485BPOS 1 d105222d485bpos.htm INNOVATIONS SELECT NY Innovations Select NY

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 18, 2016.

Registrations Nos. 333-71081

811-09203

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-4

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

  þ
  Pre-Effective Amendment No.   ¨
  Post-Effective Amendment No. 43   þ
 

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

 
 

THE INVESTMENT COMPANY

ACT OF 1940

  þ
  Amendment No. 360   þ

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 

 

SEPARATE ACCOUNT A

(Exact Name of Registrant)

PACIFIC LIFE & ANNUITY COMPANY

(Name of Depositor)

 

 

700 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

(Address of Depositor’s Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(949) 219-3943

(Depositor’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)

 

 

Brandon J. Cage

Assistant Vice President

Pacific Life & Annuity Company

700 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

 

Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering:

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

  ¨ immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

 

  þ on May 1, 2016 pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

 

  ¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a) (1) of Rule 485

 

  ¨ on                      pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:

 

  ¨ this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

Title of Securities Being Registered: Interests in the Separate Account Under Pacific Innovations Select individual flexible premium deferred variable annuity contract.

Filing Fee: None

 

 

 


PACIFIC INNOVATIONS SELECT®  PROSPECTUS MAY 1, 2016

Pacific Innovations Select is an individual flexible premium deferred variable annuity contract issued by Pacific Life & Annuity Company (“PL&A”) through Separate Account A of PL&A.

In this Prospectus, you and your mean the Contract Owner or Policyholder. Pacific Life & Annuity, PL&A, we, us and our refer to Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Pacific Life, PL and administrator means Pacific Life Insurance Company. Contract means a Pacific Innovations Select variable annuity contract, unless we state otherwise.

This Prospectus provides information you should know before buying a Contract. Please read the Prospectus carefully, and keep it for future reference.

The Variable Investment Options available under this Contract invest in portfolios of the following portfolio companies (“Funds”):

   

AIM Variable Insurance Funds
(Invesco Variable Insurance Funds)

JPMorgan Insurance Trust

American Century Variable Portfolios, Inc.

Legg Mason Partners Variable Equity Trust

American Funds Insurance Series®

Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc.

BlackRock® Variable Series Funds, Inc

MFS® Variable Insurance Trust

Fidelity® Variable Insurance Products Funds

Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust

First Trust Variable Insurance Trust

Oppenheimer Variable Account Funds

Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust

Pacific Select Fund

GE Investments Funds, Inc

PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust

Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios

VanEck VIP Trust

Janus Aspen Series

 

You will find a complete list of each Variable Investment Option on the next page. This Contract also offers the following:

FIXED OPTIONS

DCA Plus Fixed Option

Fixed Option

The Fixed Option is only available to Contracts issued before May 1, 2003.

You will find more information about the Contract and Separate Account A in the Statement of Additional Information (SAI) dated May 1, 2016. The SAI has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is considered to be part of this Prospectus because it’s incorporated by reference. The contents of the SAI are described in this Prospectus after The General Account section – see the Table of Contents. You can get a copy of the SAI without charge by calling or writing to PL&A or you can visit our website at www.pacificlife.com. You can also visit the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, which contains the SAI, material incorporated into this Prospectus by reference, and other information about registrants that file electronically with the SEC.

This Contract is not available in all states. This Prospectus is not an offer in any state or jurisdiction where we are not legally permitted to offer the Contract. The Contract is described in detail in this Prospectus and its SAI. A Fund is described in its Prospectus and its SAI. No one has the right to describe the Contract or a Fund any differently than they have been described in these documents.

You should be aware that the SEC has not approved or disapproved of the securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the disclosure in this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

This material is not intended to be used, nor can it be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal, state or local tax penalties. PL&A, its distributors and their 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.

This Contract is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank. It’s not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Board, or any other government agency. Investment in a Contract involves risk, including possible loss of principal.


VARIABLE INVESTMENT OPTIONS

AIM VARIABLE INSURANCE FUNDS (INVESCO VARIABLE INSURANCE FUNDS)

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund Series II

Invesco V.I. Equity and Income Fund Series II

Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund Series II

AMERICAN CENTURY VARIABLE PORTFOLIOS, INC.

American Century VP Mid Cap Value Fund Class II

AMERICAN FUNDS INSURANCE SERIES

American Funds IS Asset Allocation FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Blue Chip Income and Growth FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Bond FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Capital Income Builder® Class 4

American Funds IS Global Balanced FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Global Bond FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Global Growth and Income FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Global Growth FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Global Small Capitalization FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Growth FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Growth-Income FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS High-Income Bond FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS International FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS International Growth and Income FundSM Class 4

American Funds IS Managed Risk Asset Allocation FundSM Class P2

American Funds IS New World Fund® Class 4

American Funds IS U.S. Government/AAA-Rated Securities FundSM Class 4

BLACKROCK VARIABLE SERIES FUNDS, INC

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund Class III

BlackRock iShares® Alternative Strategies V.I. Fund Class I

BlackRock iShares® Dynamic Allocation V.I. Fund Class I

BlackRock iShares® Dynamic Fixed Income V.I. Fund Class I

BlackRock iShares® Equity Appreciation V.I. Fund Class I

FIDELITY® VARIABLE INSURANCE PRODUCTS FUNDS

Fidelity® VIP Contrafund® Portfolio Service Class 2

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager® 60% Portfolio Service Class 2

Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Portfolio Service Class (formerly called Fidelity® VIP Money Market Portfolio)

Fidelity® VIP Strategic Income Portfolio Service Class 2

FIRST TRUST VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

First Trust Dorsey Wright Tactical Core Portfolio Class I

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio Class I

First Trust Multi Income Allocation Portfolio Class I

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON VARIABLE INSURANCE PRODUCTS TRUST

Franklin Founding Funds Allocation VIP Fund Class 4

Franklin Income VIP Fund Class 2

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund Class 2

Franklin Rising Dividends VIP Fund Class 2

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund Class 2

GE INVESTMENTS FUNDS, INC.

GE Investments Total Return Fund Class 3

IVY FUNDS VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOS

Ivy Funds VIP Asset Strategy

Ivy Funds VIP Energy

JANUS ASPEN SERIES

Janus Aspen Series Balanced Portfolio Service Shares

Janus Aspen Series Flexible Bond Portfolio Service Shares

JPMORGAN INSURANCE TRUST

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Global Allocation Portfolio Class 2

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Income Builder Portfolio Class 2

LEGG MASON PARTNERS VARIABLE EQUITY TRUST

ClearBridge Variable Aggressive Growth Portfolio – Class II

LORD ABBETT SERIES FUND, INC.

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio Class VC

Lord Abbett International Core Equity Portfolio Class VC

Lord Abbett Total Return Portfolio Class VC

MFS VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

MFS® Total Return Series – Service Class

MFS® Utilities Series – Service Class

NEUBERGER BERMAN ADVISERS MANAGEMENT TRUST

Neuberger Berman AMT Absolute Return Multi-Manager Portfolio Class S

OPPENHEIMER VARIABLE ACCOUNT FUNDS

Oppenheimer Global Fund/VA Service Shares

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund/VA Service Shares

PACIFIC SELECT FUND

All Portfolios offered are Class I unless otherwise noted below.

Absolute Return Portfolio

Comstock Portfolio

Core Income Portfolio

Currency Strategies Portfolio

PSF DFA Balanced Allocation Portfolio Class D

Diversified Alternatives Portfolio

Diversified Bond Portfolio

Dividend Growth Portfolio

Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio

Emerging Markets Portfolio

Equity Index Portfolio

Equity Long/Short Portfolio

Floating Rate Income Portfolio

Floating Rate Loan Portfolio

Focused Growth Portfolio

Global Absolute Return Portfolio

Growth Portfolio

Health Sciences Portfolio

High Yield Bond Portfolio

Inflation Managed Portfolio

Inflation Strategy Portfolio

International Large-Cap Portfolio

International Small-Cap Portfolio

International Value Portfolio

Large-Cap Growth Portfolio

Large-Cap Value Portfolio

Long/Short Large-Cap Portfolio

Main Street® Core Portfolio

Managed Bond Portfolio

Mid-Cap Equity Portfolio

Mid-Cap Growth Portfolio

Mid-Cap Value Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Conservative Growth Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Growth Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Moderate Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Aggressive-Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Conservative Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Moderate Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Moderate-Conservative Portfolio

Real Estate Portfolio

Short Duration Bond Portfolio

Small-Cap Equity Portfolio

Small-Cap Growth Portfolio

Small-Cap Index Portfolio

Small-Cap Value Portfolio

Technology Portfolio

Value Advantage Portfolio

PIMCO VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

PIMCO All Asset All Authority Portfolio – Advisor Class

PIMCO CommodityRealReturn® Strategy Portfolio – Advisor Class

VANECK VIP TRUST

VanEck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund Class S


YOUR GUIDE TO THIS PROSPECTUS

   

Terms Used in This Prospectus

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Overview

7

Your Investment Options

19

Purchasing Your Contract

27

How to Apply for Your Contract

27

Making Your Investments ("Purchase Payments")

27

How Your Purchase Payments Are Allocated

28

Choosing Your Investment Options

28

Custom Model

28

Investing in Variable Investment Options

30

When Your Purchase Payment is Effective

31

Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions

31

Systematic Transfer Options

33

Charges, Fees and Deductions

33

Withdrawal Charge

33

Mortality and Expense Risk Charge

34

Administrative Fee

35

Annual Fee

35

Optional Rider Charges

35

Premium Taxes

40

Waivers and Reduced Charges

40

Fund Expenses

41

Annuitization

41

Selecting Your Annuitant

41

Annuitization

41

Choosing Your Annuity Date

41

Default Annuity Date and Options

42

Choosing Your Annuity Option

42

Your Annuity Payments

44

Death Benefits and Optional Death Benefit Riders

44

Death Benefits

44

Stepped-Up Death Benefit

47

Withdrawals

48

Optional Withdrawals

48

Tax Consequences of Withdrawals

50

Right to Cancel (“Free Look”)

50

Optional Living Benefit Riders

50

General Information

50

Enhanced Income Select (Single)

55

Enhanced Income Select (Joint)

59

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single)

64

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint)

67

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single)

71

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint)

74

Income Access Select

78

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select

81

Guaranteed Protection Advantage (GPA)

83

Pacific Life & Annuity, Pacific Life, and the Separate Account

84

Federal Tax Issues

85

Taxation of Annuities - General Provisions

85

Non-Qualified Contracts - General Rules

85

Impact of Federal Income Taxes

88

Taxes on Pacific Life & Annuity Company

88

Qualified Contracts - General Rules

89

IRAs and Qualified Plans

91

Additional Information

93

Voting Rights

93

Changes to Your Contract

93

Changes to All Contracts

94

Inquiries and Submitting Forms and Requests

95

Telephone and Electronic Transactions

95

Electronic Information Consent

96

Timing of Payments and Transactions

96

Confirmations, Statements and Other Reports to Contract Owners

96

Cybersecurity

97

Distribution Arrangements

97

Service Arrangements

98

Replacement of Life Insurance or Annuities

98

Financial Statements

99

The General Account

99

General Information

99

DCA Plus Fixed Option

99

Fixed Option

101

Contents of the Statement of Additional Information

102

Appendix A: Enhanced Income Select (Single and Joint) Sample Calculations

103

Appendix B: CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single and Joint) Sample Calculations

113

Appendix C: CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) Sample Calculations

121

Appendix D: CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint) Sample Calculations

128

Appendix E: Income Access Select Sample Calculations

135

Appendix F: Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select Sample Calculations

140

Appendix G: Death Benefit Amount and Stepped-Up Death Benefit Sample Calculations

142

Appendix H: Optional Riders Not Available for Purchase

145

Financial Highlights (Condensed Financial
Information) FH-1

Where To Go For More Information Back Cover

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TERMS USED IN THIS PROSPECTUS

Some of the terms we’ve used in this Prospectus may be new to you. We’ve identified them in the Prospectus by capitalizing the first letter of each word. You will find an explanation of what they mean below.

If you have any questions, please ask your financial advisor or call us at (800) 748-6907.

Account Value – The amount of your Contract Value allocated to a specified Variable Investment Option or any fixed option.

Annual Fee – A $30 fee charged each year on your Contract Anniversary and at the time of a full withdrawal (on a pro rated basis for that Contract year), if your Net Contract Value is less than $50,000 on that date.

Annuitant – A person on whose life annuity payments may be determined. An Annuitant’s life may also be used to determine certain increases in death benefits, and to determine the Annuity Date. A Contract may name a single (“sole”) Annuitant or two (“Joint”) Annuitants, and may also name a “Contingent” Annuitant. If you name Joint Annuitants or a Contingent Annuitant, “the Annuitant” means the sole surviving Annuitant, unless otherwise stated.

Annuity Date – The date specified in your Contract, or the date you later elect, if any, for the start of annuity payments if the Annuitant (or Joint Annuitants) is (or are) still living and your Contract is in force; or if earlier, the date that annuity payments actually begin.

Annuity Option – Any one of the income options available for a series of payments after your Annuity Date.

Beneficiary – A person who may have a right to receive the death benefit payable upon the death of the Annuitant or a Contract Owner prior to the Annuity Date, or may have a right to receive remaining guaranteed annuity payments, if any, if the Annuitant dies after the Annuity Date.

Business Day – Any day on which the value of an amount invested in a Variable Investment Option is required to be determined, which currently includes each day that the New York Stock Exchange is open for trading, an applicable underlying Fund Portfolio is open for trading, and our administrative offices are open. The New York Stock Exchange and our administrative offices are closed on weekends and on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and the Friday before New Year’s Day, July Fourth or Christmas Day if that holiday falls on a Saturday, the Monday following New Year’s Day, July Fourth or Christmas Day if that holiday falls on a Sunday, unless unusual business conditions exist, such as the ending of a monthly or yearly accounting period. An underlying Fund Portfolio may be closed when other federal holidays are observed such as Columbus Day and Veterans Day. See the underlying Fund Portfolio prospectus. In this Prospectus, “day” or “date” means Business Day unless otherwise specified. If any transaction or event called for under a Contract is scheduled to occur on a day that is not a Business Day, such transaction or event will be deemed to occur on the next following Business Day unless otherwise specified. Any systematic pre-authorized transaction scheduled to occur on December 30 or December 31 where that day is not a Business Day will be deemed an order for the last Business Day of the calendar year and will be calculated using the applicable Subaccount Unit Value at the close of that Business Day. Special circumstances such as leap years and months with fewer than 31 days are discussed in the SAI.

Code – The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Contingent Annuitant – A person, if named in your Contract, who will become your sole surviving Annuitant if your existing sole Annuitant should die before your Annuity Date.

Contingent Owner – A person, if named in your Contract, who will succeed to the rights as a Contract Owner of your Contract if all named Contract Owners die before your Annuity Date.

Contract Anniversary – The same date, in each subsequent year, as your Contract Date.

Contract Date – The date we issue your Contract. Contract Years, Contract Anniversaries, Contract Semi-Annual Periods, Contract Quarters and Contract Months are measured from this date.

Contract Debt – As of the end of any given Business Day, the principal amount you have outstanding on any loan under your Contract, plus any accrued and unpaid interest. Loans are only available on certain Qualified Contracts.

Contract Owner, Owner, Policyholder, you, or your – Generally, a person who purchases a Contract and makes the Investments. A Contract Owner has all rights in the Contract, including the right to make withdrawals, designate and change beneficiaries, transfer amounts among Investment Options, and designate an Annuity Option. If your Contract names Joint Owners, both Joint Owners are Contract Owners and share all such rights.

Contract Value – As of the end of any Business Day, the sum of your Variable Account Value, any fixed option value, the value of any other Investment Option added to the Contract by Rider or Endorsement, and any Loan Account Value.

Contract Year – A year that starts on the Contract Date or on a Contract Anniversary.

DCA Plus Fixed Option – If you allocate all or part of your Purchase Payments to the DCA Plus Fixed Option, such amounts are held in our General Account and receive interest at rates declared periodically (the “Guaranteed Interest Rate”), but not less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract. This fixed option may be used for dollar cost averaging of up to 24 months, depending on what Guarantee Terms we offer. Please contact us for the Guarantee Terms currently available.

DCA Plus Fixed Option Value – The aggregate amount of your Contract Value allocated to the DCA Plus Fixed Option.

Earnings – As of the end of any Business Day, your Earnings equal your Contract Value less your aggregate Purchase Payments, which are reduced by withdrawals of prior Investments.

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Fixed Option – If you allocate all or part of your Investments or Contract Value to the Fixed Option, such amounts are held in our General Account and receive the Guaranteed Interest Rate declared periodically, but not less than an annual rate of 3%.

Fixed Option Value – The aggregate amount of your Contract Value allocated to the Fixed Option.

Fund – A registered open-end management investment company; collectively refers to AIM Variable Insurance Funds (Invesco Variable Insurance Funds), American Century Variable Portfolios, Inc., American Funds Insurance Series, BlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc., Fidelity® Variable Insurance Products Fund, First Trust Variable Insurance Trust, Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust, GE Investments Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, Janus Aspen Series, JPMorgan Insurance Trust, Legg Mason Partners Variable Equity Trust, Lord Abbett Series Fund, MFS Variable Insurance Trust, Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust, Oppenheimer Variable Account Funds, Pacific Select Fund, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, and/or VanEck VIP Trust.

General Account – Our General Account consists of all of our assets other than those assets allocated to Separate Account A or to any of our other separate accounts.

Guarantee Term – The period during which an amount you allocate to any available fixed option earns interest at a Guaranteed Interest Rate.

Guaranteed Interest Rate – The interest rate guaranteed at the time of allocation (or rollover) for the Guarantee Term on amounts allocated to a fixed option. All Guaranteed Interest Rates are expressed as annual rates and interest is accrued daily. The rate will not be less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract.

In Proper Form – This is the standard we apply when we determine whether an instruction is satisfactory to us. An instruction (in writing or by other means that we accept (e.g. via telephone or electronic submission)) is considered to be in proper form if it is received at our Service Center in a manner that is satisfactory to us, such that is sufficiently complete and clear so that we do not have to exercise any discretion to follow the instruction, including any information and supporting legal documentation necessary to effect the transaction. Any forms that we provide will identify any necessary supporting documentation. We may, in our sole discretion, determine whether any particular transaction request is in proper form, and we reserve the right to change or waive any in proper form requirements at any time.

Investment (“Purchase Payment”) – An amount paid to us by or on behalf of a Contract Owner as consideration for the benefits provided under the Contract.

IRA – An individual retirement account qualified under Section 408 of the Code.

Investment Option – A Subaccount, any fixed option or any other Investment Option added to the Contract by Rider or Endorsement.

Joint Annuitant – If your Contract is a Non-Qualified Contract, you may name two Annuitants, called “Joint Annuitants,” in your application for your Contract. Special restrictions may apply for Qualified Contracts.

Loan Account – The account in which the amount equal to the principal amount of a loan and any interest accrued is held to secure any Contract Debt.

Loan Account Value – The amount, including any interest accrued, held in the Loan Account to secure any Contract Debt.

Net Contract Value – Your Contract Value less Contract Debt.

Non-Natural Owner – A corporation, trust or other entity that is not a (natural) person.

Non-Qualified Contract – A Contract other than a Qualified Contract.

Policyholder – The Contract Owner.

Portfolio – A separate portfolio of a Fund in which a Subaccount invests its assets.

Primary Annuitant – The individual that is named in your Contract, the events in the life of whom are of primary importance in affecting the timing or amount of the payout under the Contract.

Purchase Payment (“Investment”) – An amount paid to us by or on behalf of a Contract Owner as consideration for the benefits provided under the Contract.

Qualified Contract – A Contract that qualifies under the Code as an individual retirement annuity or account (IRA), or form thereof, or a Contract purchased by a Qualified Plan, qualifying for special tax treatment under the Code.

Qualified Plan – A retirement plan that receives favorable tax treatment under Section 401, 403, 408 or 408A of the Code.

SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission.

Separate Account A (the “Separate Account”) – A separate account of ours registered as a unit investment trust under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).

Subaccount – An investment division of the Separate Account. Each Subaccount invests its assets in shares of a corresponding Portfolio.

Subaccount Annuity Unit – Subaccount Annuity Units (or “Annuity Units”) are used to measure variation in variable annuity payments. To the extent you elect to convert all or some of your Contract Value into variable annuity payments, the amount of each annuity payment (after the first payment) will vary with the value and number of Annuity Units in each Subaccount attributed to any variable annuity payments. At annuitization (after any applicable premium taxes and/or other taxes are paid), the amount annuitized to a variable annuity determines the amount of your first variable annuity payment and the number of Annuity Units credited to your annuity in each Subaccount. The value of Subaccount Annuity Units, like the value of Subaccount Units, is expected to fluctuate daily, as described in the definition of Unit Value.

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Subaccount Unit – Before your Annuity Date, each time you allocate an amount to a Subaccount, your Contract is credited with a number of Subaccount Units in that Subaccount. These Units are used for accounting purposes to measure your Account Value in that Subaccount. The value of Subaccount Units is expected to fluctuate daily, as described in the definition of Unit Value.

Unit Value – The value of a Subaccount Unit (“Subaccount Unit Value”) or Subaccount Annuity Unit (“Subaccount Annuity Unit Value”). Unit Value of any Subaccount is subject to change on any Business Day in much the same way that the value of a mutual fund share changes each day. The fluctuations in value reflect the investment results, expenses of and charges against the Portfolio in which the Subaccount invests its assets. Fluctuations also reflect charges against the Separate Account. Changes in Subaccount Annuity Unit Values also reflect an additional factor that adjusts Subaccount Annuity Unit Values to offset our Annuity Option Table’s implicit assumption of an annual investment return of 4%. The effect of this assumed investment return is explained in detail in the SAI. Unit Value of a Subaccount Unit or Subaccount Annuity Unit on any Business Day is measured as of the close of the New York Stock Exchange on that Business Day, which usually closes at 4:00 p.m., Eastern time, although it occasionally closes earlier.

Variable Account Value – The aggregate amount of your Contract Value allocated to all Subaccounts.

Variable Investment Option – A Subaccount (also called a Variable Account).

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OVERVIEW

This overview tells you some key things you should know about your Contract. It’s designed as a summary only – please read this Prospectus, your Contract and the Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for more detailed information.

Rules about how annuity contracts are described or administered are reflected in your Contract and in Riders or Endorsements to your Contract. This prospectus provides a description of the material rights and obligations under the Contract. Your Contract (including any Riders and/or Endorsements) represents the contractual agreement between you and us. Any guarantees provided for under your Contract or through optional Riders are backed by PL&A’s financial strength and claims-paying ability. You must look to the strength of the insurance company with regard to such guarantees. Your financial advisor or financial advisor’s firm is not responsible for any Contract guarantees.

Some of the Terms used in this Prospectus may be new to you. You will find a glossary of certain terms in the TERMS USED IN THIS PROSPECTUS section.

Contract Basics

An annuity contract may be appropriate if you are looking for retirement income or you want to meet other long-term financial objectives. Discuss with your financial advisor whether a variable annuity, optional benefits and which underlying Investment Options are appropriate for you, taking into consideration your age, income, net worth, tax status, insurance needs, financial objectives, investment goals, liquidity needs, time horizon, risk tolerance and other relevant information. Together you can decide if a variable annuity is right for you.

This Contract may not be the right one for you if you need to withdraw money for short-term needs, because withdrawal charges and tax penalties for early withdrawal may apply.

You should consider the Contract’s investment and income benefits, as well as its costs.

This Contract is an annuity contract between you and PL&A. Annuity contracts have two phases, the accumulation phase and the annuitization phase. The two phases are discussed below.

This Contract is designed for long-term financial planning. It allows you to invest money on a tax-deferred basis for retirement or other goals, and/or to receive income in a variety of ways, including a series of income payments for life or for a specified period of years.

Non-Qualified and Qualified Contracts are available. You buy a Qualified Contract under a qualified retirement or pension plan, or some form of an individual retirement annuity or account (IRA). It is important to know that IRAs and qualified plans are already tax-deferred which means the tax deferral feature of a variable annuity does not provide a benefit in addition to that already offered by an IRA or qualified plan. An annuity contract should only be used to fund an IRA or qualified plan to benefit from the annuity’s features other than tax deferral.

This Contract is a variable annuity, which means that your Contract Value fluctuates depending on the performance of the Investment Options you choose. The Contract allows you to choose how often you make Investments (“Purchase Payments”) and how much you add each time, subject to certain limitations.

Your Right to Cancel (“Free Look”)

During the Free Look period, you have the right to cancel your Contract and return it with instructions to us or to your financial advisor for a refund. The amount refunded may be more or less than the Purchase Payments you have made, depending on the type of Contract you purchased. You will find a complete description of the Free Look period that applies to your Contract on the Contract’s cover sheet. The Free Look period ends 10 days after you receive your Contract. If you are replacing another annuity contract or life insurance policy, your Free Look period ends 60 days after you receive your Contract.

For more information about the Right to Cancel (“Free Look”) period see WITHDRAWALS – Right to Cancel (“Free Look”).

The Accumulation Phase

The Investment Options you choose and how they perform will affect your Contract Value during the accumulation phase, as well as the amount available to annuitize on the Annuity Date.

The accumulation phase begins on your Contract Date and continues until your Annuity Date. During the accumulation phase, you can put money in your Contract by making Purchase Payments subject to certain limitations, and choose Investment Options in which to allocate them. You can also take money out of your Contract by making a withdrawal.

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Investments (“Purchase Payments”)

Your initial Purchase Payment must be at least $10,000 for a Non-Qualified Contract and at least $2,000 for a Qualified Contract. Additional Purchase Payments must be at least $250 for a Non-Qualified Contract and $50 for a Qualified Contract. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum initial Purchase Payment on Qualified Contracts or the minimum additional Purchase Payment amounts on Qualified and Non-Qualified Contracts, but we reserve the right to enforce such minimums in the future.

If you purchase an optional rider, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments for any Rider, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit rider that you may own, and you will not be able to increase your Contract Value or increase any protected amounts under your optional living benefit rider by making additional Purchase Payments into your Contract. We may reject or restrict additional Purchase Payments to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in current economic factors or general market conditions). If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will provide at least 30 days advance written notice.

For more information about Making Your Investments (“Purchase Payments”) see PURCHASING YOUR CONTRACT – Making Your Investments (“Purchase Payments”).

Investment Options

Ask your financial advisor to help you choose the right Investment Options for your goals and risk tolerance. Any financial firm or financial advisor you engage to provide advice and/or make transfers for you is not acting on our behalf. We are not responsible for any investment decisions or allocations you make, recommendations such financial advisors make or any allocations or specific transfers they choose to make on your behalf. Some broker-dealers may not allow or may limit the amount you may allocate to certain Investment Options.

You can choose from a selection of Variable Investment Options (also called Subaccounts), each of which invests in a corresponding Fund Portfolio. The value of each Portfolio will fluctuate with the value of the investments it holds, and returns are not guaranteed.

The purchase of an optional living benefit rider may limit the number of Investment Options that are otherwise available to you under the Contract while a rider is in effect. See OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS – General InformationInvestment Allocation Requirements.

You can also choose any available fixed option that earns a guaranteed rate of interest that will never be less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract.

We allocate your Purchase Payments to the Investment Options you choose. Your Contract Value will fluctuate during the accumulation phase depending on the Investment Options you have chosen. You bear the investment risk of any Variable Investment Options you choose.

