Structured Capital Strategies® Income Variable Annuity

A new guaranteed income story

Predictable, steady income for life

Provide your clients with confidence

A guaranteed retirement income for life with competitive income rates.

A guaranteed retirement income for life with competitive rates

Your clients choose how they receive income with Level and Accelerated options.

Level Income Option

Accelerated Income Option

Opportunities to increase your clients' income

Innovative features help optimize and grow your clients' income.

Opportunities to increase clients’ income

Annual Resets to capture market gains.
A 5% deferral credit for waiting. Income bump with each annual reset.

PLUS
an exclusive Reset Boost that combines the deferral incentive and annual resets.

Reset Boost

Level of downside protection

Your clients gain a level of protection from market declines.

Provide your clients a level of protection from market declines

Your clients choose which index to track over which timeframe and approach.

A level of protection from market losses of up to -15%.

Low cost, great value

Low cost means less of your clients’ returns are going to fees.

Great value. Low cost.

Your clients' money works harder for them and they keep more of what they earn with explicit fees as low as 1.50%.*

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*In addition, expenses related to administration, sales and certain risks in the contract are factored into the Performance Cap Rate. As long as your clients’ money is invested in the Structured Investment Option, they will not be charged additional fees. If your clients choose the optional Highest Anniversary Value (HAV) Death Benefit, or invest their money in a Variable Investment Option, additional fees and charges will apply.

Important Information

Index Descriptions

S&P 500 Price Return Index — Includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing approximately 80% coverage of U.S. equities. The S&P 500 Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this Index. Larger, more established companies may not be able to attain potentially higher growth rates of smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion. S&P®, Standard & Poor’s®, S&P 500® and Standard & Poor’s 500® are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“Standard & Poor’s”) and have been licensed for use by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company. Structured Capital Strategies® Income is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor’s and Standard & Poor’s does not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in Structured Capital Strategies® Income.

Russell 2000® Price Return Index — Measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000® Price Return Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that index. It includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The Russell 2000® Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this Index. Stocks of small and mid-size companies have less liquidity than those of larger companies and are subject to greater price volatility than the overall stock market. Smaller company stocks involve a greater risk than is customarily associated with more established companies. The Russell 2000® Index is a trademark of Russell Investments and has been licensed for use by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company. The Product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Russell Investments and Russell Investments makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Product.

MSCI EAFE Price Return Index— The MSCI EAFE Price Return Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the United States and Canada. The MSCI EAFE Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this index. International securities carry additional risks, including currency exchange fluctuation and different government regulations, economic conditions and accounting standards. The product referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such product or any index on which such product is based. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with Equitable Financial and any related products.

NASDAQ 100 Price Return Index (not available in all jurisdictions) — The NASDAQ 100 Price Return Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The index reflects companies across major industry groups, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications and biotechnology. Non-diversified investing may be focused in a smaller number of issues or one sector of the market that may make the value of the investment more susceptible to certain risks than diversified investing. The NASDAQ 100 Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this index.

MSCI Emerging Markets Price Return Index (not available in all jurisdictions) — The MSCI Emerging Markets Price Return Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. International securities carry additional risks, including currency exchange fluctuation and different government regulations, economic conditions and accounting standards.

EURO STOXX 50® (Not available in all jurisdictions) - The EURO STOXX 50® Index provides a blue-chip representation of super sector leaders in the Eurozone. The Index covers 50 stocks from Eurozone countries. The EURO STOXX 50® Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this Index. The EURO STOXX 50® is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Ltd., Zug, Switzerland (“STOXX”), Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, which is used under license. The Product is neither sponsored nor promoted, distributed or in any other manner supported by STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers and STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not give any warranty, and exclude any liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) with respect thereto generally or specifically in relation to any errors, omissions or interruptions in the EURO STOXX 50® index or its data.

Definition of Terms

Standard Segment - For Standard Segments, the Segment Rate of Return is equal to the index performance rate, subject to the Performance Cap Rate and Segment Buffer.

Dual Direction Segment - Any Segment belonging to a Segment Type whose name includes “Dual Direction.” Dual Direction Segments measure the performance of the index from Segment Start Date to Segment Maturity Date. If the corresponding index performance rate exceeds the Performance Cap Rate during this time period, you receive the Performance Cap Rate. If the index performance rate is between the Performance Cap Rate and Segment Buffer (inclusive of both), you receive the absolute value of the index performance rate. If the index performance rate is less than the Segment Buffer, the Segment Buffer will absorb up to the first 15% of the loss depending on the Segment Buffer you elect.

Annual Lock Segment - Any multiyear duration Segment belonging to a Segment Type whose name includes “Annual Lock.” Unlike other Segments, your return is cumulatively calculated based on index performance each Annual Lock Period, subject to the Performance Cap Rate and Segment Buffer.

