How To Rollover An Annuity To A Different Annuity

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Can Annuities Be Transferred?

Annuities can be transferred under certain conditions, depending on the type of annuity:

Key considerations before transferring include understanding potential surrender charges and tax implications. Always review your specific contract details and consider consulting a financial advisor.

Should You Replace Your Annuity with Another?

When contemplating replacing an annuity, consider the following:

  • A.M. Best Rating: Verify the financial stability of the new annuity provider.
  • Surrender Charges: Avoid replacing annuities within the first three years to minimize surrender charges.
  • Bonus Options: Look for bonus annuities that can compensate for any financial losses incurred during the replacement.

It’s essential to conduct a thorough analysis, ideally with the help of a financial advisor, to ensure that the new annuity better suits your needs.

Can You Transfer An Annuity Without Penalty?

Transferring an annuity without penalties primarily depends on the surrender period:

  • Within the Surrender Period: You may face surrender charges if you transfer your annuity during this time.
  • After the Surrender Period: Transfers are typically penalty-free once the surrender period has ended.

To potentially offset penalties during the surrender period, consider a bonus annuity. Always carefully review the terms and conditions of your current and new annuity contracts.

How We Can Help

At The Annuity Expert, we understand the complexities of annuity transfers and replacements. For over 15 years, we’ve served as a trusted insurance agency, annuity broker, and retirement planner, helping clients navigate these crucial decisions. We believe in finding the best solution at the lowest costs, ensuring you get the most out of your investments.

Your Goals, Our Expertise

Core Problem: Navigating the intricacies of annuity transfers and replacements can be overwhelming, leading to potential financial losses and missed opportunities.


  • Confusion about surrender charges and tax implications
  • Uncertainty about the stability of new annuity providers
  • Lack of personalized advice tailored to individual financial goals

We’ve been in the industry for 15 years, helping clients achieve financial security through expert advice and personalized service. We stand for finding the best solution at the lowest costs, ensuring our clients receive maximum benefits.

Tax Implications Of Annuity Transfers

What We Recommend

Step-by-Step Guidance

  1. Initial Consultation: Contact us for a free consultation. We’ll review your current annuity and discuss your financial goals. This step helps us understand your needs and tailor our advice.
    • Benefit: Personalized insights and clarity on your financial options.
  2. Customized Plan: Based on the consultation, we’ll create a detailed plan for transferring or replacing your annuity, considering all financial aspects.
    • Benefit: A clear, actionable roadmap to optimize your financial future.
  3. Implementation and Follow-Up: We’ll assist in implementing the plan, ensuring a smooth transition. We’ll also provide ongoing support to address any future needs.
    • Benefit: Continued guidance and peace of mind, knowing your investments are well-managed.

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  • Expert Advice: Comprehensive guidance from seasoned professionals.
    • Means: Informed decisions that maximize your financial benefits.
  • Personalized Service: Tailored plans that reflect your unique financial situation.
    • Means: Strategies that align with your specific goals and needs.
  • Ongoing Support: Continuous assistance in adapting to changing financial landscapes.
    • Means: Long-term security and optimized financial health.

Addressing Objections

Concern: High fees and hidden charges.

  • Counter: We prioritize transparency and work to find the most cost-effective solutions for you.

Concern: Complexity and time consumption.

  • Counter: We simplify the process, handling the details to save you time and stress.

Without our expertise, you risk making uninformed decisions that could lead to financial losses, missed opportunities, and unnecessary stress. By choosing The Annuity Expert, you ensure a secure and prosperous financial future.

Working with us, you’ll experience confidence, security, and satisfaction, knowing your financial decisions are optimized and well-managed. This peace of mind allows you to focus on enjoying your retirement without financial worries.

Contact us for free advice or a quote, and let us help you secure a brighter financial future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you transfer an annuity to a CD?

No, you cannot directly transfer an annuity to a CD. Annuities and CDs are different financial products. You must surrender the annuity and then invest the proceeds into a CD.

Can you transfer an annuity to another company?

Yes, you can transfer an annuity to another company using a 1035 exchange, which allows for a tax-free transfer of funds from one annuity to another. Always review potential surrender charges and the new contract terms before proceeding.

Can you transfer an annuity to another person?

Yes, you can transfer an annuity to another person by assigning ownership, but it may have tax implications. Always consult the annuity contract and a tax advisor to understand potential consequences.

What are the non-qualified annuity transfer rules?

Non-qualified annuity transfers via a 1035 exchange require that the contract’s owner, annuitant, and beneficiary remain the same during the transfer. Changes can be made before or after the transfer, but not during. This ensures the transfer remains tax-free.

Can an annuity be rolled into an IRA?

Yes, an IRA annuity can be rolled into another IRA. However, a nonqualified annuity cannot be rolled into an IRA. The tax treatment and rules differ for nonqualified annuities, preventing direct rollovers into IRAs.

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Shawn Plummer is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, insurance agent, and annuity broker with over 14 years of first-hand experience with annuities and insurance. Since beginning his journey in 2009, he has been pivotal in selling and educating about annuities and insurance products. Still, he has also played an instrumental role in training financial advisors for a prestigious Fortune Global 500 insurance company, Allianz. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after voice in the industry, leading to features in renowned publications such as Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health Magazine, and many more. Shawn’s driving ambition? To simplify retirement planning, he ensures his clients understand their choices and secure the best insurance coverage at unbeatable rates.

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

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