November 14, 2013 2:00PM
Here are the facts*:
- Consumers are more focused on protection again
- Consumers continue to be concerned with market volatility and are less tolerant of investment risk
- Consumers arent comfortable with large swings or declines in portfolio value
- Many consumers are still keeping a portion of their retirement assets in liquid accounts, such as CDs, savings and money market accounts, but if given some level of protection from downturns, they would be willing to invest again.
Learn more about the newest addition to MetLifes annuity line-up. The agenda will address a variety of topics, including:
- Hear why consumers want this new product especially in today's market conditions
- Learn how to prospect, position and sell it and to which types of clients
- Hear success stories and interact with our product, sales and language experts
You will have the opportunity to interact with our sales and positioning experts during our special online event. Space is limited so--Register Today!
*MetLife Protection Poll, November 2012
CEO, maslansky + partners
Vice President, Retail Annuity Product
For Broker/Dealer and Financial Professional Use Only. Not for Public Distribution.
The MetLife Shield Level Selector single premium deferred annuity issued by MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut (MetLife) is offered by prospectus only, which is available from MetLife. The contract prospectus contains information about the contracts features, risks, charges and expenses. Clients should read the prospectus and consider this information carefully before investing. Availability and features may vary by state. MetLife may substitute any index at any time.
MetLife Shield Level Selector is a long-term investment designed for retirement purposes and has limitations, exclusions, charges, termination provisions and terms for keeping it in force. There is a risk of substantial loss of principal for losses beyond the Shield Rate selected, because the client agrees to absorb all losses that exceed the chosen Shield Rate. Please refer to Risk Factors in the contract prospectus for more details. All contract guarantees, including the optional death benefit and annuity payout rates, are backed by the claims-paying ability and financial strength of the issuing insurance company.
Withdrawals of taxable amounts are subject to ordinary income tax and if made before age 59?, may be subject to a 10% Federal income tax penalty. Distributions of taxable amounts from a nonqualified annuity may also be subject to the 3.8% Unearned Income Medicare Contribution Tax on Net Investment Income if your modified adjusted gross income exceeds the applicable threshold amount. Withdrawals will reduce the death benefits and account value. Withdrawals may be subject to withdrawal charges.
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MetLife Shield Level Selector Single Premium Deferred Annuity is issued by MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut on Policy Form L-22494 (09/12); Bloomfield, CT 06002, and is distributed by MetLife Investors Distribution Company (member FINRA); Irvine, CA 92614. Both are MetLife companies. www.metlife.com/shield