Investment Guard

If your clients are hesitant to invest in certain variable annuities when the markets are volatile, consider the optional benefit, Investment Guard, available for an additional cost. Together, they offer unlimited upside growth potential with the ability to invest in a wide variety of investment options—some with up to 100% equity exposure as well as downside protection through the client's choice of three different terms. 


See how Investment Guard can help clients take the emotion out of investing by giving them unlimited upside potential, while letting them choose their level of protection. So, even if the market is down, their initial investment is protected up to the level that is chosen, and they can keep heading toward the retirement they envision.

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Consider this for clients who:

  • Want unlimited growth potential.

  • Are nearing retirement.

  • May be fearful of investing at or near retirement and looking to lower downside risk.

Investment Guard must be added at contract issue.


Unlimited Upside Potential

  • No caps on performance

  • Choose from over 80 rider-eligible investment options (as of 7/18/22)

  • Up to 100% equity exposure

  • Dividend reinvestment included in performance


Downside Protection

  • Protect purchase payments made in the first contract year

  • 10%, 15%, or 20% buffers (depending on the term chosen)

  • 5-, 7-, or 10-year terms

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Investors should carefully consider a variable annuity's risks, charges, limitations, and expenses, as well as the risks, charges, expenses, and investment goals of the underlying investment options. This and other information about Pacific Life are provided in the product and underlying fund prospectuses. These prospectuses should be read carefully before investing.

The value of the variable investment options will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost.

Annuity withdrawals and other distributions of taxable amounts, including death benefit payouts, will be subject to ordinary income tax. For nonqualified contracts, an additional 3.8% federal tax may apply on net investment income. If withdrawals and other distributions are taken prior to age 59½, an additional 10% federal income tax may apply. A withdrawal charge also may apply. Withdrawals will reduce the contract value and the value of the death benefits, and also may reduce the value of any optional benefits.

Investment Guard is named "Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit" in the contract rider.

Purchase payments made after the first contract year will not be protected under the optional benefit. Any additional purchase payments made after the first contract anniversary will increase the contract value and may reduce the benefit provided by the rider.

Not all optional benefits are available at all broker/dealer firms or in all states. Contact your broker/dealer or Pacific Life for more information.

Contract Form Series: ICC22:10-1352, 10-178OR, 10-17800 

Rider Series: ICC22:20-1356-A, ICC22:20-1356-B, ICC22:20-1357-A, ICC22:20-1357-B, ICC22:20-1358-A, ICC22:20-1358-B, ICC22:20-1359-A, ICC22:20-1359-B, ICC22:20-1360-A, ICC22:20-1360-B, ICC22:20-1361-A, ICC22:20-1361-B

State variations to contract form series and rider series may apply. 

Pacific Life, its distributors, and respective representatives do not provide tax, accounting, or legal advice. Any taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer's particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor or attorney.

Pacific Life is a product provider. It is not a fiduciary and therefore does not give advice or make recommendations regarding insurance or investment products.

Unless otherwise noted, all aforementioned money managers, their distributors, and affiliates are unaffiliated with Pacific Life and Pacific Select Distributors, LLC.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its subsidiary Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Insurance products can be issued in all states, except New York, by Pacific Life Insurance Company or Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Product/material availability and features may vary by state. Each insurance company is solely responsible for the financial obligations accruing under the products it issues. 

Variable insurance products are distributed by Pacific Select Distributors, LLC (member FINRA & SIPC), a subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance Company and an affiliate of Pacific Life & Annuity Company. 

The home office for Pacific Life & Annuity Company is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The home office for Pacific Life Insurance Company is located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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