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Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity II

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Key Takeaways

  • The New York Life Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity is a single premium deferred annuity with initial contribution starting at $5,000.
  • The product allows for a 10% withdrawal of the accumulated value beginning in contract year one.
  • Features included are Return of Premium Benefit on the second policy anniversary for ages 0-85 and immediate for ages 86-90.
  • The policy includes four riders including Enhanced Spousal Continuance Rider and Enhanced Beneficiary Benefit Rider.
  • Features enforced in the policy are based on the claims-paying ability of NYLIAC.
  • The surrender charge periods to choose from are three, four, five, six or seven years.

Pros and Cons of Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity II

Pros

  • Allows for return of at least the premium paid.
  • Guarantees based on claims paying ability of insurer.
  • Features Interest Opportunity Rider for participation in a rising interest rate environment.
  • No annual policy maintenance fee or policy administration fee.

Cons

  • Premiums of $1 million or more require NYLIAC approval.
  • Features may not be available in all states.
  • Surrender charges may apply.
  • 10% federal income tax penalty for withdrawals made prior to age 59 1/2.
The New York Life Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity is a single premium deferred annuity. The minimum initial contribution is $5,000 for qualified and non-qualified money. 10% of the accumulated value as of the previous contract anniversary may be withdrawn beginning in contract year one. Systematic withdrawal is an option. The Free Look Period varies by state. This policy has a loan provision for TSA money only.
 
Minimum initial premium 
  • $5,000 
  • $10,000 for Pension plans 
  • Premiums of $1 million or more require NYLIAC approval. 
Please call your representative for current interest rates on premium amounts of $1,500,000 or more. 

This product has a Return of Premium Benefit, which allows for a return of at least the premium paid, less any prior withdrawals and/or surrender charges related to withdrawals made before the Return of Premium Effective Date (currently the second policy anniversary for ages 0-85, effective immediately for ages 86-90).

Surrender charges on withdrawals taken on or after the Return of Premium Effective Date (currently the second policy anniversary for ages 0-85, effective immediately for ages 86-90) will never exceed the total interest credited to the policy. Surrender charges are five, six, seven, or eight years in duration and are waived in the event of annuitization, death, disability, diagnosis of a terminal illness, unemployment, or entrance into a health care facility (a state licensed/certified assisted living facility or nursing home).
 
There are four additional riders; the Enhanced Spousal Continuance Rider, the Enhanced Beneficiary Benefit Rider, the Interest Opportunity Rider and the Home Heath Care Rider. Each rider may not be available in all jurisdictions. Some states may offer the rider under a different name and benefits may vary. Withdrawals and taxable distributions may be subject to ordinary income tax and if made prior to age 59 1/2, may also be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Early surrender charges may also apply. Guarantees based on claims paying ability of insurer. Products / features may not be available in all states. This is an annuity contract issued by an insurance company and not a bank product protected by the FDIC.

Return of Premium
  • Issue age 0-85: effective on second policy anniversary
  • Issue age 86-90: effective immediately 
Note: TSP funds have to be rolled into an IRA.

MYGA Interest Rates

Term
Rate
Annual percentage yield (APY)
earned over the investment term
3 years 4.25%
4 years 4.15%
5 years 4.05%
6 years 4%
7 years 3.95%

Riders

Name Inbuilt Fee
Interest Opportunity Rider No
Enhanced Beneficiary Benefit Rider Yes 0.30% annually

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