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Lincoln Investor Advantage®
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A STRAIGHTFORWARD APPROACH TO INVESTING

Combine the power of tax deferral with access to a diverse investment platform to create a portfolio built around what matters most to you.
 

Lincoln Investor Advantage may appeal to a variety of different investors including:

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    Tax-minded investors
    looking for more tax-deferred growth to:
     

     Pay less taxes on their investments

     Invest without concern about immediate tax impact

     Have more control over tax outcomes now and in retirement

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    Investment-focused investors who want quality diversification to:
     

     Maximize investment returns

     Keep their investment philosophy intact

     Have access and flexibility to invest in what matters most to them

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    Forward-looking investors focused on saving now while planning ahead to:
     

      Keep more money invested to help portfolio grow

      Ensure access to tax-smart income for retirement

      Leave loved ones a legacy – but not a heavy tax burden

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Outcome-based investing – your way

Add certainty to your portfolio with the new Lincoln Defined Outcome Funds. An innovative approach to define – and have more control over – your outcome.
 

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Minimize taxes to maximize your investment returns

Why invest? In general, it’s because we want our money to grow. But, when it comes to investment returns, one thing is certain: taxes matter.


When you invest in an annuity, the favorable tax treatment lets you keep more of what you earn.
Here’s how:

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Tax-smart investing

You won’t be taxed on any earnings or growth until after you withdraw funds.

  • More of your investment returns compound over time, resulting in potentially higher long-term returns.


You won’t be taxed each time you adjust your portfolio.

  • Avoid these costly consequences of rebalancing in taxable accounts:
    • Short-term capital gains – up to 40.8% from your returns*
    • Long-term gains – taxed as high as 23.8%*
    • Possible transaction costs
       

You won’t incur the higher transaction fees and higher tax bill that the frequent trading within actively managed strategies can generate.

  • Invest with trusted active managers without a hidden tax drag on your results.

* Including a 3.8% Medicare tax. Source: IRS.gov.

INVESTMENT CHOICE

Build a portfolio that fits your individual goals and investment preferences. Our investment guide details your diverse range of options, including:

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    125+ INDIVIDUAL
    FUNDS

    Get the details about investment options

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    20+ ASSET ALLOCATION FUNDS

    Get the details about asset allocation funds

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    30+ INVESTMENT MANAGERS

    Get the details about investment managers

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Outcome-based investing – your way

Add certainty to your portfolio with the new Lincoln Defined Outcome Funds. An innovative approach to define – and have more control over – your outcome.
 

See it in action, real time.

PREPARE FOR LIFE'S CHANGES

You’re investing for a reason. Maybe it’s to fund retirement, to pay for a lifestyle, the desire to leave a legacy – or all of these. To grow with you and meet your needs as life changes, you have access to these optional benefits.

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Tax-smart retirement income

Turn on income when you’re ready with i4LIFE® Advantage,* an optional income benefit, available for an additional charge. It’s designed for investors who want:

  • Tax-efficient income payments
  • Continued participation in the growth potential of the market
  • Control over investment options
  • Access to your account value

i4LIFE® Advantage is available for an additional annual cost of 0.40%.

Tax-efficient legacy

Annuities can be an effective way to make sure your assets are passed on to your loved ones with the death benefit feature. To help offset the potential tax impact for your beneficiaries, you could elect the Earnings Optimizer Death Benefit* for an additional cost.


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TAX-EFFICIENT ESTATE PROTECTION

If there are gains in the contract, beneficiaries will receive an additional 40% of the earnings. In years with substantial gains, a more substantial death benefit helps offset estate taxes.

*Available to contract owners and annuitants under age 70 for an additional annual cost of 0.40%, and ages 70 – 75 for 0.70%. Gives beneficiaries the greater of the principal (adjusted proportionately for withdrawals and dollar-for-dollar for i4LIFE® Advantage payments) or the current contract value plus 40% of earnings (adjusted proportionately for withdrawals and dollar-for-dollar for i4LIFE® Advantage payments) if there are gains in the contract (not to exceed 200% of total deposits, adjusted proportionately for withdrawals only). The rider is irrevocable and does not provide an opt-out provision for fee increases. Investment requirements apply. Not available for contracts in Washington.

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