Common Annuity Myths
Myth #1: Annuities are too complicated
Myth #2: Annuities have higher fees than other investments
Myth #3: Clients are afraid they’ll lose control of their money
Myth #4: The sales process is difficult to maneuver
Investors should consider the features of the contract and the underlying portfolios' investment objectives, policies, management, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained on the prospectus page or by contacting the National Sales Desk. Your clients should read the prospectus carefully before investing.
A variable annuity is a long-term investment designed for retirement purposes. Investment returns and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original investment. Withdrawals or surrenders may be subject to contingent deferred sales charges. Withdrawals and distributions of taxable amounts are subject to ordinary income tax and, if made prior to age 59½, may be subject to an additional 10% federal income tax penalty, sometimes referred to as an additional income tax. Withdrawals reduce the account value and the living and death benefits.
Annuity contracts contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms for keeping them in force. A licensed financial professional can provide complete details.
Prudential Annuities and its distributors and representatives do not provide tax, accounting, or legal advice. Please consult your own attorney or accountant.
All references to guarantees, including optional benefits, are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuing company and do not apply to the underlying investment options.
Optional living and death benefits may not be available in every state and may not be elected in conjunction with certain optional benefits. Optional benefits have certain investment, holding period, liquidity, and withdrawal limitations and restrictions. The benefit fees are in addition to fees and charges associated with the basic annuity. Please see the prospectus for more information.
Withdrawals in excess of the Annual Income Amount impact the value of your client’s benefit and can also affect the certainty of their income. An excess withdrawal occurs when your client’s cumulative Lifetime Withdrawals exceed the Annual Income Amount in any annuity year. If an excess withdrawal is taken, only the portion of the Lifetime Withdrawal that exceeds the remaining Annual Income Amount will proportionally and permanently reduce your client’s Protected Withdrawal Value and your client’s Annual Income Amount for future years. If an excess withdrawal reduces the account value to zero, no further amount would be payable and the contract terminates.
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