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    60 year old from San Francisco, CA

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  • Hi Edgar,

    Depending on the annuity contract in some cases the heirs or estate can continue to receive payments if the annuitant passes away. For example some annuities have a return of principal rider that says that payments will continue until all the principal is paid back.

    You can learn more about Annuities using our calculator:

    Or in our annuity section:

    If you inquire and talk to an insurance company they can provide more detail on what options are available to you.

    Good luck!

  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 6/27/2011
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