Why Annuities Matter More Than Ever with Tim Seifert

Tim Seifert is the Senior Vice President and Head of Retirement Solutions Distribution at Lincoln Financial Group: a firm that has been helping millions of people plan, protect, and retire for over a century. 

In this podcast, Tim and host, Steve Gresham, dive into the implications of millions of Americans retiring each year, the challenges they face to secure their financial future, discussing the crucial role of annuities providing protected income.

They also discussed:

  • The "Peak 65" trend, where over 4.1 million Americans are retiring annually until 2027*, raising concerns about insufficient protected income and the risk of outliving savings.
  • Annuity Awareness Month and the importance of annuities in securing retirement income, emphasizing the need for comprehensive financial planning.
  • The significant knowledge gap among both consumers and financial professionals about their benefits and features, despite the record-breaking popularity of annuities.
  • Financial professionals being urged to educate clients about the value of annuities for protected income, highlighting protection and guarantees over potential market returns.
  • Lincoln Financial Group’s offerings with a range of annuity products to help meet diverse needs, stressing the importance of evolving and innovative solutions for retirement planning.
  • How crucial effective communication, education, and action by financial advisors are in helping clients understand what annuities offer, leading to increased client satisfaction.

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Related: Peak 65 Retirees Have a Big Problem. But You Can Help!

* Source: www.protectedincome.org/peak65

Annuities are long-term investment products that offer tax-deferred growth, access to a lifetime income stream, and death benefit protection. There is no additional tax-deferral benefit for an annuity contract purchased in an IRA or other tax-qualified plan. All investing involves risk.

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