Annuity Expenses

Breaking-Down the Annuity Expense Criticism

Coverage of annuities by the broader financial media tends to be negative, with much of the criticism focused on annuity expenses.

The criticism is typically accompanied by a blue-sky investing scenario that makes the case for annuities that much less compelling.  The theoretical retail...


What is M&E fees?

M&E fees (also referred to as mortality and expense charges) are part of the expense structure of annuities.  In general, these charges cover the insurance g