For more information about the Investment Options and the corresponding Investment Adviser see YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONS – Your Variable Investment Options.

Transferring Among Investment Options

You can transfer among Investment Options any time, subject to certain limitations, until your Annuity Date without paying any current income tax.

· Transfers are limited to 25 for each calendar year. If you have used all 25 transfers in a calendar year, you may make 1 additional transfer of all or a portion of your Variable Account Value to the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Portfolio Investment Option before the start of the next calendar year.

· Only 2 transfers in any calendar month may involve any of the following Investment Options:

       

American Funds IS Capital Income Builder Fund

American Funds IS Global Balanced Fund

American Funds IS Global Bond Fund

American Funds IS Global Growth Fund

American Funds IS Global Growth and Income Fund

American Funds IS Global Small Capitalization Fund

American Funds IS International Fund

American Funds IS International Growth and Income Fund

American Funds IS New World Fund

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager 60% Portfolio

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund

GE Investments Total Return Fund

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Ivy Funds VIP Energy

Lord Abbett International Core Equity Portfolio

MFS Total Return Series

MFS Utilities Series

Oppenheimer Global Fund/VA

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund/VA

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund

   

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· Only 2 transfers into or out of each of the following Investment Options may occur in any calendar month:

       

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund

American Funds IS Blue Chip Income and Growth Fund

American Funds IS Bond Fund

American Funds IS Growth Fund

American Funds IS Growth-Income Fund

American Funds IS High-Income Bond Fund

American Funds IS Managed Risk Allocation Fund

American Funds IS U.S. Government/AAA-Rated Securities Fund

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio

PIMCO CommodityRealReturn Strategy Portfolio

VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund

 

· Transfers to or from a Variable Investment Option cannot be made before the seventh calendar day following the last transfer to or from the same Variable Investment Option. If the seventh calendar day is not a Business Day, then a transfer may not occur until the next Business Day. The day of the last transfer is not considered a calendar day for purposes of meeting this requirement. Transfers to or from the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Variable Investment Option are excluded from this limitation.

You can also make systematic transfers by enrolling in our dollar cost averaging, portfolio rebalancing or earnings sweep programs. Transfers made under these systematic transfer programs or automatic quarterly rebalancing under the Custom Model program are excluded from these limitations. Some restrictions may apply to transfers to or from any fixed option.

For more information about transfers and transfer limitations see HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATED – Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions.

Withdrawals

You can make full and partial withdrawals to supplement your income or for other purposes. You can withdraw a certain amount each year without paying a withdrawal charge, but any amount withdrawn in excess of this amount may incur a withdrawal charge on Purchase Payments that are less than 4 years old. Some restrictions may apply to making partial withdrawals from any fixed option.

In general, you may have to pay income taxes on withdrawals or other distributions from your Contract. If you are under age 59½, a 10% federal tax penalty may also apply to taxable withdrawals.

For more information about withdrawals and withdrawal minimums see WITHDRAWALS – Optional Withdrawals.

The Annuitization Phase

The annuitization phase of your Contract begins on your Annuity Date. Generally, you can choose to surrender your Contract and receive a single payment or you can annuitize your Contract and receive a series of income payments over a fixed period or for life.

You can choose fixed or variable annuity payments, or a combination of both. You can choose monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual payments. We will make the income payments to you or your designated payee. The Owner is responsible for any tax consequences of any annuity payments.

If you choose variable annuity payments, the amount of the payments will fluctuate depending on the performance of the Variable Investment Options you choose. After your Annuity Date, if you choose variable annuity payments, you can exchange your Subaccount Annuity Units among the Variable Investment Options up to 4 times in any 12-month period.

For more information about annuitization see ANNUITIZATION and for annuity options available under the Contract see ANNUITIZATION – Choosing Your Annuity OptionAnnuity Options.

The Death Benefit

Generally, the Contract provides a death payout upon the first death of an Owner or the death of the sole surviving Annuitant, whichever occurs first, during the accumulation phase. Death benefit proceeds are payable when we receive proof of death and payment instructions In Proper Form. To whom we pay a death benefit, and how we calculate the death benefit amount depends on who dies first and the type of Contract you own.

For more information about the death benefit see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits.

Optional Riders

Optional Riders are subject to availability (including state availability) and may be discontinued for purchase at anytime without prior notice. Before purchasing any optional Rider, make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions and consult with your financial advisor for advice on whether an optional Rider is appropriate for you. We reserve the right to only allow the purchase of an optional living benefit Rider at Contract issue. Your election to purchase an optional Rider must be received In Proper Form.

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We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments for any Rider, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own, and you will not be able to increase your Contract Value or increase any protected amounts under your optional living benefit rider by making additional Purchase Payments into your Contract. We may reject or restrict additional Purchase Payments to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in current economic factors or general market conditions). If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will provide at least 30 days advance written notice. See the Subsequent Purchase Payments subsection for any of the optional living benefit riders in the OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS section for additional information.

Stepped-Up Death Benefit

This optional Rider offers you the ability to lock in market gains for your beneficiaries with a stepped-up death benefit, which is the highest Contract Value on any previous Contract Anniversary (prior to Annuitant's 81st birthday) adjusted for additional Purchase Payments and withdrawals. You may not purchase this Rider after the Contract Date.

For more information about the Stepped-Up Death Benefit see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERSStepped-Up Death Benefit.

Optional Living Benefit Riders

Living benefit riders available through this Contract, for an additional cost, are categorized as guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit or guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit riders. The following is a list (which may change from time to time) of riders currently available:

Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit

· Enhanced Income Select (Single or Joint)

· CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single or Joint)

· CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single or Joint)

· Income Access Select

The guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit riders focus on providing an income stream for life or over a certain period through withdrawals during the accumulation phase, if certain conditions are met. The riders have the same basic structure with differences in the percentage that may be withdrawn each year, how long the withdrawals may last (for example, certain number of years, for a single life or for joint lives), and what age lifetime withdrawals may begin, if applicable. The riders also offer the potential to lock in market gains on each Contract Anniversary which may increase the annual amount you may withdraw each year under the rider. The riders provide an income stream regardless of market performance, even if your Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit

· Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select

The guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit rider focuses on providing principal protection, if certain conditions are met. If your Contract Value is less than the protected amount at the end of a 10-year term, we will make up the difference by making a one-time addition to your Contract Value. The rider also offers the potential to increase the protected amount by locking in any Contract Value increases after a certain number of years. If you lock in any Contract Value increases, the new protected amount will equal your Contract Value and a new 10-year term will begin.

Additional Information Applicable to Optional Living Benefit Riders

You can find more information about the costs associated with the optional riders within the next few pages and in the CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Optional Rider Charges section. You can find complete information about each optional rider and its key features and benefits in the OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS section.

You may purchase an optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary (if available). In addition, if you purchase a Rider within 60 days after the Contract Date or, if available, within 60 days after any Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date will be that Contract Date or Contract Anniversary. Your election to purchase an optional Rider must be received In Proper Form.

At initial purchase and during the entire time that you own an optional living benefit Rider, you must invest your entire Contract Value in an asset allocation program or in Investment Options we make available for these Riders. The allocation limitations associated with these Riders may limit the number of Investment Options that are otherwise available to you under your Contract. See OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERSGeneral InformationInvestment Allocation Requirements. Failure to adhere to the Investment Allocation Requirements may cause your Rider to terminate. We reserve the right to add, remove or change asset allocation programs or Investment Options we make available for these Riders at any time. We may make such a change due to a fund reorganization, fund substitution, to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in an underlying portfolio’s investment objective and principal investment strategies, or changes in general market conditions), or otherwise. Generally, a change to an existing allowable Investment Option will not require you to reallocate or transfer the total amount of Contract Value allocated to an affected Investment Option, except when an

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underlying portfolio is liquidated by a determination of its Board of Directors or by a fund substitution. If a change is required that will result in a reallocation or transfer of an existing Investment Option, we will provide you with reasonable notice (generally 90 calendar days unless we are required to give less notice) prior to the effective date of such change to allow you to reallocate your Contract Value to maintain your rider benefits. If you do not reallocate your Contract Value your rider will terminate.

Distributions made due to a request for partial annuitization, divorce instructions or under Code Section 72(t)/72(q) (substantially equal periodic payments) are treated as withdrawals for Contract purposes and may adversely affect Rider benefits.

Taking a withdrawal before a certain age or a withdrawal that is greater than the annual withdrawal amount (“excess withdrawal”) under a particular Rider may result in adverse consequences such as a permanent reduction in Rider benefits or the failure to receive lifetime withdrawals under a Rider. If you would like to make an excess withdrawal and are uncertain how an excess withdrawal will reduce your future guaranteed withdrawal amounts, then you may contact us prior to requesting the withdrawal to obtain a personalized, transaction specific calculation showing the effect of the excess withdrawal.

Some optional riders allow for owner elected Resets/Step-Ups. If you elect to Reset/Step-Up, your election must be received, In Proper Form, within 60 days after the Contract Anniversary (“60 day period”) on which the Reset/Step-Up is effective. We may, at our sole discretion, allow Resets/Step-Ups after the 60 day period. We reserve the right to refuse a Reset/Step-Up request after the 60 day period regardless of whether we may have allowed you or others to Reset/Step-Up in the past. Each Contract Anniversary starts a new 60 day period in which a Reset/Step-Up may be elected.

Taking a loan while an optional living benefit Rider is in effect will terminate your Rider. Work with your financial advisor before taking a loan.

Work with your financial advisor to review the different riders available for purchase, how they function, how the riders differ from one another, and to understand all of the terms and conditions of an optional rider prior to purchase.

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Fees and Expenses

This section of the overview explains the fees and expenses that you will pay when buying, owning and surrendering your Contract.

Contract Transaction Expenses

The following describes the transaction fees and expenses that you may pay when you make withdrawals or surrender your Contract. Expenses are fixed under the terms of your Contract. Premium taxes and/or other taxes may also apply to your Contract. We generally charge state premium taxes and/or other taxes when you annuitize your Contract, but there are other times when we charge them to your Contract instead. Please see your Contract for details.

· Maximum Withdrawal Charge (as a percentage of Purchase Payments withdrawn)1

           

“Age” of Payment in Years:

 

1

2

3

4 or more

Withdrawal Charge Percentage:

 

7%

6%

4%

0%

Periodic Expenses

The following describes the fees and expenses that you will pay periodically during the time you own your Contract not including Portfolio fees and expenses.

     

·  Annual Fee2 

 

$30

Separate Account A Annual Expenses (as a percentage of the average daily Variable Account Value3):

       
   

Without Stepped-Up Death Benefit Rider

With Stepped-Up Death Benefit Rider

·  Mortality and Expense Risk Charge4

 

1.40%

1.40%

·  Administrative Fee4

 

0.25%

0.25%

·  Stepped-Up Death Benefit Rider Charge4, 5

 

N/A

0.20%

·  Total Separate Account A Annual Expenses

 

1.65%

1.85%

Loan Expenses (interest on Contract Debt) (Loans are only available with certain Qualified Contracts. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES – Qualified Contracts – General Rules – Loans):

   

·  Loan Interest Rate (net)6

2.00%

Optional Rider7 Annual Expenses:

   
 

Maximum Charge Percentage

Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit

 

Enhanced Income Select Charge (Single) 8 

2.25%

Enhanced Income Select Charge (Joint) 8 

2.75%

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select Charge (Single) 9 

1.00%

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select Charge (Joint) 9 

1.50%

CoreIncome Advantage Select Charge (Single) 10 

2.00%

CoreIncome Advantage Select Charge (Joint) 10 

2.50%

Income Access Select Charge11 

2.75%

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit

 

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select Charge12 

2.25%

     
 

Current Charge Percentage

Maximum Charge Percentage

Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit

   

CoreIncome Advantage Plus Charge (Single)13 

0.80%

1.20%

CoreIncome Advantage Plus Charge (Joint)13 

1.20%

1.50%

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus Charge (Single)14 

1.50%

1.50%

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus Charge (Joint)14 

1.75%

1.75%

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Charge15 

1.20%

1.20%

CoreProtect Advantage Charge16 

1.40%

1.50%

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Current Charge Percentage

Maximum Charge Percentage

CoreIncome Advantage Charge17 

0.65%

1.00%

Flexible Lifetime Income Plus Charge (Single)18 

1.50%

1.50%

Flexible Lifetime Income Plus Charge (Joint)18 

1.75%

1.75%

Foundation 10 Charge19 

1.50%

1.50%

Automatic Income Builder Charge20 

1.50%

1.50%

Flexible Lifetime Income Charge (Single)21 

1.20%

1.20%

Flexible Lifetime Income Charge (Joint)21 

1.20%

1.20%

Lifetime Income Access Plus Charge22 

1.20%

1.20%

Income Access Charge23

   

If the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 

1.75%

1.75%

If the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012 

0.75%

0.75%

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit

   

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 (GPA 3) Charge24

   

If the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 

1.75%

1.75%

If the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012 

1.00%

1.00%

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 5 (GPA 5) Charge25 

0.75%

0.75%

Guaranteed Protection Advantage (GPA) Charge26 

0.10%

0.10%

Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit

   

Guaranteed Income Advantage Plus (GIA Plus) Charge27 

0.75%

0.75%

1 The withdrawal charge may or may not apply or may be reduced under certain circumstances. The age is measured from the date of each Purchase Payment. For situations where a withdrawal charge may not apply, see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS and see WITHDRAWALSWithdrawals Free of a Withdrawal Charge for situations where the withdrawal charge amount may be reduced.

2 We deduct an Annual Fee on each Contract Anniversary up to your Annuity Date and when you make a full withdrawal if the Contract Value on these days is less than $50,000 after deducting any outstanding loan and interest (your Net Contract Value). See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS.

3  The Variable Account Value is the value of your Variable Investment Options on any Business Day.

4 This is an annual rate and is assessed on a daily basis. The daily rate is calculated by dividing the annual rate by 365.

5 If you buy an optional death benefit rider, we will add this charge to the Mortality and Expense Risk Charge until, and including, your Annuity Date.

6 If we process a loan on your Contract, we will charge you a gross interest rate of 5% on your outstanding principal amount. We will credit you the amount of 3% on any Contract Value attributed to your Loan Account. The net amount of interest you pay on your loan will be 2% annually. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES – Qualified Contracts – General Rules – Loans.

7 Only one guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time. Only one guaranteed minimum income benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time. Only one guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time.

8  If you buy Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint), the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the charge percentage in effect for you (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS – Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint). The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base and/or due to changes in the annual charge percentage applied. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. The charge may be waived under certain circumstances. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges.

9  If you buy CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint), the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the charge percentage in effect for you (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERSCoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint). The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base and/or due to changes in the annual charge percentage applied. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. The charge may be waived under certain circumstances. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges.

10 If you buy CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint), the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the charge percentage in effect for you (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERSCoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint). The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base and/or due to changes in the annual charge percentage applied. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. The charge may be waived under certain circumstances. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges.

11  If you buy Income Access Select, the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the charge percentage in effect for you (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERSIncome Access Select. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base and/or due to changes in the annual charge percentage applied. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option)

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every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. The charge may be waived under certain circumstances. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges.

12 If you buy Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select, the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the charge percentage in effect for you (divided by 4) multiplied by the Guaranteed Protection Amount. The initial Guaranteed Protection Amount is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Guaranteed Protection Amount, see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS – Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Guaranteed Protection Amount and/or due to changes in the annual charge percentage applied. Your Guaranteed Protection Amount may increase due to additional Purchase Payments made the first year of a Term, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Step-Ups. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. The charge may be waived under certain circumstances. See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges.

13  If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single) or (Joint), the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the current charge percentage (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the Single version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Under the Joint version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of the surviving Designated Life, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the quarter that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single or Joint) is no longer available for purchase.

14  If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single) or (Joint), the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the current charge percentage (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the Single version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Under the Joint version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of the surviving Designated Life, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the quarter that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single or Joint) is no longer available for purchase.

15  If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage 5, the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the current charge percentage (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the quarter that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. CoreIncome Advantage 5 is no longer available for purchase.

16  If you purchased CoreProtect Advantage, the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the current charge percentage (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, increases to the Annual Credit Value or Highest Anniversary Value, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or if your Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the quarter that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. CoreProtect Advantage is no longer available for purchase.

17 If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage, the annual charge is deducted from your Contract Value on a quarterly basis. The quarterly charge is the current charge percentage (divided by 4) multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The quarterly amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct the charge proportionately from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option) every quarter following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract, or if your Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the quarter that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. CoreIncome Advantage is no longer available for purchase.

18  If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single or Joint), the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments and Annual Credits, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct this charge proportionately from your

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Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the Single version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Under the Joint version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of the surviving Designated Life, upon full annuitization of the Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single or Joint) is no longer available for purchase.

19  If you purchased Foundation 10, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments and Annual Credits, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges. Foundation 10 is no longer available for purchase.

20  If you purchased Automatic Income Builder, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Rider Effective Date, during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges. Automatic Income Builder is no longer available for purchase.

21  If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income (Single or Joint), the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to the Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Protected Payment Base, see APPENDIX H. The amount deducted may increase or decrease due to changes in your Protected Payment Base. Your Protected Payment Base may increase due to additional Purchase Payments and Annual Credits, decrease due to withdrawals or also change due to Resets. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the Single version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Under the Joint version, we will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of the surviving Designated Life, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONSOptional Rider Charges. Flexible Lifetime Income (Single or Joint) is no longer available for purchase.

22  If you purchased Lifetime Income Access Plus, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Contract Value. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the terms and conditions of the Rider, the annual charge percentage may change to the current charge percentage if an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset occurs, but will never be more than the maximum charge percentage. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS – Optional Rider Charges. Lifetime Income Access Plus is no longer available for purchase.

23  If you purchased Income Access, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Contract Value. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the terms and conditions of the Rider, the annual charge percentage may change to the current charge percentage if an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset occurs, but will never be more than the maximum charge percentage. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant, upon full annuitization of your Contract or after the Contract Value is zero. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. Income Access is no longer available for purchase.

24  If you purchased GPA 3, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Guaranteed Protection Amount. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Guaranteed Protection Amount is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. For a complete explanation of the Guaranteed Protection Amount, see APPENDIX H. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the terms and conditions of the Rider, the annual charge percentage may change to the current charge percentage if a Step-Up is elected but will never be more than the maximum charge percentage. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant or upon full annuitization of your Contract. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. GPA 3 is no longer available for purchase.

25 If you purchased GPA 5, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Contract Value. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect, and when the Rider is terminated. Under the terms and conditions of the Rider, the annual charge percentage may change to the current charge percentage if a Step-Up is elected but will never be more than the maximum charge percentage. We will waive the annual

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charge if the Rider terminates as a result of the death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant or upon full annuitization of your Contract. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. GPA 5 is no longer available for purchase.

26 If you purchased GPA, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the Contract Value. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary following the Effective Date of the Rider during the term of the Rider and while the Rider is in effect. GPA is only available if the original Effective Date of the Rider is before April 1, 2003. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant or upon full annuitization of your Contract. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges.

27 If you purchased GIA Plus, the annual charge is equal to the current charge percentage multiplied by the greater of the Contract Value or the Guaranteed Income Base. The charge is deducted from your Contract Value on an annual basis. The initial Guaranteed Income Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment if purchased at Contract issue or is equal to Contract Value if the Rider is purchased on a Contract Anniversary. The Guaranteed Income Base is the amount invested to date grown at 5% annually (until the Contract Anniversary prior to the youngest Annuitant’s 81st birthday) that may be used for fixed annuity payments starting on the Annuity Date. For a complete explanation of the Guaranteed Income Base, see APPENDIX H. We deduct this charge proportionately from your Investment Options on each Contract Anniversary and when you make a full withdrawal if the Rider is in effect on that date, and when the Rider is terminated. We will waive the annual charge if the Rider terminates as a result of death of an Owner or sole surviving Annuitant or upon full annuitization of your Contract. Upon full annuitization, the annual charge is only waived for the Contract Year that annuitization occurs. If the Rider terminates as a result of death, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. See CHARGES, FEES, AND DEDUCTIONS Optional Rider Charges. GIA Plus is no longer available for purchase.

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Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

For more about the underlying Funds see YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONSYour Variable Investment Options, and see each underlying Fund Prospectus.

This table shows the minimum and maximum total annual operating expenses incurred by the Portfolios that you indirectly pay during the time you own the Contract. This table shows the range (minimum and maximum) of fees and expenses (including management fees, shareholder servicing and/or distribution (12b-1) fees, and other expenses) charged by any of the Portfolios, expressed as an annual percentage of average daily net assets. The amounts are based on expenses paid in the year ended December 31, 2015, adjusted to reflect anticipated changes in fees and expenses, or, for new Portfolios, are based on estimates for the current fiscal year.

Each Variable Account of the Separate Account purchases shares of the corresponding Fund Portfolio at net asset value. The net asset value reflects the investment advisory fees and other expenses that are deducted from the assets of the Portfolio. The advisory fees and other expenses are not fixed or specified under the terms of the Contract, and they may vary from year to year. These fees and expenses are described in each Fund Prospectus.

     
 

Minimum

Maximum

Range of total annual portfolio operating expenses before any waivers or expense reimbursements

0.28%

12.22%

Range of total annual portfolio operating expenses after any waivers or expense reimbursements

0.28%

3.26%

To help limit Fund expenses, Fund advisers have contractually agreed to reduce investment advisory fees or otherwise reimburse certain Portfolios of their respective Funds which may reduce the Portfolio’s expenses. The range of expenses in the first row above does not include the effect of any waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement. The range of expenses in the second row above includes the effect of Fund waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangements that are in effect. The waiver and/or reimbursement arrangements vary in length. There can be no assurance that Fund expense waivers or reimbursements will be extended beyond their current terms as outlined in each Fund prospectus, and they may not cover certain expenses such as extraordinary expenses. See each Fund prospectus for complete information regarding annual operating expenses and any waivers or reimbursements in effect for a particular Fund.

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Examples

The following examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in your Contract with the cost of investing in other variable annuity contracts. The maximum amounts reflected below include the maximum periodic Contract expenses, Contract Transaction Expenses, Separate Account annual expenses and the Portfolio with the highest fees and expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015. The maximum amounts also include the combination of optional Riders whose cumulative maximum charge expenses totaled more than any other optional Rider combination. The optional Riders included are Stepped-Up Death Benefit, Income Access Select, Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select and GIA Plus. The minimum amounts reflected below include the minimum periodic Contract expenses, Separate Account annual expenses and the Portfolio with the lowest fees and expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015. The minimum amounts do not include any optional Riders.

The examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the Contract for the time periods indicated. They also assume that your Purchase Payment has a 5% return each year and assumes the maximum and minimum fees and expenses of all of the Investment Options available. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your maximum and minimum costs would be:

· If you surrendered your Contract:

         
 

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

Maximum

$2,558

$5,573

$7,845

$12,271

Minimum

$831

$980

$1,064

$2,295

· If you annuitized your Contract:

         
 

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

Maximum

$2,558

$5,213

$7,845

$12,271

Minimum

$831

$620

$1,064

$2,295

· If you did not surrender, annuitize, but left your money in your Contract:

         
 

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

Maximum

$1,928

$5,213

$7,845

$12,271

Minimum

$201

$620

$1,064

$2,295

In calculating the examples above, we used the maximum and minimum total operating expenses of all the Portfolios as shown in the Fees And Expenses section of each Fund Prospectus. For more information on Contract fees and expenses, see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS in this Prospectus, and see each Fund Prospectus. See the FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Condensed Financial Information) appendix in this Prospectus for condensed financial information about the Subaccounts.

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YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Some broker-dealers may not allow or may limit the amount you may allocate to certain Investment Options. Work with your financial advisor to help you choose the right Investment Options for your investment goals and risk tolerance.

You may choose among the different Variable Investment Options and the DCA Plus Fixed Option.

Your Variable Investment Options

Each Variable Investment Option invests in a separate Fund Portfolio. For your convenience, the following chart summarizes some basic data about each Portfolio. This chart is only a summary. For more complete information on each Portfolio, including a discussion of the Portfolio’s investment techniques and the risks associated with its investments, see the applicable Fund Prospectus. No assurance can be given that a Portfolio will achieve its investment objective. YOU SHOULD READ EACH FUND PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING.

     

AIM VARIABLE INSURANCE FUNDS (INVESCO VARIABLE INSURANCE FUNDS)

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund Series II

Total return with a low to moderate correlation to traditional financial market indices.

Invesco Advisers, Inc.

Invesco V.I. Equity and Income Fund Series II

Both capital appreciation and current income.

Invesco Advisers, Inc.

Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund Series II

Total return through growth of capital and current income.

Invesco Advisers, Inc.

     

AMERICAN CENTURY VARIABLE PORTFOLIOS, INC.

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

American Century VP Mid Cap Value Fund Class II

Seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective.

American Century Investment Management, Inc.

     

AMERICAN FUNDS INSURANCE SERIES

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

American Funds IS Asset Allocation FundSM Class 4

Provide you with high total return (including income and capital gains)  consistent with preservation of capital over the long term.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Blue Chip Income and Growth FundSM Class 4

Provide income exceeding the average yield on U.S. stocks generally and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Bond FundSM Class 4

Provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Capital Income Builder® Class 4

The fund has two primary investment objectives. It seeks (1) to provide you with a level of current income that exceeds the average yield on U.S. stocks generally and (2) to provide you with a growing stream of income over the years. Secondary objective is to provide you with growth of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Global Balanced FundSM Class 4

Seeks the balanced accomplishment of three objectives: long-term growth of capital, conservation of principal and current income.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

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AMERICAN FUNDS INSURANCE SERIES

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

American Funds IS Global Bond FundSM Class 4

Provide you, over the long term, with a high level of total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Global Growth and Income FundSM Class 4

Provide you with long-term growth of capital while providing current income.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Global Growth FundSM Class 4

Provide you with long-term growth of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Global Small Capitalization FundSM Class 4

Provide you with long-term growth of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Growth FundSM Class 4

Provide you with growth of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Growth-Income FundSM Class 4

Provide long-term growth of capital and income.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS High-Income Bond FundSM Class 4

Provide you with a high level of current income. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS International FundSM Class 4

Provide you with long-term growth of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS International Growth and Income FundSM Class 4

Provide you with long-term growth of capital while providing current income.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS Managed Risk Asset Allocation FundSM Class P2

Provide you with high total return (including income and capital gains) consistent with preservation of capital over the long term while seeking to manage volatility and provide downside protection.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS New World Fund® Class 4

Provide you with long-term capital appreciation.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

American Funds IS U.S. Government/AAA-Rated Securities FundSM Class 4

Provide you with a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital.

Capital Research and Management CompanySM

     

BLACKROCK VARIABLE SERIES FUNDS, INC

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund Class III

Seeks high total investment return.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

BlackRock iShares® Alternative Strategies V.I. Fund Class I

Seeks to provide total return.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

BlackRock iShares® Dynamic Allocation V.I. Fund Class I

Seeks to provide total return.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

BlackRock iShares® Dynamic Fixed Income V.I. Fund Class I

Seeks to provide total return.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

BlackRock iShares® Equity Appreciation V.I. Fund Class I

Seeks to provide growth of capital.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

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FIDELITY ® VARIABLE INSURANCE PRODUCTS FUNDS

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Fidelity® VIP Contrafund® Portfolio Service Class 2

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Inc.

