Realities of Retirement Today
The practical financial implications of longer life spans must be incorporated into retirement plans. This means retirees will have to plan for longer (and thus greater) income needs and the possibility that expensive health-care treatment will eventually be needed as they get older.
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The CARES Act
On March 27, 2020 the House of Representatives followed up on the Senate’s March 25 passage (by a 96 to 0 vote) of H.R.748, the CARES Act. The House passed the $2+ trillion bill by a voice vote. The bill’s goal is to rescue the economy and the millions of Americans struggling with the virtual nationwide shut-down of most commerce as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The CARES Act requires that guidance on how the program will work must be issued within 30 days of the law’s enactment (so, by around April 27).
The CARES Act includes a number of retirement savings plan provisions. The Act:
Suspends required minimum distributions for 2020.
Allows plan participants to borrow all of their vested account balances, up to $100,000, and extends the time for repaying these loans.
Waives the penalty tax on early withdrawals. Repayments of these withdrawals and loans (all of which must be coronavirus crisis-related) can be made within three years, and regular income tax on these withdrawals can be paid over a three-year period.
Includes a rule that allows single employer defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors more time to make required contributions to their DB plans. Such payments can be deferred for a year, but interest on the required contributions for the deferred year must be paid.
The SECURE ACT and RMDs
President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law on December 20th, 2019. With many provisions having gone into effect on January 1st, 2020, it will have big implications for retirement and taxes.
A qualified longevity annuity contract (QLAC) is a type of advanced life deferred annuity funded with an investment from a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k), or an IRA. In 2020, an individual can use 25% or $135,000 (whichever is less) of their retirement savings account to buy a QLAC.
When you buy a QLAC, you subtract the amount you contribute from the total retirement assets that are used to calculate your RMDs, so you’ll defer taxes on the amount you invest in the QLAC until you start taking payouts. Meanwhile you’re guaranteeing a pension-like income stream later in life, reducing the risk you’ll have to withdraw money during a bear market and the bigger risk you’ll run out of money entirely.
Why use a QLAC?
Save on IRA RMD tax by allowing your IRA QLAC to defer RMD income until age 85
Medical expenses – as you age medical expenses become a larger portion of your monthly expenses – the income from QLAC can provide income for those expenses and help maintain your standard of living
Inflation – you can use the additional QLAC income into the future to help off-set inflation
Replace a pension or Social Security – if one spouse passes, their pension/social Security may be reduced or even eliminated for the surviving spouse. Income from QLAC could help replace some of this lost income
Knowing that you have additional guaranteed income into the future gives you the confidence to have a stronger allocation to stock equities – over time this could provide more robust portfolio returns
Tax deferral of income you don’t want or need until a future date
The beauty of the longevity annuity is that the insurance company tells you today exactly how much income you will begin receiving in the future. There is no stock market or interest rate risk. The future income amount that’s quoted is guaranteed!
With a longevity annuity you get income security that starts in your old age and at an attractive price. Financial planners estimate that if you own a longevity annuity you can increase the amount you withdraw from your savings in the early years of retirement by as much as 30% because of the reassurance in knowing your income in later retirement is guaranteed by the annuity.
Another appeal of QLACs is that they are straightforward and transparent. They are easy to understand, they require only one upfront payment and have no annual fees.
Have you ever lost money in the Stock Market?
Last year we had a pretty good year in the Stock Market.
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Annuities are unique investment products that can help you save more for retirement, generate a guaranteed stream of income in retirement, or both. People saving for retirement may want to invest in an annuity after they have maxed out their 401(k) and IRA contributions. Assets in a fixed annuity offer a guaranteed rate of return for a number of years.
Why should I invest in a Deferred Annuity?
*Low minimum start up: $10,000
* Flexible Premium Option: $20,000 minimum startup, with $100 a month
*Tax-deferred: All of the interest earnings accumulated in your annuity remain tax-sheltered until withdrawn.
*Flexibility: You can make a single contribution or a series of contributions whenever you’d like. There is no contribution limit.
*Lower tax bracket in retirement: Most people have a lower income in retirement than during their working years allowing your withdrawals to be taxed at a lower rate.
Annuities help you plan for longer (and thus greater) income needs. Long-term care riders help cover the possibility that expensive health-care treatment not covered by Medicare, will help you not run out of money as you get older.
Don't Go Broke In a Nursing Home
As we prepare for retirement, we must be mindful that people are living much longer today.
In fact, 7 out of 10 of individuals 65 years old and above would need long term care. Will you?
The issues of aging and needing care is not just a problem of an individual. It’s impact is felt by the whole family.
To protect you and your family, learn about the latest cost of long term care in your area. Rates may vary depending on the state you live in.
According to The Association for Long Term Care Planning, the average annual cost for a Nursing Home - Private Room is $100,379.
It's important to have a Plan B, because Medicare does NOT pay for Long-Term Care costs. Medicare only pays for 100 days. After that, what's your Plan B?
How will you pay for it and where will the money come from?
Annuities combined with a Long-Term Care Rider will not only provide you with guaranteed income, but peace of mind.
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