Fixed annuities

What is a fixed annuity?

Fixed annuities allow you to avoid market losses and assure a return on your investment with a guaranteed interest rate, backed by Jackson. It does this by having a fixed rate that adds interest to your account through the life of the annuity’s contract. Compared to other retirement tools that may not cut it in the interest rate department, a fixed annuity may grow your much-needed income for retirement at a better rate than you’re currently getting elsewhere. Fixed annuities also utilize the power of tax-deferral*, letting you keep more of what you earn to grow. This type of annuity comes in many forms such as deferred, immediate, and multi-year which refers to the contract's time frame for payouts. Many fixed annuities also offer a standard death benefit to see that your legacy wishes are honored. 

What is an Annuity?

Annuities are long-term, tax-deferred vehicles designed for retirement. Earnings are taxable as ordinary income when distributed. Individuals may be subject to a 10% additional tax for withdrawals before age 59½ unless an exception to the tax is met.

What fixed annuities offer

Protect your principal

Your money is not in the market, so your principal is safe from market downturns.

Guarantee your growth

A fixed-rate of return means your assets can continue to grow for the length of your contract. You can also defer taxes until you take income, leaving more money to grow.

Leave a legacy

Protect what you've earned and your loved ones' future with a death benefit.

*Tax deferral offers no additional value if an annuity is used to fund a qualified plan, such as a 401(k) or IRA, and may be found at a lower cost in other investment products. It also may not be available if the annuity is owned by a legal entity such as a corporation or certain types of trusts.

This material on this website is prepared to support the promotion and marketing of Jackson annuities. Jackson, its distributors, and their respective representatives do not provide tax, accounting, or legal advice. Any tax statements contained herein were not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal, state, or local tax penalties. Tax laws are complicated and subject to change.  Tax results may depend on each taxpayer’s individual set of facts and circumstances.  Clients should rely on their own independent advisors as to any tax, accounting, or legal statements made herein.

The latest maturity date or income date allowed under an annuity contract is age 95, which is the required age to annuitize or take a lump sum. 

Fixed annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York® (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC.  Subsequent premium may be restricted in some states. These products may not be available in all states and state variations may apply. These contracts have limitations and restrictions, including withdrawal charges and possible excess interest adjustments. Jackson issues other annuities with similar features, benefits, limitations, and charges. Contact Jackson for more information.

Jackson® is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company® and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York®