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager® 60% Portfolio Service Class 2

Seeks high total return.

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Inc.

Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Portfolio

Service Class

(formerly called Fidelity® VIP Money Market Portfolio)

Seeks as high a level of current income as is consistent with preservation of capital and liquidity.

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Inc.

Fidelity® VIP Strategic Income Portfolio Service Class 2

Seeks a high level of current income. The fund may also seek capital appreciation.

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Inc.

     

FIRST TRUST VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

First Trust Dorsey Wright Tactical Core Portfolio Class I

Seeks to provide total return.

First Trust Advisors L.P.

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio Class I

Seeks to provide total return by allocating among dividend-paying stocks and investment grade bonds.

First Trust Advisors L.P.

First Trust Multi Income Allocation Portfolio Class I

Seeks to maximize current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation.

First Trust Advisors L.P.

     

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON VARIABLE INSURANCE PRODUCTS TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Franklin Founding Funds Allocation VIP Fund Class 4

Seeks capital appreciation, with income as a secondary goal.

Franklin Templeton Services, LLC serves as the fund’s administrator.

Franklin Income VIP Fund Class 2

Seeks to maximize income while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation.

Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund Class 2

Seeks capital appreciation.

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

Franklin Rising Dividends VIP Fund Class 2

Seeks long-term capital appreciation, with preservation of capital as an important consideration.

Franklin Advisory Services, LLC

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund Class 2

Seeks high current income, consistent with preservation of capital, with capital appreciation as a secondary consideration.

Franklin Advisers, Inc.

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GE INVESTMENTS FUNDS, INC.

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

GE Investments Total Return Fund Class 3

Highest total return, composed of current income and capital appreciation, as is consistent with prudent investment risk.

GE Asset Management Incorporated

     

IVY FUNDS VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOS

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Ivy Funds VIP Asset Strategy

Seeks to provide total return.

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company

Ivy Funds VIP Energy

Seeks to provide capital growth and appreciation.

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company

     

JANUS ASPEN SERIES

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Janus Aspen Series Balanced Portfolio Service Shares

Long-term capital growth, consistent with preservation of capital and balanced by current income.

Janus Capital Management LLC

Janus Aspen Series Flexible Bond Portfolio Service Shares

Maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital.

Janus Capital Management LLC

     

JPMORGAN INSURANCE TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Global Allocation Portfolio Class 2

Seeks to maximize long-term total return.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Income Builder Portfolio Class 2

Seeks to maximize income while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

     

LEGG MASON PARTNERS VARIABLE EQUITY TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

ClearBridge Variable Aggressive Growth Portfolio – Class II

Seeks capital appreciation.

Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC

     

LORD ABBETT SERIES FUND, INC.

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio Class VC

Seeks high current income and the opportunity for capital appreciation to produce a high total return.

Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC

Lord Abbett International Core Equity Portfolio Class VC

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC

Lord Abbett Total Return Portfolio Class VC

Seeks income and capital appreciation to produce a high total return.

Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC

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MFS VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

MFS® Total Return Series – Service Class

Seeks total return.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company

MFS® Utilities Series – Service Class

Seeks total return.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company

     

NEUBERGER BERMAN ADVISERS MANAGEMENT TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Neuberger Berman AMT Absolute Return Multi-Manager Portfolio Class S

Seeks capital appreciation with an emphasis on absolute (i.e., positive) returns.

Neuberger Berman Management LLC

     

OPPENHEIMER VARIABLE ACCOUNT FUNDS

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Oppenheimer Global Fund/VA Service Shares

Seeks capital appreciation.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund/VA Service Shares

Seeks capital appreciation.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

     

PACIFIC SELECT FUND

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

All Portfolios offered are Class I unless otherwise noted below.

Absolute Return Portfolio

Seeks to provide total return.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP

Comstock Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Invesco Advisers, Inc.

Core Income Portfolio

Seeks a high level of current income; capital

appreciation is of secondary importance.

Pacific Asset Management

Currency Strategies Portfolio

Seeks to provide total return.

UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc. & Macro Currency Group

PSF DFA Balanced Allocation Portfolio Class D

Seeks long-term growth of capital and low to moderate income.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Diversified Alternatives Portfolio

Seeks to provide total return.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Diversified Bond Portfolio

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Western Asset Management Company

Dividend Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Ashmore Investment Management Limited

Emerging Markets Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

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PACIFIC SELECT FUND

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Equity Index Portfolio

Seeks investment results that correspond to the total return of common stocks that are publicly traded in the U.S.

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Equity Long/Short Portfolio

Seeks capital appreciation.

AQR Capital Management, LLC

Floating Rate Income Portfolio

Seeks a high level of current income.

Pacific Asset Management

Floating Rate Loan Portfolio

Seeks a high level of current income

Eaton Vance Investment Managers

Focused Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Janus Capital Management LLC

Global Absolute Return Portfolio

Seeks to provide total return.

Eaton Vance Investment Managers

Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

MFS Investment Management

Health Sciences Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

High Yield Bond Portfolio

Seeks a high level of current income.

Pacific Asset Management

Inflation Managed Portfolio

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Pacific Investment Management Company LLC

Inflation Strategy Portfolio

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Western Asset Management Company

International Large-Cap Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

MFS Investment Management

International Small-Cap Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

QS Investors, LLC.

International Value Portfolio

Seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in equity securities of corporations domiciled in countries with developed economies and markets other than the U.S. Current income from dividends and interest will not be an important consideration.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

Large-Cap Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital; current income is of secondary importance.

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Large-Cap Value Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital; current income is of secondary importance.

ClearBridge Investments, LLC

Long/Short Large-Cap Portfolio

Seeks above-average total returns.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

Main Street® Core Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital and income.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

Managed Bond Portfolio

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Pacific Investment Management Company LLC

Mid-Cap Equity Portfolio

Seeks capital appreciation.

Scout Investments, Inc.

Mid-Cap Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Ivy Investment Management Company

Mid-Cap Value Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Boston Partners

Pacific Dynamix – Conservative Growth Portfolio

Seeks current income and moderate growth of capital.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Pacific Dynamix – Growth Portfolio

Seeks moderately high, long-term growth of capital with low, current income.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Pacific Dynamix – Moderate Growth Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital and low to moderate income.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

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PACIFIC SELECT FUND

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

Portfolio Optimization Aggressive-Growth Portfolio

Seeks high, long-term capital appreciation.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Portfolio Optimization Conservative Portfolio

Seeks current income and preservation of capital.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Portfolio Optimization Growth Portfolio

Seeks moderately high, long-term capital appreciation with low, current income.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Portfolio Optimization Moderate Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital and low to moderate income.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Portfolio Optimization Moderate-Conservative Portfolio

Seeks current income and moderate growth of capital.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

Real Estate Portfolio

Seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

Short Duration Bond Portfolio

Seeks current income; capital appreciation is of

secondary importance.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Small-Cap Equity Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Franklin Advisory Services, LLC & BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Small-Cap Growth Portfolio

Seeks capital appreciation; no consideration is given to income.

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Small-Cap Index Portfolio

Seeks investment results that correspond to the total return of an index of small-capitalization companies.

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Small-Cap Value Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

AllianceBernstein L.P.

Technology Portfolio

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Ivy Investment Management Company

Value Advantage Portfolio

Seeks to provide long-term total return from a combination of income and capital gains.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

     

PIMCO VARIABLE INSURANCE TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

PIMCO All Asset All Authority Portfolio – Advisor Class

Seeks maximum real return, consistent with preservation of real capital and prudent investment management.

Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC

PIMCO CommodityRealReturn® Strategy Portfolio – Advisor Class

Seeks maximum real return, consistent with prudent investment management.

Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC

     

VANECK VIP TRUST

INVESTMENT GOAL

MANAGER

VanEck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund Class S

Seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in hard asset securities. Income is a secondary consideration.

Van Eck Associates Corporation

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The Investment Advisers

American Century Investment Management, Inc. is the investment adviser of the American Century Variable Portfolios, Inc.

Capital Research and Management Company is the investment adviser of the American Funds Insurance Series.

BlackRock Advisors, LLC is the investment adviser for the BlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc.

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Inc. is the investment adviser for the Fidelity® Variable Insurance Products Funds.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the investment advisor for the First Trust Variable Insurance Trust.

Franklin Advisory Services, LLC is the investment adviser for the Franklin Rising Dividends VIP Fund. Franklin Templeton Services, LLC is the fund administrator for the Franklin Founding Funds Allocation VIP Fund. Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC is the investment adviser for the Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund. Franklin Advisers, Inc. is the investment adviser for the Franklin Income VIP Fund and the Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund. These Portfolios are part of the Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust.

GE Asset Management Incorporated is the investment adviser for the GE Investments Funds, Inc.

Invesco Advisers, Inc. is the investment adviser for the AIM Variable Insurance Funds (Invesco Variable Insurance Funds). Invesco Asset Management Limited is the sub-adviser of Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund.

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company is the investment adviser of the Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios.

Janus Capital Management LLC is the investment adviser of the Janus Aspen Series.

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. is the investment adviser to JPMorgan Insurance Trust and oversees the management of the JPMorgan Insurance Trust Portfolios.

Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC is the investment manager of the Legg Mason Partners Variable Equity Trust.

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC is the investment adviser for the Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company is the investment adviser for the MFS Variable Insurance Trust.

Neuberger Berman Management, LLC is the investment adviser of the Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is the investment adviser of the Oppenheimer Variable Account Funds.

Pacific Investment Management Company LLC is the investment adviser for the PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust.

Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (PLFA), a subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance Company, is the investment adviser for the Pacific Select Fund. PLFA and the Pacific Select Fund’s Board of Trustees oversee the management of all the Pacific Select Fund’s Portfolios, and PLFA also manages certain portfolios directly. PLFA also does business under the name “Pacific Asset Management” and manages certain Pacific Select Fund Portfolios under that name.

Van Eck Associates Corporation is the investment adviser of the VanEck VIP Trust.

Your Fixed Options

The fixed options offer you a guaranteed minimum interest rate on amounts that you allocate to these options. Amounts you allocate to these options, and your earnings credited are held in our General Account. For more detailed information about these options, see THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

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PURCHASING YOUR CONTRACT

How to Apply for Your Contract

To purchase a Contract, you must work with your financial advisor to fill out an application and submit it along with your initial Purchase Payment to Pacific Life & Annuity Company at P.O. Box 2736, Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2736. In those instances when we receive electronic transmission of the information on the application from your financial advisor’s broker-dealer firm and our administrative procedures with your broker-dealer so provide, we consider the application to be received on the Business Day we receive the transmission. If your application and Purchase Payment are complete when received, or once they have become complete, we will issue your Contract within 2 Business Days. If some information is missing from your application, we may delay issuing your Contract while we obtain the missing information. However, we will not hold your initial Purchase Payment for more than 5 Business Days without your permission. In any case, we will not hold your initial Purchase Payment after 20 Business Days.

You may also purchase a Contract by exchanging your existing annuity. Call your financial advisor or call us at (800) 748-6907 if you are interested in this option.

We reserve the right to reject any application or Purchase Payment for any reason, subject to any applicable nondiscrimination laws and to our own standards and guidelines. On your application, you must provide us with a valid U.S. tax identification number for federal, state, and local tax reporting purposes.

The maximum age of a Contract Owner/Annuitant, including Joint and Contingent Owners/Annuitants, for which a Contract will be issued is 85. The Contract Owner’s age is calculated as of his or her last birthday. If any Contract Owner or any sole Annuitant named in the application for a Contract dies and we are notified of the death before we issue the Contract, then we will return the amount we received. If we are not notified of the death and we issue the Contract, then the application for the Contract and/or any Contract issued will be deemed cancelled and a refund will be issued. The refund amount may be more or less than the initial Purchase Payment received, or any other Purchase Payment we received in connection with an exchange or transfer. The refund will be the Contract Value based upon the next determined Accumulated Unit Value (AUV) after we receive proof of death, In Proper Form, of the Contract Owner or Annuitant, plus a refund of any amount used to pay premium taxes and/or any other taxes, and minus the Contract Value attributable to any additional amount as described in CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Waivers and Reduced Charges. Any refund may subject the refunded assets to probate.

Making Your Investments (“Purchase Payments”)

Making Your Initial Purchase Payment

Your initial Purchase Payment must be at least $10,000 for a Non-Qualified Contract and at least $2,000 for a Qualified Contract. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum initial Purchase Payment on Qualified Contracts but we reserve the right to enforce the minimum initial Purchase Payment on Qualified Contracts in the future. For Non-Qualified Contracts, if the entire minimum initial Purchase Payment is not included when you submit your application, you must establish a pre-authorized investment program. A pre-authorized investment program allows you to pay the remainder of the required initial Purchase Payment in equal installments over the first Contract Year. Further requirements for the pre-authorized investment program are discussed in the Pre-Authorized Investment Request form.

You must obtain our consent before making an initial or additional Purchase Payment that will bring your aggregate Purchase Payments over $1,000,000. If you allocate all or part of your Account Value to the Fixed Option, the maximum aggregate Account Value you may allocate to the Fixed Option is currently $250,000. This limitation is subject to change at any time. Ask your financial advisor about current limitations.

Making Additional Purchase Payments

If your Contract is Non-Qualified, you may choose to invest additional amounts in your Contract at any time. If your Contract is Qualified, the method of contribution and contribution limits may be restricted by the Qualified Plan or the Internal Revenue Code (“the Code”). Each additional Purchase Payment must be at least $250 for a Non-Qualified Contract and $50 for a Qualified Contract. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum additional Purchase Payment amounts but we reserve the right to enforce the minimum additional Purchase Payment amounts in the future. Additional Purchase Payments will be allocated according to the instructions we have on file unless we receive specific allocation instructions.

If you purchase an optional rider, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments for any Rider, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit rider that you may own, and you will not be able to increase your Contract Value or increase any protected amounts under your optional living benefit rider by making additional Purchase Payments into your Contract. We may reject or restrict additional Purchase Payments to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in current economic factors or general market conditions). If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will provide at least 30 days advance written notice.

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Forms of Purchase Payment

Your initial and additional Purchase Payments may be sent by personal or bank check or by wire transfer. Purchase Payments must be made in a form acceptable to us before we can process it. Acceptable forms of Purchase Payments are:

· personal checks or cashier’s checks drawn on a U.S. bank,

· money orders and traveler’s checks in single denominations of more than $10,000 if they originate in a U.S. bank,

· third party payments when there is a clear connection of the third party to the underlying transaction, and

· wire transfers that originate in U.S. banks.

We will not accept Purchase Payments in the following forms:

·  cash,

·  credit cards or checks drawn against a credit card account,

· money orders or traveler’s checks in single denominations of $10,000 or less,

· starter checks,

· home equity checks,

·  eChecks,

·  cashier’s checks, money orders, traveler’s checks or personal checks drawn on non-U.S. banks, even if the payment may be effected through a U.S. bank,

· third party payments if there is not a clear connection of the third party to the underlying transaction, and

· wire transfers that originate from foreign bank accounts.

All unacceptable forms of Purchase Payments will be returned to the payor along with a letter of explanation. We reserve the right to reject or accept any form of payment. Any unacceptable Purchase Payment inadvertently invested may be returned and the amount returned may be more or less than the amount submitted. If you make Purchase Payments by check other than a cashier’s check, your payment of any withdrawal proceeds and any refund during the “Right to Cancel” period may be delayed until we receive confirmation in our Annuities administrative office that your check has cleared.

HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATED

Choosing Your Investment Options

You may allocate your Purchase Payments among any of the available Investment Options. Allocations of your initial Purchase Payment to the Investment Options you selected will be effective on your Contract Date. Each additional Purchase Payment will be allocated to the Investment Options according to your allocation instructions in your application, or most recent instructions, if any, subject to the terms described in WITHDRAWALS – Right to Cancel (“Free Look”). We reserve the right to require that your allocation to any particular Investment Option must be at least $500. We also reserve the right (with prior written notice) to transfer any remaining Account Value that is not at least $500 to your other Investment Options on a pro rata basis relative to your most recent allocation instructions.

If your Contract is issued in exchange for another annuity contract or a life insurance policy, our administrative procedures may vary.

Custom Model

The Custom Model program is only available for Contracts issued before May 1, 2012 and for use with optional living benefit riders with a Rider Effective Date before May 1, 2012.

The Custom Model program allows you, with the help of your financial advisor, to create your own asset allocation model that will comply with the Investment Allocation Requirements for certain optional living benefit Riders. (See OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS – General Information – Investment Allocation Requirements.) You will create your own model using the parameters listed below.

Parameters. To create your model, you may select Investment Options from the 4 Categories (Categories A, B, C and D) listed below. You must allocate at least 25% into each of Categories A, B, and C. You may not allocate more than 15% into any one Investment Option within Category A, B, or C. Category D is optional and you are not required to allocate any part of your Purchase Payment or Contract Value to this Category. If you choose to allocate your Purchase Payment or Contract Value to Category D, you are allowed to allocate up to 25% into any one Investment Option within Category D. Allocation percentages among the Categories must total 100%. The percentage allocation requirements only apply to your Variable Account Value. The model you create will be automatically rebalanced on a quarterly basis.

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Example: Assume a $100,000 Purchase Payment. Following the parameters and using the Investment Options listed from the Categories below, you may allocate your Purchase Payment as follows:

· Category A – 15% to Diversified Bond Portfolio, 10% to Managed Bond Portfolio and 5% to High Yield Bond Portfolio,

· Category B – 15% to Growth Portfolio, 10% to Small-Cap Index Portfolio, 10% to Mid-Cap Growth Portfolio, 5% to Large- Cap Growth Portfolio and 5% to Large-Cap Value Portfolio, and

· Category C – 10% to International Value Portfolio, 10% to International Large-Cap Portfolio and 5% to Emerging Markets Portfolio.

The total allocated is 100%: Category A = 30%, Category B = 45% and Category C = 25%. If you want to include all 4 Categories when creating your model, you could adjust your allocation percentages in Categories A, B and C and allocate up to 25% to any combination of the Investment Options in Category D. Keep in mind that you may select any Investment Option within a Category and the allocation percentages among the Categories must total 100%.

       

Category A – Fixed Income Investment Options

Diversified Bond Portfolio

Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio

Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Portfolio

Floating Rate Loan Portfolio

High Yield Bond Portfolio

Inflation Managed Portfolio

Inflation Strategy Portfolio

Managed Bond Portfolio

Short Duration Bond Portfolio

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund

   

Category B – Domestic Equity Investment Options

American Funds IS Growth Fund

American Funds IS Growth-Income Fund

Comstock Portfolio

Dividend Growth Portfolio

Equity Index Portfolio

Focused Growth Portfolio

Growth Portfolio

Large-Cap Growth Portfolio

Large-Cap Value Portfolio

Long/Short Large-Cap Portfolio

Main Street Core Portfolio

Mid-Cap Equity Portfolio

Mid-Cap Growth Portfolio

Mid-Cap Value Portfolio

Small-Cap Equity Portfolio

Small-Cap Growth Portfolio

Small-Cap Index Portfolio

Small-Cap Value Portfolio

   

Category C – International Equity and Sector Investment Options

Emerging Markets Portfolio

Health Sciences Portfolio

International Large-Cap Portfolio

International Small-Cap Portfolio

International Value Portfolio

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund

Real Estate Portfolio

Technology Portfolio

Category D – Asset Allocation Investment Options

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager 60% Portfolio

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio

Franklin Founding Funds Allocation VIP Fund

GE Investments Total Return Fund

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Janus Aspen Series Balanced Portfolio

MFS Total Return Series

Pacific Dynamix – Conservative Growth Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Growth Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Moderate Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Moderate-Conservative Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Aggressive-Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Conservative Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Growth Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Moderate Portfolio

     

You may make transfers between Investment Options within a particular Category or from one Category to another Category as long as you follow the Custom Model parameters. Transfers made will be subject to any transfer and market timing restrictions (see HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATEDTransfers and Market-timing Restrictions). Subsequent Purchase Payments will be allocated according to your current model allocation instructions. Any future allocations and/or DCA Plus transfers from the DCA Plus Fixed Option must comply with the Custom Model parameters in order to remain in the program. Any withdrawals must be made on a pro rata basis from each of the Investment Options you selected for your model.

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You may terminate your participation in the Custom Model program at any time. However, if you own an optional living benefit rider and do not allocate your entire Contract Value to another asset allocation model or Investment Options we make available for the Riders, your Rider will terminate. If you allocate any subsequent Purchase Payment or Contract Value inconsistent with the Custom Model parameters, make transfers between Investment Options outside the Custom Model parameters, or do not make a withdrawal on a pro rata basis, you will no longer be participating in the Custom Model program and your Rider will terminate. Work with your financial advisor and consider your options before making any Investment Option transfers. Any changes in the allocation percentages due to market performance will not be a violation of the program, since the model you created will automatically be rebalanced on a quarterly basis.

We are under no contractual obligation to continue this program and have the right to terminate or change the Custom Model program at any time.

Investing in Variable Investment Options

Each time you allocate your Purchase Payment to a Variable Investment Option, your Contract is credited with a number of “Subaccount Units” in that Subaccount. The number of Subaccount Units credited is equal to the amount you have allocated to that Subaccount, divided by the “Unit Value” of one Unit of that Subaccount.

Example: You allocate $600 to Subaccount A. At the end of the Business Day on which your allocation is effective, the value of one Unit in Subaccount A is $15. As a result, 40 Subaccount Units are credited to your Contract for your $600 ($600 / $15 = 40).

Your Variable Account Value Will Change

After we credit your Contract with Subaccount Units, the value of those Units will usually fluctuate. This means that, from time to time, your Purchase Payments allocated to the Variable Investment Options may be worth more or less than the original Purchase Payments to which those amounts can be attributed. Fluctuations in Subaccount Unit Value will not change the number of Units credited to your Contract.

Subaccount Unit Values will vary in accordance with the investment performance of the corresponding Portfolio. For example, the value of Units in Subaccount A will change to reflect the performance of the corresponding Portfolio (including that Portfolio’s investment income, its capital gains and losses, and its expenses). Subaccount Unit Values are also adjusted to reflect the Administrative Fee and applicable Risk Charge imposed on the Separate Account.

We calculate the value of all Subaccount Units on each Business Day.

Calculating Subaccount Unit Values

We calculate the Unit Value of the Subaccount Units in each Variable Investment Option at the close of the New York Stock Exchange which usually closes at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on each Business Day. At the end of each Business Day, the Unit Value for a Subaccount is equal to:

Y × Z

where   (Y) = the Unit Value for that Subaccount as of the end of the preceding Business Day; and

(Z) = the Net Investment Factor for that Subaccount for the period (a “valuation period”) between that Business Day and the immediately preceding Business Day.

The “Net Investment Factor” for a Subaccount for any valuation period is equal to:

(A ÷ B) - C

where  (A) = the “per share value of the assets” of that Subaccount as of the end of that valuation period, which is equal to: a + b + c

(a) = the net asset value per share of the corresponding Portfolio shares held by that Subaccount as of the end of that valuation period;

(b) = the per share amount of any dividend or capital gain distributions made by each Fund for that Portfolio during that valuation period; and

(c) = any per share charge (a negative number) or credit (a positive number) for any income taxes and/or any other taxes or other amounts set aside during that valuation period as a reserve for any income and/or any other taxes which we determine to have resulted from the operations of the Subaccount or Contract, and/or any taxes attributable, directly or indirectly, to Purchase Payments;

(B) = the net asset value per share of the corresponding Portfolio shares held by the Subaccount as of the end of the preceding valuation period; and

(C) = a factor that assesses against the Subaccount net assets for each calendar day in the valuation period the basic Risk Charge plus the Administrative Fee and any applicable increase in the Risk Charge (see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS).

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The Subaccount Unit Value may increase or decrease from one valuation period to another. For Subaccount Unit Values please go to www.pacificlife.com.

When Your Purchase Payment is Effective

Your initial Purchase Payment is effective on the day we issue your Contract. Any additional Purchase Payment is effective on the day we receive it In Proper Form. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONInquiries and Submitting Forms and Requests.

The day your Purchase Payment is effective determines the Unit Value at which Subaccount Units are attributed to your Contract. In the case of transfers or withdrawals, the effective day determines the Unit Value at which affected Subaccount Units are debited and/or credited under your Contract. That Unit Value is the value of the Subaccount Units next calculated after your transaction is effective. Your Variable Account Value begins to reflect the investment performance results of your new allocations on the day after your transaction is effective.

Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions

Transfers

Transfers are allowed 30 days after the Contract Date. Currently, we are not enforcing this restriction but we reserve the right to enforce it in the future. Once your Purchase Payments are allocated to the Investment Options you selected, you may transfer your Account Value less Loan Account Value from any Investment Option to any other Investment Option, except the DCA Plus Fixed Option.

· Transfers are limited to 25 for each calendar year. If you have used all 25 transfers available to you in a calendar year, you may no longer make transfers between the Investment Options until the start of the next calendar year. However, you may make 1 transfer of all or a portion of the Account Value remaining in the Variable Investment Options into the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Investment Option prior to the start of the next calendar year.

· Only 2 transfers in any calendar month may involve any of the following Investment Options:

       

American Funds IS Capital Income Builder Fund

American Funds IS Global Balanced Fund

American Funds IS Global Bond Fund

American Funds IS Global Growth Fund

American Funds IS Global Growth and Income Fund

American Funds IS Global Small Capitalization Fund

American Funds IS International Fund

American Funds IS International Growth and Income Fund

American Funds IS New World Fund

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager 60% Portfolio

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund

GE Investments Total Return Fund

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Ivy Funds VIP Energy

Lord Abbett International Core Equity Portfolio

MFS Total Return Series

MFS Utilities Series

Oppenheimer Global Fund/VA

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund/VA

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund

   

· Only 2 transfers into or out of each of the following Investment Options may occur in any calendar month:

       

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund

American Funds IS Blue Chip Income and Growth Fund

American Funds IS Bond Fund

American Funds IS Growth Fund

American Funds IS Growth-Income Fund

American Funds IS High-Income Bond Fund

American Funds IS Managed Risk Allocation Fund

American Funds IS U.S. Government/AAA-Rated Securities Fund

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio

PIMCO CommodityRealReturn Strategy Portfolio

VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund

 

· Transfers to or from a Variable Investment Option cannot be made before the seventh calendar day following the last transfer to or from the same Variable Investment Option. If the seventh calendar day is not a Business Day, then a transfer may not occur until the next Business Day. The day of the last transfer is not considered a calendar day for purposes of meeting this requirement. For example, if you make a transfer into the Equity Index Variable Investment Option on Monday, you may not make any transfers to or from that Variable Investment Option before the following Monday. Transfers to or from the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Variable Investment Option or the Fixed Option (if available) are excluded from this limitation.

For the purpose of applying the limitations, multiple transfers that occur on the same day are considered 1 transfer. A transfer of Account Value from the Loan Account back into your Investment Options following a loan repayment is not considered a transfer

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under these limitations. Transfers that occur as a result of the DCA Plus program, the dollar cost averaging program, the portfolio rebalancing program, the earnings sweep program, approved corporate owned life insurance policy rebalancing programs or automatic quarterly rebalancing under the Custom Model program are excluded from these limitations. Also, allocations of Purchase Payments are not subject to these limitations.

