Lifetime Income: Weighing Costs vs. Benefits

Lifetime Income: Weighing Costs vs. Benefits

by Jennifer DeLong, Andrew Stumacher
With the likely passage of the SECURE Act within the new government appropriations bill, annuities will gain safe harbor protections. This—and presumed cost concerns—has been a sticking point making some plan sponsors hesitate to offer a lifetime income solution in their defined contribution plans. There are important and valuable benefits that only annuities can provide. So they deserve another look.

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