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SALES WEEK: FIAs Can Help Cover the Social Security Income Gap

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For clients who want to retire early, consider an FIA


Have clients who are itching to retire, but want to wait to begin taking Social Security benefits?

Sure, they may be able to start receiving Social Security benefits as early as age 62, but if they delay taking benefits from their full retirement age (FRA) up to age 70, their benefit amount could be much larger.

Once your client reaches full retirement age, Social Security benefits increase by 8% every year for each year delayed until age 70 (if born after 1943).1

See what the Social Security Administration says about the best time to start receiving retirement benefits.


Putting a fixed index annuity into action

What’s a good way to help your clients bridge that income gap while they delay the start date for their Social Security monthly benefits? Consider recommending a fixed index annuity (FIA) from EquiTrust. 


An FIA with an Income Benefit Rider (IBR) can provide guaranteed2 lifetime income your clients can rely on to help them get from early retirement to age 70. Plus, they can benefit from upside growth potential, downside protection, a guaranteed minimum rate of return and tax advantages. 


When it’s time to start taking income from Social Security, guaranteed income from an FIA can provide an excellent source of supplemental income.


Get the details on the full line of EquiTrust annuities.


Bridge commission special

Make the most of this limited-time commission offer! We’re offering a 1% commission special for all Bridge applications received through March 31, 2023. No threshold, no hurdles, no waiting period.


To talk about using this strategy for your clients or to get a customized quote, call (866) 598-3694. 

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1 “Delayed Retirement Credits”; Social Security Administration;; accessed 1/11/2023.

2 Guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of EquiTrust Life Insurance Company.


EquiTrust does not offer investment advice to any individual or agent/producer and this material should not be construed as investment advice. Products underwritten and issued by EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa. For Producer Use Only. © 2023 EquiTrust Life Insurance. All Rights Reserved.

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