Assumed interest rate

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Assumed interest rate

Rate of interest used by an insurance company to calculate the payout on an annuity contract.

Assumed Interest Rate

In annuities, a component of how monthly payments to the annuitant are determined. It is the minimum interest rate that the annuity may accrue while the annuitant makes payments on it; the annuity may perform better than the assumed interest rate depending on how it is invested, but the assumed interest rate serves as a bottom for how much the annuitant will receive when he/she begins to draw payments.