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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2022.

Registration Nos. 333-261004
811-09203

 
 
 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 
 

FORM N-4

 

   

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

X

   

Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2

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Post-Effective Amendment No.  

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and/or

 

  

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

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Amendment No. 574

(Check appropriate box or boxes) 

X

 

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: As soon as practicable after the effective date of the Registration Statement. The Registrant hereby agrees to amend this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall therefore become


effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

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

 

O immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485
O on _______, pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485
O 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485
O on _______, pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

 

If appropriate, check the following box:

 

O This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 


PACIFIC CHOICE®2   STATUTORY PROSPECTUS [[Pros_Date]]

Pacific Choice 2 variable annuity describes individual flexible premium deferred variable annuity contracts issued by Pacific Life & Annuity Company (“PL&A”) through Separate Account A of PL&A. The contracts offer various optional living and death benefit riders for an additional cost. Work with your financial professional to determine which benefits are best suited to your financial needs. See the BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT section for more information.

In this Statutory Prospectus (“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 Choice 2 contract, unless we state otherwise.

You should be aware that the Securities and Exchange Commission (“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.

Additional information about certain investment products, including variable annuities, has been prepared by the SEC’s staff and is available at Investor.gov.

You may cancel your Contract within 10 days of receiving it without paying fees or penalties. If you are replacing another annuity contract or life insurance policy, the cancellation period ends 60 calendar days after your receive your Contract. Upon cancellation, you will receive a refund of your Contract value, based on the next determined Accumulated Unit Value after we receive your Contract, plus any refund of any amount deducted as Contract fees, charges, or any taxes. You should review the prospectus, or consult with your financial professional for additional information about the specific cancellation terms that apply.

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. This Contract is subject to availability, is offered at our discretion, and may be discontinued for purchase at any time. 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.

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.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

   

Special Terms

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Important Information You Should Consider About the Contract

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Overview of the Contract

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Fee Tables

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Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract

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Benefits Available Under the Contract

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Your Investment Options

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Buying Your Contract

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How to Apply for Your Contract

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Making Your Investments ("Purchase Payments")

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How Your Purchase Payments Are Allocated

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Choosing Your Investment Options

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Investing in Variable Investment Options

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When Your Purchase Payment is Effective

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Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions

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Systematic Transfer Options

21

Charges, Fees and Deductions

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Withdrawal Charge

22

Mortality and Expense Risk Charge

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Administrative Fee

24

Annual Fee

24

Optional Death Benefit Rider Charges

25

Optional Living Benefit Rider Charges

25

Premium Taxes

26

Waivers and Reduced Charges

26

Fund Expenses

26

Annuitization

26

Selecting Your Annuitant

26

Annuitization

27

Choosing Your Annuity Date

27

Default Annuity Date and Options

27

Choosing Your Annuity Option

28

Your Annuity Payments

31

Death Benefits and Optional Death Benefit Riders

31

Death Benefits

31

Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit

34

Stepped-Up Death Benefit

35

Withdrawals

36

Optional Withdrawals

36

Tax Consequences of Withdrawals

38

Right to Cancel (“Free Look”)

38

Optional Living Benefit Riders

39

General Information

39

Investment Guard (5-Year Option)

40

Investment Guard (7-Year Option)

42

Investment Guard (10-Year Option)

43

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

45

Federal Tax Issues

46

Taxation of Annuities - General Provisions

46

Non-Qualified Contracts - General Rules

46

Impact of Federal Income Taxes

49

Taxes on Pacific Life

49

Qualified Contracts - General Rules

50

IRAs and Qualified Plans

52

Additional Information

54

Voting Rights

54

Loans

54

Changes to Your Contract

55

Changes to All Contracts

56

Inquiries and Submitting Forms and Requests

56

Telephone and Electronic Transactions

57

Electronic Information Consent

57

Timing of Payments and Transactions

58

Confirmations, Statements and Other Reports to Contract Owners

58

Distribution Arrangements

58

Service Arrangements

59

Replacement of Life Insurance or Annuities

60

Financial Statements

60

The General Account

60

General Information

60

DCA Plus Fixed Option

60

Appendix: Funds Available Under The Contract

63

Living Benefit Investment Allocation Requirements

72

Appendix: Investment Guard Sample Calculations

74

Appendix: Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit Sample Calculations

79

Appendix: Stepped-Up Death Benefit Sample Calculations

83

Appendix: Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit Sample Calculations

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Appendix: Stepped-Up Death Benefit Sample Calculations

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SPECIAL TERMS

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 professional 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 $50.00 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 death benefits, in the case of a Non-Natural Owner, and to determine the Annuity Date. A Contract may name a single (“sole”) Annuitant or two (“Joint”) Annuitants. You may choose a Contingent Annuitant only if you have a sole Annuitant (cannot have Joint Annuitants and a Contingent Annuitant at the same time). 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. The maximum annuity date is dated in your Contract and is the latest date we will begin paying you an annuity income.

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 any death benefit proceeds before the Annuity Date or any remaining annuity payments after the Annuity Date, if any Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) dies.

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 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, Juneteenth 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 may be closed when other federal holidays are observed such as Columbus Day and Veterans Day. See the underlying Fund 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 Corresponding Dates section of 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 Beneficiary – A person, if any, you select to become the Beneficiary if the Beneficiary predeceases the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner).

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. Except in the case of a Non-Natural Owner, the Owner’s life is used to determine death benefits.

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. Currently, 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.

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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.

Fund – One of the underlying funds offered by a registered open-end management investment company as Variable Investment Options under the Contract.

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.

Investment Option – A Variable Investment Option, 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.

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 Fund.

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.

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 Fund 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 Variable Annuity Payment Amounts section of the SAI. Unit Value of a Subaccount Unit or Subaccount Annuity Unit on any Business Day is measured as of

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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 Fund available under this Contract that is part of the Separate Account.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ABOUT THE CONTRACT

           

FEES AND EXPENSES

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Charges for Early Withdrawals

If you withdraw money from your Contract during the first 5 years following your last Purchase Payment, you may be assessed a withdrawal charge. The maximum withdrawal charge is 7% of the Purchase Payment, declining to 0% after 5 years.

For example, if you make an early withdrawal, you could pay a withdrawal charge up to $7,000 on a $100,000 withdrawal.

Fee Tables

Charges, Fees and Deductions - Withdrawal Charge

Transaction Charges

There are no transaction charges under this Contract (for example, sales loads, charges for transferring Contract Value between Investment Options, or wire transfer fees).

 

Ongoing Fees and Expenses (annual charges)

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay each year, depending on the options you choose. Please refer to your Contract specifications page for information about the specific fees you will pay each year based on the options you have elected.

Charges Fees and Deductions

Appendix: Funds Available Under the Contract

Charges, Fees and Deductions – Living Benefit Rider Charges

Charges, Fees and Deductions – Mortality and Expense Risk Charge and Optional Death Benefit Rider Charge

 

ANNUAL FEES

MINIMUM

MAXIMUM

 

1. Base Contract

1.00%1,2

1.10%1

 

2. Investment Options (Fund fees and expenses)

0.27%3

2.14%3

 

3. Optional Benefits (for a single option, if elected)

0.10%4

3.50%4

 

Because your Contract is customizable, the choices you make affect how much you will pay. To help you understand the cost of owning your Contract, the following table shows the lowest and highest cost you could pay each year based on current charges. This estimate assumes that you do not take withdrawals from the Contract, which could add withdrawal charges that substantially increase costs.

 

Lowest Annual Cost: $[ ]

Highest Annual Cost: $[ ]

 

Assumes:

· Investment of $100,000

· 5% annual appreciation

· Least expensive combination of base Contract and Fund fees and expenses

· No optional benefits

· No sales charges

· No additional purchase payments, transfers, or withdrawals

Assumes:

· Investment of $100,000

· 5% annual appreciation

· Most expensive combination of base Contract, optional benefits, and Fund fees and expenses

· No sales charges

· No additional purchase payments, transfers, or withdrawals

1 As a percentage of the average daily Variable Account Value. This percentage includes the Mortality and Expense Risk Charge and the Administrative Fee.

2 The Mortality and Expense Risk Charge for contracts under $500,000 is 1.10%. The Mortality and Expense Risk Charge is reduced by 0.05% for the upcoming Contract quarter if the Contract Value is between $500,000 and $999,999. The Mortality and Expense Risk Charge is reduced by 0.10% for the upcoming Contract

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quarter if the Contract Value is equal to or greater than $1,000,000. The Contract Value is calculated on the later of the Issue Date or most recent Contract Quarterly Anniversary.

3 As a percentage of Fund assets.

4 As a percentage of the Protected Payment Base (optional living benefit) and average daily Variable Account Value (for an optional death benefit).

     

RISKS

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Risk of Loss

You can lose money by investing in the Contract, including loss of principal.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract

Not a Short-Term Investment

This Contract is not a short-term investment and is not appropriate for an investor who needs ready access to cash.

Withdrawal charges may apply for the first 5 years following your last purchase payment and will reduce the Contract Value if you withdraw money during that time.

The benefits of tax deferral, long-term income, and living benefits are generally more beneficial to investors with a long-term investment horizon.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract

Charges, Fees and Deductions - Withdrawal Charge

Risks Associated with Investment Option

An investment in this Contract is subject to the risk of poor investment performance and can vary depending on the performance of the Investment Options available under the Contract (e.g. Funds and fixed options).

Each Investment Option (including any fixed option) will have its own unique risks.

You should review, working with your financial professional, the Investment Options before making an investment decision.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract

Appendix: Funds Available Under the Contract

Insurance Company Risks

Investment in the Contract is subject to the risks related to us, and any obligations (including any fixed option), guarantees, or benefits are subject to our claims-paying ability. If we experience financial distress, we may not be able to meet our obligations to you. More information about us, including our financial strength ratings, is available upon request by calling (800) 748-6907 or visiting our website at www.PacificLife.com.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract

Pacific Life and the Separate Account

     

RESTRICTIONS

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Investments

Transfers between Variable Investment Options are limited to 25 each calendar year. 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. Transfers may not be made from a Variable Investment Option to any fixed option. Additional Fund transfer restrictions apply, such as transfer restrictions imposed by the Funds.

Certain Funds may stop accepting additional investments into the Fund or a Fund may liquidate. In addition, if a Fund determines that excessive trading has occurred, they may limit your ability to continue to invest in their Fund for a certain period of time.

We reserve the right to remove, close to new investment, or substitute Funds as Investment Options.

Transfers and Market-Timing Restrictions

Appendix: Funds Available Under the Contract

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RESTRICTIONS

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Optional Benefits

Certain optional living benefits limit or restrict the Investment Options that you may select under the Contract. We may change these limits or restrictions in the future.

We may stop offering an optional living benefit or optional death benefit at any time, including for current Contract Owners who have not yet purchased the rider.

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments for a rider and, as a result, we will not accept Purchase Payments for your Contract. You will not be able to increase protected amounts or your Contract Value through additional Purchase Payments.

Death Benefits

Death Benefit Riders

Living Benefit Riders

Appendix: Funds Available Under the Contract

     

TAXES

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Tax Implications

Consult with a tax professional to determine the tax implications of an investment in and payments received under the Contract.

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.

Withdrawals will be subject to ordinary income tax and may be subject to a tax penalty if you take a withdrawal before age 59½.

