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Annuities FAQs: Deferred Income Annuities

  • How soon can you start receiving income?

    The standard minimum deferral period is usually two years from the date the policy is issued. However, the flexible income start date feature of the product often allows the customer to begin the start of income payments on any date at least 13 months after the latest premium payment.

  • When and how often can you make additional premium payments?

    In most cases, you can make additional premium payments any time up to two years before the income start date. There may be a minimum dollar amount for these additional premium payments, but please refer to the product materials for more information.

  • How are rates calculated for additional premiums?

    With each additional premium payment, you secure incremental future income based on the payout rate in effect at the time you make the premium payment.

Fixed annuities available at Fidelity are issued by third-party insurance companies, which are not affiliated with any Fidelity Investments company. These products are distributed by Fidelity Insurance Agency, Inc., and, for certain products, Fidelity Brokerage Services, Member NYSE, SIPC. A contract’s financial guarantees are solely the responsibility of and are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.
Guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. This contract is irrevocable, has no cash surrender value, and no withdrawals are permitted prior to the income start date.