For the FGA available in California, please refer to your state specific Brochure and Broker Guide located under the Sales Resources tab.
A Rewarding Blend of Safety, Growth and Flexibility
The Focused Growth Annuity is a single-premium, deferred annuity offering a robust set of client-friendly features plus a market-value adjustment feature, which optimizes the growth potential of your client's savings.
Rate Guarantees - 3, 5, 7 or 10 Years
Initial Rate Guarantee Period
Your client may choose a 3, 5, 7 or 10-year initial interest rate guarantee period and receive the rate in effect at the time they buy the annuity for the entire length of the guarantee period. Interest is calculated and credited daily. At the end of the term, they may withdraw their money or automatically start a new guaranteed-rate period.
Subsequent Rate Guarantee Period
If your client chooses to continue their annuity, a new interest rate guarantee period and surrender-charge period automatically begins at the end of the initial term, then again at the end of each subsequent term.1 All subsequent terms will be for the same duration as their initial guarantee period.
During the first 30 days of each subsequent term, your client may withdraw some or all of their funds without a surrender charge or market value adjustment.
The Standard sets a new interest rate at the beginning of each subsequent rate guarantee period, and we guarantee the rate for that period. The new rate may be higher or lower than the interest rate of the initial rate guarantee period.
Surrender Periods with Flexible Withdrawal Options
Surrender-charge periods match the rate guarantee periods. For example, if your client selected a Focused Growth Annuity 3, all subsequent guarantee periods will be 3 years.
At the end of each guarantee period, new interest rate guarantee periods and surrender-charge periods automatically begin.1 During the first 30 days of each subsequent surrender-charge period, your client may withdraw some or all of their funds without a surrender charge. In addition, the FGA offers withdrawal options without a surrender charge or market value adjustment to help in certain situations.
The Focused Growth Annuity is a good fit for a long-term saver who likes the benefits of tax-deferred growth and protection as part of their retirement strategy.
This annuity is also an excellent way to enhance your client’s retirement-savings plan and can be used to fund IRAs, 403(b) TSAs, and SEPs.
1 Subject to restrictions in Florida to comply with state regulations.