Federal Tax Issues

Principal Risks of Investing in the Contract – Tax Consequences

     

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

LOCATION IN PROSPECTUS

Investment Professional Compensation

Some financial professionals may receive compensation for selling this Contract to you in the form of commissions, additional payments, non-cash compensation, and/or reimbursement of expenses. These financial professionals may have a financial incentive to offer or recommend this Contract over another investment that may pay less compensation.

Distribution Arrangements

Exchanges

Some financial professionals may have a financial incentive to offer you a new contract in place of the one you already own.

You should only exchange your contract if you determine, after comparing the features, fees, and risks of both contracts, that it is preferable for you to purchase the new contract rather than continue to own the existing contract.

Replacement of Life Insurance or Annuities

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OVERVIEW OF THE CONTRACT

Purpose

The Contract is designed for long-term financial planning. This Contract may be appropriate for you if you are looking for retirement income or you want to meet other long-term financial objectives. Discuss with your financial professional whether a variable annuity, a living benefit rider, a death benefit rider 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.

Phases of the Contract

This Contract has two phases, the accumulation (savings) phase and the annuitization (income) phase. The accumulation phase begins on your Contract Date and continues until your Annuity Date. During this phase, you can put money into your Contract and earnings accumulate on a tax-deferred basis. When you put money into your Contract, you can invest in Funds that have their own investment objectives, strategies, risks, and expenses and/or you can put your money in the DCA Plus Fixed Option that offers a guaranteed minimum interest rate and is used to dollar cost average to the Funds you selected.

A list of Funds currently available is provided in an appendix. See APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

The annuitization (income) phase occurs when you annuitize your Contract and turn your Contract into a stream of income payments over a fixed period or for life. You can choose fixed or variable payments, or a combination of both. For variable payments, the payment amount will vary based on the performance of the Funds you choose. When you annuitize, you will be unable to make withdrawals and death benefits and living benefits will terminate.

Contract Features

Accessing your Money. Before you annuitize, you can withdraw money from your Contract. If you take a withdrawal, you may have to pay a withdrawal charge and/or income taxes, including a 10% federal tax penalty if you are younger than age 59½.

Loans. Certain Owners of Qualified Contracts may borrow against their Contracts. Otherwise loans from us are not permitted. You may have only one loan outstanding at any time. The minimum loan amount is $1,000, subject to certain state limitations. The interest charged on your Contract Debt will be a 5% fixed annual rate and the amount held in the Loan Account to secure your loan will earn a 3% annual return. Therefore, the net amount of interest you will pay on your loan will be 2% annually. Taking a loan may have tax consequences. See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION—Loans and Qualified Contract - General Rules sections for more information.

Tax Treatment. You may transfer among the Funds without paying any current income tax and any earnings are generally tax-deferred. You are taxed when you make a withdrawal or surrender your Contract, receive an income payment from the Contract, or upon payment of a death benefit.

Death Benefits. The Contract provides a death benefit payout, at no additional cost, to your Beneficiaries during the accumulation phase. The Death Benefit Amount for the standard death benefit is the Contract Value. For an additional cost, an optional death benefit rider may be purchased which can increase the amount of money payable to your Beneficiaries. The riders that are currently available are:

· Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit. This benefit provides a death benefit equal to the greater of the Contract Value or the total of all Purchase Payments adjusted for withdrawals (Total Adjusted Purchase Payments).

· Stepped-Up Death Benefit. This benefit provides a death benefit equal to the greater of the death benefit amount under the Contract or the death benefit amount under this option, adjusted for withdrawals.

For more information, restrictions, and when you may purchase available death benefit riders, see the BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT and Optional Death Benefit Riders sections.

Living Benefits. We offer optional guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit riders, for an additional cost. The guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit riders focus on providing principal protection, if certain conditions are met. The riders that are currently available are:

· Investment Guard – 5-Year (10% [Buffer]), 7-Year (10% or 15% [Buffer]), and 10-Year (10%, 15%, or 20% [Buffer]) Options

For more information, restrictions, and when you may purchase available living benefit riders, see the BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT and Optional Living Benefit Riders sections.

Additional Services. You can have only one DCA Plus, dollar cost averaging, or earnings sweep program in effect at one time. See the Benefits Available Under the Rider and Systematic Transfer Options sections for more information and restrictions.

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· Dollar Cost Averaging. Allows you to transfer between Variable Investment Options in a series of regular purchases instead of in a single purchase.

· DCA Plus. Allows dollar cost averaging transfers from the DCA Plus Fixed Option, which earns a minimum guaranteed interest, to one or more Variable Investment Options.

· Portfolio Rebalancing. Allows you to automatically rebalance your values among Variable Investment Options based on percentages that you specify, can be rebalanced on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis.

· Earnings Sweep. Allows you to make automatic periodic transfers of your earnings from the Fidelity VIP Government Money Market Fund to one or more other Variable Investment Options.

If you have any questions about which benefits or services apply to your Contract, review your most recent Contract statement or contact your financial professional for more information.

FEE TABLES

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you will pay when buying, owning, and surrendering or making withdrawals from, the Contract. Please refer to your Contract specifications page for information about the specific fees you will pay each year based on the options you have elected.

The first table describes the fees and expenses that you will pay at the time that you surrender or make withdrawals from the Contract. State premium taxes may also be deducted.

Transaction Expenses

  

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

7%

1 Below is the range of Withdrawal Charges under the Contract. See CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS – Withdrawal Charge – How the Withdrawal Charge is Determined for additional information.

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

       

“Age” of Payment in Years:

1

2

3

4

5

6 or more

Withdrawal Charge Percentage:

7%

7%

6%

5%

3%

0%

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

The next table describes the fees and expenses that you will pay each year during the time that you own the Contract (not including Fund fees and expenses). If you choose to purchase an optional benefit, you will pay additional charges, as shown below.

Annual Contract Expenses

       

Annual Fee2 

$50.00

 

Base Contract Expenses (as a percentage of average daily Variable Account Value)3 

1.10%

Optional Benefit Expenses

 

Optional Death Benefit Maximum Charges (as a percentage of average daily Variable Account Value)

 

Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit Rider 

0.10%

Stepped-Up Death Benefit Rider Charge 

0.40%

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit Maximum Charge (as a percentage of the Charge Base)

 

Investment Guard (5-Year Option) 

3.50%

Investment Guard (7-Year Option) 

3.50%

Investment Guard (10-Year Option) 

3.50%

Optional Loan Expenses

 

Loan Interest Rate (net)5 

2.00%

   

1

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 As a percentage of the average daily Variable Account Value. This percentage includes the Mortality and Expense Risk Charge and the Administrative Fee. The Mortality and Expense Risk Charge percentage may decrease or increase based on your Contract Value. The Mortality and Expense Risk Charge and the Administrative Fee will stop at the Annuity Date if you select fixed annuity payments. See the Mortality and Expense Risk Charge and Administrative Fee sections for more information.

4 As a percentage of Contract Debt. This net percentage factors in a 5% fixed annual rate charged on your Contract Debt and a 3% annual return on the loaned amount held in the Loan Account. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION—Loans.

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The next item shows the minimum and maximum total operating expenses charged by the Funds that you may pay periodically during the time that you own the Contract. A complete list of Funds available under the Contract, including their annual expenses, may be found in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

Annual Fund Expenses

     
 

Minimum

Maximum

Expenses that are deducted from fund assets, including management fees, distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees, and other expenses.

0.27%

2.14%

Examples

The Examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Contract with the cost of investing in other variable annuity contracts. These costs include transaction expenses, annual Contract expenses, and annual Fund expenses. The example assumes that you invest $100,000 in the Contract for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and assumes the most expensive combination of annual Fund expenses and optional benefits available for an additional charge. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:

· If you surrendered your Contract at the end of the applicable time period:

    

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

· If you annuitized your Contract at the end of the applicable time period:

    

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

· If you do not surrender, or annuitize your Contract:

    

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

$[ ]

PRINCIPAL RISKS OF INVESTING IN THE CONTRACT

Risk of Loss

You can lose money by investing in this Contract, including loss of principal. The Contract is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed or endorsed by any bank. It is not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Board, or any other government agency.

Unsuitable as Short-Term Savings Vehicle

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 professional whether a variable annuity, a living benefit rider, an optional death benefit rider 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. We are a variable annuity provider. We are not a fiduciary and therefore do not give advice or make recommendations regarding insurance or investment products.

Withdrawal Risks

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.

Risks Associated with Variable Investment Options

You should consider the Contract’s investment and income benefits, as well as its costs. Your investment is subject to the risk of poor investment performance and can vary depending on the performance of the Investment Options you have chosen. Each Investment Option will have its own unique risks. The value of each Investment Option will fluctuate with the value of the investments it holds, and returns are not guaranteed. You can lose money by investing in the Contract, including loss of principal. You bear the risk of any Investment Options you choose. You should read each Fund prospectus carefully before investing. You can obtain a Fund prospectus by contacting your financial professional or by visiting PacificLife.com/Prospectuses. No assurance can be given that a Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

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If you choose an optional living benefit rider, you must follow the investment allocation requirements for the rider during the entire time that you own the rider. Owning an optional living benefit rider may limit the Investment Options available to you and failure to follow the investment allocation requirements may result in a failure to receive the benefits under the rider.

Insurance Company Risks

Investment in the Contract is subject to the risks related to us, and any obligations (including any fixed option), guarantees, or benefits are backed by our claims paying ability and financial strength. You must look to our strength with regard to such guarantees. Your financial professional’s firm is not responsible for any Contract guarantees.

Tax Consequences

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. Withdrawals taken from a variable annuity prior to age 59½ may be subject to a tax penalty of 10% of the taxable portion, although there are exceptions to the tax penalty that may apply.

Please be aware that the sale or liquidation of any stock, bond, IRA, certificate of deposit, mutual fund, annuity or other asset to fund the purchase of this Contract may have tax consequences, early withdrawal penalties or other costs or penalties as a result of the sale or liquidation. You may want to consult independent legal or financial advice before selling or liquidating any assets prior to the purchase of this Contract.

Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Risks

Our business is highly dependent upon the effective operation of our computer systems and those of our business partners. As a result, our business is potentially susceptible to operational and information security risks associated with the technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, systems, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. These risks include, among other things, the theft, loss, misuse, corruption and destruction of data maintained online or digitally, denial of service on websites and other operational disruption, and unauthorized release of confidential customer information. Cyber-attacks affecting us, any third-party administrator, the underlying Funds, intermediaries, and other affiliated or third-party service providers may adversely affect us and your Contract Value. For instance, cyber-attacks may interfere with contract transaction processing, including the processing of orders from our website or with the underlying Funds; impact our ability to calculate Accumulated Unit Values, Subaccount Unit Values or an underlying Fund to calculate a net asset value; cause the release and possible destruction of confidential customer or business information; impede order processing; subject us and/or our service providers and intermediaries to regulatory fines and financial losses; and/or cause reputational damage. Cybersecurity risks may also impact the issuers of securities in which the underlying Funds invest, which may cause the Funds underlying your Contract to lose value. The constant change in technologies and increased sophistication and activities of hackers and others, continue to pose new and significant cybersecurity threats. While measures have been developed that are designed to reduce cybersecurity risks, there can be no guarantee or assurance that we, the underlying Funds, or our service providers will not suffer losses affecting your Contract due to cyber-attacks or information security breaches in the future.

