Faculty Publications

Title

6 Reasons To Consider Buying Longevity Insurance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-6-2015

Abstract

Over the last few years, annuities have begun to take a more prominent role in the retirement income planning process and part of the reason is longevity risk. According to retirement expert Tom Hegna, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, author of Pay Checks and Play Checks, “math and science demands that in order to have a successful retirement, you must take longevity risk off the table. Stocks, bonds, CDs, and Real Estate CANNOT take longevity risk off the table. Only some form of lifetime income annuity can do it – Social Security, Pension, or lifetime income annuity.” In 2014, annuity sales for the U.S. reached nearly $230 billion, representing a 3.8 percent increase over 2013 and a nearly 8 percent increase over 2012 sales.