Nassau Growth Annuity Available in California on August 2

Help Your West Coast Clients Meet Their Retirement Savings Goals

The wait is over! Effective August 2, 2021, Nassau Growth Annuity® (NGA) will be available for sale in California without an income rider. Nassau’s flagship accumulation product will launch as a Group C State for surrender charge schedules and crediting rates for new business. Commissions for the 7-year version of NGA will be the same as other 7-year states; commissions for the 10-year version* will be the same as NGA Group B states. Illustrations, e-Applications, and updated marketing materials will be available August 2.

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*Please see below for CA’s state-specific 9-year surrender charge schedule.

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NGA Product Highlights

NGA provides strong accumulation potential with the security of principal protection, plus return of premium features to help protect your clients’ money.1

  • Strong S&P 500® crediting rates up to 51% par rates on 1-year strategies; up to 70% par rates on 2-year strategies2
  • Seven indexed account options – three with enhanced participation rates – provide the power of choice when it comes to designing accumulation strategies3
  • Over 100% uncapped participation rate option4
  • 10% annual free withdrawals with 7- and 9-year surrender charge schedule contracts
  • Maximum issue age of 855
  • Sunrise Smart Passage SG Indexed Accounts are proprietary, volatility-controlled, and exclusive to NGA

California-Specific Product Features

  • 1% guaranteed minimum fixed account interest rate
  • Unique 7-year and 9-year surrender charge schedules
  • Market Value Adjustment limited to +/- 0.5% of contract value
  • 12 Month Terminal Illness Period for the Terminal Illness Waiver
  • Nursing Home Waiver not available
  • Guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit rider options not available

Surrender Charge Schedules

Surrender Charge Period
CONTRACT YEAR 9-Year 7-Year
1 8.6% 8.6%
2 7.6% 7.6%
3 6.6% 6.6%
4 5.6% 5.6%
5 4.6% 4.6%
6 3.6% 3.6%
7 2.5% 2.5%
8 1.5% 0%
9 0.4% 0%
10 0% 0%
11+ 0% 0%

1Includes return of premium features upon surrender or death. Cash Surrender Value after the surrender charge period is guaranteed to be no less than premium minus prior withdrawals.

2Current rates on contracts with 9-year surrender charge schedule for 1-year S&P 500 enhanced participation rate account with annual strategy fee and 2-year S&P 500 enhanced participation rate account with annual strategy fee in Group C.

3Indexed account credits are based on a cap, participation or enhanced participation rate set at the beginning of each indexed account segment and subject to change for future segments. For indexed accounts with enhanced participation rates, currently a 1.0% annual strategy fee applies in each year of the index term (subject to change).  We may change, add or eliminate indexed accounts. The contract does not directly participate in any stock, bond or equity investment. Indexed account credit calculations exclude dividends.

42-Year Smart Passage SG with Enhanced Participation Rate with Annual Strategy Fee currently has a participation rate over 100% but is subject to change. The Smart Passage SG Index applies the Sunrise Crediting Method which may result in the account under performing other indexed accounts if the growth is concentrated in one or two months. For latest NGA rates, please visit salesnet.nfg.com/product-rates.

5Terminal illness waiver is only available for issue ages 80 and below. A pre-issue call out from a Suitability Analyst to the client is required for all sales to consumers over age 80. For more information, see Nassau’s position on Suitability and FAQ located on SalesNet: salesnet.nfg.com/compliance.html

Important Disclosures

The “S&P 500 Index” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by Nassau Life and Annuity Company and its affiliates (collectively, “Nassau”). Standard & Poor’s®, S&P 500® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed and sublicensed for use by SPDJI and Nassau, respectively. Nassau products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.