We are also exposed to risks related to natural and man-made disasters or other events, including (but not limited to) earthquakes, fires, floods, storms, epidemics and pandemics (such as COVID-19), terrorist acts, civil unrest, malicious acts and/or other events that could adversely affect our ability to conduct business. The risks from such events are common to all insurers. To mitigate such risks, we have business continuity plans in place that include remote workforces, remote system and telecommunication accessibility, and other plans to ensure availability of critical resources and business continuity during an event. Such events can also have an adverse impact on financial markets, U.S. and global economies, service providers, and Fund performance for the funds available through your Contract. There can be no assurance that we, the Funds, or our service providers will avoid such adverse impacts due to such events and some events may be beyond control and cannot be fully mitigated or foreseen.

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BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT

The following tables summarize information about the benefits available under the Contract.

       

Standard Benefits (No Additional Charge)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restrictions/Limitations

Dollar Cost Averaging

Allows dollar cost averaging transfers from one Variable Investment Option to one or more Variable Investment Options. Dollar cost averaging may allow you to average the purchase prices of Variable Investment Options over time, and may permit a “smoothing” of abrupt peaks and drops in price.

No Charge

· Amounts can only be transferred to one or more Variable Investment Options.

· Can only have one dollar cost averaging program in effect and cannot have a DCA Plus program in effect at the same time.

· Only available prior to the Annuity Date.

DCA Plus

Allows dollar cost averaging transfers from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to one or more Variable Investment Options. Amounts held in the DCA Plus Fixed Option will earn a guaranteed minimum interest rate.

No Charge

· Can only have one dollar cost averaging program in effect at one time.

· Only available prior to the Annuity Date.

Portfolio Rebalancing

Allows you to automatically rebalance your values among Variable Investment Options based on percentages that you specify.

No Charge

· Rebalancing can be made quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

· Only available prior to the Annuity Date.

· Only Variable Investment Options are available for rebalancing.

Earnings Sweep

Allows you to automatically transfer your earnings from the Fidelity VIP Government Money Market to one or more Variable Investment Options.

No Charge

· Transfers can occur monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

· Can only have one earnings sweep program in effect at one time.

· If withdrawals occur during a period, we will assume that the withdrawal was taken from earnings and will reduce the amount transferred during the period.

Death Benefit Amount

Provides a death benefit equal to the Contract Value.

No Charge

· Poor investment performance could reduce the death benefit amount.

· Withdrawals will reduce the death benefit amount.

· This benefit terminates upon annuitization.

       

Optional Living Benefits (Additional Charges Apply)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restrictions/Limitations

Investment Guard (5-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]

This benefit may add an additional amount to the Contract Value if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of a 5-year

3.50% (as a percentage of the Protected Base)

· Available only at Contract purchase and renewable at the end of the term, subject to availability.

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Optional Living Benefits (Additional Charges Apply)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restrictions/Limitations

 

term.

 

· Must follow investment allocation requirements which limit the number of allowable Investment Options.

· Cannot change [Buffer Percentage] during the Term of the rider.

· Age of the Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is lesser of 85 years or 5 years from the maximum annuitization age at time of purchase.

· The rider’s effective date is at least 5 years before your selected Annuity Date.

· Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal.

· Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made during the Term will lower the Protected Base.

· Additional amount is only paid if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of the Term.

· May not voluntarily terminate the rider.

· Benefit and benefit charges terminate upon annuitization.

Investment Guard (7-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer] or 15% [Buffer]

This benefit may add an additional amount to the Contract Value if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of a 7-year term.

3.50% (as a percentage of the Protected Base)

· Available only at Contract purchase and renewable at the end of the term, subject to availability.

· Must follow investment allocation requirements which limit the number of allowable Investment Options.

· Cannot change [Buffer Percentage] during the Term of the rider.

· Age of the Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is lesser of 85 years or 7 years from the maximum annuitization age at time of purchase.

· The rider’s effective date must be at least 7 years before your selected Annuity Date.

· Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit

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Optional Living Benefits (Additional Charges Apply)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restrictions/Limitations

     

· provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal.

· Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made during the Term will lower the Protected Base.

· Additional amount is only paid if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of the Term.

· May not voluntarily terminate the rider.

· Benefit and benefit charges terminate upon annuitization.

Investment Guard (10-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer], 15% [Buffer], or 20% [Buffer]

This benefit may add an additional amount to the Contract Value if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of a 10-year term.

3.50% (as a percentage of the Protected Base)

· Available only at Contract purchase and renewable at the end of the term, subject to availability.

· Must follow investment allocation requirements which limit the number of allowable Investment Options.

· Cannot change [Buffer Percentage] during the Term of the rider.

· Age of the Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is lesser of 85 years or 10 years from the maximum annuitization age at time of purchase.

· The rider’s effective date must be at least 10 years before your selected Annuity Date.

· Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal.

· Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made during the Term will lower the Protected Base.

· Additional amount is only paid if the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of the Term.

· May not voluntarily terminate the rider.

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Optional Living Benefits (Additional Charges Apply)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restrictions/Limitations

     

· Benefit and benefit charges terminate upon annuitization.

       

Optional Death Benefits (Additional Charges Apply)

Name of Benefit

Purpose

Maximum Annual Fee

Brief Description of Restriction/Limitations

Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit

Provides a death benefit equal to the greater of the Contract Value or the total of all Purchase Payments adjusted for withdrawals.

0.10% (as a percentage of average daily Variable Account Value)

· Available for purchase before the Contract is issued.

· Must be 85 or younger on the Contract Date.

· Certain ownership changes may reduce benefits.

· Withdrawals may reduce this benefit and the reduction made may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

· This benefit terminates upon annuitization or when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

Stepped-Up Death Benefit

This benefit provides a death benefit equal to the greater of the death benefit amount under the Contract or the death benefit amount under this option, adjusted for withdrawals. Provides for step-ups to increase the death benefit amount under this benefit.

0.40% (as a percentage of average daily Variable Account Value)

· Available for purchase before your Contract is issued.

· Must be 75 or younger on Contract Date.

· Certain ownership changes may reduce benefits.

· Withdrawals will reduce this benefit and the reduction made may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

· Step-ups stop once age 81 is reached.

· This benefit terminates upon annuitization or when the Contract Value is reduced to zero.

· May not voluntarily terminate the rider.

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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 professional 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. However, if you choose an optional living benefit rider, you will be restricted to the Investment Options made available under each rider. You can find a complete list of the Variable Investment Options available under the Contract in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

Your Variable Investment Options

We consider various factors when determining the Funds offered under this Contract. Such fund factors include some or all of the following: Fund reputation, asset class, investment objective, investment performance, manager and sub-adviser experience, brand recognition, fund share class, and fund expenses. We may also consider whether the underlying Fund makes fee payments for distribution and/or service fees (12b-1 fees), if a Fund affiliate makes fee payments for certain administrative support, or if the Fund is affiliated with us. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Service Arrangements in this Prospectus and the underlying Fund prospectus for additional information.

We do not recommend or endorse any particular Fund and we do not provide investment advice.

Your Fixed Option

The DCA Plus Fixed Option offers you a guaranteed minimum interest rate on amounts that you allocate to this option. You may only allocate Purchase Payments to the DCA Plus Fixed Option (you cannot make transfers from other Investment Options to the DCA Plus Fixed Option) and you may choose a Guarantee Term of up to 24 months, depending on what Guarantee Terms we offer. Please contact us for the Guarantee Terms currently available. Any amount allocated to this option will be transferred monthly (over the Guarantee Term) to one or more of the Variable Investment Option(s) you selected. You may also use the DCA Plus program, which invests in the DCA Plus Fixed Option, to transfer amounts to the allowable Investment Options to qualify for certain living benefit riders offered under your Contract. See LIVING BENEFIT INVESTMENT ALLOCATION REQUIREMENTS and THE GENERAL ACCOUNT. Amounts you allocate to this option, and your earnings credited are held in our General Account. For more detailed information about this option, see THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

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BUYING YOUR CONTRACT

How to Apply for Your Contract

To purchase a Contract, you must work with your financial professional 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 professional’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. Some financial professionals may have a financial incentive to offer you this Contract in place of the one you already own. You should only exchange your existing contract for this Contract if you determine, after comparing the features, fees, and risks of both contracts, that it is preferable for you to purchase this Contract rather than continue your existing contract. Call your financial professional 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 Owners, Joint Annuitants, and Contingent Annuitants, for which a Contract will be issued is 85 years. The Contract Owner’s age is calculated as of his or her last birthday. If any Contract Owner (or any Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) 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 issue the Contract and are subsequently notified after issuance that the death occurred prior to issue, then the application for the Contract and/or any Contract issued will be deemed cancelled and a refund will be issued. The refund amount 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 in the case of a Non-Natural Owner), plus a refund of any amount used to pay premium taxes and/or any other taxes. Any refunded assets may be subject 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. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the minimum initial Purchase Payment on Qualified Contracts. 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.

We reserve the right to reject additional Purchase Payments. You must obtain our consent before making an initial or additional Purchase Payment that will bring your aggregate Purchase Payments over $1,000,000. For purposes of this limit, the aggregate purchase payments are based on all contracts for which you are either owner and/or annuitant.

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. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the minimum additional Purchase Payment amounts. 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 may not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract 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 calendar 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 a Purchase Payment is made by check other than a cashier’s check, we may hold the check and the payment of any withdrawal proceeds and any refund during the “Right to Cancel” period may be delayed until we receive confirmation in our Service Center that your check has cleared. In general, a delay of the payment of withdrawal proceeds or any refund during the check hold period will not exceed ten Business Days after we receive your withdrawal or “Right to Cancel” request In Proper Form. We will calculate the value of your proceeds as of the end of the Business Day we received your withdrawal or “Right to Cancel” request In Proper Form.

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”). If you purchased an optional living benefit rider, you must allocate your entire Contract Value to the allowable Investment Options made available for these riders. You may also use the DCA Plus program to transfer amounts to allowable Investment Options. 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.

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. Charges associated with any optional living benefit rider, transfers, and withdrawals will paid for through withdrawals of Subaccount Units.

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

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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 Fund. For example, the value of Units in Subaccount A will change to reflect the performance of the corresponding Fund (including that Fund’s investment income, its capital gains and losses, and its expenses). Subaccount Unit Values are also adjusted to reflect the Administrative Fee, applicable Mortality and Expense Risk Charge imposed on the Separate Account, charges associated with any optional living benefit or death benefit riders, transfers, and withdrawals.

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 Fund 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 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 Fund 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 Risk Charge plus the Administrative Fee and any applicable increase in the Risk Charge (see CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS).

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 Business Day we issue your Contract, which will not be later than 2 Business Days after we receive your initial Purchase Payment and Application In Proper Form. Any additional Purchase Payment is effective on the Business Day we receive it In Proper Form. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Inquiries 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. Orders received In Proper Form before 4:00pm EST on a Business Day will receive the Unit Value for that day. Orders received In Proper Form after 4:00pm EST will receive the next Business Day’s Unit Value. 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 calendar days after the Contract Date. Currently, we are not enforcing this restriction but we reserve the right to enforce it in the future. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the 30 calendar day waiting period after the Contract Date. 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

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Option. If you purchased an optional living benefit rider, you may only transfer your Account Value to an allowable Investment Option made available for the riders or your rider will terminate. See the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT – Living Benefit Investment Allocation Requirements.

