Protected income that lasts a lifetime

Because it’s so important for you to have meaningful and efficient strategies to mitigate sequence-of-returns and longevity risks, Lincoln RIA Class annuities offer several options for protected income.

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Advisor case study: Building a bridge to maximize Social Security benefits

Delaying Social Security benefits can be an effective way for your clients to give their future income a boost. But what if they need income now?


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Nick's challenge

Nick wants to create supplemental income during the early years of retirement for his clients deferring Social Security benefits.

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The solution

Nick helps his clients efficiently maximize both their Social Security benefits and their retirement savings by allocating a portion of their portfolio to a Lincoln RIA Class variable annuity with a Lincoln ProtectedPay® lifetime income option for an additional cost. This commission-free solution delivers:

  • Access to more upfront income with a smaller investment.
  • Lower, transparent costs compared to traditional annuities.1
  • Advisory fee-friendly billing that won’t create a taxable event or reduce client benefits.
  • No surrender charges.

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1As of 1/16/24; statistics reported by Morningstar® Annuity Intelligence on Lincoln ProtectedPay® lifetime income suite is lower cost compared to traditional variable annuities with a withdrawal benefit.


Annuities are long-term investment products designed for retirement purposes and are subject to market fluctuation, investment risk, and possible loss of principal.


Important information:


Lincoln Financial Group® affiliates, their distributors, and their respective employees, representatives and/or insur¬ance agents do not provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Please consult an independent advisor as to any tax, accounting or legal statements made herein.


Variable annuities are long-term investment products designed for retirement purposes and are subject to market fluctuation, investment risk and possible loss of principal. Variable annuities contain both investment and insurance components and have fees and charges, including mortality and expense, administrative and advisory fees. Optional features are available for an additional charge. The annuity’s value fluctuates with the market value of the underlying investment options, and all assets accumulate tax-deferred. Withdrawals of earnings are taxable as ordinary income and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to an addi¬tional 10% federal tax. Withdrawals will reduce the death benefit and cash surrender value.


Investors are advised to consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the variable annuity and its underlying investment options carefully before investing. The applicable prospectuses for the variable annuity and its underlying investment options contain this and other important information. Please call 800/942-5500 for free prospectuses. Read them carefully before investing or sending money. Products and features are subject to state availability.


American Legacy® Target Date Income variable annuities (contract form 30070-B and state variations) are issued by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN, and distributed by Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., a broker-dealer.


The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company does not solicit business in the state of New York, nor is it authorized to do so.


All contract and rider guarantees, including those for optional benefits, fixed subaccount crediting rates, or annuity payout rates, are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. They are not backed by the broker-dealer or insurance agency from which this annuity is purchased, or any affiliates of those entities other than the issuing company affiliates, and none makes any representations or guarantees regarding the claims-paying ability of the issuer.


There is no additional tax-deferral benefit for an annuity contract purchased in an IRA or other tax-qualified plan.


Some distributors require that, at the annuitant’s age 95, the contract must annuitize.


Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.