Suggested Maximum Rate Schedules Effective February 1, 2009
Approved by the American Council on Gift Annuities on December 29, 2008
Information last updated January 8, 2009
IMMEDIATE AND DEFERRED GIFT ANNUITY RATES ARE LOWERED
The Board of Directors of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA), at a called meeting on December 29, 2008, approved a recommendation from the Rates Committee to reduce the expected return assumption from 5.75% to 5.25%. A new rate schedule has been developed reflecting this change.
Recommended rates have been lowered by .4% to .7% at each age with a maximum rate of 9.5% at ages 90 and above. The new rates will qualify for all immediate gift annuities at all ages for a CFMR of 2.4% or above. In the case of deferred gift annuities, there may be a few instances in which rates based on the ACGA's suggested schedule and methodology do not qualify when the CFMR is quite low. In those instances, the deferred rates would have to be reduced to qualify.
The ACGA Rates Committee has prepared this report to explain the reasoning used in establishing suggested charitable gift annuity rates. Detail in this report goes beyond the assumptions used in arriving at the rates. The report provides historical background, statistical information, rationale behind the assumptions and more.
Click here to download a copy of the rates report.