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Learn how annuities can help generate income for life
Step One An annuity is available through an employer plan or IRA or through a personal annuity. 2
Step Two You can put money in either all at once or contribute regularly over time.
Step Three You are able to watch how your account performs over time.
Step Four Once you retire, you can choose one of many income options, including income for life.
Types of annuities
TIAA is a founding member of the Alliance for Lifetime Income
The Alliance’s shared purpose is to educate people on the important role annuities can play in creating income for life.
We’ve been offering annuities for 100 years and have helped millions of people pursue their retirement goals.
67% of TIAA-CREF Funds and Variable Annuity Accounts received a Morningstar overall rating of 4- or 5-stars (37.04% 4 stars and 29.63% 5 stars), based on risk-adjusted returns as of September 30, 2018.3
Our fixed annuities are backed by the high financial strength ratings of TIAA.4
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