuity.”

You are not required to pay the insurance agent directly in order to buy an annuity. Your full premium is available to potentially earn interest from the annuity’s effective date. F&G products are only offered through our licensed insurance producers, who are compensated through commissions which are not deducted from the premium paid for the policy. To find a licensed producer in your area, fill out this form.

“Annuities carry hidden fees.”

Depending on the type of annuity you purchase (immediate, fixed or fixed indexed), your policy could have no charges. But some annuities do have surrender charges on withdrawals taken during your surrender charge period. Some plans may offer options to take a portion surrender-penalty free. Plus, some fixed indexed annuities have additional fees with optional riders for guaranteed lifetime income, a specific growth rate, wealth transfer and healthcare. These features provide more benefits and can add more value to your policy.

“Annuities are complicated.”

Annuities with a guaranteed lifetime withdraw benefit work similar to Social Security or a pension. It can guarantee you a lifetime stream of income, subject to certain conditions and assuming no excess withdrawals are taken.

“Annuities are tied to the stock market, so I could lose my money.”

With a fixed indexed annuity, your money is not invested in the market, but it provides the potential to earn interest linked to an index. So your account value will never be credited less than zero if the index decreases. Plus your account value can grow if the index increases.

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