Maximizing the benefit of variable annuities

By Steve Savant

Ash Brokerage Corporation

There are two accounts for most variable annuities that use income riders: the phantom account and the cash account. It is conceivable that some variable annuities could trigger income off the high-water mark in the phantom account and also permit access to the cash account (a little known fact). It is extremely important to know how to access the cash account without injuring the income benefit. Each variable annuity carrier has their own procedures, and these must be adhered to when accessing the cash value account and triggering the income rider. Steve and Tim escort you through the maximization concepts of variable annuities.