What is an Annuity Contract Owner?

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

An annuity contract owner is the person who purchases an annuity contract from an insurance company. They are responsible for making all of the payments on the contract and will receive payments back from the insurance company in return. The annuity contract owner also has a number of rights and responsibilities, which we will discuss in this guide.

What are the rights of an annuity contract owner?

An annuity contract owner has a number of rights, which include the right to:

  • -Receive payments from the insurance company
  • -Change the terms of their contract
  • -Surrender their policy for a cash value
  • -Make changes to their beneficiaries

What are the responsibilities of an annuity contract owner?

In addition to the rights that come with being an annuity contract owner, there are also a number of responsibilities. It is important to be aware of these before signing an annuity contract. Some of the responsibilities of an annuity contract owner include:

  • Making all payments on time
  • Notifying the insurance company of any changes in their personal information
  • Keeping up with the terms of the contract

What are some things to consider before becoming an annuity contract owner?

There are a few things that you should consider before becoming an annuity contract owner. These include:

  • Your financial goals and needs
  • Your age and health
  • The type of annuity that you are interested in


If you are thinking about purchasing an annuity, be sure to do your research and understand all of the responsibilities and rights that come with being an annuity contract owner. This will help you make the best decision for your financial future. Thanks for reading! We hope this guide has been helpful.

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Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

I’m a licensed financial professional focusing on annuities and insurance for more than a decade. My former role was training financial advisors, including for a Fortune Global 500 insurance company. I’ve been featured in Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, and Women’s Health Magazine.

The Annuity Expert is an online insurance agency servicing consumers across the United States. My goal is to help you take the guesswork out of retirement planning or find the best insurance coverage at the cheapest rates for you. 

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