Allianz Life Annuities

Allianz Life Annuities

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 8, 2022

Horrible, manipulative, deceptive, crooked, company. Do not work with them. Very bad experience after 12 years. They take your money, Use it, they don't give you much back and when you want it, it takes 10 years to get it back, with penalties, etc.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 20, 2022

Opened an annuity in 2001. Trying to make a partial withdrawal in 2022 and twice denied. First denial because signature did not match; second denial for no reason. AVOID!! This company has cash problems.

3 people found this review helpful

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 13, 2022

    My husband and I purchased a Whole life policy in 1988. Although we divorced in 1998 we agreed to continue paying on this policy naming myself as beneficiary and our children #2 in the event of my death. It's clear, it's documented and has been from the moment we purchased the policy. John passed almost 5 months ago and my adult children and myself have yet to receive anything but more requests for bogus paper work. It's awful. I lost my parents 2 years ago and State Farm paid within 5 days. RUN.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 8, 2021

    My mom passed away August 18 2021. 2 months later we are still trying to get the insurance she paid for. There are 3 sisters..Mutual of Omaha had a check within 3 days (they rock) I have been trying for 6 weeks. They sent me a 35 page "packet." Mutual of Omaha looked up the obituaries and sent a check within 3 days. This company is stalling. We don't have a million dollar policy..they act like we do. This company will make it EXTREMELY hard on you when you are at your lowest. 35 pages??!! Ridiculous. Go elsewhere!!

    16 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 27, 2021

    There should be an option for 0 stars on this review. I cannot express how much Allianz has been the absolute WORST company to deal with. My aunt passed away last year - one of her investments was an Allianz annuity and I was among 4 beneficiaries. After having been issued a claim check that was over $30k less that my initial paperwork stated - over a year later, multiple follow-ups on my part, multiple changing stories from Allianz, they now say that the initial paperwork was incorrect. One lie after another! Do yourself a favor and avoid all products from Allianz. Your beneficiaries will thank you.

    13 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 16, 2021

    My advisor recommended buying their life insurance as an investment. After 5 years, it is worth less than what I paid. Stay far away! I am sorry I bought this, and sorry that I trusted my advisor. It's a scam!

    13 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 29, 2021

    There is little to say. I bought this policy many years ago. It is an involved policy set up by my CFA. It involved premium paying, and loans of some type to keep the premium down. Today it is worth a lot of money, should I decide to cash it in.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 28, 2020

    In December 2006 I was looking to roll over a 401(k) into an IRA. A friend recommended Allianz which offered a new product called an indexed annuity. The rep praised this product as it had no downside risk. If the market went up, the account values went up. In the event that the market went down in a given year, the investment would not ever go below the 2% mark. He however failed to mention that this complex contract had a NEVERENDING SURRENDER CHARGE. The only way to access the money in the future would be to take a monthly income. The initial investment was $51,000. After 14 years of a great stock market run, my account had only $89,517 in it. That alone is really poor performance in my opinion.

    The truly sad part is that it's now the end of 2020 and I would like to have all my money. I called and spoke with a "live" person who told me that if I wanted a full surrender, I would only receive $62,870. Really? The surrender penalty is the difference between the two numbers, i.e. $26,647. I was astounded and angry. There was no way around it and I have sustained a loss, but I am writing to warn other potential clients of this company to beware of their representatives who misrepresent what they sell.

    52 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Feb. 20, 2020

    My financial advisor sent in the request for RMD with my signature in February of 2019 to start distribution in Nov 2019. I followed up with Allianz to see where we were on RMD. They claimed they have no record for the RMD paperwork in January of 2020. I contacted my financial advisor of no allianz record and he contacted allianz. We filled out another request with my signature and for the two accounts. I checked my accounts to see if the my accounts were set up.

    To my surprise only one of the two request for RMD was set up thus I contacted my financial advisor and he called Allianz. They account and they did not bother to check rest of the paperwork. I personally would not do business with Allianz. Each time I call they tell have a different person and they have a different story and I tell them the story keep changing and what is the actual fact. I have three accounts with Allianz and when my investments matures I am pulling all my money out from them. STAY AWAY from ALLIANZ.

    54 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 27, 2019

    My wife and I have Allianz 222 annuities. They have performed as promised. We've been able a access our money as needed without a hitch. We feel the problem is not with the company but the people that sell them. Allianz is a good company that pays as outlined.

    31 people found this review helpful
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    Allianz Life Annuities author review by Jim Blankenship

    Allianz Life Annuities was founded in 1896 and is backed by the large global corporation, Allianz SE. Allianz was listed as the 31st largest company on the Fortune Global 500 list.

    • Financial strength: Allianz boasts a high level of liquidity as well as large cash reserves and a strong operating margin.

    • High financial ratings: The major rating companies have consistently rated Allianz with their top-tier ratings.

    • Conservative philosophy: Allianz stresses their conservative investment philosophy that focuses on diversified risk and long-term results.

    • ABCs of Annuities: Alliance provides concise and clear education about annuities for consumers via the ABCs of Annuities web portal.

    • Online access: Registered users can access documents, submit forms, and check account values via the online customer portal.

    by Jim Blankenship Investments and Retirement Planning Advisor

    Jim Blankenship is a Certified Financial Planner with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the founder and principal of Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd., has earned the Enrolled Agent designation and is a NAPFA-registered financial advisor. Prior to establishing his independent firm, Jim operated a successful tax preparation service and managed information technology operations for a major financial services corporation. Jim is the author of three books and a contributor to the blog, Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row.

    Allianz Life Annuities Company Information

    Company Name:
    Allianz Life Annuities
    Address:
    PO Box 1344
    City:
    Minneapolis
    State/Province:
    MN
    Postal Code:
    55416
    Country:
    United States
    Website:
    www.allianzlife.com