Accumulation Period


  • The stretch of time where an individual builds up the value of their investment. As it relates to annuities, the accumulation period is the phase where the annuitant makes contributions to the annuity. Also known as the "accumulation phase," "deferral phase," "deferral period," "savings period," or "savings phase."

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Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Deferred Annuity Definition,
    • An annuity that makes payments to the annuitant at some date in future instead of immediately.
  • Instalment Definition,
    • The regular periodic payment that a borrower agrees to make the lender.
  • Investment in the Contract Definition,
    • The principal that has been contributed to an annuity.
  • Life Expectancy Method Definition,
    • A method of calculating the appropriate size of payments in an annuity's income phase by estimating the annuitant's life expectancy.
  • Payout Phase Definition,
    • The phase of a deferred annuity where the annuity begins to make payments to the annuitant.
  • Split-Funded Annuity Definition,
    • Two annuities purchased together, one with a deferred payout and the other with an immediate payout.
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