My Annuity Store's Best 3 Year Fixed Annuity Rates November 2020

The table below lists the best 3 year fixed annuity rates available today (updated November 6, 2020).

InsurerProductTermRate
American Equity Investment Life Insurance CompanyGuaranteeShield 33 yrs2.4
Athene IAAthene Max Rate 3 Low Band3 yrs1.3
Fidelity & Guaranty LifeFG Guarantee-Platinum 33 yrs2.1
Global Atlantic Financial GroupSecureFore 33 yrs1.5
Great American Life Insurance CompanySecureGain 3 Low Band3 yrs1.35
Guaranty Income LifeGuaranty Rate Lock 3 Low Band3 yrs2
Guaranty Income LifeRateWise Annuity 3 Year3 yrs1.85
Guaranty Income LifeRateWise Annuity 3 Year (Liquidity)3 yrs1.75
Guggenheim Life and Annuity CompanyPreserve MYGA 3 Low Band3 yrs1.6
North American CompanyGuarantee Choice 3 Low Band3 yrs1.4
Oxford Life Insurance CompanyMulti-Select 33 yrs1.6
Sagicor Life Insurance CompanyMilestone MYGA 3 Mid Band3 yrs1.7
Sagicor Life Insurance CompanyMilestone MYGA 3 FL Mid Band3 yrs1.7
The StandardFocused Growth Annuity 3 Low Band3 yrs1.6

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Finding the Best Fixed Annuity Rate For You

Fixed annuities, or MYGAs, are the simplest of all annuities making them the easiest variety to shop for and compare. However, there are still a few important items to consider besides just looking for the highest guaranteed rate of return.

Duration: Typically the longer contract you purchase the higher your guaranteed interest rate will be. But that is not the case, especially given the current inverted yield curve. 

Liquidity: Most all fixed annuities have some type of annual free withdrawals, but the amount available varies by product. You’ll see most of the fixed annuities at our marketplace provide interest-only withdrawals annually. Others allow for 10% Free Withdrawals (10% of previous years account value) annually. 

Insurer Company’s Financial Rating: An Insurance Company’s Financial Rating is important because it is an indicator of an insurers’ ability to fulfill financial commitments to it’s policyholders. Usually, a lesser rated insurance company will offer higher fixed annuity rates, but that is not always the case.

Fixed Annuity vs. CD's

Fixed annuities are work very much like a certificate of deposit (CD). Both a fixed annuity and a CD provide principal protection, meaning your account value will not decrease due to market performance.

 A fixed annuity, or MYGA, guarantees a set interest rate for a specified period of time – just like a CD. However, Fixed annuity guarantees are backed by the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company and are not insured by the FDIC like a CD.

While not FDIC insured, State Insurance Guaranty Associations provide a safety net for their state’s annuity policyholders. These Guaranty Associations guarantee policyholders continue to receive coverage (up to the limits spelled out by state law) even if their insurer is declared insolvent. 

You can view your states limits at our State Guarantee Associations Explained page.

 FIXED ANNUITYCD (CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT)
SOLD BYInsurance CompaniesBanks
AMOUNT YOU CAN INVEST$2,000 - $1,000,000Essentially Any Amount
INVESTMENT DURATION3 years - 10 years3 months - 5 years
INTEREST RATESVaries by insurer, term and investment amount. Typically higher than CDsVaries by financial institution, term and investment amount.
LIQUIDITYVaries by insurer and annuity. Usually either 10% of account value or accumulated interest annually.Almost always accumulated interest.
GUARANTEESBacked by the claims paying ability of issuing Insurer and by State Guaranty Funds.Backed by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor, per institution.
DEATH BENEFITAsset passed directly to beneficiary without going through the probate processProbate process required to pass asset to heirs

Fixed Annuity FAQs

Yes. Insurance companies as a whole have a long history of stability, even through our nation’s most difficult economic times. Fixed annuities, unlike variable annuities, are backed by the full faith and credit of the issuing insurance company.

A CD-type annuity is an industry coined term to describe a multi-year guarantee annuity. The interest rate is guaranteed in advance for a set number of years, similar to a bank CD.

In the broadest terms, an annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company, where you make a premium payment(s) in exchange for the benefits defined in the contract.

With fixed annuities, there are no fees, upfront loads or sales charges. 100% of your money goes into your contract without any expense to you. The only time you might experience a fee, is if you choose to add an optional rider that comes with a cost.

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