How do you determine the safety of the annuity carrier?

Annuity contractual guarantees are only as good as the company promising to back them up.  That statement seems like common sense, but too many agents push substandard or low rated annuity carriers.

It’s important to know how to check on the financial stability of the annuity carrier you are considering, and what those resources are.

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