Deepen of insurance: We are almost there- AIICO Insurance MD
AIICO Insurance Plc has expressed optimism that the deepening of insurance has made great progress as the industry will get there.
annuity service that meets customers’ expectations as well as drives the growth of insurance in the country.
He said AIICO has strategically repositioned the Annuity department for effectiveness and growth.
While thanking NAIPCO members for their supports so far, he charged them to make good use of the training to enrich their knowledge on annuity, share their experiences ‘so that when you are reporting on the subject matter, you will be able to tell the stories accurately.’
Speaking on the theme of the training, which is, ‘Understanding Annuity Business,’ the Senior Manager, Business Development, AIICO Insurance, Mr. Victor Owotorose, stressed the importance and benefits of annuity to the clients and the growth of insurance industry.
regular income immediately or in the future.
According to him, “A deferred annuity has an accumulation phase followed by a disbursement (annuitisation) phase; while an immediate annuity converts a lump sum into cash flows from day one.
Owotorose said, annuity can be bought with either a lump sum or a series of payments contributed over time, adding that, annuities come in three main varieties—fixed, variable, and indexed—each with its own level of risk and payout potentials.
The income receive from an annuity, he said, is typically taxed at regular income tax rates which are usually lower unlike when calculated with long-term capital gains rates.
immediately or at some point in the future. The goal of an annuity is to provide
a steady stream of income, typically during retirement.
‘’Many aspects of an annuity can be tailored to the specific needs of the buyer. In addition to choosing between a lump-sum payment or a series of payments to the insurer, you can choose when you want to annuitize your contributions—that is, start receiving payments. An annuity that begins paying out immediately is referred to as an immediate annuity, while one that starts at a predetermined date in the future is called a deferred annuity.”
‘’The duration of the disbursements can also vary. You can choose to receive payments for a specific period of time, such as 25 years, or gor the rest of your life. Of course, securing a lifetime of payments can lower the amount of each check, but it helps ensure that you don’t outlive your assets, which is one of the main selling points of annuities.
‘’Annuities come in three main varieties: Fixed, variable, and indexed. Each type has its own level of risk and payout potential. For any of these, it is often structured as a deferred annuity,’’ he explained.