There are no exceptions to the above transfer limitations in the absence of an error by us, a substitution of Investment Options, or reorganization of underlying Portfolios, or other extraordinary circumstances.

If we deny a transfer request, we will notify your financial advisor via telephone. If you (or your financial advisor) request a transfer via telephone that exceeds the above limitations, we will notify you (or your financial advisor) immediately.

Certain restrictions apply to any available fixed option. See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT. Transfer requests are generally effective on the Business Day we receive them In Proper Form, unless you request a systematic transfer program with a future date.

We have the right, at our option (unless otherwise required by law), to require certain minimums in the future in connection with transfers. These may include a minimum transfer amount and a minimum Account Value, if any, for the Investment Option from which the transfer is made or to which the transfer is made. If your transfer request results in your having a remaining Account Value in an Investment Option that is less than $500 immediately after such transfer, we may (with prior written notice) transfer that Account Value to your other Investment Options on a pro rata basis, relative to your most recent allocation instructions.

We reserve the right (unless otherwise required by law) to limit the size of transfers, to restrict transfers, to require that you submit any transfer requests in writing, to suspend transfers, and to impose further limits on the number and frequency of transfers you can make. We also reserve the right to reject any transfer request. Any policy we may establish with regard to the exercise of any of these rights will be applied uniformly to all Contract Owners.

Market-timing Restrictions

The Contract is not designed to serve as a vehicle for frequent trading in response to short-term fluctuations in the market. Accordingly, organizations or individuals that use market-timing investment strategies and make frequent transfers should not purchase the Contract. Such frequent trading can disrupt management of the underlying Portfolios and raise expenses. The transfer limitations set forth above are intended to reduce frequent trading. In addition, we monitor certain large transaction activity in an attempt to detect trading that may be disruptive to the Portfolios. In the event transfer activity is found to be disruptive, certain future transactions by such Contract Owners, or by a financial advisor or other party acting on behalf of one or more Contract Owners, will require preclearance. Frequent trading and large transactions that are disruptive to Portfolio management can have an adverse effect on Portfolio performance and therefore your Contract’s performance. Such trading may also cause dilution in the value of the Investment Options held by long-term Contract Owners. While these issues can occur in connection with any of the underlying Portfolios, Portfolios holding securities that are subject to market pricing inefficiencies are more susceptible to abuse. For example, Portfolios holding international securities may be more susceptible to time-zone arbitrage which seeks to take advantage of pricing discrepancies occurring between the time of the closing of the market on which the security is traded and the time of pricing of the Portfolios.

Our policies and procedures which limit the number and frequency of transfers and which may impose preclearance requirements on certain large transactions are applied uniformly to all Contract Owners. However, there is a risk that these policies and procedures will not detect all potentially disruptive activity or will otherwise prove ineffective in whole or in part. Further, we and our affiliates make available to our variable annuity and variable life insurance Contract Owners underlying funds not affiliated with us. We are unable to monitor or restrict the trading activity with respect to shares of such funds not sold in connection with our Contracts. In the event the Board of Trustees/Directors of any underlying fund imposes a redemption fee or trading (transfer) limitations, we will pass them on to you.

We reserve the right to restrict, in our sole discretion and without prior notice, transfers initiated by a market timing organization or individual or other party authorized to give transfer instructions on behalf of multiple Contract Owners. Such restrictions could include:

· not accepting transfer instructions from a financial advisor acting on behalf of more than one Contract Owner, and

· not accepting preauthorized transfer forms from market timers or other entities acting on behalf of more than one Contract Owner at a time.

We further reserve the right to impose, with 30 days advance written notice, restrictions on transfers that we determine, in our sole discretion, will disadvantage or potentially hurt the rights or interests of other Contract Owners; or to comply with any applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Exchanges of Annuity Units

Exchanges of Annuity Units in any Subaccount(s) to any other Subaccount(s) after the Annuity Date are limited to 4 in any 12-month period. For purposes of applying the limitations, multiple exchanges that occur on the same day are considered 1 exchange. See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT section in this Prospectus and THE CONTRACTS AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT section in the SAI.

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Systematic Transfer Options

We offer 4 systematic transfer options: dollar cost averaging, DCA Plus, portfolio rebalancing, and earnings sweep. There is no charge for these options and transfers under these options are not counted towards your total transfers in a calendar year. You can have only one DCA Plus, dollar cost averaging, or earnings sweep program in effect at one time.

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is a method in which you buy securities in a series of regular purchases instead of in a single purchase. This allows you to average the securities’ prices over time, and may permit a “smoothing” of abrupt peaks and drops in price. Prior to your Annuity Date, you may use dollar cost averaging to transfer amounts, over time, from any Investment Option with an Account Value of at least $5,000 to one or more Variable Investment Options. Each transfer must be for at least $250. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum Account Value and/or transfer amounts but we reserve the right to enforce such minimum amounts in the future. Transfers from the Fixed Option (if available) under the dollar cost averaging program are subject to a minimum duration of 12 months. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum duration but we reserve the right to enforce such minimum in the future. Detailed information appears in the SAI.

DCA Plus

DCA Plus provides a way to transfer amounts monthly from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to one or more Variable Investment Option(s) over a period of up to 24 months, depending on what Guarantee Terms we offer. Please contact us for the Guarantee Terms currently available. The initial minimum amount that you may allocate to the DCA Plus Fixed Option is $5,000. The minimum amount for subsequent Purchase Payments is $250. Currently, we are not enforcing the initial or subsequent Purchase Payment minimum amounts but we reserve the right to enforce such minimum amounts in the future. Amounts allocated to the DCA Plus Fixed Option are held in our General Account and receive interest at rates declared periodically by us, but not less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract (the “Guaranteed Interest Rate”). The DCA Plus program can also be used with allowable Asset Allocation Models or allowable Investment Options to qualify for certain optional benefit riders offered under your Contract. See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

Portfolio Rebalancing

You may instruct us to maintain a specific balance of Variable Investment Options under your Contract (e.g. 30% in Subaccount A, 40% in Subaccount B, and 30% in Subaccount C). Periodically, we will “rebalance” your values in the elected Subaccounts to the percentages you have specified. Rebalancing may result in transferring amounts from a Subaccount earning a relatively higher return to one earning a relatively lower return. You may choose to have rebalances made quarterly, semi-annually or annually until your Annuity Date. Only Variable Investment Options are available for rebalancing. Detailed information appears in the SAI.

Earnings Sweep

You may instruct us to make automatic periodic transfers of your earnings from the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Subaccount or from the Fixed Option (if available) to one or more Variable Investment Options (other than the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Subaccount). Detailed information appears in the SAI.

CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS

Withdrawal Charge

No front-end sales charge is imposed on any Purchase Payment which means the entire amount of your Purchase Payment is allocated to the Investment Options you selected. Your Purchase Payments may, however, be subject to a withdrawal charge. This charge may apply to amounts you withdraw under your Contract prior to the Annuity Date, depending on the length of time each Purchase Payment has been invested and on the amount you withdraw. This amount is deducted proportionately among all Investment Options from which the withdrawal occurs. See the Choosing Your Annuity OptionAnnuity Options section for withdrawal charges that may apply to redemptions after the Annuity Date. No withdrawal charge is imposed on:

· the free withdrawal amount (see WITHDRAWALSWithdrawals Free of a Withdrawal Charge),

· death benefit proceeds, except as provided under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERSNon- Natural Owner section for certain Non-Natural Owners,

· amounts converted after the 1st Contract Anniversary to an Annuity Option (see ANNUITIZATION – Choosing Your Annuity Option), unless guaranteed variable annuity payments under Annuity Option 2 or 4 are subsequently redeemed (see ANNUITIZATION – Choosing Your Annuity Option),

· withdrawals by Owners to meet the minimum distribution rules for Qualified Contracts as they apply to amounts held under the Contract.

If you annuitize your Contract by electing the GIA Plus Annuity Option, the waiver of withdrawal charges described above will not apply.

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Transfers of all or part of your Account Value from one Investment Option to another are not considered a withdrawal of an amount from your Contract, so no withdrawal charge is imposed at the time of transfer. See HOW YOUR INVESTMENTS ARE ALLOCATED – Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions and THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

How the Withdrawal Charge is Determined

The amount of the withdrawal charge depends on how long each Purchase Payment was held under your Contract. Each Purchase Payment you make is considered to have a certain “age,” depending on the length of time since that Purchase Payment was effective. A Purchase Payment is “one year old” or has an “age of one” from the day it is effective until the day preceding your next Contract Anniversary. Beginning on the day preceding your next Contract Anniversary, your Purchase Payment will have an “age of two” and increases in age on the day preceding each Contract Anniversary. When you withdraw an amount subject to the withdrawal charge, the “age” of the Purchase Payment you withdraw determines the level of withdrawal charge as follows:

       
 

“Age” of Payment in Years:

 

Withdrawal Charge as a Percentage of the Purchase Payment Withdrawn

 

1 

 

7%

 

2 

 

6%

 

3 

 

4%

 

4 or more 

 

0%

We calculate your withdrawal charge by assuming that your Earnings are withdrawn first, followed by amounts attributed to Purchase Payments with the “oldest” Purchase Payment withdrawn first and before any deduction for other charges due or taxes are made. We also account for any eligible Purchase Payments that are still in the surrender charge period that may be withdrawn without incurring a withdrawal charge (e.g. free 10%). See WITHDRAWALS – Optional WithdrawalsWithdrawals Free of a Withdrawal Charge. The withdrawal charge will be deducted proportionately among all Investment Options from which your withdrawal occurs. Unless you specify otherwise, a partial withdrawal amount requested will be processed as a “gross” amount, which means that applicable charges and taxes will be deducted from the requested amount. If a partial withdrawal amount is requested to be a “net” amount, applicable charges and taxes will be added to the requested amount and the withdrawal charges and taxes will be calculated on the grossed up amount.

For example: You make an initial Purchase Payment of $10,000 in Contract Year 1 and make an additional Purchase Payment of $7,000 in Contract Year 2. With Earnings, your Contract Value in Contract Year 3 is $19,000. In Contract Year 3 you make a withdrawal of $9,000. At this point, total Purchase Payments equal $17,000, Earnings equal $2,000, and the “age” of the applicable Purchase Payments withdrawn is 3 Years. Earnings ($2,000) and 10% of all remaining Purchase Payments made ($1,700) may be withdrawn free of a withdrawal charge per Contract year. The amount of the withdrawal charge applied would be $212 ($9,000 - $2,000 - $1,700 = $5,300; $5,300 x 4% = $212).

The withdrawal charge is designed to reimburse us for sales commissions and other expenses associated with the promotion and solicitation of offers for the Contracts, although our actual expenses may be greater or less than the withdrawal charge amount. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Distribution Arrangements for information regarding commissions and other amounts paid to broker-dealers in connection with Contract distribution.

Mortality and Expense Risk Charge

We assess a charge against the assets of each Subaccount to compensate for certain mortality and expense risks that we assume under the Contract (the “Risk Charge”). The risk that an Annuitant will live longer (and therefore receive more annuity payments) than we predict through our actuarial calculations at the time the Contract is issued is “mortality risk.” We also bear mortality risk in connection with death benefit payable under the Contract. The risk that the expense charges and fees under the Contract and Separate Account are less than our actual administrative and operating expenses is called “expense risk.”

This Risk Charge is assessed daily at an annual rate equal to 1.40% of each Subaccount’s assets.

The Risk Charge will stop at the Annuity Date (the Risk Charge will be assessed on the Annuity Date then discontinue thereafter) if you select fixed annuity payments. The base Risk Charge will continue after the Annuity Date if you choose variable annuity payments, even though we do not bear mortality risk if your Annuity Option is Period Certain Only.

We will realize a gain if the Risk Charge exceeds our actual cost of expenses and benefits, and will suffer a loss if such actual costs exceed the Risk Charge. Any gain will become part of our General Account. We may use it for any reason, including covering sales expenses on the Contracts.

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Increase in Risk Charge if an Optional Death Benefit Rider is Purchased

We increase your Risk Charge by an annual rate equal to 0.20% of each Subaccount’s assets if you purchase the Stepped-Up Death Benefit. The total Risk Charge annual rate will be 1.60% if the Stepped-Up Death Benefit is purchased. Any increase in your Risk Charge will not continue after the Annuity Date. See DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS – Death Benefits.

Administrative Fee

We charge an Administrative Fee as compensation for costs we incur in operating the Separate Account, issuing and administering the Contracts, including processing applications and payments, and issuing reports to you and to regulatory authorities.

The Administrative Fee is assessed daily at an annual rate equal to 0.25% of the assets of each Subaccount. This rate is guaranteed not to increase for the life of your Contract. A correlation will not necessarily exist between the actual administrative expenses attributable to a particular Contract and the Administrative Fee paid in respect of that particular Contract. The Administrative Fee will continue after the Annuity Date if you choose any variable payout option. We do not intend to realize a profit from this fee.

Annual Fee

We will charge you an Annual Fee of $30 on each Contract Anniversary prior to the Annuity Date, and at the time you withdraw your entire Net Contract Value (on a pro rated basis for that Contract Year) if your Net Contract Value is less than $50,000 on that date. The fee is not imposed on amounts you annuitize or on payment of death benefit proceeds. The fee reimburses certain costs in administering the Contracts and the Separate Account. We do not intend to realize a profit from this fee. This fee is guaranteed not to increase for the life of your Contract.

Your Annual Fee will be charged proportionately against your Investment Options. Assessments against your Variable Investment Options are made by debiting some of the Subaccount Units previously credited to your Contract. That is, assessment of the Annual Fee does not change the Unit Value for those Subaccounts. Any portion of the Annual Fee we deduct from any of our fixed options (if available under the Contract) will not be greater than the annual interest credited in excess of that fixed option’s minimum guaranteed interest rate.

Optional Rider Charges

The following disclosure applies to the CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single), CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint), CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single), CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint), Income Access Select and GPA 3 Select riders.

If you purchase an optional Rider listed in the table below, we will deduct an annual charge from your Investment Options, excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option, on a proportionate basis. The applicable maximum annual charge percentage is based on the 10-Year Treasury Rate (the monthly average as published by the Federal Reserve which can be obtained at www.federalreserve.gov). Prior to purchase, speak with your Financial Advisor or contact us directly for the current annual charge percentage in effect for a particular rider.

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Maximum Annual Charge
Percentage Under the Rider

   

Rider Name

10-Year Treasury Rate Monthly Average
Less than 2.00%

10-Year Treasury Rate Monthly Average
2.00% to
3.99%

10-Year Treasury Rate Monthly Average
4.00% or
more

To determine the amount to be deducted, the percentage that applies to you is multiplied by the:

The Charge is deducted
on each:

Enhanced Income Select (Single)1

2.25%

2.00%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Enhanced Income Select (Joint)1

2.75%

2.50%

2.00%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single)

2.00%

1.50%

1.00%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint)

2.50%

2.00%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single)

1.00%

0.75%

0.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint)

1.50%

1.25%

1.00%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Income Access Select

2.75%

2.25%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

GPA 3 Select

2.25%

2.00%

1.75%

Guaranteed Protection Amount2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

1 Enhanced Income Select Riders. If there is a rider price increase, you can elect to opt out of the most recent price increase if the election is made within sixty (60) days after your Contract Anniversary date. Such an election will result in a reduction or termination of certain features and benefits under the riders. You can find complete information on this opt out in the Opt-Out – Rider Price Changes subsection for the Enhanced Income Select Riders. See OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS.

2  Protected Payment Base or Guaranteed Protection Amount are defined, where applicable, in the Rider Terms subsection for each rider referenced above. See OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS.

Generally, as economic factors improve, the annual charge percentage may decrease and as economic factors decline, the annual charge percentage may increase. The annual charge will change based on current economic factors including interest rates and equity market volatility but is subject to the maximum annual charge percentage in the table above. We determine, at our sole discretion, whether a change in the current annual charge percentage will occur subject to the maximum annual charge percentage in the table above. This rider pricing structure is intended to help us provide the guarantees under the riders.

Every 3 months, generally on or about February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, we declare what the annual charge percentage will be for the following 3 month period (e.g. May through July). For example, when determining the annual charge percentage for May 1, we will use the 10-Year Treasury Rate monthly average for the month of March to see which maximum annual charge is in effect, and then determine, at our sole discretion, whether a change in the current annual charge percentage will occur. The annual charge percentage may be less than the applicable maximum annual charge percentage shown in the table above. See the hypothetical examples below.

If you purchase a rider, the charge is deducted every 3 months following your Rider Effective Date (“Quarterly Rider Anniversary”) and your initial annual charge percentage is guaranteed not to change until the 1st Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date. The charge is deducted in arrears each Quarterly Rider Anniversary and will be deducted while the Rider remains in effect and when the Rider terminates.

Beginning on the 1st Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date, and on any subsequent Contract Anniversary, we may change the annual charge percentage. The annual charge percentage may increase or decrease each Contract Anniversary. Any increase in the annual charge percentage will not exceed 0.50% from the previous Contract Year. The 0.50% limitation does not apply to any annual charge percentage decreases which could be more than 0.50%. If a change to your annual charge percentage is made, the new annual charge percentage will remain the same until your next Contract Anniversary. You will receive the applicable annual charge percentage in effect for new issues of the same rider, subject to the maximum annual charge and 0.50% increase limit.

Here are a few hypothetical examples using CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) to help you understand how the annual charge percentage may change over time.

Example 1 – Purchasing a new rider: The annual charge percentage in effect for February 1st is 1.15% and the 10-Year Treasury Rate is 2.10%. You purchase the Rider on March 15th (your Rider Effective Date). You will be charged 1.15% until your next Contract Anniversary.

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Example 2 – Increase in annual charge percentage of less than 0.50% limit: The annual charge percentage in effect for February 1st of the current year is now 1.40% and the 10-year Treasury Rate is 1.90%. You purchased a rider on March 15th and it is now your first Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date. Your annual charge percentage was 1.15% for the first year. Your new annual charge percentage will be 1.40% until your next Contract Anniversary since that is the annual charge percentage in effect for new issues of the same rider, 1.40% is less than the 2.00% maximum annual charge and your charge increased by less than 0.50%.

Example 3 – Increase in annual charge percentage subject to 0.50% limit: The annual charge percentage in effect for February 1st of the current year is now 1.80% and the 10-year Treasury Rate is 1.50%. You purchased a rider on March 15th and it is now your first Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date. Your annual charge percentage was 1.15% for the first year. Your new annual charge percentage will be 1.65% until your next Contract Anniversary because we cannot increase your annual charge by more than 0.50% from the previous Contract Year and 1.65% is less than the 2.00% maximum annual charge.

Example 4 – Decrease in annual charge percentage: The annual charge percentage in effect for February 1st of the current year is now 0.60% and the 10-year Treasury Rate is 3.10%. You purchased a rider on March 15th and it is now your first Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date. Your annual charge percentage was 1.15% for the first year. Using the table above, since the 10-Year Treasury Rate used is the “2.00% to 3.99%” breakpoint, the maximum annual charge percentage that may be declared is 1.50%. Your new annual charge percentage will be 0.60% until your next Contract Anniversary.

Should the 10-Year Treasury Rate no longer be available, we will substitute the 10-Year Treasury Rate (monthly average) with another measure for determining the annual rider charge percentage. However, the maximum fee percentages in the table provided in your rider will not change as long as your rider remains in effect.

If your Rider terminates on a Quarterly Rider Anniversary (for reasons other than death), the entire charge for the prior quarter will be deducted on that Quarterly Rider Anniversary. If your Rider terminates prior to a Quarterly Rider Anniversary, a prorated charge will be deducted on the earlier of the day the Contract terminates or the Quarterly Rider Anniversary immediately following the day your Rider terminates. The charge will be determined as of the day your Rider terminates.

If your Rider terminates as a result of the death of the Designated Life (all Designated Lives for a Joint Life Rider) or when the death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, any annual charge deducted between the date of death and the Notice Date will be prorated as applicable to the date of death and added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date.

Once your Contract Value is zero, the rider annual charge will no longer be deducted. In addition, we will waive the rider charge for the quarter in which full annuitization of the Contract occurs and the rider annual charge will no longer be deducted.

The following disclosure applies to the CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single), CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Joint), CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single), CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Joint), CoreIncome Advantage 5, CoreProtect Advantage, CoreIncome Advantage, Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single), Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Joint), Foundation 10, Automatic Income Builder, Flexible Lifetime Income (Single), Flexible Lifetime Income (Joint), Lifetime Income Access Plus, Income Access, Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3, Guaranteed Protection Advantage 5, Guaranteed Protection Advantage and Guaranteed Income Advantage Plus riders.

If you purchase an optional Rider listed in the table below, we will deduct an annual charge from your Investment Options (excluding the DCA Plus Fixed Option if you own CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single or Joint), CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single or Joint), CoreIncome Advantage, CoreProtect Advantage or CoreIncome Advantage 5) on a proportionate basis.

Depending on which Rider you own, the charge is deducted each Contract Anniversary or every 3 months following the Rider Effective Date (“Quarterly Rider Anniversary”). The Rider charge will be deducted while the Rider remains in effect and when the Rider terminates. The charge is deducted in arrears each Contract Anniversary or Quarterly Rider Anniversary.

If your Rider charge is deducted each Contract Anniversary and your Rider terminates on a Contract Anniversary, the entire charge for the prior year will be deducted on that anniversary. If the Rider terminates prior to a Contract Anniversary, a prorated charge will be deducted on the earlier of the day your Contract terminates or the Contract Anniversary immediately following the day your Rider terminates. The charge will be determined as of the day your Rider terminates.

If your Rider charge is deducted each Quarterly Rider Anniversary and your Rider terminates on a Quarterly Rider Anniversary, the entire charge for the prior quarter will be deducted on that anniversary. If the Rider terminates prior to a Quarterly Rider Anniversary, a prorated charge will be deducted on the earlier of the day the Contract terminates or on the Quarterly Rider Anniversary immediately following the day your Rider terminates. The charge will be determined as of the day your Rider terminates.

Any portion of the Rider’s charge we deduct from any fixed option will not be greater than the annual interest credited in excess of the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract. If you make a full withdrawal of the amount available for withdrawal during a Contract Year, we will deduct the charge from the final payment made to you.

An optional Rider annual charge percentage may change if a Step-Up/Reset occurs under the Rider provisions. However, the annual charge percentage will not exceed the maximum annual charge percentage (indicated in the table below) for the applicable Rider. You

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may elect to opt-out of a Reset and your annual charge percentage will remain the same as it was before the Reset. If an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset never occurs, the annual charge percentage established on the Rider Effective Date is guaranteed not to change. You can find more information about Protected Payment Base, Step-Up/Reset, Automatic Reset and Owner-Elected Reset for each applicable rider in the OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS section.

Annual Charge Percentage Table

         

Optional Rider

Current Annual Charge Percentage

Maximum Annual Charge Percentage Under the Rider

To determine the amount to be deducted, the Annual Charge Percentage is multiplied by the:

The Charge is

deducted on each:

CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single)1

0.80%

1.20%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Joint)2

1.20%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single)3

1.50%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Joint)4

1.75%

1.75%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage 55

1.20%

1.20%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreProtect Advantage6

1.40%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

CoreIncome Advantage7

0.65%

1.00%

Protected Payment Base

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single)8

1.50%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Joint)9

1.75%

1.75%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Foundation 1010

1.50%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Automatic Income Builder11

1.50%

1.50%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Flexible Lifetime Income (Single)12

1.20%

1.20%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Flexible Lifetime Income (Joint)13

1.20%

1.20%

Protected Payment Base

Contract Anniversary

Lifetime Income Access Plus14

1.20%

1.20%

Contract Value

Contract Anniversary

Income Access

       

If the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 201215

1.75%

1.75%

Contract Value

Contract Anniversary

If the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 201216

0.75%

0.75%

Contract Value

Contract Anniversary

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 (GPA 3)

       

If the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 201217

1.75%

1.75%

Guaranteed Protection Amount

Contract Anniversary

If the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 201218

1.00%

1.00%

Guaranteed Protection Amount

Contract Anniversary

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 5 (GPA 5)19

0.75%

0.75%

Contract Value

Contract Anniversary

Guaranteed Protection Advantage (GPA)

0.10%

0.10%

Contract Value

Contract Anniversary

Guaranteed Income Advantage Plus (GIA Plus)20

0.75%

0.75%

Greater of Contract Value or Guaranteed Income Base

Contract Anniversary

1 If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single) and the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.30% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 0.45% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2015 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 0.60% unless a Reset occurs.

2  If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Joint) and the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.50% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 0.60% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 0.65% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2015 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 0.90% unless a Reset occurs.

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3 If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single) and the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.60% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 0.80% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2014, the charge percentage is equal to 0.90% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2014 and before November 1, 2014, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2014 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 1.05% unless a Reset occurs.

4 If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Joint) and the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.80% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before February 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 1.00% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after February 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2014, the charge percentage is equal to 1.35% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2014 and before November 1, 2014, the charge percentage is equal to 1.50% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2014 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 1.65% unless a Reset occurs.

5  If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage 5 and the Rider Effective Date is before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.60% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 0.80% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 0.90% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2015 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Reset occurs.

6  If you purchased CoreProtect Advantage and the Rider Effective Date is before May 2, 2011, the charge percentage is equal to 1.05% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 2, 2011 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.85% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2012 and before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 1.00% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 1.10% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2015 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 1.15% unless a Reset occurs.

7 If you purchased CoreIncome Advantage and the Rider Effective Date is before June 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after June 1, 2010 and before October 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.30% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 0.45% unless a Reset occurs.

8  If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single) and the Rider Effective Date is before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.85% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before May 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 1.25% unless a Reset occurs.

9 If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Joint) and the Rider Effective Date is before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 1.00% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before May 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 1.10% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 1.40% unless a Reset occurs.

10  If you purchased Foundation 10 and the Rider Effective Date is before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.85% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 1.35% unless a Reset occurs.

11 If you purchased Automatic Income Builder and the Rider Effective Date is before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.85% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before November 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2010 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 1.05% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 1.25% unless a Reset occurs.

12 If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income (Single) and the Rider Effective Date is before November 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.65% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2010 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.90% unless a Reset occurs.

13  If you purchased Flexible Lifetime Income (Joint) and the Rider Effective Date is before November 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.85% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2010 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 1.10% unless a Reset occurs.

14 If you purchased Lifetime Income Access Plus and the Rider Effective Date is before July 1, 2006, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after July 1, 2006 and before November 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.60% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after November 1, 2010 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.90% unless a Reset occurs.

15  If you purchased Income Access and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 1.10% unless a Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2015, the charge percentage is equal to 1.30% unless a Reset occurs.

16 If you purchased Income Access and the Rider Effective Date is before March 1, 2004, the charge percentage is equal to 0.30% unless a Step-Up/Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after March 1, 2004 and before May 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless a Step-Up/Reset occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.65% unless a Step-Up/Reset occurs.

17  If you purchased GPA 3 and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2013, the charge percentage is equal to 1.30% unless a Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2013 and before May 1, 2016, the charge percentage is equal to 1.45% unless a Step-Up occurs.

18 If you purchased GPA 3 and the Rider Effective Date is before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.45% unless a Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before May 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.55% unless a Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.75% unless a Step-Up

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occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after October 1, 2009 and before May 1, 2012, the charge percentage is equal to 0.95% unless a Step-Up occurs.

