Structured Capital Strategies® Income
Structured Capital Strategies® Income variable annuity provides a way to accumulate your retirement savings and help cover the gap in retirement income with a built-in Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB), providing income that lasts a lifetime. You can look to your future with confidence knowing that the GLWB rider guarantees the ability to withdraw a level of income each year, regardless of market performance, as long as the withdrawal doesn't exceed the rate of income. There is a charge for this benefit.
Features and benefits
Structured Capital Strategies® Income lets you turn your savings into a predictable, guaranteed lifetime income at a low fee, so your money works harder for you.
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Steady and predictable income for life - options to set your income level1
The Level Income Option provides income that does not decrease throughout the duration of your contract and may increase, and is guaranteed for the rest of your life.
The Accelerated Income Option provides a higher level of income early in retirement. You receive lower income if your account balance drops to zero.
1 The illustrations above assume no Annual Resets, which may increase future income rates if they occur.
2 When Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB) is active, an excess withdrawal that reduces the Account Value to zero will be treated as a surrender and the pro-rated fees will be subtracted from the withdrawal.
3 All income rates are hypothetical.
Opportunities to increase your income - here’s how it works
With Structured Capital Strategies® Income an investor has several ways to increase income prior to taking withdrawals. An investor can lock in market gains with automatic Annual Resets. By deferring withdrawals, an investor also gets 6% of contributions added to the Income Base just for waiting. And with the Reset Boost, an innovative feature, both the Annual Reset and Deferral Incentive apply in the same year, allowing an investor to receive more income in retirement.*
This example is a hypothetical intended for illustrated purposes only and is not indicative of the actual performance of any particular product.
4 Income Base assumes no withdrawals.
* Owners should consider when to take the first withdrawal under the contract, since doing so will prohibit the owner from making any further contributions under the contract, and will also terminate all Deferral Incentives and income rate increases in connection with Annual Resets under the GLWB rider, which could significantly limit increases in the values under the GLWB as well as increases in the contract’s Account Value and death benefit.
Have confidence – with a level of protection when markets drop
Both before and after you start taking income, your income will be protected based on the level of protection you choose. Even in a down market, you won’t be forced to reduce your spending. In fact, there are options you can choose where you could see Account Value gains.
For Loss Limiter Segments, the Segment Rate of Return is equal to the greater of (a) the Index Performance Rate, subject to the Performance Cap Rate and Segment Buffer and (b) the Segment Investment Protection Level minus 1.
- An index
- A timeframe to track the index
- A level of protection
- An investment approach
Please note that due to spacing constraints, the index names on this page may have been abbreviated. For full index names, please refer to the index descriptions section.
Pay less – with low fees, more of your money works for you
Low cost means less of your returns are going to fees and more money stays working for you and your future. With Structured Capital Strategies® Income, you’ll pay 1.50% annually5 — a cost significantly less than an annuity’s average all-in expenses.
5 In addition, expenses related to administration, sales and certain risks in the contract are factored into the Performance Cap Rate. As long as your money is invested in the Structured Investment Option, you will not be charged additional fees. If you choose the optional Highest Anniversary Value (HAV) Death Benefit, or invest your money in a Variable Investment Option, additional fees and charges will apply.
Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before purchasing a variable annuity. For a prospectus containing this and other information, please contact a financial professional. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.
S&P 500 Price Return Index — Includes 500 leading companies in 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 the company. The product 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 the product.
Russell 2000® Price Return Index— Measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest companies 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 the 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.
NASDAQ 100® Price Return Index — Includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies 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 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 the company and any related products.
MSCI Emerging Markets Price Return Index — A free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The MSCI Emerging Markets 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.
EURO STOXX 50® Price Return 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, promoted, distributed nor in any other manner supported by STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group, 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® Price Return Index or its data.
This page was prepared to support the promotion and marketing of Equitable Financial and Equitable America variable annuities. Equitable Financial, Equitable America, their 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.
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, contact a financial professional.
Transfers or withdrawals during a Segment: If you transfer or withdraw all of a Segment’s value prior to the Segment Maturity Date, you may receive less than the Segment Investment. If you 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 you had held the investment to maturity.
Please see the prospectus and read it carefully for more information, including Structured Capital Strategies® Income fees and charges.
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 you 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 and Equitable America offer other products that provide such guarantees. The level of risk you bear and your potential investment performance will differ depending on the investments you choose.
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 page is not a complete description of the Structured Capital Strategies® Income variable annuity.
When distributed outside of New York state by Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN) through Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals whose business address is not in New York state, or when distributed by Equitable Distributors, LLC through financial professionals of unaffiliated broker/dealers when the solicitation state is not New York, Structured Capital Strategies® Income variable annuity (February 2023 version) is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America (Equitable America), an AZ stock company. When offered by Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals whose business address is in New York state or when distributed by Equitable Distributors, LLC through financial professionals of unaffiliated broker/dealers when the solicitation state is New York, Structured Capital Strategies® Income is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (Equitable Financial) (NY, NY). The obligations of Equitable America and Equitable Financial are backed solely by their own claims-paying abilities.
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; and Equitable Distributors, LLC. Equitable Advisors is the brand name of Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN).
Idaho contract form #s: 2021SCSBASE-A(ID) and 2021SCSBASE-A(ID)-Z.All other states contract form #s: 2021SCSBASE-A, 2021SCSBASE-B, 2021SCSBASE-A-Z, 2021SCSBASE-B-Z and any state variations.