Guarantee period

The retirement income from your annuity will normally stop when you die, but you can opt for your annuity to be paid out over a number of years, usually five or ten, even if you die within this period of time. If you die before this period ends, the annuity will continue to be paid to a nominated person or your estate for the rest of the guarantee period. If you live past this period, the annuity will continue to pay you a retirement income until you die.