19 If you purchased GPA 5 and the Rider Effective Date is before March 1, 2004, the charge percentage is equal to 0.10% unless a Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after March 1, 2004 and before May 1, 2008, the charge percentage is equal to 0.25% unless a Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after May 1, 2008 and before January 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.40% unless as Step-Up occurs. If you purchased this Rider and the Rider Effective Date is on or after January 1, 2009 and before November 1, 2010, the charge percentage is equal to 0.55% unless a Step-Up occurs.

20  If you purchased GIA Plus and the Rider Effective Date is before May 1, 2009, the charge percentage is equal to 0.50%.

See Mortality and Expense Risk Charge for the Stepped-Up Death Benefit charge information.

Premium Taxes

A tax may be imposed on your Purchase Payments (“premium tax”) at the time your Purchase Payment is made, at the time of a partial or full withdrawal, at the time any death benefit proceeds are paid, at annuitization or at such other time as taxes may be imposed. Currently, the state of New York does not impose premium taxes on the sale of this type of product. However, future changes in facts or state law may require premium tax charges. Tax rates ranging from 0% to 3.5% are currently in effect, but may also change in the future. Premium tax is charged according to the rate determined by your state of residence at the time of annuitization.

If we pay any premium taxes attributable to Purchase Payments, we will impose a similar charge against your Contract Value. We normally will charge you when you annuitize some or all of your Contract Value. We reserve the right to impose this charge for applicable premium taxes and/or other taxes when you make a full or partial withdrawal, at the time any death benefit proceeds are paid, or when those taxes are incurred. For these purposes, “premium taxes” include any state or local premium or retaliatory taxes and any federal, state or local income, excise, business or any other type of tax (or component thereof ) measured by or based upon, directly or indirectly, the amount of Purchase Payments we have received. We currently base this charge on your Contract Value, but we reserve the right to base this charge on the transaction amount, the aggregate amount of Purchase Payments we receive under your Contract, or any other amount, that in our sole discretion we deem appropriately reimburses us for premium taxes paid on this Contract.

We may also charge the Separate Account or your Contract Value for taxes attributable to the Separate Account or the Contract, including income taxes attributable to the Separate Account or to our operations with respect to the Contract, or taxes attributable, directly or indirectly, to Purchase Payments. Any such charge deducted from the Contract Value will be deducted on a proportionate basis. See HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATEDInvesting in Variable Investment OptionsCalculating Subaccount Unit Values to see how such charges are deducted from the Separate Account. Currently, we do not impose any such charges.

Waivers and Reduced Charges

We may agree to waive or reduce charges under our Contracts, in situations where selling and/or maintenance costs associated with the Contracts are reduced, such as the sale of several Contracts to the same Contract Owner(s), sales of large Contracts, sales of Contracts in connection with a group or sponsored arrangement or mass transactions over multiple Contracts.

For Contracts issued before May 1, 2007, we may agree to waive or reduce some or all of such charges and/or credit additional amounts under our Contracts, for those Contracts sold to persons who meet criteria established by us, who may include current and retired officers, directors and employees of us and our affiliates, trustees of the Pacific Select Fund, financial advisors and employees of broker/dealers with a current selling agreement with us and their affiliates, and immediate family members of such persons (“Eligible Persons”). We will credit additional amounts to Contracts owned by Eligible Persons. If such Contracts are purchased directly through Pacific Select Distributors, LLC (PSD), Eligible Persons will not be afforded the benefit of services of any other broker/dealer and will bear the responsibility of determining whether a variable annuity, optional benefits and underlying Investment Options are appropriate, taking into consideration age, income, net worth, tax status, insurance needs, financial objectives, investment goals, liquidity needs, time horizon, risk tolerance and other relevant information. In addition, Eligible Persons who purchased their Contract through PSD, must contact us directly with servicing questions, Contract changes and other matters relating to their Contracts.

The amount credited to Contracts owned by Eligible Persons will equal the reduction in expenses we enjoy by not incurring brokerage commissions in selling such Contracts, with the determination of the expense reduction and of such crediting being made in accordance with our administrative procedures. These credits will be added to an Eligible Person’s Contract when we apply the Investments. We may also agree to waive minimum Investment requirements for Eligible Persons.

We will only waive or reduce such charges or credit additional amounts on any Contract where expenses associated with the sale or distribution of the Contract and/or costs associated with administering and maintaining the Contract are reduced. Any additional amounts will be added to the Contract when we apply Purchase Payments. We reserve the right to terminate waiver, reduced charge and crediting programs at any time, including for issued Contracts.

With respect to additional amounts as described above, in most states you may not receive any amount credited if you return your Contract during the Free Look period as described under WITHDRAWALS – Right to Cancel (“Free Look”).

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Fund Expenses

Your Variable Account Value reflects advisory fees, any service and distribution (12b-1) fees, and other expenses incurred by the various Fund Portfolios, net of any applicable reductions and/or reimbursements. These fees and expenses may vary. Each Fund is governed by its own Board of Trustees, and your Contract does not fix or specify the level of expenses of any Portfolio. A Fund’s fees and expenses are described in detail in the applicable Fund Prospectus and SAI.

Some Investment Options available to you are “fund of funds”. A fund of funds portfolio is a fund that invests in other funds in addition to other investments that the portfolio may make. Expenses of fund of funds Investment Options may be higher than non fund of funds Investment Options due to the two tiered level of expenses. See the Fund prospectuses for detailed portfolio expenses and other information before investing.

ANNUITIZATION

Selecting Your Annuitant

When you submit your Contract application, you must choose a sole Annuitant or Joint Annuitants. If you are buying a Qualified Contract, you must be the sole Annuitant. If you are buying a Non-Qualified Contract you may choose yourself and/or another person as Annuitant. If you do not have Joint Annuitants, you may choose a Contingent Annuitant. The Contingent Annuitant will not impact any Contract benefits, including death benefit proceeds, until becoming the sole surviving Annuitant. You will not be able to add or change a sole or Joint Annuitant after your Contract is issued. However, if you are buying a Qualified Contract, you may add a Joint Annuitant on the Annuity Date. You will be able to add or change a Contingent Annuitant until your Annuity Date or the death of your sole Annuitant or both Joint Annuitants, whichever occurs first. However, once your Contingent Annuitant has become the Annuitant under your Contract, no additional Contingent Annuitant may be named. No Annuitant (Primary, Joint or Contingent) may be named upon or after reaching his or her 86th birthday. We reserve the right to require proof of age or survival of the Annuitant(s).

Annuitization

Annuitization occurs on the Annuity Date when you convert your Contract from the accumulation phase to the annuitization (income) phase. You may choose both your Annuity Date and your Annuity Option. At the Annuity Date, you may elect to annuitize some or all of your Net Contract Value, less any applicable charge for premium taxes and/or other taxes, (the “Conversion Amount”), as long as such Conversion Amount annuitized is at least $2,000 (the minimum annuitization amount does not apply if a guaranteed minimum income benefit rider annuity option is elected). We will send the annuity payments to the payee that you designate.

If you annuitize only a portion of this available Contract Value, you may have the remainder distributed, less any Contract Debt, any applicable charge for premium taxes and/or other taxes, any applicable withdrawal charge, any Annual Fee, and any applicable optional Rider charge. This option of distribution may or may not be available, or may be available only for certain types of contracts. Any such distribution will be made to you in a single sum if the remaining Conversion Amount is less than $2,000 on your Annuity Date. Distributions under your Contract may have tax consequences. You should consult a qualified tax advisor for information on full or partial annuitization.

If you annuitize only a portion of your Net Contract Value on your Annuity Date, you may, at that time, have the option to elect not to have the remainder of your Contract Value distributed, but instead to continue your Contract with that remaining Contract Value (a “continuing Contract”). If this option is available, you would then choose a second Annuity Date for your continuing Contract, and all references in this Prospectus to your “Annuity Date” would, in connection with your continuing Contract, be deemed to refer to that second Annuity Date. The second Annuity Date may not be later than the date specified in the Choosing Your Annuity Date section of this Prospectus. This option may not be available, or may be available only for certain types of Contracts. You should be aware that some or all of the payments received before the second Annuity Date may be fully taxable. If you annuitize a portion of your Net Contract Value for a period certain of at least 10 years or for the life or life expectancy of the annuitant(s), the annuitized portion will be treated as a separate Contract for the purpose of determining the taxable amount of the payments. We recommend that you contact a qualified tax advisor for more information if you are interested in this option.

Distributions made due to a request for partial annuitization are treated as withdrawals for Contract purposes and may adversely affect optional Rider benefits. Work with your financial advisor prior to requesting partial annuitization.

Choosing Your Annuity Date

You should choose your Annuity Date when you submit your application or we will apply a default Annuity Date to your Contract. You may change your Annuity Date by notifying us, In Proper Form, at least ten Business Days prior to the earlier of your current Annuity Date or your new Annuity Date. Your Annuity Date cannot be earlier than your first Contract Anniversary. Adverse federal tax consequences may result if you choose an Annuity Date that is prior to an Owner’s attained age 59½. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

If you have a sole Annuitant, your Annuity Date cannot be later than the sole Annuitant’s 90th birthday. If you have Joint Annuitants, your Annuity Date cannot be later than your younger Joint Annuitant’s 90th birthday. Different requirements may apply as required by the Code. We may, at our sole discretion, allow you to extend your Annuity Date. We reserve the right, at any time, to not offer any

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extension to your Annuity Date regardless of whether we may have granted any extensions to you or to any others in the past. Some Broker/Dealers may not allow their clients to extend the Annuity Date beyond age 95.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, you may also be subject to additional restrictions. In order to meet the Code minimum distribution rules, your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) may begin earlier than your Annuity Date. For instance, under Section 401 of the Code (for Qualified Plans) and Section 408 of the Code (for IRAs), the entire interest under the Contract must be distributed to the Owner/Annuitant not later than the Owner/Annuitant’s Required Beginning Date (“RBD”), or distributions over the life of the Owner/Annuitant (or the Owner/Annuitant and his or her Beneficiary) must begin no later than the RBD. For more information see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Default Annuity Date and Options

If you have a Non-Qualified Contract and you do not choose an Annuity Date when you submit your application, your Annuity Date will be your Annuitant’s 90th birthday or your younger Joint Annuitant’s 90th birthday, whichever applies. If you have a Qualified Contract and you do not choose an Annuity Date when you submit your application, your Annuity Date will be your Annuitant’s 90th birthday. Certain Qualified Contracts may require distributions to occur at an earlier age.

If you have not specified an Annuity Option or do not instruct us otherwise, at your Annuity Date your Net Contract Value, less any charges for premium taxes and/or other taxes, will be annuitized (if this net amount is at least $2,000) (the minimum annuitization amount does not apply if a guaranteed minimum income benefit rider annuity option is elected) as follows:

· the net amount from a fixed option will be converted into fixed annuity payments, and

· the net amount from your Variable Account Value will be converted into variable annuity payments directed to the Subaccounts proportionate to your Account Value in each.

Additionally:

· If you have a Non-Qualified Contract, your default Annuity Option will be Life with a ten year Period Certain.

· If you have a Qualified Contract, your default Annuity Option will be Life with a five year Period Certain or a shorter period certain as may be required by federal regulation. If you are married, different requirements may apply. Please contact your plan administrator for further information, if applicable.

· If the net amount is less than $2,000 (the minimum annuitization amount does not apply if a guaranteed minimum income benefit rider annuity option is elected), the entire amount will be distributed in one lump sum.

Choosing Your Annuity Option

You should carefully review the Annuity Options with a qualified tax advisor, and, for Qualified Contracts, reference should be made to the terms of the particular plan and the requirements of the Code for pertinent limitations regarding annuity payments, Required Minimum Distributions (“RMDs”), and other matters.

You may make 3 basic decisions about your annuity payments. First, you may choose whether you want those payments to be a fixed- dollar amount and/or a variable-dollar amount. Second, you may choose the form of annuity payments (see Annuity Options below). Third, you may decide how often you want annuity payments to be made (the “frequency” of the payments). You may not change these selections after the Annuity Date.

Fixed and Variable Payment Options

You may choose fixed annuity payments based on a fixed rate and the 1983a Annuity Mortality Table with the ages set back 10 years, variable annuity payments that vary with the investment results of the Subaccounts you select, or you may choose both, converting one portion of the net amount you annuitize into fixed annuity payments and another portion into variable annuity payments.

If you select fixed annuity payments, each periodic annuity payment received will be equal to the initial annuity payment, unless you select a Joint and Survivor Life annuity with reduced survivor payments when the Primary Annuitant dies. Any net amount you convert to fixed annuity payments will be held in our General Account (but not under any fixed option).

If you select variable annuity payments, you may choose as many Variable Investment Options as you wish. The amount of the periodic annuity payments will vary with the investment results of the Variable Investment Options selected and may be more or less than a fixed payment option. After the Annuity Date, Annuity Units may be exchanged among available Variable Investment Options up to 4 times in any 12 month period. How your Contract converts into variable annuity payments is explained in more detail in THE CONTRACTS AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT section in the SAI.

Annuity Options

Four Annuity Options are currently available under the Contract, although additional options may become available in the future. For other Annuity Options see OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS.

1. Life Only. Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Annuitant’s lifetime. Payments stop when the Annuitant dies.

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2. Life with Period Certain. Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Annuitant’s lifetime, with payments guaranteed for a specified period. You may choose to have payments guaranteed from 5 through 30 years (in full years only). The guaranteed period may be limited on Qualified Contracts based on your life expectancy.

If a Life with Period Certain annuity option provides for payments of the same amount for different Periods Certain at some ages, we will assume that your selection was for the longest Period Certain available for your age.

3. Joint and Survivor Life. Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the lifetime of the Primary Annuitant. After the death of the Primary Annuitant, periodic payments will continue to be made during the lifetime of the secondary Annuitant named in the election. You may choose to have the payments during the lifetime of the surviving secondary Annuitant equal 50%, 66 2/3% or 100% of the original amount payable during the lifetime of the Primary Annuitant (you must make this election when you choose your Annuity Option). If you elect a reduced payment based on the life of the secondary Annuitant, fixed annuity payments will be equal to 50% or 66 2/3% of the original fixed payment payable during the lifetime of the Primary Annuitant; variable annuity payments will be determined using 50% or 66 2/3%, as applicable, of the number of Annuity Units for each Subaccount credited to the Contract as of the date of death of the Primary Annuitant. Payments stop when both Annuitants have died.

4. Period Certain Only. Periodic payments are made to the designated payee, guaranteed for a specified period. You may choose to have payments guaranteed from 5 through 30 years (in full years only). The guaranteed period may be limited on Qualified Contracts based on your life expectancy.

Periodic payment amounts will differ based on the Annuity Option selected. Generally, the longer the possible payment period, the lower the payment amount.

Additionally, if variable payments are elected under Annuity Options 2 and 4 (Life with Period Certain and Period Certain Only, respectively), you may redeem all remaining guaranteed variable payments after the Annuity Date. Also, under Option 4, partial redemptions of remaining guaranteed variable payments after the Annuity Date are available. If you elect to redeem all remaining guaranteed variable payments in a single sum, we will not make any additional annuity payments during the remaining guaranteed period after the redemption. If Annuity Option 2 was elected and the Annuitant is alive at the end of the guaranteed period, annuity payments will resume until the Annuitant’s death. The amount available upon full redemption would be the present value of any remaining guaranteed payments at the assumed investment return. Any applicable withdrawal charge will be deducted from the present value as if you made a full withdrawal, or if applicable, a partial withdrawal. For purposes of calculating the withdrawal charge and Free Withdrawal amount, it will be assumed that the Contract was never converted to provide annuity payments and any prior annuity payments in that Contract Year will be treated as if they were partial withdrawals from the Contract (see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Withdrawal Charge). If you have a Qualified Contract, there may be adverse tax implications if you elect to redeem any remaining variable payments in a single sum. Work with your tax advisor before making such an election.

For example, assume that a Contract was issued with a single investment of $10,000 and in Contract Year 2 the Owner elects to receive variable annuity payments under Annuity Option 4. In Contract Year 3, the Owner elects to make a partial redemption of $5,000. The withdrawal charge as a percentage of the Purchase Payments with an age of 3 years is 4%. Assuming the Free Withdrawal amount immediately prior to the partial redemption is $200, the withdrawal charge for the partial redemption will be $192 (($5,000 - $200) x 4% = $192). No withdrawal charge will be imposed on a redemption if:

· the Annuity Option is elected as the form of payments of death benefit proceeds, or

· the Annuitant dies before the period certain has ended and the Beneficiary requests a redemption of the variable annuity payments.

Full or partial redemptions of remaining guaranteed variable payments are explained in more detail in the SAI under THE CONTRACTS AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT.

If the Annuitant dies before the guaranteed payments under Annuity Options 2 and 4 are completed, we will pay the remainder of the guaranteed payments to the first person among the following who is (1) living; or (2) an entity or corporation entitled to receive the remainder of the guaranteed payments:

· the Owner;

· the Joint Owner;

· the Contingent Owner;

· the Beneficiary; or

· the Contingent Beneficiary.

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If none are living (or if there is no entity or corporation entitled to receive the remainder of the guaranteed payments), we will pay the remainder of the guaranteed payments to the Owner’s estate.

If the Owner dies on or after the Annuity Date, but payments have not yet been completed, then distributions of the remaining amounts payable under the Contract must be made at least as rapidly as the method of distribution that was being used at the date of the Owner’s death. All of the Owner’s rights granted by the Contract will be assumed by the first among the following who is (1) living; or (2) an entity or corporation entitled to assume the Owner’s rights granted by the Contract:

· the Joint Owner;

· the Contingent Owner;

· the Beneficiary; or

· the Contingent Beneficiary.

If none are living (or if there is no entity or corporation entitled to assume the Owner’s rights granted by the Contract), all of the Owner’s rights granted by the Contract will be assumed by the Owner’s estate.

For Qualified Contracts, please refer to the Choosing Your Annuity Date section in this Prospectus. If your Contract was issued in connection with a Qualified Plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), your spouse’s consent may be required when you seek any distribution under your Contract, unless your Annuity Option is Joint and Survivor Life with survivor payments of at least 50%, and your spouse is your Joint Annuitant.

Your Annuity Payments

Frequency of Payments

You may choose to have annuity payments made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. The variable payment amount will be determined in each period on the date corresponding to your Annuity Date, and payment will be made on the next Business Day.

Your initial annuity payment must be at least $20. Depending on the net amount you annuitize, this requirement may limit your options regarding the period and/or frequency of annuity payments.

Amount of the First Payment

Your Contract contains tables that we use to determine the amount of the first annuity payment under your Contract, taking into consideration the annuitized portion of your Net Contract Value at the Annuity Date. This amount will vary, depending on the annuity period and payment frequency you select. This amount will be larger in the case of shorter Period Certain annuities and smaller for longer Period Certain annuities. Similarly, this amount will be greater for a Life Only annuity than for a Joint and Survivor Life annuity, because we will expect to make payments for a shorter period of time on a Life Only annuity. If you do not choose the Period Certain Only annuity, this amount will also vary depending on the age of the Annuitant(s) on the Annuity Date and, for some Contracts, the sex of the Annuitant(s).

For fixed annuity payments, the guaranteed income factors in our tables are based on an annual interest rate of 3% and the 1983a Annuity Mortality Table with the ages set back 10 years. If you elect a fixed annuity, fixed annuity payments will be based on the periodic income factors in effect for your Contract on the Annuity Date which are at least the guaranteed income factors under the Contract.

For variable annuity payments, the tables are based on an assumed annual investment return of 4% and the 1983a Annuity Mortality Table with the ages set back 10 years. If you elect a variable annuity, your initial variable annuity payment will be based on the applicable variable annuity income factors in effect for your Contract on the Annuity Date which are at least the variable annuity income factors under the Contract. You may choose any other annuity option we may offer on the option’s effective date. A higher assumed investment return would mean a larger first variable annuity payment, but subsequent payments would increase only when actual net investment performance exceeds the higher assumed rate and would fall when actual net investment performance is less than the higher assumed rate. A lower assumed rate would mean a smaller first payment and a more favorable threshold for increases and decreases. If the actual net investment performance is a constant 4% annually, annuity payments will be level. The assumed investment return is explained in more detail in the SAI under THE CONTRACTS AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT.

DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS

Death Benefits

Death benefit proceeds may be payable before the Annuity Date on proof of the sole surviving Annuitant’s death or of any Contract Owner while the Contract is in force. Any death benefit payable will be calculated on the “Notice Date”, which is the day on which we receive, In Proper Form, proof of death and instructions regarding payment of death benefit proceeds. If a Contract has multiple Beneficiaries, death benefit proceeds will be calculated when we first receive proof of death and instructions, In Proper Form, from any Beneficiary. The death benefit proceeds still remaining to be paid to other Beneficiaries will fluctuate with the performance of the underlying Investment Options.

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Death Benefit Proceeds

Death benefit proceeds will be payable on the Notice Date. Such proceeds will be reduced by any charge for premium taxes and/or other taxes and any Contract Debt. The death benefit proceeds may be payable in a single sum, as an Annuity Option available under the Contract, towards the purchase of any other Annuity Option we then offer, or in any other manner permitted by the IRS and approved by us. The Owner’s spouse may continue the Contract (see Death BenefitsSpousal Continuation). In addition, there may be legal requirements that limit the recipient’s Annuity Options and the timing of any payments. A recipient should consult a qualified tax advisor before making a death benefit election.

The death benefit proceeds will be paid to the first among the following who is (1) living; or (2) an entity or corporation entitled to receive the death benefit proceeds, in the following order:

·  Owner,

·  Joint Owner,

· Contingent Owner,

· Beneficiary, or

· Contingent Beneficiary.

If none are living (or if there is no entity or corporation entitled to receive the death benefit proceeds), the proceeds will be payable to the Owner’s Estate.

Death Benefit Amount

The Death Benefit Amount as of any Business Day before the Annuity Date is equal to the greater of:

· your Contract Value as of that day, or

· your aggregate Purchase Payments reduced by an amount for each withdrawal, which is calculated by multiplying the aggregate Purchase Payments received before each withdrawal by the ratio of the amount of the withdrawal, including any withdrawal charge, to the Contract Value immediately prior to each withdrawal. The reduction made, when the Contract Value is less than aggregate Purchase Payments made into the Contract, may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

We calculate the Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date and the death benefit will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section above.

See APPENDIX G: DEATH BENEFIT AMOUNT AND STEPPED-UP DEATH BENEFIT SAMPLE CALCULATIONS.

Spousal Continuation

Generally, a sole designated recipient who is the Owner’s spouse may elect to become the Owner (and sole Annuitant if the deceased Owner had been the Annuitant) and continue the Contract until the earliest of the spouse’s death, the death of the Annuitant, or the Annuity Date, except in the case of a Qualified Contract issued under section 403 of the Code. The spousal continuation election must be made by the fifth anniversary of the death of the Contract Owner for Non-Qualified Contracts, or by December 31 of the calendar year in which the fifth anniversary of the Contract Owner’s death falls for Qualified Contracts. On the Notice Date, if the surviving spouse is deemed to have continued the Contract, we will set the Contract Value equal to the death benefit proceeds that would have been payable to the spouse as the deemed Beneficiary/designated recipient of the death benefit proceeds.

This “Add-In Amount” is the difference between the Contract Value and the death benefit proceeds that would have been payable. The Add-In Amount will be added to the Contract Value on the Notice Date. There will not be an adjustment to the Contract Value if the Contract Value is equal to or greater than the death benefit proceeds as of the Notice Date. The Add-In Amount will be allocated among Investment Options in accordance with the current allocation instructions for the Contract and may be, under certain circumstances, considered earnings. The Add-In Amount is not treated as a new Purchase Payment.

A Joint or Contingent Owner who is the designated recipient, but not the Owner’s spouse, may not continue the Contract. Under IRS Guidelines, once a surviving spouse continues the Contract, the Contract may not be continued again in the event the surviving spouse remarries. If you have purchased an optional living benefit Rider, please refer to the Rider attached to your Contract to determine how any guaranteed amounts may be affected when a surviving spouse continues the Contract.

Example: On the Notice Date, the Owner’s surviving spouse elects to continue the Contract. On that date, the death benefit proceeds were $100,000 and the Contract Value was $85,000. Since the surviving spouse elected to continue the Contract in lieu of receiving the death benefit proceeds, we will increase the Contract Value by an Add-In Amount of $15,000 ($100,000 - $85,000 = $15,000). If the Contract Value on the Notice Date was $100,000 or higher, then nothing would be added to the Contract Value.

The continuing spouse is subject to the same fees, charges and expenses applicable to the deceased Owner of the Contract.

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Death of Annuitant

If a sole surviving Annuitant dies before the Annuity Date, the amount of the death benefit will be equal to the Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date and will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section.

If there is more than one Annuitant and an Annuitant who is not an Owner dies, no death benefit proceeds will be payable (unless owned by a Non-Natural Owner). The designated sole Annuitant will then be the first living person in the following order:

· a surviving Joint Annuitant, or

· a surviving Contingent Annuitant.

Death of Owner

The amount of the death benefit will be the Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date and will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section if:

· a Contract Owner who is an Annuitant dies before the Annuity Date, or

· a Contract Owner, who is not an Annuitant, and the Annuitant die simultaneously.

If a Contract Owner who is not an Annuitant dies before the Annuity Date, the death benefit proceeds will be equal to your Contract Value as of the Notice Date and will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section and in accordance with the federal income tax distribution at death rules discussed in the FEDERAL TAX ISSUES section.

Non-Natural Owner

If you are a Non-Natural Owner of a Contract other than a Contract issued under a Qualified Plan as defined in Section 401 or 403 of the Code, the Primary Annuitant will be treated as the Owner of the Contract for purposes of the Non-Qualified Contract Distribution Rules. If there are Joint or Contingent Annuitants, the death benefit proceeds will be payable on proof of death of the first Annuitant. If there is a change in the Primary Annuitant prior to the Annuity Date, such change will be treated as the death of the Owner (however, under the terms of your Contract, you cannot change the Primary Annuitant). The Death Benefit Amount will be: (a) the Contract Value, if the Non-Natural Owner elects to maintain the Contract and reinvest the Contract Value into the contract in the same amount as immediately prior to the distribution; or (b) the Contract Value, less any Annual Fee, withdrawal charge and premium taxes and/or other taxes, if the Non-Natural Owner elects a cash distribution and will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefits Proceeds section and in accordance with the federal income tax distribution at death rules discussed in the FEDERAL TAX ISSUES section.

Non-Qualified Contract Distribution Rules

The Contract is intended to comply with all applicable provisions of Code Section 72(s) and any successor provision, as deemed necessary by us to qualify the Contract as an annuity contract for federal income tax purposes. If an Owner of a Non-Qualified Contract dies before the Annuity Date, distribution of the death benefit proceeds must begin within 1 year after the Owner’s death or complete distribution within 5 years after the Owner’s death. In order to satisfy this requirement, the designated recipient must receive a final lump sum payment by the 5th anniversary of the Contract Owner’s death, or elect to receive an annuity for life or over a period that does not exceed the life expectancy of the designated recipient with annuity payments that start within 1 year after the Owner’s death or, if permitted by the IRS, elect to receive a systematic distribution over a period not exceeding the beneficiary’s life expectancy using a method that would be acceptable for purposes of calculating the minimum distribution required under section 401(a)(9) of the Code. If an election to receive an annuity is not made within 60 days of our receipt of proof, In Proper Form, of the Owner’s death or, if earlier, 60 days (or shorter period as we permit) prior to the 1st anniversary of the Owner’s death, the option to receive annuity payments is no longer available. If a Non-Qualified Contract has Joint Owners, this requirement applies to the first Contract Owner to die.

