Semester Strategies® 

Take charge of your future with a simplified investment strategy

Semester Strategies®

Your retirement under your control. Let's make it happen. 

You’re on the path to supplementing your pension by enrolling in a 403(b) retirement savings plan. Now, consider taking the next step and boost the possibilities for your future even more with Semester Strategies®, a simplified investment strategy available from SWBC Investment Advisory Services LLC through your EQUI-VEST® variable annuity. 

The benefits of Semester Strategies®

With the support and guidance of your financial professional, making smart choices for the future can be even easier with this flexible 403(b) plan investment strategy that evolves with you throughout your career.

Semester Strategies® is available through your EQUI-VEST® group variable annuity. 

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A simplified strategy
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Evolves with you

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Expert oversight at no extra cost to you1
Expert oversight by an independent third party, at no extra cost to you.
1. If available under your employer’s plan, you may generally enroll in the model portfolio and investment advisory services program (i.e., Semester Strategies®) of SWBC Investment Advisory Services, LLC (SWBC) to manage your account value. The program will allocate your account value among the variable investment options, guaranteed interest option (GIO) and Segments in the SIO based on your set time horizon, risk tolerance and investment return objectives derived by SWBC from information you provide to SWBC. SWBC Retirement Plan Services is an unaffiliated third party and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SWBC, which was established in 1976. Advisory services are offered by SWBC Investment Advisory Services, LLC, d/b/a SWBC Retirement Plan Services, a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SWBC Retirement Plan Services focuses exclusively on serving the retirement plan market. Equitable has entered into an agreement to make SWBC Retirement Plan Services’ fiduciary services available to EQUI-VEST® clients through Semester Strategies.

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Products funding group retirement plans are issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company, NY, NY. Equitable Financial and its affiliated companies do not offer tax or legal advice and are not affiliated with any school district, state agency or program. Equitable is the brand name of the retirement and protection subsidiaries of Equitable Holdings, Inc., including Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY); Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America, an AZ stock company with main administrative headquarters in Jersey City, NJ; and Equitable Distributors, LLC. The obligations of Equitable Financial and Equitable America are backed solely by their claims-paying abilities. GE-4827897.1(7/22)(Exp. 7/24)

A variable deferred annuity, such as EQUI-VEST ®, is a long-term financial product that is designed for retirement purposes. In essence, it is a contractual agreement in which payments are made to an insurance company, which agrees to pay an income stream or lump-sum amount at a later date. There are contract limitations, fees and charges associated with variable deferred annuities, which include, but are not limited to, mortality and expense risk charges, withdrawal charges and administrative fees. For costs and complete details, see the prospectus or contact your financial professional. The variable investment options offered in this contract will fluctuate and are subject to market risk, including loss of principal.

As is the case with any investment or investment feature, it’s important for current and prospective EQUI-VEST ® variable annuity contract holders to understand all applicable restrictions and limitations associated with Semester Strategies®. As some examples, the EQUI-VEST ® variable annuity contract holder’s planned retirement age cannot be later than the maturity date under their contract, and those currently invested in the Personal Income Benefit SM (PIB) are not eligible to participate in Semester Strategies® (Program) at this time. Also, those with current investments in the Structured Investment Option (SIO) may not be eligible to participate in the Program if their current SIO allocations are higher than the model portfolio allocations to the SIO.

Your needs, goals and circumstances are unique, and they require the individualized attention of your financial professional.

EQUI-VEST ® is a registered service mark of, and is issued by, Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company, NY, NY 10104. Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals offer securities through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY, NY (212) 314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN), and offer annuity and insurance products through Equitable Network, LLC (Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC; Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC; Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc.).

Variable Annuities: Are Not a Deposit of Any Bank • Are Not FDIC Insured • Are Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency • Are Not Guaranteed by Any Bank or Savings Association • May Go Down in Value 

GE-5770888.1 (06/2023) (Exp. 06/2025)