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Understand your
investment options

For many people, investing may seem intimidating at first. But if you educate yourself beforehand, it doesn't have to be! Your retirement plan offers two ways to create a diversified investment portfolio.

Lincoln Alliance® Program

  1.  Make an all-in-one choice

    1. Ready to save in the plan, but don’t have the time or inclination to decide what direction to take your investments? Consider an all-in-one model to get started. Along the way, your portfolio will periodically rebalance to its target asset allocation.
        


    1. To get help deciding which all-in-one risk-based model is right for you, take our Investor Profile Quiz (PDF) .

  2. Manage it yourself

    1. When you are investing in the retirement plan, you can choose your investments from the plan's lineup.

    2. Find out more about your plan's investment lineup.
        

      1. Fund performance and fees

      2. Fund profile sheets


    3. You also have access to a self-directed brokerage account through TD Ameritrade that gives you additional investment choices, including thousands of mutual funds, stocks, bonds and ETFs.  Learn more.

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Multi-Fund® Group Variable Annuity 

  Fund Performance Fees

Still undecided?

We also offer a group variable annuity product as an investment option for your contributions. Contact your Lincoln Financial representative for more information.

If you don’t elect your own investments, your contributions will be automatically invested in the plan’s Default Investment Alternative (DIA), which is the target-date model closest to when you turn age 65.

Mutual funds in the Lincoln Alliance® program are sold by prospectus. An investor should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the investment company before investing. The prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectus contain this and other important information and should be read carefully before investing or sending money. Investment values will fluctuate with changes in market conditions, so that upon withdrawal, your investment may be worth more or less than the amount originally invested. Prospectuses for any of the mutual funds in the Lincoln Alliance® program are available at 800-234-3500.

The Lincoln Alliance® program includes certain services provided by Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA), a broker-dealer (member FINRA) and an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group, 1300 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Unaffiliated broker-dealers also may provide services to customers. Lincoln Investment Advisors Corporation (LIAC) is the investment management organization of Lincoln Financial Group.


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 additional 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 variable annuity prospectus contains this and other important information about the variable annuity and its underlying investment options. Please call 800-4LINCOLN (800-454-6265) for a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing or sending money. Products and features are subject to state availability.

Multi-Fund® variable annuities (contract numbers 18829, 18831, 25982, 28645, 28883, 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. Contractual obligations are subject to the claims-paying ability of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.

Some investment options may not be available in all states and your employer may restrict the availability of some investment options. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that when withdrawn from the contract it may be worth more or less than the original cost.

There is no additional tax-deferral benefit for an annuity contract purchased in an IRA or other tax-qualified plan. Not for use in New York.

The target date is the approximate date when investors plan to retire or start withdrawing their money. Some target date funds make no changes in asset allocations after the target date is reached; other target date funds continue to make asset allocation changes following the target date (see prospectus for the fund’s allocation strategy). The principal value is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

Share prices and returns will vary, so investors may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Fund shares of the U.S. Government Securities Fund are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries. Small-company stocks entail additional risks, and they can fluctuate in price more than larger company stocks.

The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings. Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.

For more information about the risks associated with each fund, go to its detailed fund information page or read the prospectus. Investment allocations for funds of funds may not achieve fund objectives. There are expenses associated with the underlying funds in addition to fund-of-funds expenses. The funds' risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds, as described herein. Each target date fund is composed of a mix of American Funds and is subject to the risks and returns of the underlying funds. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year. Although the target date funds are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the fund's allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. The target date is the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. American Funds investment professionals actively manage the target date fund's portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the fund gets closer to its target date. Investment professionals continue to manage each fund for 30 years after it reaches its target date.

This material is provided by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN, and, in New York, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York, Syracuse, NY, and their applicable affiliates (collectively referred to as “Lincoln”). This material is intended for general use with the public. Lincoln does not provide investment advice, and this material is not intended to provide investment advice. Lincoln has financial interests that are served by the sale of Lincoln programs, products and services.