Choosing the right annuity plan can be a major challenge at times. Nowadays, many people consider buying annuity pension plans as the part of their retirement option. Annuity plans can be broadly categorized into immediate annuity plan and deferred annuity plan. To know which retirement plan you should choose it is important to learn more about these plans:
• Deferred annuity plan= Under this plan, annuity phase is preceded by saving phase. Such types of policies are designed for people who don't require immediate pensions and have several years till the retirement age. It means they have enough time to invest and build a corpus. All premiums which are paid get invested till the maturity date.
• Immediate annuity plan= In immediate annuity plan, if you are above 30 years, you can pay a lump sum amount and then start earning annuity benefits immediately after retirement. The payments are given for Lifetime with the option of return back of the invested amount on the death.
• You can choose any of the above plans based on your risk appetite, fund requirement and current annual income.