The Owner may designate that the Beneficiary will receive death benefit proceeds through annuity payments for life or life with Period Certain. The Owner must designate the payment method in writing in a form acceptable to us. The Owner may revoke the designation only in writing and only in a form acceptable to us. Once the Owner dies, the Beneficiary cannot revoke or modify the Owner’s designation.

Qualified Contract Distribution Rules

Under IRS regulations and our administrative procedures, if the Contract is owned under a Qualified Plan as defined in Sections 401, 403, 408, or 408A of the Code and the Annuitant dies before the Required Beginning Date, the payment of any death benefit proceeds must be made to the designated recipient in accordance with one of two rules. One rule generally requires the death benefit proceeds to commence distribution by December 31 of the calendar year following the calendar year of the Annuitant’s death and continue over the life of his or her Beneficiary (the “life expectancy method”). The second rule requires distribution of the entire death benefit proceeds no later than December 31 of the calendar year in which the 5th anniversary of the Annuitant’s death falls (the “five-year rule”), and is only available on Contracts where the Annuitant dies before their RMDs have begun.

However, the life expectancy method and the five-year rule are modified if the sole primary Beneficiary is a surviving spouse. If the surviving spouse elects not to do an eligible rollover to an IRA or another existing eligible plan in his or her name, then he or she will

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be subject to the five-year rule. However, the surviving spouse may waive the five-year requirement and elect to take distributions over his or her life expectancy. If the surviving spouse elects to defer the commencement of required distributions beyond the 1st anniversary of the Annuitant’s death, the surviving spouse may defer required distributions until the later of:

· December 31 of the year following the year the Annuitant died, or

· December 31 of the year in which the deceased Annuitant would have turned 70½.

You are responsible for monitoring distributions that must be taken to meet IRS guidelines.

If the Annuitant dies after the commencement of RMDs (except in the case of a Roth IRA when RMDs do not apply) but before the Annuitant’s entire interest in the Contract (other than a Roth IRA) has been distributed, the remaining interest in the Contract must be distributed to the designated recipient at least as rapidly as under the distribution method in effect at the time of the Annuitant’s death.

Stepped-Up Death Benefit

This optional Rider offers you the ability to lock in market gains for your beneficiaries with a stepped-up death benefit, which is the highest Contract Value on any previous Contract Anniversary (prior to the Annuitant’s 81st birthday) increased by the amount of additional Purchase Payments and less an adjusted amount for each withdrawal.

Purchasing the Rider

You may purchase this optional Rider at the time your application is completed. You may not purchase this Rider after the Contract Date. This Rider may only be purchased if the age of each Annuitant is 75 or younger on the Contract Date.

How the Rider Works

If you purchase this Rider at the time your application is completed, upon the death of the sole surviving Annuitant (first Annuitant for Non-Natural Owners), or the first Owner who is also an Annuitant, prior to the Annuity Date, the death benefit proceeds will be equal to the greater of (a) or (b) below:

(a) the Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date.

The Death Benefit Amount as of any day before the Annuity Date is equal to the greater of:

· your Contract Value as of that day, or

· your aggregate Purchase Payments reduced by an amount for each withdrawal, which is calculated by multiplying the aggregate Purchase Payments received before each withdrawal by the ratio of the amount of the withdrawal, including any withdrawal charge, to the Contract Value immediately prior to each withdrawal. The reduction made, when the Contract Value is less than aggregate Purchase Payments made into the Contract, may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

(b) the Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date.

The actual Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount is calculated only when death benefit proceeds become payable as a result of the death of the sole surviving Annuitant (first Annuitant for Non-Natural Owners), or the first death of an Owner who is also an Annuitant, prior to the Annuity Date and is determined as follows:

First we calculate what the Death Benefit Amount would have been as of your first Contract Anniversary and each subsequent Contract Anniversary that occurs while the Annuitant is living and before the Annuitant reaches his or her 81st birthday (each of these Contract Anniversaries is a “Milestone Date”).

We then adjust the Death Benefit Amount for each Milestone Date by:

· adding the aggregate amount of any Purchase Payments received by us since the Milestone Date, and

· subtracting an amount for each withdrawal that has occurred since that Milestone Date, which is calculated by multiplying the Death Benefit Amount before the withdrawal by the ratio of the amount of each withdrawal that has occurred since that Milestone Date, including any withdrawal charge, to the Contract Value immediately prior to the withdrawal. The reduction made, when the Contract Value is less than aggregate Purchase Payments made into the Contract, may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

The highest of these adjusted Death Benefit Amounts for each Milestone Date, as of the Notice Date, is your Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount if you purchase this Rider. Calculation of any actual Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount is only made once death benefit proceeds become payable under your Contract.

Any death benefit paid under this Rider will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section above.

See APPENDIX G: DEATH BENEFIT AMOUNT AND STEPPED-UP DEATH BENEFIT SAMPLE CALCULATIONS.

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Termination

The Rider will remain in effect until the earlier of:

· the date a full withdrawal of the amount available for withdrawal is made under the Contract,

· the date death benefit proceeds become payable under the Contract,

· the date the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

The Rider may not otherwise be cancelled.

WITHDRAWALS

Optional Withdrawals

You may, on or prior to your Annuity Date, withdraw all or a portion of the amount available under your Contract while the Annuitant is living and your Contract is in force. You may surrender your Contract and make a full withdrawal at any time. If you surrender your Contract it will be terminated as of the Effective Date of the withdrawal. Beginning 30 days after your Contract Date, you also may make partial withdrawals from your Investment Options at any time. Currently, we are not requiring the 30-day waiting period on partial withdrawals, but we reserve the right to require a 30-day waiting period on partial withdrawals in the future. You may request to withdraw a specific dollar amount or a specific percentage of an Account Value or your Net Contract Value. You may choose to make your withdrawal from specified Investment Options. If you do not specify Investment Options, your withdrawal will be made from all of your Investment Options proportionately.

Each partial withdrawal must be for $500 or more. Pre-authorized partial withdrawals must be at least $250, except for pre-authorized withdrawals distributed by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), which must be at least $100. If your partial withdrawal from an Investment Option would leave a remaining Account Value in that Investment Option of less than $500, we also reserve the right, at our option and with prior written notice, to transfer that remaining amount to your other Investment Options on a proportionate basis relative to your most recent allocation instructions.

If your partial withdrawal leaves you with a Net Contract Value of less than $1,000, or if your partial withdrawal request is for an amount exceeding the amount available for withdrawal, as described in the Amount Available for Withdrawal section below, we have the right, at our option, to terminate your Contract and send you the withdrawal proceeds. However, we will not terminate your Contract if a partial withdrawal reduces the Net Contract Value to an amount less than $1,000 and there is an optional withdrawal benefit rider in effect. Partial withdrawals from any fixed option in any Contract Year may be subject to restrictions.

See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

Distributions made due to divorce instructions or under Code Section 72(t)/72(q) (substantially equal periodic payments) are treated as withdrawals for Contract purposes and may result in a withdrawal charge assessment.

Amount Available for Withdrawal

The amount available for withdrawal is your Net Contract Value (Contract Value less Contract Debt) at the end of the Business Day on which your withdrawal request is effective, less any applicable Annual Fee, optional Rider Charges, withdrawal charge, and any charge for premium taxes and/or other taxes. The amount we send to you (your “withdrawal proceeds”) will also reflect any required or requested federal and state income tax withholding. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES and THE GENERAL ACCOUNT. If you own optional Riders, taking a withdrawal before a certain age or a withdrawal that is greater than the allowed annual withdrawal amount under a Rider, may result in adverse consequences such as a reduction in Rider benefits or the failure to receive lifetime withdrawals under the Rider.

You assume investment risk on Purchase Payments in the Subaccounts. As a result, the amount available to you for withdrawal from any Subaccount may be more or less than the total Purchase Payments you have allocated to that Subaccount.

Withdrawals Free of a Withdrawal Charge

Subject to the amount available for withdrawal provisions described above, during a Contract Year you may withdraw your Earnings plus your “eligible Purchase Payments” without incurring a withdrawal charge. Eligible Purchase Payments include 10% of all remaining Purchase Payments at the beginning of a Contract Year that have an “age” of less than 4 years, plus 10% of any Purchase Payments received during the Contract Year plus 100% of any remaining Purchase Payments that have an age of 4 years or more. Our calculations of the withdrawal charge deduct this “free 10%” from your “oldest” Purchase Payment that is still subject to the withdrawal charge. For purposes of determining the free withdrawal amounts, withdrawal of mandatory required distributions from certain Qualified Plans are included within the calculations. Any portion of your eligible Purchase Payments not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year.

Example: You make an initial Purchase Payment of $10,000 in Contract Year 1, and make additional Purchase Payments of $1,000 and $6,000 in Contract Year 2. With Earnings, your Contract Value in Contract Year 3 is $19,000. In Contract Year 3, you may withdraw $3,700 free of the withdrawal charge (your remaining Purchase Payments were $17,000, so 10% of that total equals $1,700,

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plus you had $2,000 of Earnings). After this withdrawal, your Contract Value is $15,300. In Contract Year 4, your Contract Value equals $12,500; you may withdraw $9,000 [$8,300 (remaining amount of your initial $10,000 Purchase Payment that in Contract Year 4 is free of withdrawal charges) plus $700 (10% of $7,000 additional Purchase Payments)].

The free 10% may also apply to redemptions made after the Annuity Date. See ANNUITIZATION – Choosing Your Annuity OptionAnnuity Options for Free Withdrawal amounts that apply to redemptions after the Annuity Date.

Qualified Contracts have special restrictions on withdrawals. For purposes of determining the free withdrawal amounts, withdrawal of mandatory required distributions from certain Qualified Contracts are included within the calculations. For additional information, see Special Restrictions Under Qualified Plans below.

Pre-Authorized Withdrawals

If your Contract Value is at least $5,000, you may select the pre-authorized withdrawal option, and you may choose monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual withdrawals. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum Contract Value amount but we reserve the right to enforce the minimum amount in the future. Each withdrawal must be for at least $250, except for withdrawals distributed by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), which must be at least $100. Each pre-authorized withdrawal is subject to federal income tax on its taxable portion and may be subject to a tax penalty of 10% if you have not reached age 59½. Pre-authorized withdrawals cannot be used to continue the Contract beyond the Annuity Date. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES and THE GENERAL ACCOUNT. Additional information and options are set forth in the SAI. If you have a guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit rider in effect, pre-authorized withdrawals cannot take place on your Contract Anniversary.

Special Requirements for Withdrawals and Payments to Third Party Payees

If you wish to have a full or partial withdrawal check made payable to a third-party payee, you must provide complete instructions and the request may require an original signature and/or signature guarantee.

Special Restrictions Under Qualified Plans

Qualified Plans may have additional rules regarding withdrawals from a Contract purchased under such a Plan. In general, if your Contract was issued under certain Qualified Plans, you may not withdraw amounts attributable to contributions made pursuant to a salary reduction agreement (as defined in Section 402(g)(3)(A) of the Code) or to transfers from a custodial account (as defined in Section 403(b)(7) of the Code) except in cases of your:

· severance from employment,

·  death,

·  disability as defined in Section 72(m)(7) of the Code,

· distributions upon termination of a Qualified Plan,

· reaching age 59½, or

· hardship as defined for purposes of Section 401 of the Code.

These limitations do not affect certain rollovers or exchanges between Qualified Plans, and do not apply to rollovers from these Qualified Plans to an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity. In the case of a 403(b) plan, these limitations do not apply to certain salary reduction contributions made, and investment results earned, prior to dates specified in the Code.

Hardship withdrawals under the exception provided above are restricted to amounts attributable to salary reduction contributions, and do not include investment results. This additional restriction does not apply to salary reduction contributions made, or investment results earned, prior to dates specified in the Code.

Certain distributions, including rollovers, may be subject to mandatory withholding of 20% for federal income tax and to a tax penalty of 10% if the distribution is not transferred directly to the trustee of another Qualified Plan, or to the custodian of an individual retirement account or issuer of an individual retirement annuity. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES. Distributions may also trigger withholding for state income taxes. The tax and ERISA rules relating to withdrawals from Contracts issued to Qualified Plans are complex. We are not the administrator of any Qualified Plan. You should consult your qualified tax advisor and/or your Plan Administrator before you withdraw any portion of your Contract Value.

Effective Date of Withdrawal Requests

Withdrawal requests are normally effective on the Business Day we receive them In Proper Form. If you make Purchase Payments by check and submit a withdrawal request immediately afterwards, payment of your withdrawal proceeds may be delayed until we receive confirmation in our Annuities administrative office that your check has cleared.

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Tax Consequences of Withdrawals

All withdrawals, including pre-authorized withdrawals, will generally have federal income tax consequences, which could include tax penalties. You should consult with a qualified tax advisor before making any withdrawal or selecting the pre-authorized withdrawal option. See FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Right to Cancel (“Free Look”)

You may return your Contract for cancellation and a refund during your Free Look period. Your Free Look period is usually the 10-day period beginning on the day you receive your Contract. If you are replacing another annuity contract or life insurance policy, the Free Look period ends 60 days after you receive your Contract.

The amount of your refund may be more or less than the Purchase Payments you have made. If you return your Contract, it will be cancelled as of the date we receive your Contract. You will then receive a refund of your Contract Value, based upon the next determined Accumulated Unit Value (AUV) after we receive your Contract for cancellation, plus a refund of any amount that may have been deducted as Contract fees and charges, and minus any additional amount credited as described in CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Waivers and Reduced Charges. You bear the investment risk for any additional amount credited. Your refund amount may be subject to income tax consequences, which include tax penalties. You should consult with a qualified tax advisor before cancelling your Contract for a refund.

If your Contract was issued as an IRA and you return your Contract within 7 calendar days after you receive it, we will return the greater of your Purchase Payments (less any withdrawals made) or the Contract Value.

Your Purchase Payments are allocated to the Investment Options you indicated on your application, unless otherwise required by state law. If state law requires that your Purchase Payments must be allocated to Investment Options different than you requested, we will comply with state requirements. At the end of the Free Look period, we will allocate your Purchase Payments based on your allocation instructions.

You will find a complete description of the Free Look period and amount to be refunded that applies to your Contract on the Contract’s cover page.

OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS

General Information

Optional Riders are subject to availability (including state availability) and may be discontinued for purchase at anytime without prior notice. Before purchasing any optional Rider, make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions and consult with your financial advisor for advice on whether an optional Rider is appropriate for you. We reserve the right to only allow the purchase of an optional living benefit Rider at Contract issue. Your election to purchase an optional Rider must be received In Proper Form.

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments for any Rider, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own, and you will not be able to increase your Contract Value or increase any protected amounts under your optional living benefit rider by making additional Purchase Payments into your Contract. We may reject or restrict additional Purchase Payments to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in current economic factors or general market conditions). If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will provide at least 30 days advance written notice. See the Subsequent Purchase Payments subsection of the riders for additional information.

Living benefit riders available through this Contract, for an additional cost, are categorized as guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit or guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit riders. The following is a list (which may change from time to time) of riders currently available:

Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit

· Enhanced Income Select (Single or Joint)

· CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single or Joint)

· CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single or Joint)

· Income Access Select

The guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit riders focus on providing an income stream for life or over a certain period through withdrawals during the accumulation phase, if certain conditions are met. The riders have the same basic structure with differences in the percentage that may be withdrawn each year, how long the withdrawals may last (for example, certain number of years, for a single life or for joint lives), and what age lifetime withdrawals may begin, if applicable. The riders also offer the potential to lock in market gains on each Contract Anniversary which may increase the annual amount you may withdraw each year under the rider. The riders provide an income stream regardless of market performance, even if your Contract Value is reduced to zero.

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Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit

· Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select

The guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit rider focuses on providing principal protection, if certain conditions are met. If your Contract Value is less than the protected amount at the end of a 10-year term, we will make up the difference by making a one-time addition to your Contract Value. The rider also offers the potential to increase the protected amount by locking in any Contract Value increases after a certain number of years. If you lock in any Contract Value increases, the new protected amount will equal your Contract Value and a new 10-year term will begin.

You can find complete information about each optional rider and its key features and benefits below.

You may purchase an optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary (if available). In addition, if you purchase a Rider within 60 days after the Contract Date or, if available, within 60 days after any Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date will be that Contract Date or Contract Anniversary. Your election to purchase an optional Rider must be received In Proper Form.

Distributions made due to a request for partial annuitization, divorce instructions or under Code Section 72(t)/72(q) (substantially equal periodic payments) are treated as withdrawals for Contract purposes and may adversely affect Rider benefits.

Taking a withdrawal before a certain age or a withdrawal that is greater than the annual withdrawal amount (“excess withdrawal”) under a particular Rider may result in adverse consequences such as a permanent reduction in Rider benefits or the failure to receive lifetime withdrawals under a Rider. If you would like to make an excess withdrawal and are uncertain how an excess withdrawal will reduce your future guaranteed withdrawal amounts, then you may contact us prior to requesting the withdrawal to obtain a personalized, transaction specific calculation showing the effect of the excess withdrawal.

Some optional riders allow for owner elected Resets/Step-Ups. If you elect to Reset/Step-Up, your election must be received, In Proper Form, within 60 days after the Contract Anniversary (“60 day period”) on which the Reset/Step-Up is effective. We may, at our sole discretion, allow Resets/Step-Ups after the 60 day period. We reserve the right to refuse a Reset/Step-Up request after the 60 day period regardless of whether we may have allowed you or others to Reset/Step-Up in the past. Each Contract Anniversary starts a new 60 day period in which a Reset/Step-Up may be elected.

Some broker/dealers may limit their clients from purchasing some optional Riders based upon the client’s age or other factors. You should work with your financial advisor to decide whether an optional Rider is appropriate for you.

Taking a loan while an optional living benefit Rider is in effect will terminate your Rider. Work with your financial advisor before taking a loan.

Work with your financial advisor to review the different riders available for purchase, how they function, how the riders differ from one another, and to understand all of the terms and conditions of an optional rider prior to purchase.

Investment Allocation Requirements

At initial purchase and during the entire time that you own an optional living benefit Rider, you must allocate your entire Contract Value to an asset allocation program or Investment Options we make available for these Riders. You may allocate your Contract Value according to the following requirements:

· 100% to one allowable Asset Allocation Model, or

· 100% among allowable Investment Options.

You may also use the DCA Plus program to transfer amounts to an Asset Allocation Model or among the Investment Options listed below. Currently, the allowable Asset Allocation Models and Investment Options are as follows:

   

Allowable Asset Allocation Models

 

Custom Model2

 

Allowable Investment Options

 

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund

Janus Aspen Series Balanced Portfolio

American Funds IS Managed Risk Asset Allocation Fund

MFS Total Return Series

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund

Pacific Dynamix – Conservative Growth Portfolio

DFA Balanced Allocation Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Moderate Growth Portfolio

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager 60% Portfolio

Pacific Dynamix – Growth Portfolio2

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation

Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Conservative Portfolio

Portfolio Optimization Moderate-Conservative Portfolio

Franklin Founding Funds Allocation VIP Fund2

Portfolio Optimization Moderate Portfolio

GE Investments Total Return Fund

Portfolio Optimization Growth Portfolio2

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Portfolio Optimization Aggressive-Growth Portfolio1

1  Only available for optional living benefit riders with a Rider Effective Date before January 1, 2009.

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2 Only available for optional living benefit riders with a Rider Effective Date before May 1, 2012.

You may transfer your entire Contract Value between an allowable Asset Allocation Model and allowable Investment Options, between allowable Asset Allocation Models or between allowable Investment Options, subject to certain transfer limitations and availability. See HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATEDTransfers and Market-timing Restrictions. Keep in mind that you must allocate your entire Contract Value to either one allowable Asset Allocation Model or among the allowable Investment Options. If you do not allocate your entire Purchase Payment or Contract Value according to the requirements above, your Rider will terminate.

Allowable Asset Allocation Models – Custom Model. You may also make transfers between the Investment Options available under the Custom Model program as long as you follow the Custom Model parameters. However, if you make transfers, subsequent Purchase Payments or change the allocation percentages within your Custom Model and they do not comply with the Custom Model parameters, you will no longer be participating in the Custom Model program and your Rider will terminate. See HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATED Custom Model for information about the program.

Allowable Investment Options. You may allocate your entire Contract Value among any of the allowable Investment Options listed in the table above.

By adding an optional living benefit Rider to your Contract, you agree to the above referenced investment allocation requirements for the entire period that you own a Rider. These requirements may limit the number of Investment Options that are otherwise available to you under your Contract. We reserve the right to add, remove or change allowable asset allocation programs or allowable Investment Options at any time. We may make such a change due to a fund reorganization, fund substitution, to help protect our ability to provide the guarantees under these riders (for example, changes in an underlying portfolio’s investment objective and principal investment strategies, or changes in general market conditions), or otherwise. Generally, a change to an existing allowable Investment Option will not require you to reallocate or transfer the total amount of Contract Value allocated to an affected Investment Option, except when an underlying portfolio is liquidated by a determination of its Board of Directors or by a fund substitution. If a change is required that will result in a reallocation or transfer of an existing Investment Option, we will provide you with reasonable notice (generally 90 calendar days unless we are required to give less notice) prior to the effective date of such change to allow you to reallocate your Contract Value to maintain your rider benefits. If you do not reallocate your Contract Value your rider will terminate.

We will send you written notice in the event any transaction made by you will involuntarily cause the Rider to terminate for failure to invest according to the investment allocation requirements. However, you will have 30 calendar days starting from the date of our written notice (“30 day period”), to instruct us to take appropriate corrective action to continue participation in an allowable asset allocation program or allowable Investment Options to continue the Rider. If you take appropriate corrective action and continue the Rider, the Rider benefits and features available immediately before the terminating event will remain in effect.

Asset allocation does not guarantee future results, ensure a profit, or protect against losses. The investment allocation requirements may reduce overall volatility in investment performance, may reduce investment returns, and may reduce the likelihood that we will be required to make payments under the optional living benefit riders. The reduction in volatility permits us to more effectively provide the guarantees under the Contract. Certain of the asset allocation portfolios that are allowable Investment Options, including the Pacific Select Fund asset allocation portfolios, may use futures and options to reduce the portfolios’ equity exposure during periods when market indicators suggest high market volatility. This strategy is designed to reduce the risk of market losses from investing in equity securities. However, this strategy may result in periods of underperformance, including periods when specified benchmark indexes are appreciating but market volatility is high. As a result, your Contract Value may increase less than it would have without these defensive actions.

Multiple Rider Ownership

Only one guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time. Only one guaranteed minimum income benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time. Only one guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit rider may be owned or in effect at the same time.

Withdrawal Benefit Rider Exchanges

Subject to availability, you may elect to exchange among the following withdrawal benefit Riders:

     

FROM

TO

WHEN

Income Access Select

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

Enhanced Income Select (Single)

Enhanced Income Select (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

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FROM

TO

WHEN

Enhanced Income Select (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

Income Access

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single) or (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single) or (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

CoreIncome Advantage

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

CoreIncome Advantage 5

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

CoreProtect Advantage

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select 
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

Lifetime Income Access Plus

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)
CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

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FROM

TO

WHEN

Flexible Lifetime Income (Single) or (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single) or (Joint)

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

Foundation 10

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

Automatic Income Builder

Enhanced Income Select (Single) or (Joint)
Income Access Select
CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) or (Joint)

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd Contract Anniversary measured from the Contract issue date.

When you elect an exchange, you are terminating your existing Rider and purchasing a new Rider. The Initial Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance (if applicable) under the new Rider will be equal to the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary. Generally, if your Contract Value is lower than the Protected Payment Base under your existing Rider, your election to exchange from one rider to another may result in a reduction in the Protected Payment Base and any applicable Protected Payment Amount, Enhanced Income Amount and Remaining Protected Balance that may be applied. In other words, your existing protected balances will not carryover to the new Rider. If you elect an exchange, you will be subject to the charge and the terms and conditions for the new Rider in effect at the time of the exchange. Only one exchange may be elected each Contract Year. In addition, there are withdrawal percentages, annual credit percentages, and lifetime income age requirements that differ between the Riders listed above. Work with your financial advisor prior to electing an exchange.

Accumulation Benefit Rider Exchanges

Subject to availability, you may elect to exchange among the following accumulation benefit Riders:

     

FROM

TO

WHEN

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 (GPA 3)

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 5 (GPA 5)

Guaranteed Protection Advantage (GPA)

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select

On any Contract Anniversary.

When you elect an exchange, you are terminating your existing Rider and purchasing a new Rider. The initial Guaranteed Protection Amount under the new Rider will be equal to the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary. Generally, if your Contract Value is lower than the Guaranteed Protection Amount under your existing Rider, your election to exchange from one rider to another may result in a reduction in the Guaranteed Protection Amount. In other words, your existing Guaranteed Protection Amount will not carryover to the new Rider. If you elect an exchange, you will be subject to the charge and the terms and conditions for the new Rider in effect at the time of the exchange. Only one exchange may be elected each Contract Year. In addition, there are Step-Up eligibility requirements that differ between the Riders listed above. Work with your financial advisor prior to electing an exchange.

Optional Riders Not Available for Purchase

The CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Single), CoreIncome Advantage Plus (Joint), CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Single), CoreIncome Advantage 5 Plus (Joint), CoreProtect Advantage, CoreIncome Advantage 5, CoreIncome Advantage, Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Single), Flexible Lifetime Income Plus (Joint), Automatic Income Builder, Flexible Lifetime Income (Single), Flexible Lifetime Income (Joint), Foundation 10, Income Access, Lifetime Income Access Plus, GPA 3, GPA 5 and GIA Plus Riders are no longer

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available for purchase. If you purchased one of these Riders, you will find more information about the Rider in APPENDIX H: OPTIONAL RIDERS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

Enhanced Income Select (Single)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit XV Rider – Single Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the Designated Life is 85 years of age or younger,

· the Owner and Annuitant is the same person (except for Non-Natural Owners),

· the Contract is not issued as an Inherited IRA, Inherited Roth IRA, Inherited TSA or Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

Joint Owners may not purchase this Rider.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Life – The person upon whose life the benefits of this Rider are based. The Owner/Annuitant (or youngest Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) will be the Designated Life. The Designated Life cannot be changed; if a change occurs this Rider will terminate.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the Designated Life is 59½ years of age.

Enhanced Income Amount – When the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), this is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn in a Contract Year under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. The initial Enhanced Income Amount will depend on the age of the Designated Life. If the Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Enhanced Income Amount is equal to zero (0); however, once the Designated Life reaches age 59½, the Enhanced Income Amount will be determined using the age at the time of the first withdrawal or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset. This amount will never be less than zero (0).

Enhanced Income Percentage – When the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), this percentage is used to determine the Enhanced Income Amount. The applicable Enhanced Income Percentage is based on the age of the Designated Life at the time of the first withdrawal, or the first withdrawal after an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Resets occurs (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below).

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount.

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount – Once the Contract Value is zero (0), this is the amount that will be paid each Contract Year. The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount is equal to the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base at the time the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0). This amount will never be less than zero (0).

