Multi-Year Guaranty Annuities (MYGA)

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Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities (MYGAs) are annuities that operate very similar to Certificates of Deposits (CDs) that you might be familiar with at a bank. These products offer guaranteed interest rates for a set period of time, usually between 5-10 years. There are, however, a few key differences between MYGAs and CDs. For one, MYGAs are sold through insurance companies vs. through a bank. As MYGAs are annuities, they can be set up to pay out as income over a period of years, taken as a lump-sum at maturity, or continued with a renewed interest rate after maturity.

MYGAs offer vastly higher interest rates over a CD at the expense of some liquidity. While the current national average yield of a 5-year CD is 1.29%, MYGAs can offer as much as 3.8% for the same period. That's a difference of over $8,200 on a $100,000 deposit over 5 years.

Generally, to surrender a CD would cost three to six months of interest. MYGAs are subject to a surrender schedule that gradually decreases over time. For example, a 10-year MYGA may have a surrender schedule as follows: (9%, 9%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%, 1%). To offset the surrender schedule, many companies offer features to their annuities such as the ability to withdraw 10 percent of the value of the policy annually without a penalty. Some allow the full account to be surrendered without penalty in the event of a terminal illness diagnosis or if one is confined to a nursing home.

MYGAs are a great way to invest money in a safe-money product to outpace inflation and secure long-term growth.


The table below contains the top current MYGA rates.

Table is updated weekly.

Carrier Product Years Guaranteed Guaranteed Rate Minimum Purchase
Atlantic Coast Safe Haven FL 20 4.25% $5,000
Atlantic Coast Safe Haven FL 10 4.20% $5,000
Sentinel Security Personal Choice Annuity 10 (FL, CA) 10 4.10% $2,500
Atlantic Coast Safe Haven FL 7 4.09% $5,000
Atlantic Coast Safe Haven FL 6 4.02% $5,000
Colorado Bankers CBLA 7 7 4.00% $10,000
Fidelity & Guaranty FG Guarantee - Platinum 7 7 4.00% $20,000
Atlantic Coast Safe Haven FL 5 3.90% $5,000
Fidelity & Guaranty FG Guarantee - Platinum 7 5 3.80% $20,000
Oxford Life Multi-Select 4 4 3.35% $20,000
Liberty Bankers Bankers Elite 3 3 3.25% $10,000
Guggenheim Preserve MYGA 3 3 3.10% $250,000
Equitable Secure Savings 2 Year 2 2.80% $10,000
Liberty Bankers Bankers Accumulator 1 1.25% $10,000

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