Access information about a Hartford annuity by visiting the company's website at TheHartford.com. Under the Retirement tab of the Insurance for Individuals menu, select Annuities, and then click the Access or Enroll to Use Our Annuity Service Center link. After being redirected to the Annuity Service Center, click Register to enter personal data and gain access to annuity information online, explains The Hartford.
Through the Annuity Service Center, view prospectuses for variable, fixed and fixed index annuities, explains The Hartford. Customers can also view an annuity's performance and rates, update preferences and view important documents.
Hartford customers can access helpful resources online, such as a how-to-read guide for a statement of account. The website provides a minimum distributions calculator and a resource for identifying annuity-related tax forms, notes Hartford. Customers can access guides regarding how to select a financial advisor and what questions to ask a financial advisor through Hartford's annuities page, as well. This page also offers customers the option to request electronic statements.
With a variable annuity, an individual chooses his investments and subsequently receives payouts during his retirement that are based on the investments' performance, according to CNN Money. Fixed annuities are either deferred or immediate. With a deferred fixed annuity, an investor earns interest at a set rate, similar to a certificate of deposit. Immediate fixed annuities offer set payout amounts during retirement, with the amount being dependent on a retiree's age and the size of the annuity.