Annuity to Fund a Personal Services Contract
A Secure Solution in PSK Planning
A Personal Services Contract (PSK) is often used as a spend-down tool for Medicaid eligibility, but can sometimes cause non-Medicaid problems. Using an immediate annuity in conjunction with the PSK will allow your client to:
An Annuity to Fund a Personal Services Contract is a Single Premium Immediate Annuity (SPIA) that is revocable. This strategy is commonly used in the state of Florida. In most cases, the caregiver is the owner, annuitant, and payee of the policy, with the premium amount being provided by the care recipient.
Using an annuity allows your client to avoid giving a lump sum of cash assets to their caregiver, which would otherwise cause excessive income taxes as well as loss of control over the funds. With an annuity, the caregiver receives a steady stream of income over the course of the contract.