Minnesota Life SecureOption Select Annuity Review
Minnesota Life's SecureOption Select annuity is a fixed deferred annuity that provides compounded, tax-deferred growth. Your annuity will grow at a fixed interest rate that is determined at contract issue. Minnesota Life will issue this annuity at a 9, 7, or 5 year rate guarantee.
Product not available in AL, AR, CA, CT, IN, MI, MN, MO, NJ, and WI.
SecureOption Select Annuity Highlights:
- This annuity offers penalty-free interest withdrawals.
- There are no fees, loads, or sales charges.
- Your contract has no stock market exposure.
- Click to read the SecureOption Select company brochure.
Frequently Asked Questions About the SecureOption Select Annuity:
Q: Does the interest compound? A: Yes.
Q: Is the interest taxed? A: The interest you leave in the account grows tax-deferred until you withdraw it. That interest is not taxed within the annuity. This is an advantage over interest you earn on a bank CD which is taxed each year even if you leave it in the CD.
Q: Are there any fees? A: No. There are no upfront sales charges or ongoing maintenance fees.
Q: Is it FDIC insured? A: No. FDIC insurance is only for bank deposits. Fixed annuities are guaranteed by the issuing insurance company.
Q: What are the early surrender charges? A: The early surrender charges only apply to withdrawals which are greater than the penalty free amount. If surrender charges apply, they start at 9% and decline to 0% after the end of the guarantee period. The schedule is 9%, 9%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%.
Q: Are penalty-free withdrawals available? A: Yes. You can withdraw 10% or less of your initial premium in the first year, then 10% or less of the prior contract anniversary value in the proceeding years. The minimum amount you can withdrawal is $250.
Q: If I withdraw more than the penalty-free amount, will a Market Value Adjustment (MVA) be applied? A: Yes. You can read more about market value adjustments here.
Q: What happens after the initial rate guarantee period? A: You have a 30 day window to do whatever you want with the full cash value any penalties. You can remove all of it or let your cash balance roll over into a new identical guarantee period.
Q: What happens to the money in my account if I die? A: Your beneficiaries will receive the full account value.
Q: How do I apply? A: Start by calling 800-872-6684 or fill in the "Get My Free Quote" form in the upper right section of this page.
Q:What is the minimum premium I need to pay? A:$5,000 - $99,999 for the low-band rate, $100,000 and up for the high-band rate .
Q:Are there any age restrictions? A:Yes. You can purchase this annuity up to age 90. In some states the age requirements may differ.
Q:In which states is the SecureOption Select available? A: The SecureOption Select annuity is not available in all states. Call 800-872-6684 to find out if it's available in your state.
To review the SecureOption Select annuity with an agent or to receive a free personalized illustration call 800-872-6684 or fill in the "Get My Free Quote" form in the upper right section of this page.
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