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Annuities in Grinnell IA & Newton IA

Keep Your Financial Resources Protected.

Ramsey-Weeks, Inc. understands the value of saving for and investing in your future. If you’re like many Americans, you work diligently each day and take the right steps to ensure that you’ll be supported with a comfortable income after you retire. That’s why it’s smart to have the right coverage options under your retirement plan because in some cases, you can actually outlive your income.

The last thing you’ll want to experience as a retiree is a loss of your financial resources. With an Annuity from Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., you can ensure that your finances are covered – for a healthy and happy retirement. Annuities are essentially investments that guarantee a steady income stream. Based on your plan, you can receive money either on a set schedule or in a lump sum.

Types of Annuities

Ramsey-Weeks, Inc. can offer two types of Annuities: Deferred and Immediate Annuities.

Deferred Annuities are investments that you make either over a period of time or all at once. Since these Annuities are tax-deferred, you only have to start paying taxes upon withdrawal. Deferred Annuities are either fixed or variable, meaning your payout is either a fixed sum or an amount in accordance to the performance of the market/group of investments.

Immediate Annuities are payments that you can receive right after you make your investment. This type of Annuity is typically for those around the retirement age who want to secure their financial future. Like Deferred Annuities, you only pay taxes upon withdrawal.

Understand Your Investments

An annuity is a long-term, tax-deferred investment designed for retirement. With an annuity, you can create a fixed or variable stream of income. The annuity’s value and growth will vary based on how the investments you choose to fund the annuity (underlying investments) perform.

Just like other types of investments, an annuity has limitations. If you take your money out early, you may have to pay fees called surrender charges. You’ll have to pay income tax on the withdrawal, and if you’re not yet 59½ years old, you may also have to pay a 10% tax penalty. If you do take an early withdrawal, it will reduce both the death benefit your beneficiaries receive and the cash value of the annuity.

An annuity is sold by an insurance company, and the annuity’s guarantees and protections are subject to that company’s ability to pay for them. However, this doesn’t apply to the underlying investments. The underlying investments are subject to market risk, so you could end up with less money than you invested.

An annuity is sold by prospectus, a document that describes the annuity’s objectives, risks, fees and charges. The cost of an annuity often includes mortality and expense charges, administrative fees, contract fees and the expense of the underlying investments. There are prospectuses for the annuity and the underlying investments that fund the annuity. It may take some time, but you should read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

It’s important to discuss your options with a specialist at Ramsey-Weeks, Inc. who is committed to helping you make the right decisions.

Before investing, understand that annuities are not insured by the FDIC, NCUSIF or any other federal government agency, and are not deposits or obligations of, guaranteed by, or insured by the depository institution where offered or any of affiliates. Annuities that involve investment risk may lose value. Guarantees and protections are subject to the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

Our Location

Ramsey-Weeks, Inc.

715 5th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
Main office: 641-236-3141
Fax: 641-236-6689

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Testimonials

My expectation is to have an agent that cares about me and my family and wants to be sure I have the right insurance, at the right time, for the right reasons and at the right cost. Darcy has exceeded these expectations time and time again!

Todd L - President and CEO of the Grinnell Regional Medical Center
You always hear commercials about buy local. I can't even imagine going through what I did without Ramsey-Weeks. Darcy Swick and Cindy Pollock were there the majority of the day. It's really hard to even dwell on that day, but what would I have done? How would I have dealt with all this? I am forever grateful for everything they have done for me. You cannot ask for better service than with Ramsey-Weeks.

Sherry B
Claim service you can count on... When we looked at the storm damage, one thing that never crossed our minds was to worry about insurance. We knew that our friends at Ramsey-Weeks had set us up with appropriate coverage and that they would go to bat for us personally if things got rough. We can truly say we have had a very positive experience with Ramsey-Weeks and Allied Insurance.

Neal And Barb Van E
The day that the hail storm hit Grinnell in early April 2010 was the day that we brought our infant daughter Reese home from the hospital. We spent her first night at home, along with her 2-year-old and 4-year-old brothers, with no power. The next day Paul Pohlsen called my husband, JT, and said that he had alerted West Bend that we would have a claim, and that we should be hearing from an agent soon. We had phone calls within 24 hours regarding the damage to our home and vehicles, and we had an adjuster here within days. Paul Pohlson, Darcy Swick, and the employees at Ramsey Weeks were incredibly helpful. As young homeowners - we had never experienced the claim process before. Ramsey Weeks and West Bend worked collaboratively to meet our needs - and we came out of the situation with our home completely restored. Thank you to all who worked so hard to serve this community during that time.

JT and Tara A
We have been very pleased with the service we’ve received since we started working with Ramsey-Weeks for our home and auto insurance. It has been extremely helpful to have someone right here in Grinnell readily available to answer questions and assure us things are being handled correctly. We know Darcy cares about us as a family and will do all she can to watch out for our best interests.

Levi and Julie D
Not to long ago I switched agencies after a number of unpleasant experiences with another agent. The other agent disappeared whenever I needed to ask questions about a possible claim. Paul Pohlson was busy with a number of claims during the backup of sewer in Grinnell. He made time for me to talk to me and go through the process.

Tom S
Kevin Kolbe is the utmost professional. We learned we could depend completely on Kevin’s years of experience and totally honest advice. He knew just how to price and market our house for Grinnell. He patiently answered all our questions about the selling process and made our experience as worry free as possible. We recommend Kevin whole-heatedly as the person you can work with in complete confidence.

Ira and Susan Strauber