How to Open a Single Premium Annuity

Opening a single premium annuity is a way that you can guarantee regular payments during your retirement years. Many individuals choose this form of annuity in order to maintain their wealth. Here are the basics of how to open a single premium annuity.

Locate an Insurance Company

In order to open a single premium annuity, you will need to find an insurance company to work with. Annuities are insurance products and are available at any of your local insurance agents. You can research individual annuities online and then talk to an agent for further information.

Choose the Annuity

When talking with your insurance agent, you will be presented with several different types of annuities. You could choose a fixed rate, variable rate, or equity indexed annuity to invest in. They each have unique features that could make them beneficial to you. Have your agent explain the differences between each type of annuity and choose the one that best suits your needs.


Once you decide on an annuity, you will have to fill out some paperwork. The insurance agent will provide you with this and it will usually take 15 to 20 minutes.


You will then need to make a single payment for the annuity. You can write a check for the entire balance and give it to the insurance company.

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