· 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 Capital World Bond Fund

American Funds IS Capital World Growth and Income Fund

American Funds IS Global Balanced Fund

American Funds IS Global Growth 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

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Delaware Ivy VIP Energy

MFS Total Return Series

MFS Utilities Series

Invesco V.I. Global Fund

Invesco Oppenheimer V.I. International Growth Fund

State Street Total Return V.I.S. Fund

Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund

     

This restriction limits the total number of transfers involving any of the Investment Options in the group. For example, if you transfer from the MFS Total Return Series to the MFS Utilities Series, that counts as one transfer for the calendar month. If you later transfer from the American Funds IS Global Growth Fund to the American Funds IS Capital World Bond Fund, that would be the second transfer for the calendar month and no more transfers will be allowed for any of the Investment Options listed above for the remainder of the calendar month.

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

    

American Funds IS American High-Income Trust

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund

American Funds IS Growth Fund

American Funds IS Growth-Income Fund

American Funds IS Managed Risk Allocation Fund

American Funds IS The Bond Fund of America

American Funds IS U.S. Government Securities Fund

American Funds IS Washington Mutual Investors Fund

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio

PIMCO CommodityRealReturn Strategy Portfolio

VanEck Global Resources Fund

 

This restriction limits the number of transfers involving any single Investment Option. For example, if you transfer from the American Funds IS Growth Fund to the American Funds IS The Bond Fund of America, that counts as one transfer for each Investment Option. Only one more transfer involving those two Investment Options can occur during the calendar month. If you later transfer from the American Funds IS Growth Fund to the American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund, that would be the second transfer in the calendar month involving the American Funds IS Growth Fund and that Investment Option is no longer available for the remainder of the calendar month. All other Investment Options listed above would still be available to transfer into or out of for the remainder of the calendar month.

· 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 are excluded from this limitation.

For the purpose of applying the limitations, multiple transfers that occur on the same calendar 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 under these limitations. Transfers that occur as a result of the DCA Plus program, the dollar cost averaging program, the portfolio rebalancing program, or the earnings sweep 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, a substitution of Investment Options, reorganization of underlying Funds, or other extraordinary circumstances.

If we deny a transfer request, we will notify you or your financial professional immediately.

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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 Funds and raise expenses. The transfer limitations set forth above are intended to reduce frequent trading. As required by SEC regulation (Rule 22c-2 of the 1940 Act), we entered into written agreements with each Fund or its principal underwriter that require us to provide to a Fund, upon Fund request, certain information about the trading activity of individual Contract Owners. The agreement requires us to execute any Fund instructions we receive that restrict or prohibit further purchases or transfers by specific Contract Owners who violate the frequent trading or market timing policies established by a Fund. The policies of a Fund may be more restrictive than our policies or the policies of other Funds. See the Fund prospectuses for additional information.

In addition, we monitor certain large transaction activity in an attempt to detect trading that may be disruptive to the Funds. In the event transfer activity is found to be disruptive, certain future transactions by such Contract Owners, or by a financial professional or other party acting on behalf of one or more Contract Owners, will require preclearance. Frequent trading and large transactions that are disruptive to Fund management can have an adverse effect on Fund 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 Funds, Funds holding securities that are subject to market pricing inefficiencies are more susceptible to abuse. For example, Funds 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 Funds.

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, 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 professional 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 calendar 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 calendar day are considered 1 exchange. See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT section in this Prospectus and THE CONTRACTS AND THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT section in the SAI.

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 of either the DCA Plus, dollar cost averaging, or earnings sweep program in effect at one time.

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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. Detailed information appears in the Systematic Transfer Programs—Dollar Cost Averaging subsection of the SAI. We will provide you at least 30 calendar days prior notice before we enforce the minimum Account Value and/or transfer amounts on dollar cost averaging purchases.

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) currently 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. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the initial or subsequent Purchase Payment minimum amounts. 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, if any, 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 Systematic Transfer Programs—Portfolio Rebalancing subsection of the SAI.

Earnings Sweep

You may instruct us to make automatic periodic transfers of your earnings from the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Subaccount to one or more Variable Investment Options (other than the Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Subaccount). Detailed information appears in the Systematic Transfer Programs—Earnings Sweep subsection of 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 Option Annuity 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 WITHDRAWALS Withdrawals Free of a Withdrawal Charge),

· death benefit proceeds, except as provided under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS Non- 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,

· withdrawals after the 1st Contract Anniversary, if the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) has been diagnosed on or after the Contract Date with a medically determinable condition that results in a life expectancy of 12 months or less and we are provided with medical evidence In Proper Form, or

· subject to medical evidence provided In Proper Form, after 90 calendar days from the Contract Date, full or partial withdrawals while the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) has been confined to an accredited nursing home for 30 calendar days or longer and was not confined to the nursing home on the Contract Date.

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Amounts withdrawn as allowable annual withdrawal amounts under a guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit rider are generally 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. However, withdrawal charges are not incurred for allowable withdrawals under the guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit riders. See the How the Rider Works subsection of each guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit rider for more information.

The nursing home waiver applies only to withdrawals made while the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) is in a nursing home or within 90 calendar days after the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) leaves the nursing home. In addition, the nursing home confinement period for which you seek the waiver must begin after the Contract Date. In order to use this waiver, you must submit with your withdrawal request the following documents:

· an admittance form which shows the type of facility the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) entered, and

· a bill from the nursing home which shows that the Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) met the 30 calendar day nursing home confinement requirement.

An accredited nursing home is defined as a home or facility that:

· is operating in accordance with the law of jurisdiction in which it is located,

· is primarily engaged in providing, in addition to room and board, skilled nursing care under the supervision of a duly licensed physician, and

· provides continuous 24 hour a day nursing service by or under the supervision of a registered nurse, and maintains a daily record of the patient.

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 

 

7%

 

3 

 

6%

 

4 

 

5%

 

5 

 

3%

 

6 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 withdrawal charge period—the period in which a Purchase Payment is still subject to a Withdrawal Charge—that may be withdrawn without incurring a withdrawal charge (e.g. free 10%). See WITHDRAWALS – Optional Withdrawals Withdrawals 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 gross

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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 $318 ($9,000 - $2,000 - $1,700 = $5,300; $5,300 x 6% = $318). Assuming a tax rate of 35%, the taxable amount is $8,682 ($9,000 - $318 = $8,682). After subtracting taxes, the net amount received is $5,643.30 ($8,682 – ($8,682 x .35) = $5,643.30).

The withdrawal charge and gross amount withdrawn may also be determined if a net withdrawal amount is requested. Assume the same Purchase Payments of $19,000 ($10,000 in Contract Year 1 and an additional $7,000 in Contract Year 2), Earnings of $2,000, and a net withdrawal request of $5,000. To determine the gross amount needed to be withdrawn, the taxes are first added to the net withdrawal amount. Assuming a tax rate of 35%, this amount is $7,692.31 ($5,000 ÷ (1-.35) = $7,692.31). Next, the amount subject to a withdrawal charge is determined. Earnings ($2,000) and 10% of all remaining Purchase Payment made ($1,700) may be withdrawn free of a withdrawal charge per Contract Year and the age of the applicable Purchase Payments withdrawn is 3 Years. The amount of the withdrawal charge applied would be $254.82 ($7,692.31 - $2,000 - $1,700 = $3,992.31 subject to withdrawal charge; $3,992.31 ÷ (1 - .06) = $4,247.13; $4,247.13 – 3,992.31 = $254.82). For a net amount of $5,000 to be received, the gross amount of $7,947.13 would be withdrawn from the Contract Value ($5,000 net + 2,692.31 taxes + $254.82 withdrawal charge).

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 and deducted daily at an annual rate equal to 0.85% of each Subaccount’s assets. However, as calculated on the later of the Issue Date or most recent Contract Quarter Anniversary, we will reduce the Risk Charge for the upcoming Contract quarter by:

· 0.05% if the Contract Value is between $500,000 and $999,999, or

· 0.10% if the Contract Value is equal to or greater than $1,000,000.

If the Contract Value subsequently falls below a Risk Charge reduction-qualifying amount on any Quarterly Anniversary, the Risk Charge will be reinstated to 0.85% (if less than $500,000) or 0.80% (if between $500,000 and $999,999) for the following Contract quarter. We will notify you in writing if you become eligible, or no longer qualify, for a reduction of the Risk Charge based on your Contract Value.

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 Risk Charge (excluding any increase for optional benefits) 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.

We increase your Risk Charge if you purchase an Optional Death Benefit Rider. See Optional Death Benefit Rider Charges below.

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 and deducted 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 $50.00 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

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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 Death Benefit Rider Charges

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

We increase your Risk Charge by an annual rate equal to 0.10% of each Subaccount’s assets if you purchase the Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit . The total Risk Charge annual rate will be 0.95%. Any increase in your Risk Charge will not continue after the Annuity Date.

We increase your Risk Charge by an annual rate equal to 0.40% of each Subaccount’s assets if you purchase the Stepped-Up Death Benefit . The total Risk Charge annual rate will be 1.25% . Any increase in your Risk Charge will not continue after the Annuity Date.

See DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS – Death Benefits.

Optional Living Benefit Rider Charges

The following disclosure applies to the Investment Guard (5-Year, 7-Year, and 10-Year Option) Riders.

If you purchase an optional rider listed in the table below, we will deduct an annual charge from your Variable Investment Options on a proportionate basis. Deductions against your Variable Investment Options are made by debiting some of the Subaccount Units previously credited to your Contract.

The charge is deducted 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 Quarterly Rider Anniversary. Once the Rider is issued, your annual charge will not change as long as you own the Rider.

As provided below, if 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 for reasons other than when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract, 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.

If your Rider terminates 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.

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.

We will waive the charge for the quarter in which full annuitization of the Contract occurs and the annual charge will no longer be deducted.

Annual Charge Percentage Table

         

Optional Living Benefit Rider1

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:

Investment Guard (5-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]

1.15%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Investment Guard (7-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]

0.80%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Investment Guard (7-Year Option) – 15% [Buffer]

1.05%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Investment Guard (10-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]

0.60%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Investment Guard (10-Year Option) – 15% [Buffer]

0.70%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

Investment Guard (10-Year Option) – 20% [Buffer]

0.90%

3.50%

Protected Base2

Quarterly Rider Anniversary

1 The table above reflects the current and maximum annual charge percentages for each applicable rider. Your actual current annual charge percentage could be higher or lower than what is stated above. To confirm which annual charge percentage applies to your rider, speak with your financial professional or call us at (800) 722-4448 to confirm the current rider charges that apply to you.

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2 The Protected Base is the Contract Value at the start of a Term, plus any subsequent Purchase Payments received during the first year of a Term, less an adjustment for withdrawals (on a pro rata basis) made during the Term. The Contract Value on the Contract Date is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. See the Sample Calculations section in each Rider for numerical examples of how the Charge Base changes.

Premium Taxes

A tax may be imposed on your Purchase Payments (“premium tax”) at the time your Investment 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 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 ALLOCATED Investing in Variable Investment Options Calculating 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.

We will only waive or reduce such charges 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. We reserve the right to terminate waiver and reduced charge programs at any time, including for issued Contracts.