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage – Once the Contract Value is zero (0), the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage is used to determine the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below).

Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Enhanced Income Amount and the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within sixty (60) days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within sixty (60) days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets and Owner-Elected Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

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How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 59½, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Enhanced Income Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Contract Value equals zero (0). Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets or Owner-Elected Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Contract Value equals zero (0), you will receive the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount until the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Enhanced Income Amount is the applicable Enhanced Income Percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below). If the Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Enhanced Income Amount is zero (0). The Enhanced Income Percentage that will apply will be based on the Designated Life’s age at the time of the first withdrawal or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurs. (See example 7 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of how a different Enhanced Income Percentage may be reached through a reset).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase and an Owner-Elected Reset will increase or decrease the Protected Payment Base depending on the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Enhanced Income Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Enhanced Income Amount and the Contract Value (less the Enhanced Income Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Enhanced Income Amount, see the Withdrawal of Enhanced Income Amount subsection. The Protected Payment Base cannot be withdrawn as a lump sum, is not payable as a death benefit, and is not used in calculating any annuity option available under the Contract.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table

     

Age*

Enhanced Income Percentage when Contract Value is greater than zero

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage when Contract Value equals zero

Before 59½

0%

0%

59½ to 64

5.60%

3.00%

65 to 69

7.10%

70 to 74

7.50%

75 to 79

7.50%

80 and older

7.50%

* The Enhanced Income Percentage is determined by the age of the Designated Life at the time of the first withdrawal on or after age 59½ or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurred.

Withdrawal of Enhanced Income Amount

When the Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Enhanced Income Amount each Contract Year, until the Contract Value is zero (0). The Enhanced Income Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. Any portion of the Enhanced Income Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Enhanced Income Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Enhanced Income Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater

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than the Enhanced Income Amount and the Contract Value (less the Enhanced Income Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Enhanced Income Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen, and

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX A for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the Designated Life is younger than age 59½ when the Contract Value is zero (0) (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

If the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero (0) by a withdrawal that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount, the Rider will terminate and you will not receive payments of the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount.

If the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero (0) by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Enhanced Income Amount, the following will apply:

· the remaining Enhanced Income Amount will be paid for that Contract Year. Starting on the next Contract Anniversary, the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be paid each year until the date of death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero (0)).

The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be calculated by multiplying the Protected Payment Base, at the time the Contract Value equals zero (0), by the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage.

Reset of Protected Payment Base

Regardless of which reset option is used, on and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

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Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Owner-Elected Resets (Non-Automatic). You may, on any Contract Anniversary, elect to reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value.

If you elect this option, your election must be received, In Proper Form, within sixty (60) days after the Contract Anniversary on which the reset is effective. The reset will be based on the Contract Value as of that Contract Anniversary. Your election of this option may result in a reduction in the Protected Payment Base and Enhanced Income Amount. Generally, the reduction will occur when your Contract Value is less than the Protected Payment Base as of the Contract Anniversary you elected the reset. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor prior to electing an Owner-Elected Reset. We will provide you with written confirmation of your election.

Opt Out – Rider Price Changes

If there is a Rider price increase, you can elect to opt out of the most recent rider price increase if the date is within sixty (60) days after a Contract Anniversary date. If you elect to opt out, the following will apply:

· if an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurred on the Contract Anniversary, the Protected Payment Base and the Enhanced Income Amount will revert back to the values in place prior to the reset,

· the Annual Charge percentage will stay the same as it was before the rider price change and it will remain at that percentage as long as the Rider is in effect (the 10-Year Treasury Rate no longer applies, see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Optional Rider Charges),

· no future Automatic or Owner-Elected Resets will be available,

· the applicable Enhanced Income Percentage will be reduced by 1.50% and it will remain at that percentage as long as the Rider is in effect and the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), and

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage will not change.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election, and a Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be less than the amount you may have received under the Enhanced Income Amount prior to annuitizing your Contract.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base, Enhanced Income Amount, and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount under this Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates upon the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, whichever occurs first. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, the surviving spouse may re-purchase this Rider (if available) on any Contract Anniversary. The existing protected balances will not carry over to the new Rider and will be based on the Contract Value at time of re-purchase. Any Rider re-purchases are subject to the Rider terms and conditions at the time of re-purchase. The surviving spouse may elect any of the reset options available under this Rider for subsequent Contract Anniversaries.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits).

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Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the date of the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day we are notified of an ownership change of a Non-Qualified Contract (excluding ownership changes to or from certain trusts or adding or removing the Owner’s spouse),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0) as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0) if the Designated Life is younger than age 59½.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0).

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX A. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

Enhanced Income Select (Joint)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit XV Rider– Joint Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

· the Contract is issued as:

· Non-Qualified Contract (this Rider is not available if the Owner is a trust or other entity), except Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), or

· Qualified Contract under Code Section 408(a), 408(k), 408A, 408(p) or 403(b), except for Inherited IRAs, Inherited Roth IRAs, Inherited TSAs, 401(a), 401(k), Individual(k), or Keogh.

· both Designated Lives are 85 years or younger,

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the Contract must be structured so that upon the death of one Designated Life, the surviving Designated Life may retain or assume ownership of the Contract, and

· any Owner/Annuitant is a Designated Life (except for custodial owned IRA or TSA Contracts).

For purposes of meeting the eligibility requirements, Designated Lives must be any one of the following:

· a sole Owner with the Owner’s Spouse designated as the sole primary Beneficiary,

· Joint Owners, where the Owners are each other’s Spouses, or

· if the Contract is issued as a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the beneficial owner must be the Annuitant and the Annuitant’s Spouse must be designated as the sole primary Beneficiary under the Contract. The custodian, under a custodial owned IRA or TSA, for the benefit of the beneficial owner, may be designated as sole primary Beneficiary provided that the Spouse of the beneficial owner is the sole primary Beneficiary of the custodial account.

If this Rider is added on a Contract Anniversary, naming your Spouse as the Beneficiary to meet eligibility requirements will not be considered a change of Annuitant on the Contract.

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Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Lives (each a “Designated Life”) – Designated Lives must be natural persons who are each other’s spouses on the Rider Effective Date. Designated Lives will remain unchanged while this Rider is in effect.

To be eligible for lifetime benefits, the Designated Life must:

· be the Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA), or

· remain the Spouse of the other Designated Life and be the first in line of succession, as determined under the Contract, for payment of any death benefit.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age.

Enhanced Income Amount – When the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), this is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn in a Contract Year under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. The initial Enhanced Income Amount will depend on the age of the youngest Designated Life. If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Enhanced Income Amount is equal to zero (0); however, once the youngest Designated Life reaches age 59½, the Enhanced Income Amount will be determined using the age at the time of the first withdrawal or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset. This amount will never be less than zero (0).

Enhanced Income Percentage - When the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), this percentage is used to determine the Enhanced Income Amount. The applicable Enhanced Income Percentage is based on the age of the youngest Designated Life at the time of the first withdrawal, or the first withdrawal after an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Resets occurs (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below).

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount.

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount – Once the Contract Value is zero (0), this is the amount that will be paid each Contract Year. The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount is equal to the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base at the time the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0). This amount will never be less than zero (0).

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage – Once the Contract Value is zero (0), the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage is used to determine the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below).

Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Enhanced Income Amount and the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within sixty (60) days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within sixty (60) days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

Spouse – The Owner’s spouse who is treated as the Owner’s spouse pursuant to federal law. If the Contract is a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the Annuitant’s spouse who is treated as the Annuitant’s spouse pursuant to federal law.

Surviving Spouse – The surviving spouse of a deceased Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA).

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets and Owner-Elected Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 59½, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Enhanced Income Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Contract Value equals zero (0). Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets or Owner-Elected Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Contract Value equals zero (0), you will receive the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount until the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Enhanced Income Amount is the applicable Enhanced Income Percentage multiplied by the Protected Payment Base (see the Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table subsection below). If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Enhanced Income Amount

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is zero (0). The Enhanced Income Percentage that will apply will be based on the youngest Designated Life’s age at the time of the first withdrawal or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurs. (See example 7 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of how a different Enhanced Income Percentage may be reached through a reset).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase and an Owner-Elected Reset will increase or decrease the Protected Payment Base depending on the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Enhanced Income Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Enhanced Income Amount and the Contract Value (less the Enhanced Income Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Enhanced Income Amount, see the Withdrawal of Enhanced Income Amount subsection. The Protected Payment Base cannot be withdrawn as a lump sum, is not payable as a death benefit, and is not used in calculating any annuity option available under the Contract.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Enhanced Income Percentages and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage Table

     

Age*

Enhanced Income Percentage when Contract Value is greater than zero

Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage when Contract Value equals zero

Before 59½

0%

0%

59½ to 64

5.10%

3.00%

65 to 69

6.60%

70 to 74

7.00%

75 to 79

7.00%

80 and older

7.00%

* The Enhanced Income Percentage is determined by the age of the youngest Designated Life at the time of the first withdrawal on or after age 59½ or the first withdrawal after an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurred.

Withdrawal of Enhanced Income Amount

When the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Enhanced Income Amount each Contract Year until the Contract Value is zero (0). The Enhanced Income Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. Any portion of the Enhanced Income Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Enhanced Income Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Enhanced Income Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Enhanced Income Amount and the Contract Value (less the Enhanced Income Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Enhanced Income Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX A for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

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Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen,

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only, and

· the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX A for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 59½ when the Contract Value is zero (0) (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

If the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero (0) by a withdrawal that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount, the Rider will terminate and you will not receive payments of the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount.

If the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero (0) by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Enhanced Income Amount, the following will apply:

· the remaining Enhanced Income Amount will be paid for that Contract Year. Starting on the next Contract Anniversary, the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be paid each year until the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero (0)).

The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be calculated by multiplying the Protected Payment Base, at the time the Contract Value equals zero (0), by the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage.

Reset of Protected Payment Base

Regardless of which reset option is used, on and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Owner-Elected Resets (Non-Automatic). You may, on any Contract Anniversary, elect to reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value.

If you elect this option, your election must be received, In Proper Form, within sixty (60) days after the Contract Anniversary on which the reset is effective. The reset will be based on the Contract Value as of that Contract Anniversary. Your election of this option may result in a reduction in the Protected Payment Base and Enhanced Income Amount. Generally, the reduction will occur when your Contract Value is less than the Protected Payment Base as of the Contract Anniversary you elected the reset. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor prior to electing an Owner-Elected Reset. We will provide you with written confirmation of your election.

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Opt Out – Rider Price Changes

If there is a Rider price increase, you can elect to opt out of the most recent rider price increase if the date is within sixty (60) days after a Contract Anniversary date. If you elect to opt out, the following will apply:

· if an Automatic or Owner-Elected Reset occurred on the Contract Anniversary, the Protected Payment Base and the Enhanced Income Amount will revert back to the values in place prior to the reset,

· the Annual Charge percentage will stay the same as it was before the rider price change and it will remain at that percentage as long as the Rider is in effect (the 10-Year Treasury Rate no longer applies, see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Optional Rider Charges),

· no future Automatic or Owner-Elected Resets will be available,

· the applicable Enhanced Income Percentage will be reduced by 1.50% and it will remain at that percentage as long as the Rider is in effect and the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), and

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Percentage will not change.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election, and a Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount will be less than the amount you may have received under the Enhanced Income Amount prior to annuitizing your Contract.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base, Enhanced Income Amount, and Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount under this Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

If the Owner dies and the Surviving Spouse (who is also a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits) elects to continue the Contract in accordance with its terms, the Surviving Spouse may continue to take withdrawals of the Enhanced Income Amount until the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0) and then receive the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount under this Rider, until the day of death of the Surviving Spouse. If the Contract Value is equal to zero (0) when the Owner dies, the Surviving Spouse will receive the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Amount under this Rider, until the day of death of the Surviving Spouse. If no withdrawals have occurred since the Rider Effective Date and the Contract Value is greater than zero (0), the Enhanced Income Percentage and corresponding Enhanced Income Amount will be based on the age when the Surviving Spouse takes a withdrawal. The Surviving Spouse may elect any of the reset options available under this Rider for subsequent Contract Anniversaries.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERSDeath Benefits).

Ownership and Beneficiary Changes

Changes to the Contract Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary designations and changes in marital status, including a dissolution of marriage, may adversely affect the benefits of this Rider. A particular change may make a Designated Life ineligible to receive lifetime income benefits under this Rider. As a result, the Rider may remain in effect and you may pay for benefits that you will not receive. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor and consider your options prior to making any Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary changes to your Contract.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

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· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the date of the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and a Surviving Spouse who chooses to continue the Contract is not a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and the Contract is not continued by a Surviving Spouse who is a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· the date of death of the first Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits, if both Designated Lives are Joint Owners and there is a change in marital status, the Rider will terminate upon the death of the first Designated Life who is a Contract Owner,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day that neither Designated Life is an Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0) as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Enhanced Income Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0) if the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 59½.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero (0).

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX A. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Single)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit XII Rider – Single Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the Designated Life is 85 years of age or younger,

· the Owner and Annuitant is the same person (except for Non-Natural Owners),

· the Contract is not issued as an Inherited IRA, Inherited Roth IRA, Inherited TSA or Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

Joint Owners may not purchase this Rider.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Life – The person upon whose life the benefits of this Rider are based. The Owner/Annuitant (or youngest Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) will be the Designated Life. The Designated Life cannot be changed; if a change occurs this Rider will terminate.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the Designated Life is 59½ years of age.

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and exceeds the Protected Payment Amount.

Protected Payment Amount – The maximum amount that can be withdrawn under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. If the Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to 4% of the Protected Payment Base, less cumulative withdrawals during that Contract Year and will be reset on each Contract Anniversary to 4% of the Protected Payment Base computed on that date. If the Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to zero (0); however, once the Designated Life reaches age 59½, the Protected Payment Amount will equal 4% of the Protected Payment Base and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. The initial Protected Payment Amount will depend upon the age of the Designated Life.

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Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Protected Payment Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 59½, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is 4% of the Protected Payment Base. If the Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is zero (0).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase the Protected Payment Base to the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Protected Payment Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Protected Payment Amount, see the Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount subsection.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount

When the Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. The Protected Payment Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary to 4% of the Protected Payment Base. Any portion of the Protected Payment Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Protected Payment Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Protected Payment Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX B for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Protected Payment Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX B for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

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Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen, and

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX B for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the Designated Life is younger than age 59½ when the Contract Value is zero (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

If the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, the Rider will terminate.

If the Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Protected Payment Amount, the following will apply:

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid each year until the date of death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero).

Reset of Protected Payment Base

On and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract and this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election and a Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Protected Payment Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base and Protected Payment Amount under this

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Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates upon the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, whichever occurs first. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, the surviving spouse may re-purchase this Rider (if available) on any Contract Anniversary. The existing protected balances will not carry over to the new Rider and will be based on the Contract Value at time of re-purchase. Any Rider re-purchases are subject to the Rider terms and conditions at the time of re-purchase.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits).

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the date of the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day we are notified of an ownership change of a Non-Qualified Contract (excluding ownership changes to or from certain trusts or adding or removing the Owner’s spouse),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero if the Designated Life is younger than age 59½.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX B. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

CoreIncome Advantage 4 Select (Joint)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit XII Rider – Joint Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

· the Contract is issued as:

· Non-Qualified Contract (this Rider is not available if the Owner is a trust or other entity), except Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), or

· Qualified Contract under Code Section 408(a), 408(k), 408A, 408(p) or 403(b), except for Inherited IRAs, Inherited Roth IRAs, Inherited TSAs, 401(a), 401(k), Individual(k), or Keogh.

· both Designated Lives are 85 years or younger,

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the Contract must be structured so that upon the death of one Designated Life, the surviving Designated Life may retain or assume ownership of the Contract, and

· any Owner/Annuitant is a Designated Life (except for custodial owned IRA or TSA Contracts).

For purposes of meeting the eligibility requirements, Designated Lives must be any one of the following:

· a sole Owner with the Owner’s Spouse designated as the sole primary Beneficiary,

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· Joint Owners, where the Owners are each other’s Spouses, or

· if the Contract is issued as a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the beneficial owner must be the Annuitant and the Annuitant’s Spouse must be designated as the sole primary Beneficiary under the Contract. The custodian, under a custodial owned IRA or TSA, for the benefit of the beneficial owner, may be designated as sole primary Beneficiary provided that the Spouse of the beneficial owner is the sole primary Beneficiary of the custodial account.

If this Rider is added on a Contract Anniversary, naming your Spouse as the Beneficiary to meet eligibility requirements will not be considered a change of Annuitant on the Contract.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Lives (each a “Designated Life”) – Designated Lives must be natural persons who are each other’s spouses on the Rider Effective Date. Designated Lives will remain unchanged while this Rider is in effect.

To be eligible for lifetime benefits, the Designated Life must:

· be the Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA), or

· remain the Spouse of the other Designated Life and be the first in line of succession, as determined under the Contract, for payment of any death benefit.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age.

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and exceeds the Protected Payment Amount.

Protected Payment Amount – The maximum amount that can be withdrawn under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. If the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to 4% of the Protected Payment Base, less cumulative withdrawals during that Contract Year and will be reset on each Contract Anniversary to 4% of the Protected Payment Base computed on that date. If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to zero (0). However, once the youngest Designated Life reaches age 59½, the Protected Payment Amount will equal 4% of the Protected Payment Base and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. The initial Protected Payment Amount will depend upon the age of the youngest Designated Life.

Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Protected Payment Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

Spouse – The Owner’s spouse who is treated as the Owner’s spouse pursuant to federal law. If the Contract is a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the Annuitant’s spouse who is treated as the Annuitant’s spouse pursuant to federal law.

Surviving Spouse – The surviving spouse of a deceased Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA).

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 59½, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is 4% of the Protected Payment Base. If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 59½ years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is zero (0).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase the Protected Payment Base to the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Protected Payment Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an

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amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Protected Payment Amount, see the Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount subsection.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount

When the youngest Designated Life is 59½ years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. The Protected Payment Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary to 4% of the Protected Payment Base. Any portion of the Protected Payment Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Protected Payment Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Protected Payment Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX B for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Protected Payment Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX B for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen,

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only, and

· the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX B for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 59½ when the Contract Value is zero (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

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If the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, the Rider will terminate.

If the youngest Designated Life is age 59½ or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Protected Payment Amount, the following will apply:

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid each year until the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero).

Reset of Protected Payment Base

On and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract and this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election and a Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Protected Payment Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base and Protected Payment Amount under this Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

If the Owner dies and the Surviving Spouse (who is also a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits) elects to continue the Contract in accordance with its terms, the Surviving Spouse may continue to take withdrawals of the Protected Payment Amount under this Rider, until the Rider terminates.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERSDeath Benefits).

Ownership and Beneficiary Changes

Changes to the Contract Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary designations and changes in marital status, including a dissolution of marriage, may adversely affect the benefits of this Rider. A particular change may make a Designated Life ineligible to receive lifetime income benefits under this Rider. As a result, the Rider may remain in effect and you may pay for benefits that you will not receive. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor and consider your options prior to making any Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary changes to your Contract.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the date of the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

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· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and a Surviving Spouse who chooses to continue the Contract is not a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and the Contract is not continued by a Surviving Spouse who is a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· if both Designated Lives are Joint Owners and there is a change in marital status, the Rider will terminate upon the death of the first Designated Life who is a Contract Owner,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day that neither Designated Life is an Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero if the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 59½.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX B. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Single) 

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit X Rider - Single Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the Designated Life is 85 years of age or younger,

· the Owner and Annuitant is the same person (except for Non-Natural Owners),

· the Contract is not issued as an Inherited IRA, Inherited Roth IRA, Inherited TSA or Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

Joint Owners may not purchase this Rider.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Life – The person upon whose life the benefits of this Rider are based. The Owner/Annuitant (or youngest Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) will be the Designated Life. The Designated Life cannot be changed; if a change occurs this Rider will terminate.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the Designated Life is 65 years of age.

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the Designated Life is age 65 or older and exceeds the Protected Payment Amount.

Protected Payment Amount – The maximum amount that can be withdrawn under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. If the Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to 5% of the Protected Payment Base, less cumulative withdrawals during that Contract Year and will be reset on each Contract Anniversary to 5% of the Protected Payment Base computed on that date. If the Designated Life is younger than 65 years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to zero (0); however, once the Designated Life reaches age 65, the Protected Payment Amount will equal 5% of the Protected Payment Base and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. The initial Protected Payment Amount will depend upon the age of the Designated Life.

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Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Protected Payment Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 65, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is 5% of the Protected Payment Base. If the Designated Life is younger than 65 years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is zero (0).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase the Protected Payment Base to the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Protected Payment Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Protected Payment Amount, see the Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount subsection.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount

When the Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. The Protected Payment Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary to 5% of the Protected Payment Base. Any portion of the Protected Payment Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Protected Payment Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Protected Payment Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX C for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Protected Payment Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX C for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

Required Minimum Distributions

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No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen, and

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX C for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the Designated Life is younger than age 65 when the Contract Value is zero (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

If the Designated Life is age 65 or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, the Rider will terminate.

If the Designated Life is age 65 or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Protected Payment Amount, the following will apply:

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid each year until the date of death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero).

Reset of Protected Payment Base

On and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract and this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election and a Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Protected Payment Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base and Protected Payment Amount under this

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Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates upon the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, whichever occurs first. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, the surviving spouse may re-purchase this Rider (if available) on any Contract Anniversary. The existing protected balances will not carry over to the new Rider and will be based on the Contract Value at time of re-purchase. Any Rider re-purchases are subject to the Rider terms and conditions at the time of re-purchase.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits).

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the date of the death of the Designated Life or when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day we are notified of an ownership change of a Non-Qualified Contract (excluding ownership changes to or from certain trusts or adding or removing the Owner’s spouse),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero if the Designated Life is younger than age 65.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX C. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

CoreIncome Advantage Select (Joint)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit X Rider – Joint Life in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

· the Contract is issued as:

· Non-Qualified Contract (this Rider is not available if the Owner is a trust or other entity), except Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), or

· Qualified Contract under Code Section 408(a), 408(k), 408A, 408(p) or 403(b), except for Inherited IRAs, Inherited Roth IRAs, Inherited TSAs, 401(a), 401(k), Individual(k), or Keogh.

· both Designated Lives are 85 years or younger,

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the Contract must be structured so that upon the death of one Designated Life, the surviving Designated Life may retain or assume ownership of the Contract, and

· any Owner/Annuitant is a Designated Life (except for custodial owned IRA or TSA Contracts).

For purposes of meeting the eligibility requirements, Designated Lives must be any one of the following:

· a sole Owner with the Owner’s Spouse designated as the sole primary Beneficiary,

· Joint Owners, where the Owners are each other’s Spouses, or

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· if the Contract is issued as a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the beneficial owner must be the Annuitant and the Annuitant’s Spouse must be designated as the sole primary Beneficiary under the Contract. The custodian, under a custodial owned IRA or TSA, for the benefit of the beneficial owner, may be designated as sole primary Beneficiary provided that the Spouse of the beneficial owner is the sole primary Beneficiary of the custodial account.

If this Rider is added on a Contract Anniversary, naming your Spouse as the Beneficiary to meet eligibility requirements will not be considered a change of Annuitant on the Contract.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Designated Lives (each a “Designated Life”) – Designated Lives must be natural persons who are each other’s spouses on the Rider Effective Date. Designated Lives will remain unchanged while this Rider is in effect.

To be eligible for lifetime benefits, the Designated Life must:

· be the Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA), or

· remain the Spouse of the other Designated Life and be the first in line of succession, as determined under the Contract, for payment of any death benefit.

Early Withdrawal – Any withdrawal that occurs before the youngest Designated Life is 65 years of age.

Excess Withdrawal – Any withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that occurs after the youngest Designated Life is age 65 or older and exceeds the Protected Payment Amount.

Protected Payment Amount – The maximum amount that can be withdrawn under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. If the youngest Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to 4.5% of the Protected Payment Base, less cumulative withdrawals during that Contract Year and will be reset on each Contract Anniversary to 4.5% of the Protected Payment Base computed on that date. If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 65 years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is equal to zero (0). However, once the youngest Designated Life reaches age 65, the Protected Payment Amount will equal 4.5% of the Protected Payment Base and will be reset each Contract Anniversary. The initial Protected Payment Amount will depend upon the age of the youngest Designated Life.

Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Protected Payment Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset occurs.

Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

Spouse – The Owner’s spouse who is treated as the Owner’s spouse pursuant to federal law. If the Contract is a custodial owned IRA or TSA, the Annuitant’s spouse who is treated as the Annuitant’s spouse pursuant to federal law.

Surviving Spouse – The surviving spouse of a deceased Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA).

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

Beginning at age 65, this Rider guarantees you can withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets of the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

If the youngest Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, the Protected Payment Amount is 4.5% of the Protected Payment Base. If the youngest Designated Life is younger than 65 years of age, the Protected Payment Amount is zero (0).

The Protected Payment Base may change over time. An Automatic Reset will increase the Protected Payment Base to the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Protected Payment Amount will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment

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Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base at the time of withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Protected Payment Amount, see the Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount subsection.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under this Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including an IRA or TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount

When the youngest Designated Life is 65 years of age or older, you may withdraw up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. The Protected Payment Amount will be reduced by the amount withdrawn during the Contract Year and will be reset each Contract Anniversary to 4.5% of the Protected Payment Base. Any portion of the Protected Payment Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year. If a withdrawal does not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Protected Payment Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Protected Payment Amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX D for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Excess Withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, the Protected Payment Base will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Protected Payment Amount.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

Early Withdrawal

If an Early Withdrawal occurs, we will (immediately following the Early Withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in a lower Protected Payment Base. See example 5 in APPENDIX D for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base as a result of an Early Withdrawal.

Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen,

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only, and

· the youngest Designated Life is age 65 or older.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See example 6 in APPENDIX D for numerical examples that describe what occurs when only withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount are made during a Contract Year and when withdrawals of the Annual RMD Amount plus other non-RMD Withdrawals are made during a Contract Year.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 65 when the Contract Value is zero (due to withdrawals, fees, or otherwise), the Rider will terminate.

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If the youngest Designated Life is age 65 or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, the Rider will terminate.

If the youngest Designated Life is age 65 or older and the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Protected Payment Amount, the following will apply:

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid each year until the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency as elected by the Owner, but no less frequently than annually,

· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero).

Reset of Protected Payment Base

On and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base is changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically reset the Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Annuitization

If you annuitize the Contract at the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract and this Rider is still in effect at the time of your election and a Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annuity option is chosen, the annuity payments will be equal to the greater of:

· the Life Only or Joint Life Only fixed annual payment amount based on the terms of your Contract, or

· the Protected Payment Amount in effect at the maximum Annuity Date.

If you annuitize the Contract at any time prior to the maximum Annuity Date specified in your Contract, your annuity payments will be determined in accordance with the terms of your Contract. The Protected Payment Base and Protected Payment Amount under this Rider will not be used in determining any annuity payments. Work with your financial advisor to determine if you should annuitize your Contract before the maximum Annuity Date or stay in the accumulation phase and continue to take withdrawals under the Rider.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

If the Owner dies and the Surviving Spouse (who is also a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits) elects to continue the Contract in accordance with its terms, the Surviving Spouse may continue to take withdrawals of the Protected Payment Amount under this Rider, until the Rider terminates.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERSDeath Benefits).

