Why You Need

Retirement Protection

Retirement Protection

As we contemplate retirement, regardless of whether it is just a few years or several decades away, it is essential for each of us to engage in thoughtful planning. The choices we make regarding our savings and the retirement planning instruments we employ can have a profound impact on our future financial well-being.

The disparity between enjoying the desired lifestyle during retirement or facing financial hardships often hinges on these decisions. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to retirement savings, if you prioritize safety and guarantees in your investment, exploring the retirement protection benefits provided by annuity products and indexed universal life (IUL) insurance policies may be worth considering.

What are annuities?

An annuity functions as an insurance product designed to provide financial security. In the case of deferred annuities, the policyholder has the opportunity to accumulate funds over a specified period, known as the "accumulation phase." This can be achieved by making an initial deposit and allowing it to grow, or by making periodic deposits over time.

One of the key advantages of retirement annuities is the tax-deferred growth of invested funds. As you reach the stage where you wish to start utilizing your annuity, you have the option to "annuitize" the contract. This process involves converting the annuity into an income stream, ensuring you receive regular payments on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

What is

Indexed Universal Life?

Indexed Universal Life (IUL) insurance is a form of permanent life insurance that encompasses both insurance coverage and a cash value savings element.

What sets IUL policies apart is that the cash value can be linked to a financial market index, providing policyholders with the opportunity to benefit from the potential gains associated with market investments, all while maintaining the security of life insurance protection.

How Can You Use

Annuities and IUL for Retirement Protection?


There are many reasons for choosing retirement protection annuities and IUL products. The most common reason many people use annuities is for channeling their savings into a regular income stream during retirement.Funds from Social Security and pensions may not be enough to allow you to live the lifestyle you want when you retire.

Choosing a retirement protection annuity can give you an additional paycheck every month to supplement those other income sources - giving you the funds necessary to travel, pay your expenses each month, buy gifts for loved ones and more.

Similarly, IUL policies offer you the option of accumulating cash inside your life insurance policy - cash that you can use for any purpose.

How Does

Retirement Protection Work?


By incorporating a deferred annuity into your retirement strategy, you establish a contractual agreement with the insurance company. During the accumulation phase, as you contribute funds, they have the potential to grow on a tax-deferred basis. When the time comes to convert your annuity into a reliable income stream, you'll have the flexibility to choose from a range of payout options.

In the case of an Indexed Universal Life (IUL) policy, it encompasses both a death benefit and a cash value component. The cash value account, which allows for additional contributions at any time, can be tied to a market index. This feature enables you to experience the potential growth associated with stock market investments, while mitigating financial risk.

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At The Dockins Agency, our expertise lies in insurance and retirement products. We pride ourselves on offering personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Instead of promoting proprietary products, we collaborate with over 30 reputable insurance agencies to curate customized insurance policies and annuity contracts for our clients.

We recognize that everyone's financial situation and goals are distinct, which is why we never adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. Our dedicated team takes the time to deeply understand your family's specific needs, budgetary considerations, and concerns. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of your circumstances, we can meticulously identify the ideal solutions that align with your requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the advantages of Retirement Protection?

Dockins Agency offers a range of annuity and life insurance products that provide valuable guarantees, ensuring peace of mind for individuals worried about insufficient retirement income from other avenues.

The remarkable aspect is that opting for a guaranteed product doesn't necessitate sacrificing the potential for growth in your annuity or cash value life insurance policy. With our offerings, you can benefit from both the security of guarantees and the opportunity for your investment to flourish.

Q: Can I afford Retirement Protection?

There are fees and expenses associated with any type of retirement planning vehicle, and retirement protection annuities and insurance products are no different.

When you work with Dockins Agency to explore retirement protection options, we'll explain the fee structure of various products and answer any questions you have to help you make an informed decision.

Q: Do I qualify for Retirement Protection?

Retirement protection annuities are typically "guaranteed issue" products, meaning they have no underwriting requirements, making them accessible to almost everyone.

On the other hand, Indexed Universal Life (IUL) policies, which include a life insurance component, do require you to meet the insurance company's underwriting criteria for eligibility. However, many IUL policies offer the convenience of not requiring a medical exam, saving you valuable time in the application process.

Q: When should I buy Retirement Protection?

The optimal time to secure retirement protection through annuities or life insurance is now when you are actively saving for your future.

Typically, individuals acquire annuity products before reaching retirement age. It's crucial to be aware that annuities often involve surrender charges for a specific period after the initial purchase. Understanding how different policies handle withdrawals, particularly in the early years of the contract, is essential when evaluating your options.

With an Indexed Universal Life (IUL) policy, the premium cost is determined, in part, by your age at the time of purchase due to its life insurance component. Purchasing the policy at a younger age translates to more affordable premiums. This allows you to potentially allocate additional funds to the policy's cash value, which can be utilized during your retirement years.

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