Fund Expenses

Your Variable Account Value reflects advisory fees, any service and distribution (12b-1) fees, and other expenses incurred by the various Funds, net of any applicable reductions and/or reimbursements. These fees and expenses are paid out of Fund assets and 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 Fund. 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 is a fund that invests in other funds in addition to other investments that the fund 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 involving both the fund-of-fund’s fees and expenses as well as the proportional share of the fees and expenses of the underlying funds in which the fund-of-fund invests. See the Fund prospectuses for detailed fund 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. Once your Contract is issued, the sole Annuitant or Joint Annuitants cannot be changed. You must make your choices based on the following:

· If you are buying a Non-Qualified Contract, you may choose yourself as the Annuitant, another person as the Annuitant, or you may choose Joint Annuitants. If you do not choose Joint Annuitants when your Contract is issued, you may only add a Joint Annuitant on the Annuity Date. You may choose a Contingent Annuitant only if you have a sole Annuitant (cannot have Joint Annuitants and a Contingent Annuitant at the same time). You may add or change the Contingent Annuitant prior to the Annuity Date, provided the Contingent Annuitant is not the sole surviving Annuitant. If the Contract is owned by a Non-Natural Owner, you may not designate a Contingent Annuitant.

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· If you are buying a Qualified Contract, you must be the sole Annuitant. You may only add a Joint Annuitant on the Annuity Date and no Contingent Annuitant can be chosen.

No Annuitant (sole, 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).

If the sole surviving Annuitant predeceases the Owner, the Owner (or youngest Owner if there are Joint Owners) becomes the Annuitant.

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. We will send the annuity payments to the payee that you designate. You will not be able to distribute or withdraw any Contract Value amount after the Annuity Date unless you elect partial annuitization.

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 not be available for certain types of contracts. See WITHDRAWALS - Special Restrictions Under Qualified Plans and FEDERAL TAX ISSUES – IRAs and Qualified Plans. 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, 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 elected, 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. Partial annuitization 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 living benefit and optional death benefit rider benefits. Work with your financial professional 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 10 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 -- Impact of Federal Income Taxes.

If you have a sole Annuitant, your Annuity Date cannot be later than the sole Annuitant’s 95th birthday. If you have Joint Annuitants, your Annuity Date cannot be later than your younger Joint Annuitant’s 95th birthday. Different requirements may apply as required by any applicable state law or 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 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 - Required Minimum Distributions.

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 95th birthday or your younger Joint Annuitant’s 95th 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 95th birthday. Certain Qualified Contracts (e.g., plans under Sections 401 and 408 of the Code) may require distributions to occur at an earlier age.

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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 converted (if this net amount is at least $2,000) to a fixed annuity payout option.

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 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 2012 Individual Annuity Mortality Period Life 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. We reserve the right to limit the Subaccounts available, to change the number and frequency of exchanges and to change the number of Subaccounts you may choose. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Changes to All Contracts section.

Annuity Options

Four Annuity Options are currently available under the Contract, although additional options may become available in the future. You may select either fixed or variable payment options. For other Annuity Options available through optional riders, see the OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS section.

1. Life Only. Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Annuitant’s lifetime. Payments stop when the Annuitant dies. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If the Annuitant dies prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If the Annuitant passes away after the first payment has processed, payments will cease and there would be no death benefit.

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 to comply with required minimum distribution (RMD) regulations and this option may be restricted for certain Qualified Contracts or Qualified Plans. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If the Annuitant dies prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payments would be made. If the Annuitant dies after the first payment has processed, payments will continue for any remainder of the Period Certain time frame.

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%,

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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. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If one or both Annuitants die prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If both Annuitants pass away after the first payment has processed, payments will cease and there would be no death benefit.

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). Additional guaranteed time periods may become available in the future. Before you annuitize your Contract, please contact us for additional guaranteed time period options that may be available. The guaranteed period may be limited on Qualified Contracts to comply with required minimum distribution (RMD) regulations and this option may be restricted for certain Qualified Contracts or Qualified Plans. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If the Annuitant dies prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payments would be made. If the Annuitant dies after the first payment has processed, payments will continue for any remainder of the Period Certain time frame.

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), or Joint Life with Period Certain (see the Other Annuity Options subsection below), 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 or Joint Life with Period Certain 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 4 the Owner elects to receive variable annuity payments under Annuity Option 4. In Contract Year 5, 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 5 years is 3%. Assuming the Free Withdrawal amount immediately prior to the partial redemption is $300, the withdrawal charge for the partial redemption will be $141 (($5,000 - $300) x 3% = $141). 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 Beneficiary; or

· the Contingent Beneficiary.

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.

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If any 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 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.

Beneficiary of Qualified Contracts

For Qualified Contracts, upon the death of the owner (annuitant if the contract is held as a custodial IRA), if there are any remaining guaranteed payments, we may shorten such payment period in order to ensure that payments to the beneficiary do not continue beyond the 10-year death distribution rule under IRC section 401(a)(9).  In such instances, we will use the present value of any remaining guaranteed payments to determine the amount and pay out the lump sum to the designated beneficiary. For fixed payments, the present value is determined using Moody’s Long-Term Corporate Bond Yield Averages less 0.75%. For variable payments, the present value is determined using the assumed investment return.

For Qualified Contracts, please refer to the Choosing Your Annuity Date section in this Prospectus for additional distribution requirements that may apply to these contracts. 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.

Other Annuity Options

Additional annuity payment options we currently offer are:

· Life with Cash Refund (fixed only). Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Annuitant’s lifetime. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If the Annuitant dies prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If the Annuitant dies after the Annuity Date and the total of all annuity payments received is less than the amount annuitized, an amount equal to the amount annuitized less the total annuity payments made, will be made in a single sum.

· Life with Installment Refund (fixed only). Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Annuitant’s lifetime. If the Annuitant dies after the Annuity Date but before the total of all annuity payments made equals or exceeds the amount annuitized, annuity payments will continue to be made until the total amount of annuity payments made equals the amount annuitized; the final annuity payment may be less than the periodic annuity payment. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If the Annuitant dies prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If the Annuitant dies and the total amount of annuity payments made is equal to or exceeds the amount annuitized, then no additional annuity payments will be made. This annuity option is not available for Qualified Contracts.

· Joint Life with Cash Refund (fixed only). Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the lifetimes of the Primary Annuitant and Joint Annuitant. If both Annuitants die before the total of all annuity payments made equal the amount annuitized, an amount equal to the amount annuitized, less total annuity payments made under the Contract, will be made in a single sum. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If one or both Annuitants die prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If both Annuitants die and the total amount of annuity payments made under the Contract is equal to or exceeds the amount annuitized, then no additional lump sum or annuity payments will be paid. This option may be restricted for certain Qualified Contracts or Qualified Plans.

· Joint Life with Installment Refund (fixed only). Periodic Payments are made to the designate payee during the lifetimes of the Primary Annuitant and Joint Annuitant. If both Annuitants die before the total of all annuity payments made equals or exceeds the amount annuitized, annuity payments will continue to be made until the total amount of annuity payments made equals the amount annuitized; the final annuity payment may be less than the periodic annuity payment. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If one or both Annuitants die prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If both Annuitants die and the total amount of annuity

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payments made under the Contract is equal to or exceeds the amount annuitized, then no additional annuity payments will be paid. This annuity option is not available for Qualified Contracts.

· Joint Life with Period Certain (fixed or variable). Periodic payments are made to the designated payee during the Primary Annuitant’s lifetime, with payments guaranteed for a specified period. 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 or until the end of the period certain period, whichever is later. 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 to comply with required minimum distribution (RMD) regulations and this option may be restricted for certain Qualified Contracts and Qualified Plans. Annuitization becomes effective when the first payment is processed. If one or both Annuitants die prior to the first payment the death benefit would be calculated as described under the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section of the Prospectus and no annuity payment would be made. If both Annuitants die after the first payment has been processed, payments will continue for any remainder of the Period Certain time frame.

We may discontinue offering any of the additional annuity options referenced above or add additional annuity options in the future. If we discontinue offering or add additional annuity options, we will amend this Prospectus to reflect any changes.

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 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 1.0% and the 2012 Individual Annuity Mortality Period Life 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 2012 Individual Annuity Mortality Period Life 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 and a lower assumed investment return would mean a lower first variable annuity payment. However, subsequent payments would increase only when actual net investment performance exceeds the assumed rate and would fall when actual net investment performance is less than the assumed rate. 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 upon the death of any Contract Owner or any Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner, while the Contract is in force. Any death benefit payable will be calculated on the “Notice Date”, which is the Business 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.

Death Benefit Proceeds

Death benefit proceeds will be payable on the Notice Date. Such proceeds will be reduced by any Contract Debt and if proceeds are used to purchase an Annuity Option from us, any charge for premium taxes and/or other taxes. 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

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Benefits Spousal Continuation). In addition, there may be legal requirements that limit the recipient’s Annuity Options and the timing of any payments. State unclaimed property regulations may shorten the amount of time a recipient has to make a death benefit election. 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,

· Beneficiary, or

· Contingent Beneficiary.

If a contract has Joint Owners, and the surviving Joint Owner dies before the Notice Date, the death benefit proceeds will be paid to the 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 is a standard benefit and as of any Business Day, before the Annuity Date, is equal to the Contract Value as of that Business Day. We calculate the Death Benefit Amount as of the Notice Date and the death benefit proceeds will be paid in accordance with the Death Benefit Proceeds section above.

See APPENDIX: 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, 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.

If an optional Death Benefit Rider is purchased. An Add-In Amount may be added to the death benefit proceeds if the surviving spouse continues the Contract. 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 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.

Death of Annuitant

If an Annuitant (who is not an Owner) dies and there is a surviving Joint Annuitant, the surviving Joint Annuitant becomes the Annuitant. If there is no surviving Joint Annuitant but there is a Contingent Annuitant, the Contingent Annuitant becomes the Annuitant. If there is no surviving Joint Annuitant or Contingent Annuitant, the youngest Owner becomes the Annuitant, provided that the Owner is not a Non-Natural Owner. No death benefit will be paid, except as otherwise provided under the Death Benefit Proceeds section.

Death of Owner

If any Owner 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 and in accordance with the federal income tax distribution at death rules discussed in the FEDERAL TAX ISSUES Contract Owner’s Estate section.

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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 Annuitant (either Annuitant if there are Joint Annuitants) will be treated as the Owner of the Contract for purposes of the Non-Qualified Contract Distribution Rules. If there are Joint 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 charges for 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 - Non-Natural Persons as Owners 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 calendar days of our receipt of proof, In Proper Form, of the Owner’s death or, if earlier, 60 calendar 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 in a lump sum, or through annuity payments for life, life with period certain, period certain only, or a scheduled payout option. Any life with period certain or period certain only option may not exceed the life expectancy of the Beneficiary. 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 change or revoke the Owner’s instructions regarding the payment of death benefit proceeds.

Qualified Contract Distribution Rules

Under Treasury 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 distributions to the Beneficiary must satisfy the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules of Code Section 401(a)(9). For Owner/Annuitants who die after December 31, 2019, the RMD rules for Beneficiaries who inherit an account or IRA are different depending on whether the Beneficiary is an “Eligible Designated Beneficiary” (EDB) or not. An EDB includes a surviving spouse, a disabled individual, a chronically ill individual, a minor child, or an individual who is not more than 10 years younger than the Owner/Annuitant. Certain trusts created for the exclusive benefit of disabled or chronically ill Beneficiaries are included. These EDBs may take their distributions over the Beneficiary's life expectancy and those distributions must commence by December 31st of the year following the death of the Owner/Annuitant. However, minor children must still take remaining distributions within 10 years of reaching age 18. Additionally, a surviving spouse Beneficiary may delay commencement of distributions until the later of the end of the year that the Owner/Annuitant would have attained age 72, or when the surviving spouse turns 72.

