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Life Annuity Products and Their Guarantees

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This publication helps policy makers to better understand annuity products and the guarantees they provide in order to optimise the role that these products can play in financing retirement. Product design is a crucial factor in the potential role of annuity products within the pension system, along with the cost and demand for these products, and the resulting risks that are borne by the annuity providers. Increasingly complex products, however, pose additional challenges concerning consumer protection. Consumers need to be aware of their options and have access to unbiased and comprehensible advice and information about these products.

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Foreword

This publication presents the work of the OECD project on annuity products and their guarantees. The project seeks to better understand the types of products available, the guarantees that they offer, and how policy can support the role of these products in financing retirement.

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