Ownership and Beneficiary Changes

Changes to the Contract Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary designations and changes in marital status, including a dissolution of marriage, may adversely affect the benefits of this Rider. A particular change may make a Designated Life ineligible to receive lifetime income benefits under this Rider. As a result, the Rider may remain in effect and you may pay for benefits that you will not receive. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor and consider your options prior to making any Owner, Annuitant and/or Beneficiary changes to your Contract.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically terminate on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

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· the date of the death of all Designated Lives eligible for lifetime benefits,

· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and a Surviving Spouse who chooses to continue the Contract is not a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· upon the death of the first Designated Life, if a death benefit is payable and the Contract is not continued by a Surviving Spouse who is a Designated Life eligible for lifetime benefits,

· if both Designated Lives are Joint Owners and there is a change in marital status, the Rider will terminate upon the death of the first Designated Life who is a Contract Owner,

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day that neither Designated Life is an Owner (or Annuitant, in the case of a custodial owned IRA or TSA),

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date (see the Annuitization subsection for additional information),

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero if the youngest Designated Life is younger than age 65.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX D. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

Income Access Select

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefit XIII Rider in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Protected Payment Base is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase this optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any Contract Anniversary provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the age of each Owner and Annuitant is 85 years or younger,

· the Contract is not issued as an Inherited IRA, Inherited Roth IRA Inherited TSA or Non-Qualified Life Expectancy (Stretch), and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

Rider Terms

Annual RMD Amount – The amount required to be distributed each Calendar Year for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) (“Section 401(a)(9)”) and related Code provisions.

Protected Payment Amount – The maximum amount that can be withdrawn each Contract Year under this Rider without reducing the Protected Payment Base. The Protected Payment Amount on any day after the Rider Effective Date is equal to the lesser of:

· 7% of the Protected Payment Base as of that day, less cumulative withdrawals during that Contract Year, or

· The Remaining Protected Balance as of that day.

The Protected Payment Amount will be reset on each Contract Anniversary to 7% of the Protected Payment Base computed on that date. The initial Protected Payment Amount on the Rider Effective Date is equal to 7% of the initial Protected Payment Base.

Protected Payment Base – An amount used to determine the Protected Payment Amount. The Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged except as otherwise described under the provisions of this Rider. The initial Protected Payment Base is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Remaining Protected Balance – The amount available for future withdrawals made under this Rider. The initial Remaining Protected Balance is equal to the initial Purchase Payment, if the Rider Effective Date is on the Contract Date, or the Contract Value, if the Rider Effective Date is on a Contract Anniversary.

Reset Date – Any Contract Anniversary after the Rider Effective Date on which an Automatic Reset or an Owner-Elected Reset occurs.

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Rider Effective Date – The date the guarantees and charges for the Rider become effective. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of the Contract Date, the Rider Effective Date is the Contract Date. If the Rider is purchased within 60 days of a Contract Anniversary, the Rider Effective Date is the date of that Contract Anniversary.

You will find information about an RMD Withdrawal in the Required Minimum Distributions subsection and information about Automatic Resets and Owner-Elected Resets in the Reset of Protected Payment Base subsection below.

How the Rider Works

This Rider allows for withdrawals up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Rider terminates. This Rider does not provide lifetime withdrawal benefits. Beginning with the 1st anniversary of the Rider Effective Date or most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, the Rider provides for Automatic Annual Resets or Owner-Elected Resets of the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value. Once the Rider is purchased, you cannot request a termination of the Rider (see the Termination subsection of this Rider for more information).

The Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance may change over time. An Automatic Reset or Owner-Elected Reset will increase or decrease the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance depending on the Contract Value on the Reset Date. A withdrawal that is less than or equal to the Protected Payment Amount will reduce the Remaining Protected Balance by the amount of the withdrawal and will not change the Protected Payment Base. If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, both the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn. For withdrawals that are greater than the Protected Payment Amount, see the Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount subsection.

For purposes of this Rider, the term "withdrawal" includes any applicable withdrawal charges. Amounts withdrawn under the Rider will reduce the Contract Value by the amount withdrawn and will be subject to the same conditions, limitations, restrictions and all other fees, charges and deductions, if applicable, as withdrawals otherwise made under the provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals under this Rider are not annuity payouts. Annuity payouts generally receive a more favorable tax treatment than other withdrawals.

If your Contract is a Qualified Contract, including a TSA/403(b) Contract, you are subject to restrictions on withdrawals you may take prior to a triggering event (e.g. reaching age 59½, separation from service, disability) and you should consult your tax or legal advisor prior to purchasing this optional guarantee, the primary benefit of which is guaranteeing withdrawals. For additional information regarding withdrawals and triggering events, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUESIRAs and Qualified Plans.

Withdrawal of Protected Payment Amount

While the Rider is in effect, you may make cumulative withdrawals up to the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year, regardless of market performance, until the Remaining Protected Balance equals zero or until the Rider terminates. Any portion of the Protected Payment Amount not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year.

Under your Contract, you may withdraw more than the Protected Payment Amount each Contract Year. However, withdrawals of more than the Protected Payment Amount in a Contract Year will cause an immediate adjustment to the Remaining Protected Balance, the Protected Payment Base, and the Protected Payment Amount.

If a withdrawal does not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the Protected Payment Base will remain unchanged. The Remaining Protected Balance will decrease by the withdrawal amount immediately following the withdrawal.

Withdrawals Exceeding the Protected Payment Amount. If a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, we will (immediately following the withdrawal) reduce the Protected Payment Base on a proportionate basis for the amount in excess of the Protected Payment Amount. We will reduce the Remaining Protected Balance either on a proportionate basis or by the total withdrawal amount, whichever results in the lower Remaining Protected Balance amount. (See example 4 in APPENDIX E for a numerical example of the adjustments to the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance as a result of an excess withdrawal.) If a withdrawal is greater than the Protected Payment Amount and the Contract Value (less the Protected Payment Amount) is lower than the Protected Payment Base, both the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance will be reduced by an amount that is greater than the excess amount withdrawn.

For information regarding taxation of withdrawals, see FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

The amount available for withdrawal under the Contract must be sufficient to support any withdrawal that would otherwise exceed the Protected Payment Amount.

Depletion of Contract Value

If the Contract Value was reduced to zero by a withdrawal (including an RMD Withdrawal) that did not exceed the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to that withdrawal, the following will apply:

· the Protected Payment Amount will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals under a payment frequency, as elected by you, but no less frequently than annually, until the Remaining Protected Balance is reduced to zero,

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· no additional Purchase Payments will be accepted under the Contract,

· any Remaining Protected Balance will not be available for payment in a lump sum or may not be applied to provide payments under an Annuity Option, and

· the Contract will cease to provide any death benefit (amount will be zero).

If the Contract Value is reduced to zero by a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount, the Rider will terminate.

Required Minimum Distributions

No adjustment will be made to the Protected Payment Base as a result of a withdrawal that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount immediately prior to the withdrawal, provided:

· such withdrawal (an “RMD Withdrawal”) is for purposes of satisfying the minimum distribution requirements of Section 401(a)(9) and related Code provisions,

· you have authorized us to calculate and make periodic distribution of the Annual RMD Amount for the Calendar Year required based on the payment frequency you have chosen, and

· the Annual RMD Amount is based on the previous year-end fair market value of this Contract only.

Immediately following an RMD Withdrawal, the Remaining Protected Balance will decrease by the RMD Withdrawal amount.

If the Contract Value is reduced to zero, RMD Withdrawals will cease and any Remaining Protected Balance will be paid under a series of pre-authorized withdrawals in accordance with the terms of the Rider.

We reserve the right to modify or eliminate the treatment of RMD Withdrawals under this Rider if there is any change to the Internal Revenue Code or IRS rules relating to required minimum distributions, including the issuance of relevant IRS guidance. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

See FEDERAL TAX ISSUESQualified ContractsRequired Minimum Distributions.

Reset of Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance

Regardless of which Reset option is used, on and after each Reset Date, the provisions of this Rider shall apply in the same manner as they applied when the Rider was originally issued. The limitations and restrictions on Purchase Payments and withdrawals, the deduction of Rider charges and any future Reset options available on and after the Reset Date, will again apply and will be measured from that Reset Date. A Reset occurs when the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance are changed to an amount equal to the Contract Value as of the Reset Date.

Automatic Reset. On each Contract Anniversary while this Rider is in effect and before the Annuity Date, we will automatically Reset the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value, if the Protected Payment Base is at least $1.00 less than the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

Owner-Elected Resets (Non-Automatic). On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 1st Contract Anniversary, measured from the Rider Effective Date or the most recent Reset Date, whichever is later, you may elect to Reset the Remaining Protected Balance and Protected Payment Base to an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Value.

If you elect this option, your election must be received, In Proper Form, within 60 days after the Contract Anniversary on which the Reset is effective. The Reset will be based on the Contract Value as of that Contract Anniversary. Your election of this option may result in a reduction in the Protected Payment Base, Remaining Protected Balance and Protected Payment Amount. Generally, the reduction will occur when your Contract Value is less than the Protected Payment Base as of the Contract Anniversary you elected the reset. You are strongly advised to work with your financial advisor prior to electing an Owner-Elected Reset. We will provide you with written confirmation of your election.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

If we accept additional Purchase Payments after the Rider Effective Date, we will increase the Protected Payment Base and Remaining Protected Balance by the amount of the Purchase Payments. However, we reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, the surviving spouse may continue to take withdrawals of the Protected Payment Amount under this Rider, until the Remaining Protected Balance is reduced to zero (0). The surviving spouse may elect any of the reset options available under this Rider for subsequent Contract Anniversaries.

The surviving spouse may elect to receive any death benefit proceeds instead of continuing the Contract and Rider (see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits).

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Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. Except as otherwise provided below, the Rider will automatically end on the earliest of:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the day the Remaining Protected Balance is reduced to zero,

· the day we are notified of an ownership change of a Non-Qualified Contract (excluding ownership changes to or from certain trusts or adding or removing the Owner’s spouse),

· when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract (except as provided under the Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract subsection),

· the day the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract,

· the day you exchange this Rider for another withdrawal benefit Rider,

· the Annuity Date, or

· the day the Contract Value is reduced to zero as a result of a withdrawal (except an RMD Withdrawal) that exceeds the Protected Payment Amount.

See the Depletion of Contract Value subsection for situations where the Rider will not terminate when the contract Value is reduced to zero.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX E. The examples provided are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

Guaranteed Protection Advantage 3 Select

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit Rider in the Contract’s Rider.)

Purchasing the Rider

Prior to purchase, you must obtain our approval if your initial Guaranteed Protection Amount is $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase the optional Rider on the Contract Date or on any subsequent Contract Anniversary if:

· the age of any Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is the lesser of:

· 85 years or younger, or

· at least 10 years younger than the maximum annuitization age specified in your Contract,

· the Rider Effective Date is at least 10 years before your selected Annuity Date, and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

How the Rider Works

The Rider will remain in effect, unless otherwise terminated, for a 10-year period (the “Term”) beginning on the Effective Date of the Rider.

On the last day of the Term, we will add an additional amount to your Contract Value if, on that day, the Contract Value is less than the Guaranteed Protection Amount. The additional amount will be equal to the difference between the Contract Value on the last day of the Term and the Guaranteed Protection Amount. The additional amount added to the Contract Value will be considered earnings and allocated to your Investment Options according to your most recent allocation instructions. Additional Purchase Payments that are not part of the Guaranteed Protection Amount (Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term and not included in a Step-Up) will not be included in the benefit calculation at the end of Term.

The Guaranteed Protection Amount is equal to (a) plus (b) minus (c) as indicated below:

(a) is the Contract Value at the start of the Term,

(b) is the amount of each subsequent Purchase Payment received during the first year of the Term, and

(c) is a pro rata adjustment for withdrawals made from the Contract during the Term. The adjustment for each withdrawal is calculated by multiplying the Guaranteed Protection Amount prior to the withdrawal by the ratio of the amount of the withdrawal, including any applicable withdrawal charges, premium taxes, and/or other taxes, to the Contract Value immediately prior to the withdrawal.

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For purposes of determining the Contract Value at the start of the Term, if the Effective Date of the Rider is the Contract Date, the Contract Value is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. If the Effective Date of the Rider is a Contract Anniversary, the Contract Value is equal to the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary. Any subsequent Purchase Payments received after the first year of a Term are not included in the Guaranteed Protection Amount.

If, on the last day of the Term, the Contract is annuitized, or a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, or a full withdrawal is made, the Contract Value will reflect any additional amount owed under the Rider before the payment of any annuity or death benefits, or full withdrawal. No additional amount will be made if the Contract Value on the last day of the Term is greater than or equal to the Guaranteed Protection Amount.

Optional Step-Up in the Guaranteed Protection Amount

On any Contract Anniversary beginning with the 3rd anniversary of the Effective Date of this Rider and before the Annuity Date, you may elect to increase (“Step-Up”) your Guaranteed Protection Amount.

If you elect the optional Step-Up, the following conditions will apply:

· your election of a Step-Up must be received, In Proper Form, within 60 days after the Contract Anniversary on which the Step-Up is effective,

· the Guaranteed Protection Amount will be equal to your Contract Value as of the Effective Date of the Step-Up (“Step-Up Date”),

· a new 10-year Term will begin as of the Step-Up Date, and

· you may not elect another Step-Up until on or after the 3rd anniversary of the latest Step-Up Date.

We will not permit a Step-Up if the new 10-year Term will extend beyond the Annuity Date.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. If we reject or restrict any additional Purchase Payments, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract or any other optional living benefit riders that you may own while this Rider remains in effect.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, then the provisions of the Rider will continue until the end of the Term.

Termination

The Rider will automatically terminate at the end of the Term, or, if earlier on:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the day we receive notification from the Owner to terminate the Rider,

· the date a full withdrawal of the amount available for withdrawal is made under the Contract,

· the day we are notified of an ownership change of a Non-Qualified Contract (excluding ownership changes to or from certain trusts or adding or removing the Owner’s spouse),

· when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract (except as provided under the Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract subsection),

· the date the Contract is terminated according to the provisions of the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

If your request to terminate the Rider is received at our Service Center within 60 days after a Contract Anniversary, the Rider will terminate on that Contract Anniversary. If your request to terminate the Rider is received at our Service Center more than 60 days after a Contract Anniversary, the Rider will terminate the day we receive the request.

If the Rider is terminated, you must wait until a Contract Anniversary that is at least 1 year from the Effective Date of the termination before the Rider may be purchased again (if available).

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX F. The examples are based on certain hypothetical assumptions and are for example purposes only. These examples are not intended to serve as projections of future investment returns.

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Guaranteed Protection Advantage (GPA)

Purchasing the Rider

This Rider is only available if the original Effective Date of the Rider is before April 1, 2003.

You may purchase this Rider on the Contract Date or on any subsequent Contract Anniversary if:

· the age of each Annuitant is 80 years or younger on the date of purchase,

· the date of the purchase is at least 10 years before the Annuity Date, and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the Investment Allocation Requirements.

While this Rider is in full force and in effect, you may continue to make withdrawals from the Contract in accordance with the withdrawal provisions of the Contract. Withdrawals made from the Contract during the Term will be considered in determining the Guaranteed Protection Amount.

How the Rider Works

The Rider will remain in effect, unless otherwise terminated, for a 10-year period (the “Term”) beginning on the Effective Date of the Rider.

On the last day of the Term, we will add an additional amount to your Contract Value if, on that day, the Contract Value is less than a specified amount (the “Guaranteed Protection Amount”). The additional amount will be equal to the difference between the Contract Value on the last day of the Term and the Guaranteed Protection Amount. The additional amount added to the Contract Value will be considered earnings and allocated to your Investment Options according to your most recent allocation instructions.

The Guaranteed Protection Amount is equal to (a) plus (b) minus (c) as indicated below:

(a) is the Contract Value at the start of the Term,

(b) is a percentage of each additional Purchase Payment, as determined from the table below, paid to the Contract during the Term,

       
 

Number of Years Since

Beginning of Term

Percentage of Purchase Payment

Added to Guaranteed Protection Amount

 
 

1 through 4

5

6

7

8 through 10

100%

 
 

90%

 
 

85%

 
 

80%

75%

 

(c) is a pro rata adjustment for withdrawals made from the Contract during the Term. The adjustment for each withdrawal is calculated by multiplying the Guaranteed Protection Amount prior to the withdrawal by the ratio of the amount of the withdrawal, including any applicable withdrawal charges, to the Contract Value immediately prior to the withdrawal.

For purposes of determining the Contract Value at the start of the Term, if the Effective Date of the Rider is the Contract Date, the Contract Value is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. If the Effective Date of the Rider is a Contract Anniversary, the Contract Value is equal to the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary.

If, on the last day of the Term, the Contract is annuitized, the first death of an Owner or the death of the last surviving Annuitant occurs, or a full withdrawal is made, the Contract Value will reflect any additional amount owed under the Rider before the payment of any annuity or death benefits, or full withdrawal.

No additional amount will be made if the Contract Value on the last day of the Term is greater than or equal to the Guaranteed Protection Amount.

You can elect to repurchase the Rider subject to its availability and the then current terms and conditions of the Rider provided:

· all Annuitant(s) are 80 years or younger at the start of the new Term, and

· the new Term does not extend beyond the Annuity Date.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

If the Owner dies during the Term and the surviving spouse of the deceased Owner elects to continue the Contract in accordance with its terms, then the provisions of this Rider will continue until the end of the Term. Subject to the terms of the Rider, the surviving

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spouse may repurchase the Rider for another Term at the then current terms and conditions of the Rider, provided the surviving spouse is age 80 or younger at the start of the new Term and the new Term does not extend beyond the Annuity Date. If the surviving spouse elects to not repurchase the Rider, it will automatically terminate the day immediately following the end of the Term. For more information regarding repurchasing, see the Rider with your Contract.

Termination

The Rider will remain in effect until the earlier of:

· the end of a Term,

· the Contract Anniversary immediately following the date any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the Investment Allocation Requirements,

·  the Contract Anniversary immediately following the date we receive notification from the Owner to terminate this Rider,

· the date a full withdrawal of the amount available for withdrawal is made under the Contract,

· the date of the first death of an Owner or the date of death of the last surviving Annuitant (except as provided under the Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract subsection),

· for Contracts with a Non-Natural Owner, the date of the first death of an Annuitant, including Primary and Joint Annuitants,

· the day you exchange this Rider for another guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit Rider,

· the date the Contract is terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

PACIFIC LIFE & ANNUITY, PACIFIC LIFE, AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT

Pacific Life & Annuity Company (PL&A)

PL&A is a life insurance company domiciled in Arizona. Our operations include life insurance, annuity and institutional products and various other insurance products and services. At the end of 2015, we had total statutory assets of $6,217.1 million.

PL&A is authorized to conduct life insurance and annuity business in Arizona, New York and certain other states. Our executive office is located at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660.

PL&A was incorporated in 1982 under the name of Pacific Financial Life Insurance Company. We merged with Pacific Financial Life Insurance Company of Arizona and assumed the PM Group Life Insurance Company in transferring domicile from California to Arizona, which was completed in 1990. On January 1, 1999, we changed our name to our current name, Pacific Life & Annuity Company.

Our affiliate, Pacific Select Distributors, LLC (PSD), serves as the principal underwriter (distributor) for the Contracts. PSD is located at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660. We and PSD enter into selling agreements with broker-dealers whose financial advisors are authorized by the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services to sell the Contracts.

We may provide you with reports of our ratings both as an insurance company and as to our claims-paying ability with respect to our General Account assets.

Pacific Life

Pacific Life Insurance Company administers the policies sold under this Prospectus. At the end of 2015, Pacific Life had $483.8 billion of individual life insurance and total admitted assets of approximately $113 billion. Pacific Life’s executive office is located at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660.

Separate Account A

Separate Account A was established on January 25, 1999 as a separate account of ours, and is registered with the SEC under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”), as a type of investment company called a “unit investment trust.”

Obligations arising under your Contract are our general corporate obligations. We are also the legal owner of the assets in the Separate Account. Assets of the Separate Account attributed to the reserves and other liabilities under the Contract and other contracts issued by us that are supported by the Separate Account may not be charged with liabilities arising from any of our other business; any income, gain or loss (whether or not realized) from the assets of the Separate Account are credited to or charged against the Separate Account without regard to our other income, gain or loss.

We may invest money in the Separate Account in order to commence its operations and for other purposes, but not to support contracts other than variable annuity contracts. A portion of the Separate Account’s assets may include accumulations of charges we make against the Separate Account and investment results of assets so accumulated. These additional assets are ours and we may transfer them to our General Account at any time; however, before making any such transfer, we will consider any possible adverse

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impact the transfer might have on the Separate Account. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to transfer our assets in the Separate Account to our General Account.

The Separate Account may not be the sole investor in the Funds. Investment in a Fund by other separate accounts in connection with variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts may create conflicts. See the Prospectus and the SAI for the Funds for more information.

FEDERAL TAX ISSUES

The following summary of federal income tax issues is based on our understanding of current tax laws and regulations, which may be changed by legislative, judicial or administrative action. The summary is general in nature and is not intended as tax advice. Moreover, it does not consider any applicable foreign, state or local tax laws. We do not make any guarantee regarding the tax status, federal, foreign, state or local, of any Contract or any transaction involving the Contracts. Accordingly, you should consult a qualified tax advisor for complete information and advice before purchasing a Contract. Additional tax information is included in the SAI. We reserve the right to amend this Contract without the Owner’s consent to reflect any clarifications that may be needed or are appropriate to maintain its tax qualification or to conform this Contract to any applicable changes in the tax qualification requirements.

Diversification Requirements and Investor Control

Section 817(h) of the Code provides that the investments underlying a variable annuity must satisfy certain diversification requirements in order for the contract to be treated as an annuity contract and qualify for tax deferral. We believe the underlying Variable Investment Options for the contract meet these requirements. Details on these diversification requirements appear in the Fund SAIs.

In addition, for a variable annuity contract to qualify for tax deferral, assets in the separate accounts supporting the contract must be considered to be owned by the insurance company and not by the contract owner. Under current U.S. tax law, if a contract owner has excessive control over the investments made by a separate account, or the underlying fund, the contract owner will be taxed currently on income and gains from the account or fund. In other words, in such a case of investor control the contract owner would not derive the tax benefits normally associated with variable annuities. For more information regarding investor control, please refer to the contract SAI.

Taxation of Annuities – General Provisions

Section 72 of the Code governs the taxation of annuities in general, and we designed the Contracts to meet the requirements of Section 72 of the Code. We believe that, under current law, the Contract will be treated as an annuity for federal income tax purposes if the Contract Owner is a natural person or an agent for a natural person, and that we (as the issuing insurance company), and not the Contract Owner(s), will be treated as the owner of the investments underlying the Contract. Accordingly, no tax should be payable by you as a Contract Owner as a result of any increase in Contract Value until you receive money under your Contract. You should, however, consider how amounts will be taxed when you do receive them. The following discussion assumes that your Contract will be treated as an annuity for federal income tax purposes.

Non-Qualified Contracts – General Rules

These general rules apply to Non-Qualified Contracts. As discussed below, however, tax rules may differ for Qualified Contracts and you should consult a qualified tax advisor if you are purchasing a Qualified Contract.

Taxes Payable

A Contract Owner is not taxed on the increases in the value of a Contract until an amount is received or deemed to be received. An amount could be received or deemed to be received, for example, if there is a partial distribution, a lump sum distribution, an Annuity payment or a material change in the Contract or if any portion of the Contract is transferred, pledged or assigned. See the Addition of Optional Rider or Material Change to Contract section below. Increases in Contract Value that are received or deemed to be received are taxable to the Contract Owner as ordinary income. Distributions of net investment income or capital gains that each Subaccount receives from its corresponding Portfolio are automatically reinvested in such Portfolio unless we, on behalf of the Separate Account, elect otherwise. As noted above, you will be subject to federal income taxes on the investment income from your Contract only when it is distributed to you.

Beginning in 2013, any taxable distribution of the investment income from your Contract may also be subject to a net investment income tax of 3.8%. This tax applies to various investment income such as interest, dividends, royalties, payments from annuities, and the disposition of property, but only to the extent a taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income exceeds certain thresholds ($200,000 for individuals/$250,000 if married filing jointly). Please speak to your tax advisor about this tax.

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Non-Natural Persons as Owners

If a contract is not owned or held by a natural person or as agent for a natural person, the contract generally will not be treated as an “annuity” for tax purposes, meaning that the contract owner will be subject to current tax on annual increases in Contract Value at ordinary income rates unless some other exception applies. Certain entities, such as some trusts, may be deemed to be acting as agents for natural persons. Corporations, including S corps, C corps, LLCs, partnerships and FLPs, and tax exempt entities are non-natural persons that will not be deemed to be acting as agents for natural persons.

Addition of Optional Rider or Material Change to Contract

The addition of a rider to the Contract, or a material change in the Contract’s provisions, such as a change in Contract ownership or an assignment of the Contract, could cause it to be considered newly issued or entered into for tax purposes, and thus could cause a taxable event or the Contract to lose certain grandfathered tax status. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.

Taxes Payable on Withdrawals Prior to the Annuity Date

Amounts you withdraw before annuitization, including amounts withdrawn from your Contract Value in connection with partial withdrawals for payment of any charges and fees, will be treated first as taxable income to the extent that your Contract Value exceeds the aggregate of your Purchase Payments reduced by non-taxable amounts previously received (investment in the Contract), and then as nontaxable recovery of your Purchase Payments. Therefore, you include in your gross income the smaller of: a) the amount of the partial withdrawal, or b) the amount by which your Contract Value immediately before you receive the distribution exceeds your investment in the Contract at that time.

Exceptions to this rule are distributions in full discharge of your Contract (a full surrender) or distributions from contracts issued and investments made before August 14, 1982.

If at the time of a partial withdrawal your Contract Value does not exceed your investment in the Contract, then the withdrawal will not be includable in gross income and will simply reduce your investment in the Contract.

The assignment or pledge of (or agreement to assign or pledge) the value of the Contract for a loan will be treated as a withdrawal subject to these rules. You should consult your tax advisor for additional information regarding taking a partial or a full distribution from your Contract.

Multiple Contracts (Aggregation Rule)

Multiple Non-Qualified Contracts that are issued after October 21, 1988, by us or our affiliates to the same Owner during the same calendar year are treated as one Contract for purposes of determining the taxation of distributions (the amount includable in gross income under Code Section 72(e)) prior to the Annuity Date from any of the Contracts. A Contract received in a tax-free exchange under Code Section 1035 may be treated as a new Contract for this purpose. For Contracts subject to the Aggregation Rule, the values of the Contracts and the investments in the Contracts should be added together to determine the taxation under Code Section 72(e). Withdrawals will be treated first as withdrawals of income until all of the income from all such Contracts is withdrawn. The Treasury Department has specific authority under Code Section 72(e)(11) to issue regulations to prevent the avoidance of the income-out-first rules for withdrawals prior to the Annuity Date through the serial purchase of Contracts or otherwise. As of the date of this Prospectus there are no regulations interpreting these aggregation provisions.

10% Tax Penalty Applicable to Certain Withdrawals and Annuity Payments

The Code provides that the taxable portion of a withdrawal or other distribution may be subject to a tax penalty equal to 10% of that taxable portion unless the withdrawal is:

· made on or after the date you reach age 59½,