The Owner may designate that the Beneficiary will receive death benefit proceeds in a lump sum, or through annuity payments period certain only. Period certain only annuity options are limited. 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 change or revoke the Owner’s instructions regarding the payment of death benefit proceeds.

Designated Beneficiaries, who are not an EDB, must withdraw the entire account by the 10th calendar year following the death of the Owner/Annuitant.

Non-designated Beneficiaries must withdraw the entire account within 5 years of the Owner/Annuitant’s death if distributions have not begun prior to death unless the owner dies after commencing his or her RMD payments.

If the Owner/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 non-designated Beneficiary at least as rapidly as under the distribution method in effect at the time of the Annuitant’s death.

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

The Owner may designate that the Beneficiary will receive death benefit proceeds in a lump sum, or through annuity payments for a Period Certain of 5 through 9 years. The Owner must designate the payment method in writing in a form

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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 change or revoke the Owner’s instructions regarding the payment of death benefit proceeds.

Optional Death Benefit Riders

Riders are subject to availability and may be discontinued for purchase at any time. If we decide to discontinue offering an optional rider, we will amend this Prospectus. Before purchasing any rider, make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions and consult with your financial professional for advice on whether a rider is appropriate for you.

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments for a rider. If we decide to no longer accept Purchase Payments for any rider, we will not accept subsequent Purchase Payments for your Contract and you will not be able to increase your Contract Value. 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 calendar days advance written notice. See the Subsequent Purchase Payments subsection of the riders for additional information.

You may not own both the Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit Rider and the Stepped-Up Death Benefit Rider at the same time.

Return of Purchase Payments Death Benefit

This optional Rider allows you to have your Death Benefit Amount, as of the Notice Date, be the greater of the Contract Value or the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments. The Notice Date is the day on which we receive, In Proper Form, proof of death and instructions regarding payment of any death benefit proceeds. An Owner change may only be elected if the age of any new Owner is 85 years or younger on the effective date of the Owner change (see the Owner Change subsection below).

Purchasing the Rider

You may purchase this optional Rider at the time your application is completed and before your Contract is issued. You may not purchase this Rider after the Contract Date. This Rider may only be purchased if the age of each Owner and Annuitant is 85 or younger on the Contract Date. The rider charge is assessed and deducted daily as a percentage of your average daily Variable Account Value and will increase your Risk Charge. See the FEE TABLE and Optional Death Benefit Rider Charges subsection for more information.

Rider Terms

Total Adjusted Purchase Payments – The sum of all Purchase Payments made to the Contract, reduced by a Pro Rata Reduction for each prior withdrawal, including withdrawals under a withdrawal benefit rider or RMDs. This amount may be adjusted if there is an Owner change.

Pro Rata Reduction – The reduction percentage that is calculated at the time of the withdrawal by dividing the amount of each withdrawal by the Contract Value immediately prior to the withdrawal. The reduction made, when the Contract Value is less than the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments made into the Contract, may be greater than the actual amount withdrawn.

How the Rider Works

Upon the death of the first Owner (any Annuitant for Non-Natural Owners), before the Annuity Date, the Death Benefit Amount under this rider will be equal to the greater of (a) or (b) below:

(a) the Contract Value as of the Notice Date.

(b) Total Adjusted Purchase Payments as of the Notice Date.

Owner Change

If there is an Owner change to someone other than the previous Owner’s spouse, to a Trust or non-natural entity where the Owner and Annuitant are not the same person prior to the Owner change, or if an Owner is added that is not the Owner’s spouse, the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments will be reset to equal the lesser of:

· the Contract Value as of the effective date of the Owner change (“Change Date”), or

· Total Adjusted Purchase Payments as of the Change Date.

After the Change Date, the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments will be increased by any Purchase Payments made after the Change Date and will be reduced by any Pro Rata Reduction for any withdrawals made after the Change Date. An Owner change to a Trust or non-natural entity where the Owner and the Annuitant are the same person prior to the Owner change will not trigger a reset.

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

See the APPENDIX: RETURN OF PURCHASE PAYMENTS DEATH BENEFIT SAMPLE CALCULATIONS.

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Termination

The Rider will remain in effect until the earlier of:

· the date you reduce your Contract Value to zero (0) through a withdrawal,

· when death benefit proceeds become payable under the Contract (except where the spouse of the deceased Owner continues the Contract, see DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS Spousal Continuation),

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

· the Annuity Date.

The Rider may not otherwise be cancelled.

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 oldest Owner’s (or oldest Annuitant’s in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) 81st birthday) increased by the amount of additional Purchase Payments and decreased by withdrawals that you make.

Purchasing the Rider

You may purchase this optional Rider at the time your application is completed and before your Contract is issued. You may not purchase this Rider after the Contract Date. This Rider may only be purchased if the age of each Owner and Annuitant is 75 or younger on the Contract Date. An Owner change may only be elected if the age of any new Owner is 75 years or younger on the effective date of the Owner change (see the Owner Change subsection below). The rider charge is assessed and deducted daily as a percentage of your average daily Variable Account Value and will increase your Risk Charge. See the FEE TABLE and Optional Death Benefit Rider Charges subsection for more information.

How the Rider Works

Here are a few definitions regarding the Death Benefit Amount:

Total Adjusted Purchase Payments – The sum of all Purchase Payments made to the Contract, reduced by a Pro Rata Reduction for each prior withdrawal. This amount may be adjusted if there is an Owner change as described below.

Pro Rata Reduction – The reduction percentage that is calculated at the time of a withdrawal by dividing the amount of the withdrawal (including any applicable withdrawal charges) by the Contract Value immediately prior to the withdrawal. The reduction made, when the Contract Value is less than the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments made into the Contract, may be greater than actual amount withdrawn.

If you purchase this Rider, upon the death of any Owner (or any Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner), 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) as described in the Death Benefit Amount section above.

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

· the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments.

(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 any Owner (or any Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner), prior to the Annuity Date. The Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount may be different if an Owner change occurs (see the Owner Change subsection below).

First we calculate what the Death Benefit Amount would have been as of your first Contract Anniversary and each subsequent Contract Anniversary that occurs before death benefit proceeds become payable and before the oldest Owner (or oldest Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) 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 a Pro Rata Reduction for each withdrawal that has occurred since that Milestone Date. 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.

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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 and no Owner change occurred as outlined in the Owner Change subsection below. Calculation of any actual Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount is only made once death benefit proceeds become payable under your Contract.

Owner Change

If there is an Owner change to someone other than the previous Owner’s spouse, to a Trust or non-natural entity where the Owner and Annuitant are not the same person prior to the Owner change, or if an Owner is added that is not the Owner’s spouse, the Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Amount will be reset to equal the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments amount (under the Death Benefit Amount) on the effective date of the Owner change (the “Change Date”). An Owner change to a Trust or non-natural entity where the Owner and the Annuitant are the same person prior to the Owner change, will not trigger a reset.

On each Contract Anniversary after the Change Date and before the oldest Owner (annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) reaches his or her 81st birthday (each of these Contract Anniversaries is a “Milestone Date”), we recalculate the Death Benefit Amount for each Milestone Date and set it equal to the greater of:

· the Contract Value on that Contract Anniversary, or

· the Total Adjusted Purchase Payments on the Change Date.

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

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

· subtracting a Pro Rata Reduction for each withdrawal that has occurred since that Milestone Date.

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: DEATH BENEFIT AND STEPPED-UP DEATH BENEFIT SAMPLE CALCULATIONS.

Termination

The Rider will remain in effect until the earlier of:

· the date you reduce your Contract Value to zero (0) through a withdrawal,

· the date death benefit proceeds become payable under the Contract (unless Spousal Continuation is elected),

· 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 Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) 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. 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. See HOW YOUR PURCHASE PAYMENTS ARE ALLOCATED – Transfers and Market-timing Restrictions and THE GENERAL ACCOUNT.

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, 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 a withdrawal benefit rider

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in effect. Partial withdrawals from any fixed option in any Contract Year may be subject to restrictions, such as from a General Account Investment Option under the DCA Plus program.

Amounts transferred or withdrawn from any fixed option may be delayed under extraordinary circumstances. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Timing of Payments and Transactions.

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 a death benefit rider, taking a withdrawal will reduce the benefits provided by 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 6 years, plus 10% of any Purchase Payments received during the Contract Year plus 100% of any remaining Purchase Payments that have an age of 6 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. Withdrawals of mandatory required minimums from certain Qualified Plans and the maximum annual withdrawal amount allowed under a living benefit rider count towards the calculation of the free withdrawal amount for a Contract Year. Any portion of your eligible Purchase Payments not withdrawn during a Contract Year may not be carried over to the next Contract Year.

For 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, plus you had $2,000 of Earnings). After this withdrawal, your Contract Value is $15,300. In Contract Year 4, your Contract Value falls to $12,500; you may withdraw $1,530 (10% of $15,300; $15,300 represents the remaining Purchase Payments) free of any withdrawal charges.

The free 10% may also apply to redemptions made after the Annuity Date. See ANNUITIZATION – Choosing Your Annuity Option Annuity 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. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the minimum Contract Value amount. 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 Pre-Authorized Withdrawals section of 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

Withdrawals may not be directed to individual third-party payees. If you wish to have a full or partial withdrawal check made payable to a third-party payee that is a financial institution, trust, or charity, 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:

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· 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 - Tax Withholding for Qualified Contracts. 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 we receive before the close of the New York Stock Exchange, which usually closes at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, will be effective at the end of the same Business Day that we receive them In Proper Form unless the transaction or event is scheduled to occur on another Business Day. Withdrawal requests received after the close of the New York Stock Exchange will be effective on the following Business Day. We will normally send the proceeds within 7 calendar days after your request is effective. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Timing of Payments and Transactions. If a Purchase Payment is made by check and you submit a withdrawal request immediately afterwards, we may hold the check and the payment of any withdrawal proceeds may be delayed until we receive confirmation in our Service Center that your check has cleared. In general, a delay of the payment of withdrawal proceeds during the check hold period will not exceed ten Business Days after we receive your withdrawal request In Proper Form. If we delay the payment of withdrawal proceeds during the check hold period, we will calculate the value of your withdrawal proceeds as of the end of the Business Day we received your withdrawal request In Proper Form.

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 - 10% Tax Penalty for Early Withdrawals.

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-calendar day period beginning on the calendar day you receive your Contract. If you are replacing another annuity contract or life insurance policy, the Free Look Period ends 60 calendar days after you receive your Contract.

The amount of your refund may be more or less than the Purchase Payments you have made. If a Purchase Payment is made by check other than a cashier’s check, we may hold the check and the payment of any refund during the “Right to Cancel” period may be delayed until we receive confirmation in our Service Center that your check has cleared. If you return your Contract and provide cancellation instructions, it will be cancelled as of the date we receive your Contract and cancellation instructions In Proper Form. 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. 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, plus any amount that may have been deducted as Contract fees and charges.

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.

