Nicholas Pension Consultants
Compensation Strategies Group, Ltd.
Atlantic Pension Services Inc
ERISA Services, Inc.
Creative Pension Consultants, Inc.
The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm
Nova 401(k) Associates
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|Understanding the Role of Mortality Credits: Why Immediate Annuities Beat Bond Ladders for Retirement Income|
Michael Kitces in Nerd's Eye View
Apr. 1, 2015
"[T]he potential for mortality credits means that, for any given maximum potential life span, annuities can actually pay out significantly more than what any individual could enjoy on his/her own, as the contribution of principal and interest and mortality credits will always be greater than the underlying principal and interest alone! Conversely, though, the benefit of mortality credits exists only by virtue of the fact that the other annuitants -- and not the annuity owner's heirs -- will benefit from any unused funds that are left over; in fact, trying to protect against an annuity loss in the event of early death, and protect heirs, actually eliminates much of the benefit that annuities are meant to provide in the first place!"
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