Nonqualified Annuities

Nonqualified annuities are great tools for individuals to save for their retirement. The annuity will grow tax deferred, although the contributions do not receive any initial income tax deductions.

  • Contract Structuring
    When setting up (structuring) an annuity contract, questions about who should be the owner, annuitant, or beneficiary are often asked. With nonqualified annuities, the decision regarding who will be owner and annuitant can be complicated. It is important to know the goals of the owner and any relevant information.
  • Charitable Planning
    If your clients' retirement objectives include lifetime income planning and leaving a legacy for both heirs and charitable organizations, using a charitable remainder trust (CRT) may be an effective strategy to help balance these goals.
  • Trust Planning
    Pacific Life offers tools to assist you in working with clients as they navigate using deferred annuities in trust planning. These materials can help you better understand the types of trusts, enabling you to start a conversation regarding estate taxes and leaving a legacy.

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