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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 any time. If we decide to discontinue offering an optional rider, we will amend this Prospectus. Before purchasing any optional rider, make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions and consult with your financial professional 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 and will give prior written notice and amend the prospectus to reflect such a change. 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 calendar 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 of riders currently available:

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit

· Investment Guard (5-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]

· Investment Guard (7-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer]or 15% [Buffer]

· Investment Guard (10-Year Option) – 10% [Buffer], 15% [Buffer], or 20% [Buffer]

The guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit rider focuses on providing a level of protection against declines in Contract Value for a specified period of time, if certain conditions are met. If your Contract Value is less than the Protected Base at the end of the applicable term, we will make up the difference by making a one-time addition to your Contract Value. If an additional amount is added to your Contract Value, the amount will be equal to (a) the lesser of the difference between on the Contract Value on the last day of the applicable term and the Protected Base, or (b) the applicable [Buffer Amount]. If the Contract Value is greater than the Protected Base at the end of the applicable term, no additional amount will be added to the Contract Value. Given the limitations on the crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal. When you select an Investment Guard (5-Year Option, 7-Year Option, or 10-Year Option) rider, you must also select an available [Buffer Percentage]. Only one [Buffer Percentage] can be selected and cannot be changed during the term of the rider. Working with your financial professional, see the individual rider descriptions after this section for complete information about each optional rider and its features and benefits.

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

You may purchase the Investment Guard Rider only at the time you submit your application. Your purchase of a living benefit rider must be received In Proper Form. You can find complete purchasing and eligibility information about each living benefit rider in the Purchasing Your Rider subsection of each rider.

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.

Some broker/dealers may limit their clients from purchasing some living benefit riders based upon the client’s age or other factors. You should work with your financial professional to decide whether a living benefit 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 professional before taking a loan.

Work with your financial professional 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 a living benefit rider prior to purchase.

Living benefit riders have investment allocation requirements. 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. You can find the requirements in the Living Benefit Investment Allocation Requirements section of the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

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If you purchase the Investment Guard (5-Year Option, 7-Year Option, or 10-Year Option), all Investment Options are currently allowable under the rider except the below Investment Options. You may NOT invest in any of the following Investment Options:

   

Allowable Investment Options

 

American Funds IS High-Income Trust Fund

MFS Utilities Series

BlackRock Health Sciences Fund

Pacific Select Fund Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio

Delaware Ivy VIP Energy

Pacific Select Fund High Yield Bond Portfolio

Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund

Pacific Select Fund Real Estate Portfolio

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio

PIMCO VIT Commodity RealReturn Portfolio

MFS Small-Cap Growth Series

VanEck VIP Global Resources Fund

MFS Technology Series

 

Multiple Rider Ownership

Only one guaranteed minimum withdrawal 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.

Investment Guard (5-Year Option)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit in the Contract’s Rider.)

· 10% [Buffer Percentage]

Purchasing the Rider

You must obtain our approval before making an initial or additional Purchase Payment that will bring your total Purchase Payments equal to $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase the optional Rider on the Contract Date provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the age of any Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is 85 years or younger,

· the Rider Effective Date is at least 5 years before your selected Annuity Date, and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the investment allocation requirements in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

The rider charge is a percentage of the Protected Base and is guaranteed not to change as long as you own the rider. The charge is assessed quarterly and deducted in arrears against your Variable Investment Options each Quarterly Rider Anniversary. See the FEE TABLE and CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS—Optional Living Benefit Rider Charges for more information.

Rider Terms

[Buffer Percentage] – The maximum percentage of loss that the client is protected against. The available [Buffer Percentage] option for the 5 Year Option is 10%.

[Buffer Amount] – The Protected Base multiplied by the [Buffer Percentage] outlined in the Rider. The [Buffer Amount] is used to determine the additional amount at the end of a term.

Protected Base – The amount used to determine whether an additional amount is added to the Contract Value at the end of the Term.

How the Rider Works

The Rider will remain in effect, unless otherwise terminated, for a 5-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 Protected Base. The additional amount will be equal to the lesser of:

(a) difference between the Contract Value on the last day of the Term and the Protected Base, or

(b) the [Buffer Amount].

If the Contract Value is greater than the Protected Base at the end of the Term, no additional amount will be added to the Contract Value. Any 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 made after the first year of a Term will not be included in the Protected Base. Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal. Please discuss the advisability of making additional Purchase Payments after the first year of a Term with your financial professional.

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The Protected Base 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 any subsequent Purchase Payment received during the first year of the Term, and

(c) is a pro rata adjustment for withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made from the Contract during the Term. The adjustment for each withdrawal is calculated by multiplying the Protected Base 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.

For purposes of determining the Contract Value at the start of the Term, the Contract Value is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. Any subsequent Purchase Payments received after the first year of a Term are not included in the Protected Base but will increase the Contract Value.

If, on the last day of the Term, the Contract is annuitized, 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 Protected Base.

Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) during the Term will reduce the Contract Value and the Protected Base. Withdrawals when the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base will result in a reduction of the Protected Base that is greater than the amount of the withdrawal which will reduce or may eliminate the benefit provided by the rider.

Subsequent Purchase Payments

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. 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. If we limit additional Purchase Payments, you may not be able to continue to invest in your Contract or Rider as planned by you and your financial professional. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract during the Term. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, then the provisions of the Rider will continue until the end of the Term.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. 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 in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT and no corrective action was taken, after written notice was provided, to comply with the requirements to continue the Rider,

· 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,

· the day a requested loan is processed,

· the date a full surrender is made under the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

If the Rider automatically terminates at the end of the Term, you may repurchase an Investment Guard rider (5-Year, 7-Year, or 10-Year Option) if all Owners and Annuitants meet the requisite age and Annuity Date purchase eligibility requirements, subject to availability and at the then current Annual Charge Percentage.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX: INVESTMENT GUARD SAMPLE CALCULATIONS. 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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Investment Guard (7-Year Option)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit in the Contract’s Rider.)

· 10% [Buffer Percentage]

· 15% [Buffer Percentage]

Purchasing the Rider

You must obtain our approval before making an initial or additional Purchase Payment that will bring your total Purchase Payments equal to $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase the optional Rider on the Contract Date provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the age of any Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is 85 years or younger,

· the Rider Effective Date is at least 7 years before your selected Annuity Date, and

· you allocate your entire Contract Value according to the investment allocation requirements in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

The rider charge is a percentage of the Protected Base and is guaranteed not to change as long as you own the rider. The charge is assessed quarterly and deducted in arrears against your Variable Investment Options each Quarterly Rider Anniversary. See the FEE TABLE and CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS—Optional Living Benefit Rider Charges for more information.

Rider Terms

[Buffer Percentage] – The maximum percentage of loss that the client is protected against. The available [Buffer Percentage] options for the 7 Year Option are 10% and 15%. Only one [Buffer Percentage] may be chosen and cannot be changed during the Term of the rider.

[Buffer Amount] – The Protected Base multiplied by the [Buffer Percentage] outlined in the Rider. The [Buffer Amount] is used to determine the additional amount at the end of a term.

Protected Base – The amount used to determine whether an additional amount is added to the Contract Value at the end of the Term.

How the Rider Works

The Rider will remain in effect, unless otherwise terminated, for a 7-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 Protected Base. The additional amount will be equal to the lesser of:

(a) difference between the Contract Value on the last day of the Term and the Protected Base, or

(b) the [Buffer Amount].

If the Contract Value is greater than the Protected Base at the end of the Term, no additional amount will be added to the Contract Value. 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 made after the first year of a Term will not be included in the Protected Base. Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal. Please discuss the advisability of making additional Purchase Payments after the first year of a Term with your financial professional.

The Protected Base 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 any subsequent Purchase Payment received during the first year of the Term, and

(c) is a pro rata adjustment for withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made from the Contract during the Term. The adjustment for each withdrawal is calculated by multiplying the Protected Base 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.

For purposes of determining the Contract Value at the start of the Term, the Contract Value is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. Any subsequent Purchase Payments received after the first year of a Term are not included in the Protected Base but will increase the Contract Value.

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If, on the last day of the Term, the Contract is annuitized, 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 Protected Amount.

Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) during the Term will reduce the Contract Value and the Protected Base. Withdrawals when the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base will result in a reduction of the Protected Base that is greater than the amount of the withdrawal which will reduce or may eliminate the benefit provided by the rider. If a higher [Buffer Percentage] is in effect, a withdrawal will result in a larger deduction in the [Buffer Amount] than with a lower [Buffer Percentage].

Subsequent Purchase Payments

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. 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. If we limit additional Purchase Payments, you may not be able to continue to invest in your Contract or Rider as planned by you and your financial professional. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract during the Term. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, then the provisions of the Rider will continue until the end of the Term.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. 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 in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT and no corrective action was taken, after written notice was provided, to comply with the requirements to continue the Rider,

· 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,

· the day a requested loan is processed,

· the date a full surrender is made under the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

If the Rider automatically terminates at the end of the Term, you may repurchase a Investment Guard rider (5-Year, 7-Year, or 10-Year Option) if all Owners and Annuitants meet the requisite age and Annuity Date purchase eligibility requirements, subject to availability and at the then current Annual Charge Percentage.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX: INVESTMENT GUARD SAMPLE CALCULATIONS. 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.

Investment Guard (10-Year Option)

(This Rider is called the Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit in the Contract’s Rider.)

· 10% [Buffer Percentage]

· 15% [Buffer Percentage]

· 20% [Buffer Percentage]

Purchasing the Rider

You must obtain our approval before making an initial or additional Purchase Payment that will bring your total Purchase Payments equal to $1,000,000 or greater.

You may purchase the optional Rider on the Contract Date provided that on the Rider Effective Date:

· the age of any Owner and Annuitant on the date of purchase is 85 years or younger,

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· 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 in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.

The rider charge is a percentage of the Protected Base and is guaranteed not to change as long as you own the rider. The charge is assessed quarterly and deducted in arrears against your Variable Investment Options each Quarterly Rider Anniversary. See the FEE TABLE and CHARGES, FEES AND DEDUCTIONS—Optional Living Benefit Rider Charges for more information.

Rider Terms

[Buffer Percentage] – The maximum percentage of loss that the client is protected against. The available [Buffer Percentage] options for the 10 Year Option are 10%, 15%, and 20%. Only one [Buffer Percentage] may be chosen and cannot be changed during the Term of the rider.

[Buffer Amount] – The Protected Base multiplied by the [Buffer Percentage] outlined in the Rider. The [Buffer Amount] is used to determine the additional amount at the end of a term.

Protected Base – The amount used to determine whether an additional amount is added to the Contract Value at the end of the Term.

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 Protected Base. The additional amount will be equal to the lesser of:

(a) difference between the Contract Value on the last day of the Term and the Protected Base, or

(b) the [Buffer Amount].

If the Contract Value is greater than the Protected Base at the end of the Term, no additional amount will be added to the Contract Value. 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 made after the first year of a Term will not be included in the Protected Base. Any additional Purchase Payments made after the first year of a Term will increase the Contract Value and may reduce or eliminate the benefit provided by this Rider. Given the limitations on crediting of subsequent purchase payments for rider purposes and investment allocation restrictions, the likelihood that an additional amount will be added to the Contract Value may be minimal. Please discuss the advisability of making additional Purchase Payments after the first year of a Term with your financial professional.

The Protected Base is equal to (a) plus (b) minus (c) where:

(a) is the Contract Value at the start of the Term,

(b) is the amount of any subsequent Purchase Payment received during the first year of the Term, and

(c) is a pro rata adjustment for withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) made from the Contract during the Term. The adjustment for each withdrawal is calculated by multiplying the Protected Base 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.