Enhanced Upside Segment - An Enhanced Upside Segment is any Segment belonging to a Segment Type whose name includes “Enhanced Upside.” For the Enhanced Upside Segment, the Segment Rate of Return is equal to the lesser of the Performance Cap Rate or the index performance rate multiplied by the Enhanced Upside Rate if the index performance rate is positive. The Enhanced Upside Rate is a percentage that is used to multiply a positive index performance rate.

Step Up Segment - Any Segment belonging to a Segment Type whose name includes “Step Up.” For Step Up Segments, the Segment Rate of Return is equal to the Performance Cap Rate if the index performance rate for that Segment is greater than or equal to zero on the Segment Maturity Date.

Disclosure

This page was prepared to support the promotion and marketing of Equitable Financial and Equitable America variable annuities. Equitable Financial, Equitable America, its distributors and their respective representatives do not provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Any tax statements contained herein were not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal, state or local tax penalties. Please consult your own independent advisors as to any tax, accounting or legal statements made herein.

A variable annuity is a long-term financial product designed for retirement purposes. There are fees and charges associated with a variable annuity contract, which include, but are not limited to, operations charges, sales and withdrawal charges, administrative fees, and additional charges for optional benefits.

All contract and rider guarantees, including optional benefits and any fixed subaccount crediting rates or annuity payout rates, are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuing life insurance company. They are not backed by the broker/dealer or insurance agency from or through which this annuity is purchased, by the insurance agency from which this annuity is purchased or any affiliates of those entities, and none makes any representations or guarantees regarding the claims-paying ability of the issuing life insurance company. Typically, variable annuities contain certain restrictions and limitations. In addition, early withdrawals may be subject to surrender charges and, if taken prior to age 59½, a 10% federal income tax penalty. Variable annuities are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal invested. Annuities contain certain restrictions and limitations. For costs and complete details, please have the client contact a financial professional.

Transfers or withdrawals during a Segment: If your clients transfer or withdraw all of a Segment’s value prior to the Segment Maturity Date, they may receive less than the Segment Investment. If your clients transfer or withdraw a portion of a Segment’s value prior to the Segment Maturity Date, the Segment Investment will be reduced by a pro rata amount which may be greater than the dollar amount of the transfer or withdrawal, and as a result your Segment Maturity Value may be less than if your clients had held the investment to maturity.

The Variable Investment Options available in Structured Capital Strategies® Income are subject to market risk, including loss of principal. The investment results of these Variable Investment Options do not depend on the investment performance of a related index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Unlike an index fund, Structured Capital Strategies® Income provides a return at maturity designed to provide a combination of protection against certain decreases in the index and a limitation on participation in certain increases in the index. Structured Capital Strategies® Income does not involve an investment in any underlying portfolio. Instead, it is an obligation of the issuing life insurance company. The Segment Buffer protects your clients from some downside risk. If the negative return is in excess of the Segment Buffer, there is a risk of substantial loss of principal. If you would like a guarantee of principal, Equitable Financial offers other products that provide such guarantees.

Please keep in mind that Equitable Financial and Equitable America, on advance notice to the client, may discontinue, suspend or change Segment offerings and contributions/transfers, or make other changes in contribution and transfer requirements and limitations. A Segment is an investment in a Segment Type, with a specific maturity date. The prospectus contains more information on these limitations and restrictions. Certain features and benefits described herein may not be available in all jurisdictions. In addition, some distributors may eliminate and/or limit the availability of certain features or options, based on annuitant issue age or other criteria. This brochure is not a complete description of the Structured Capital Strategies® Income variable annuity.

If clients are purchasing an annuity contract to fund an IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan, they should understand that such annuities do not provide tax-deferral benefits beyond those already provided by the Internal Revenue Code. Clients should carefully consider their investment objectives and the charges, risks and expenses, as stipulated in the prospectus, before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information, a financial professional can call the Sales Desk at 888-517-9900. Please have clients read it carefully before investing or sending money.

Structured Capital Strategies® Income (November 2021 version) is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY). Co-distributors: Equitable Distributors, LLC and Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). 

Effective on or about November 14, 2022, when distributed outside of New York State by Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI and TN) through Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals who do not have an office in New York State, Structured Capital Strategies® Income is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America (Equitable America), an AZ stock company with main administrative headquarters in Jersey City, NJ.  When offered by Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals who do have an office in New York State or when distributed by Equitable Distributors, LLC through financial professionals of unaffiliated broker-dealers, Structured Capital Strategies® Income is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (Equitable Financial) (NY, NY).

 

Idaho contract form #: 2021SCSBASE-A(ID). All other states contract form #s: 2021SCSBASE-A, 2021SCSBASE-B and any state variations.

GE-3900854.2  (05/2022) (Exp. 11/2023)