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FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Annuity Fact of the Week

The top intended use of recently purchased annuities, as reported by 42% of fixed annuity buyers, 46% of indexed annuity buyers, and 55% of variable annuity buyers, is to supplement social security or pension income in retirement. A previous LIMRA study from 2006 found that less than 1% of annuity assets in force are annuitized.

Source: LIMRA’s MarketFacts Quarterly Number 3 2012(Windsor, CT: LIMRA, 2012); Source: LIMRA, The 2005 individual Annuity Market, March 2006. Annuitization rates for the period 2000-2005

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