The Smart Passage SG Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (SG Americas Securities, LLC, together with its affiliates, “SG”). SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P”) to maintain and calculate the Index. “SG Americas Securities, LLC”, “SGAS”, “Société Générale”, “SG”, “Société Générale Indices”, “SGI”, and “Smart Passage SG Index” (collectively, the “SG Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of SG. SG has licensed use of the SG Marks to Nassau Life and Annuity Company (“NLA”) for use in a fixed indexed annuity offered by NLA (the “Fixed Indexed Annuity”). SG’s sole contractual relationship with NLA is to license the Index and the SG Marks to NLA. None of SG, S&P or other third party licensor (collectively, the “Index Parties”) to SG is acting, or has been authorized to act, as an agent of NLA or has in any way sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Fixed Indexed Annuity or provided investment advice to NLA.
No Index Party has passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of the descriptions and disclosures relating to, the Fixed Indexed Annuity, including those disclosures with respect to the Index. The Index Parties make no representation whatsoever, whether express or implied, as to the advisability of purchasing, selling or holding any product linked to the Index, including the Fixed Indexed Annuity, or the ability of the Index to meet its stated objectives, including meeting its target volatility. The Index Parties have no obligation to, and will not, take the needs of NLA or any annuitant into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index. The selection of the Index as a crediting option under a Fixed Indexed Annuity does not obligate NLA or SG to invest annuity payments in the components of the Index.

THE INDEX PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE), WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN OR RELATING THERETO, AND IN PARTICULAR DISCLAIM ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY EITHER AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN, THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INDEX AND/OR THE CALCULATION OR COMPOSITION OF THE INDEX, OR CALCULATIONS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY FIXED INDEXED ANNUITY AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME ON ANY PARTICULAR DATE OR OTHERWISE. THE INDEX PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERROR OR OMISSION IN THE INDEX OR IN THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX, AND THE INDEX PARTIES ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO ADVISE ANY PERSON OF ANY ERROR THEREIN, OR FOR ANY INTERRUPTION IN THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX. NO INDEX PARTY SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY ACT OR FAILURE TO ACT BY THE INDEX PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE DETERMINATION, ADJUSTMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF THE INDEX. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL AN INDEX PARTY HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

No Index Party is a fiduciary or agent of any purchaser, seller or holder of a Fixed Indexed Annuity. None of SG, S&P or any third party licensor shall have any liability with respect to the Fixed Indexed Annuity in which an interest crediting option is based is on the Index, nor for any loss relating to the Fixed Indexed Annuity, whether arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Index, its methodology, any SG Mark or otherwise. Obligations to make payments under the Fixed Indexed Annuities are solely the obligation of NLA. In calculating the performance of the Index, SG deducts a maintenance fee of 0.50% per annum on the level of the Index, and fixed transaction and replication costs, each calculated and deducted on a daily basis. Because the Index can experience potential leverage up to 350%, the maintenance fee may be as high as 1.75% per year. The transaction and replication costs cover, among other things, rebalancing and replication costs. The total amount of transaction and replication costs is not predictable and will depend on a number of factors, including the performance of the index underlying the Index, and market conditions, among other factors. These fees and costs will reduce the potential positive change in the Index and increase the potential negative change in the Index. While the volatility control applied by the Index may result in less fluctuation in rates of return as compared to indices without volatility controls, it may also reduce the overall rate of return as compared to products not subject to volatility controls.

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Product features, rider options, and availability may vary by state. Product sales must be appropriate based on a comprehensive evaluation of the customer’s financial situation, needs, and objectives. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing Company. Nassau does not provide financial advice or act as a fiduciary in connection with the sale or service of its contracts.

Insurance Products: NOT FDIC or NCUAA Insured | NO Bank or Credit Union Guarantee.

Nassau Growth Annuity (19FIA3, ICC19FIA3, 19GLWB3, ICC19GLWB3, ICC19ECH and 19ECH) is issued by Nassau Life and Annuity Company (Hartford, CT). In California, Nassau Life and Annuity Company does business as “Nassau Life and Annuity Insurance Company.” Nassau Life and Annuity Company is not authorized to conduct business in MA, ME and NY, but that is subject to change. Nassau Life and Annuity Company is a subsidiary of Nassau Financial Group.

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