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Nov 27, 2017 by |

San Mateo County and California Life Annuities Attorney: RiverSource Annuities

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RiverSource Life Insurance Company Deferred Annuities

The annuity attorneys at Evans Law Firm Inc. represent clients who have suffered losses on all types of annuity contracts, including fixed, indexed, and variable deferred annuities. These contracts charge sales commissions, rider fees and other benefit charges, and penalties on full or partial surrenders. RiverSource Life Insurance Company issues variable annuities offered under the names RAVA 5 Advantage®, RAVA 5 Access®, and RAVA 5 Select®. The RAVA 5 series is solde through independent agents and brokers and through RiverSource affiliate Ameriprise Financial Corporation and banks such as Wells Fargo.  The Evans Law Firm annuity attorneys want to share some observations on surrender charges and other provisions under these complex products.  If you or a loved one is a California resident over age 60 who made a full or partial surrender of a RiverSource annuity, call the annuity lawyers today at Evans Law Firm, Inc. (415) 441-8669 for a free evaluation of your particular policy.

Surrender Charges and Other Fees

Fees and expenses on RiverSource RAVA 5 annuities, similar to contracts issued by other carriers, include upfront sales commissions, rider fees, separate account fees on indexed policies, death benefit fees, and subaccount fees for each of the mutual funds that are inside of variable annuities. In addition, you may be charged for any full or partial surrender or withdrawal from the policy for up to ten years. If you are over 60 and surrendered a RiverSource annuity in California, call Evans Law Firm Inc. today at 415-441-8669 for a free review of your particular policy.

These RiverSource RAVA5 contracts are complicated and fees and charges may erode returns. Remember that these products are essentially illiquid for long periods – up to ten years.  Sales commissions are paid out up front, however. Fees and other charges may increase over the life of the policy so that actual returns may be less than advertised.  The subaccounts you elect for your annuity investment also charge fees that will diminish your return.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is over 60 and made a full or partial surrender of a RiverSource RAVA 5 annuity in California, contact San Mateo County and California annuity attorney Ingrid Evans and the other annuity attorneys at the Evans Law Firm for a free evaluation of your policy and surrender terms at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts including life insurance and annuity contracts. We can help guide any litigation through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

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Other variable annuity issuers in California include:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allstate Life Insurance Company

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company

American National Insurance Company

Athene Annuity and Life Company

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

EquiTrust Life Insurance Company

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company

Forethought Life Insurance Company

Genworth Life Insurance Company

Guggenheim Partners/ Security Benefit Life Insurance Company

ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Lincoln Financial Group/The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company

MassMutual/Massachusetts Life Insurance Company

MetLife/Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Midland National Life Insurance Company

Mutual of Omaha

New York Life Insurance Company

Pacific Life Insurance Company

Prudential Life Insurance Company

Security Benefit Life Insurance Company/Guggenheim Partners

Transamerica Life Insurance Company

Voya/Reliastar Life Insurance Company

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