The Provider Single Premium Immediate Annuity (“SPIA”) is an insurance product that produces an income stream upon the issue of the contract. A lump sum of money is immediately converted into a reliable and predictable stream of income, which usually starts about 30 days after the contract is purchased.
SPIAs are used for a variety of reasons.
Most often, they are used to create consistent income that can’t be outlived. The lump-sum payment used to purchase a SPIA may come from a variety of sources such as:
- retirement accounts
- other annuities
- matured CDs
- mutual funds
- stocks and bonds
- life insurance death benefits
These funds are placed in an immediate annuity contract creating regular, steady income payments that can be structured for either a specific period of time or your entire lifetime.
If you are purchasing the Provider SPIA with funds that have already been taxed, the portion of the monthly payment allocated to the principal and paid out is not taxable.
In this case, we calculate the amount of each monthly payment that is principal and interest and provide you with an annual report indicating the taxable portion of the payments.
Research current immediate annuity rates to find the best retirement income plan.
Benefits of the Provider Single Premium Immediate Annuity
- Security of having a guaranteed, predictable income that you will begin receiving immediately
- Ability to spread payments over a period of time, spreading the taxable interest over time as well
- Option to receive an income that you can’t outlive
- Option to receive an annually increasing income
- Peace of mind in knowing your loved one (spouse) may continue to receive benefits upon your death if a “survivor” distribution plan is elected.
- Maximizing the value of your assets for your own benefit
When you purchase an immediate annuity, you select the term of the contract, which will determine how long your guaranteed income stream will last.
A “certain period” annuity will have an income stream that lasts for a specific number of years, whereas a “life” annuity provides guaranteed income for as long as you live.
Combining these options to a “Life with Certain Period” gives you the assurance of a guaranteed period that may continue even beyond your lifetime.
You may decide a survivor benefit could fit your needs as well.
What’s important is that you can tailor your SPIA to meet your specific financial goals and needs.
The Provider Single Premium Immediate Annuity Offers Many Advantages
- Security—a stable lifetime income that can’t be outlived or may be guaranteed for a specified period
- Simplicity—the fixed aspect of our SPIA assures you don’t have to manage investments, watch markets, or rely on dividends.
- Safety of Principal—funds are guaranteed by the financial strength of Guggenheim Life and are not subject to fluctuating financial markets
This option pays out for the life of the annuitant. Once the annuitant dies, payments cease.
Life only payments are restricted to those aged 70 and younger at the time of contract issue.
Life and Certain Period
This option pays during the guaranteed period whether or not the annuitant is living. Payments continue after the guaranteed period as long as the annuitant is living.
If the annuitant dies before the end of the guaranteed period, payments continue to a named beneficiary until the end of the guaranteed period and then cease.
Certain Period Only
This option pays for a certain, guaranteed period of time. This period can be between 5 and 20 years. At the end of the guaranteed period, payments cease.
Joint Life and 100%, Survivor
This option pays you and your spouse as long as one of the annuitants is living. After the first death, your surviving spouse continues to receive the same modal payments until their death, when payments would cease.
Life Only Joint Life and 100%, Survivor with Guaranteed Period
This option pays for a guaranteed period of time. After the guaranteed period is over, payments will continue as long as one of the annuitants is living.
If both annuitants die before the end of the guaranteed period, payments will continue to a named beneficiary until the guarantee period ends, then payments would cease.
Annually Increasing Payments
You may elect a type of cost-of-living adjustment (“COLA”) at the time the contract is issued in order to allow your steady income to keep pace with inflation.
Each year, on the anniversary of the contract, the monthly payment is increased by a percentage you have elected between 1–15%.
The annually increasing payment may be illustrated for you before you purchase your new annuity.
With a cost-of-living benefit, you are also assured of a steady income that can help keep pace with inflation.
You may be willing to accept a lower payout at the time of purchase to assure future income that can rise with inflation.
This option is only available with the Guarantee Period option.
Need to Do Something to Help Secure Your Future?
The Provider Single Premium Immediate Annuity is a smart way to ensure a steady income without delay.
A distribution from a retirement plan can be an ideal source for creating reliable income.
SPIAs can also be beneficial for other specific situations, such as creating income from an inheritance or a settlement from a personal injury or divorce.
The Provider SPIA can play an important role in your retirement income plan.
The regularly scheduled payments are a disciplined method of dedicating a part of your retirement funds to income that meets day-to-day living expenses and monthly expenditures.
The income received from our Single Premium Immediate Annuity is guaranteed by Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company.
Guggenheim Life bases the income calculation on several factors, including:
- an individual’s age and sex,
- the current interest rates
- the income option elected.
The Provider SPIA may appeal to you if you wish to use a portion of your retirement savings to create a conservative approach to your retirement income plan.
The ability to convert a lump sum of cash to an income that can’t be outlived is the security you are seeking for your retirement years.
If you’re seeking a pension-like income in the future, but want more flexibility, check out an income rider. Annuities with an income rider provide guaranteed income for life with a death benefit for beneficiaries along with much more flexibility, access, growth potential, and control.