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Who Gets The Money In My Deferred Annuity If I Die?

John L. Olsen

With regard to “who gets the money” in a deferred annuity, the answer is not quite as simple as many believe. The simple answer is “the beneficiary named in the policy” and that’s true much of the time – but not always. Let’s start with some basics in annuity contracts: –Annuitant: Person (must be a human being) whose age and sex determine the amount of income payments. –Owner: Person or entity (in need not be a human being) who owns the rights in the annuity...

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