For purposes of determining the Contract Value at the start of the Term, the Contract Value is equal to the initial Purchase Payment. Any subsequent Purchase Payments received after the first year of a Term are not included in the Protected Base but will increase the Contract Value.

If, on the last day of the Term, the Contract is annuitized, 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 Protected Base.

Withdrawals (including RMD withdrawals) during the Term will reduce the Contract Value and the Protected Base. Withdrawals when the Contract Value is less than the Protected Base will result in a reduction of the Protected Base that is greater than the amount of the withdrawal which will reduce or may eliminate the benefit provided by the rider. If a higher [Buffer Percentage] is in effect, a withdrawal will result in a larger deduction in the [Buffer Amount] than with a lower [Buffer Percentage].

Subsequent Purchase Payments

We reserve the right to reject or restrict, at our discretion, any additional Purchase Payments. 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. If we limit additional Purchase Payments, you may not be able to continue to invest

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in your Contract or Rider as planned by you and your financial professional. If we exercise this right, we will provide 30 days advance notice to the Owner.

Continuation of Rider if Surviving Spouse Continues Contract

This Rider terminates when a death benefit becomes payable under the Contract during the Term. If the surviving spouse continues the Contract, then the provisions of the Rider will continue until the end of the Term.

Termination

You cannot request a termination of the Rider. The Rider will automatically terminate at the end of the Term, or, earlier on:

· the day any portion of the Contract Value is no longer allocated according to the investment allocation requirements in the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT and no corrective action was taken, after written notice was provided, to comply with the requirements to continue the Rider,

· 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,

· the day a requested loan is processed,

· the date a full surrender is made under the Contract, or

· the Annuity Date.

If the Rider automatically terminates at the end of the Term, you may repurchase an Investment Guard rider (5-Year, 7-Year, or 10-Year Option) if all Owners and Annuitants meet the requisite age and Annuity Date purchase eligibility requirements, subject to availability and at the then current Annual Charge Percentage.

Sample Calculations

Hypothetical sample calculations are in the attached APPENDIX: INVESTMENT BENEFIT SAMPLE CALCULATIONS. 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.

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.

Our executive office is located at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660.

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 professionals 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. Pacific Life’s executive office is located at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660.

Separate Account A

Separate Account AIs 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. Income, gains, and losses credited to, or charged against, the Separate Account reflect the Separate Account’s own investment experience and not the investment experience of our other assets. The assets of the Separate Account may not be used to pay any liabilities of ours other than those arising from the Contracts. We are obligated to pay all amounts promised to investors under the Contracts.

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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 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.

Information regarding the Funds available through the Separate Account, including the Fund name, investment objective, the investment adviser and any sub-adviser, current expenses, and performance is available in an appendix to this Prospectus. See the APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT. Each Fund has issued a prospectus that contains more detailed information about each Fund, and may be found www.PacificLife.com. 

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 More on Federal Tax Issues section 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 Fund are automatically reinvested in such Fund 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.

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

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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.

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,

· made by a Beneficiary after your death,

· attributable to your becoming disabled,

· any payments annuitized using a life contingent annuity option,

· attributable to an investment in the Contract made prior to August 14, 1982, or

· any distribution that is a part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments (Code Section 72(q) payments) made (at least annually) over your life (or life expectancy) or the joint lives (or life expectancies) of you and your designated beneficiary.

Additional exceptions may apply to certain Qualified Contracts (see Taxes Payable on Annuity Payments and the applicable Qualified Contracts).

Taxes Payable on Optional Rider Charges

It is our understanding that the charges relating to any optional rider are not subject to current taxation and we will not report them as such. However, Treasury or the IRS may determine that these charges should be treated as partial withdrawals subject to current

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taxation to the extent of any gain and, if applicable, the 10% tax penalty. We reserve the right to report any optional rider charges as partial withdrawals if we believe that we would be expected to report them in accordance with Treasury Regulations or IRS guidance.

Distributions After the Annuity Date

After you annuitize, a portion of each annuity payment you receive under a Contract generally will be treated as a partial recovery of Investments (as used here, “Investments” means the aggregate Purchase Payments less any amounts that were previously received under the Contract but not included in income) and will not be taxable. (In certain circumstances, subsequent modifications to an initially-established payment pattern may result in the imposition of a tax penalty.) The remainder of each annuity payment will be taxed as ordinary income. However, after the full amount of aggregate Investments has been recovered, the full amount of each annuity payment will be taxed as ordinary income. Exactly how an annuity payment is divided into taxable and non-taxable portions depends on the period over which annuity payments are expected to be received, which in turn is governed by the form of annuity selected and, where a lifetime annuity is chosen, by the life expectancy of the Annuitant(s) or payee(s). Such a payment may also be subject to a tax penalty if taken prior to age 59½.

For periodic (annuity) payments, we will default your state tax withholding (as applicable) based upon the marital status and allowance(s) provided for your federal taxes or, if no withholding instructions are provided, we will default to your resident state’s prescribed withholding default (if applicable). Please consult with a tax advisor for additional information, including whether your resident state has a specific version of the W-4P form that should be submitted to us with state-specific income tax information.

Distributions to Beneficiary After Contract Owner’s Death

Generally, the same tax rules apply to amounts received by the Beneficiary as those that apply to the Contract Owner, except that the early withdrawal tax penalty does not apply. Thus, any annuity payments or lump sum withdrawal will be divided into taxable and non-taxable portions.

If death occurs after the Annuity Date, but before the expiration of a period certain option, the Beneficiary will recover the balance of the Investments as payments are made and may be allowed a deduction on the final tax return for the unrecovered Investments. A lump sum payment taken by the Beneficiary in lieu of remaining monthly annuity payments is not considered an annuity payment for tax purposes. The portion of any lump sum payment to a Beneficiary in excess of aggregate unrecovered Investments would be subject to income tax.

Contract Owner’s Estate

Generally, any amount payable to a Beneficiary after the Contract Owner’s death, whether before or after the Annuity Date, will be included in the estate of the Contract Owner for federal estate tax purposes. If the inclusion of the value of the Contract triggers a federal estate tax to be paid, the Beneficiary may be able to use a deduction called Income in Respect of Decedent (IRD) in calculating the income taxes payable upon receipt of the death benefit proceeds. In addition, designation of a non-spouse Beneficiary who either is 37½ or more years younger than a Contract Owner or is a grandchild of a Contract Owner may have Generation Skipping Transfer Tax (GSTT) consequences under section 2601 of the Code. You should consult with a qualified tax advisor if you have questions about federal estate tax, IRD, or GSTT.

Gifts of Annuity Contracts

Generally, gifts of Non-Qualified Contracts prior to the annuity start date will trigger tax reporting to the donor on the gain on the Contract, with the donee getting a stepped-up basis for the amount included in the donor’s income. The 10% early withdrawal tax penalty and gift tax also may be applicable. This provision does not apply to transfers between spouses or incident to a divorce, or transfers to and from a trust acting as agent for the Owner or the Owner’s spouse.

Tax Withholding for Non-Qualified Contracts

Unless you elect to the contrary, any amounts you receive under your Contract that are attributable to investment income will be subject to withholding to meet federal income tax obligations. For nonperiodic distributions, you will have the option to provide us with withholding information at the time of your withdrawal request. If you do not provide us with withholding information, we will generally withhold 10% of the taxable distribution amount and remit it to the IRS. For periodic (annuity) payments, the rate of withholding will be determined on the basis of the withholding information you provide to us. If you do not provide us with withholding information, we are required to determine the Federal income tax withholding according to the then current defaults for marital status and number of exemptions. State and local withholding may apply different defaults and will be determined by applicable law.

Please call us at (800) 748-6907 with any questions about the required withholding information.

Tax Withholding for Non-resident Aliens or Non U.S. Persons

Taxable distributions to Contract Owners who are non-resident aliens or other non U.S. persons are generally subject to U.S. federal income tax withholding at a 30% rate, unless a lower treaty rate applies. Prospective foreign owners are advised to consult with a tax advisor regarding the U.S., state and foreign tax treatment of a Contract. Currently, we require all Contract Owners to be a U.S. person (citizen) or a U.S. resident alien.

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Exchanges of Non-Qualified Contracts (1035 Exchanges)

You may make your initial or an additional Purchase Payment through an exchange of an existing annuity contract or endowment life insurance contract pursuant to Section 1035 of the Code (a 1035 exchange). The exchange can be effected by completing the Transfer/ Exchange form, indicating in the appropriate section of the form that you are making a 1035 exchange and submitting any applicable Regulation 60 paperwork. The form is available by calling your financial professional, by calling us at (800) 748-6907, or on our website at www.PacificLife.com. Once completed, the form should be mailed to us. If you are making an initial Purchase Payment, a completed Contract application should also be attached.

A post-death 1035 exchange of Non-Qualified assets may be available for beneficiaries who have elected to receive lifetime payments under Section 72(s) of the Code. Note that we reserve the right to restrict the maximum issue age for this type of transaction. Additionally, we will not accept additional purchase payments or allow a change in ownership (including collateral assignment requests) for a Contract issued via a post-death 1035 exchange of Non-Qualified assets.

In general terms, Section 1035 of the Code provides that no gain or loss is recognized when you exchange one annuity or life insurance contract for another annuity contract. Transactions under Section 1035, however, may be subject to special rules and may require special procedures and record keeping, particularly if the exchanged annuity contract was issued prior to August 14, 1982. You should consult your tax advisor prior to affecting a 1035 exchange.

Partial 1035 Exchanges and Annuitization

A partial exchange is the direct transfer of only a portion of an existing annuity’s Contract Value to a new annuity contract. Under Rev. Proc. 2011-38 a partial exchange will be treated as tax-free under Code Section 1035 if there are no distributions, from either annuity, within 180 calendar days after the partial 1035 exchange. Any distribution taken during the 180 calendar days may jeopardize the tax-free treatment of the partial exchange. Such determination will be made by the IRS, using general tax principals, to determine the substance, and thus the treatment of the transaction. In addition, annuity payments that are based on one or more lives or for a period of 10 or more years (as described in Code Section 72(a)(2)) will not be treated as a distribution from either the old or new contract when determining whether the tax treatment described in Rev. Proc. 2011-38 will apply. Rev. Proc. 2011-38 applies to partial exchanges and partial annuitizations on or after October 24, 2011.

You should consult your tax advisor prior to affecting a partial 1035 exchange or a partial annuitization.

Impact of Federal Income Taxes

In general, in the case of Non-Qualified Contracts, if you are an individual and expect to accumulate your Contract Value over a relatively long period of time without making significant withdrawals, there may be federal income tax advantages in purchasing such a Contract. This is because any increase in Contract Value is not subject to current taxation. Income taxes are deferred until the money is withdrawn, at which point taxation occurs only on the gain from the investment in the Contract. With income taxes deferred, you may accumulate more money over the long term through a variable annuity than you may through non-tax-deferred investments. The advantage may be greater if you decide to liquidate your Contract Value in the form of monthly annuity payments after your retirement, or if your tax rate is lower at that time than during the period that you held the Contract, or both.

When withdrawals or distributions are taken from the variable annuity, the gain is taxed as ordinary income. This may be a potential disadvantage because money that had been invested in other types of assets may qualify for a more favorable federal tax rate. For example, the tax rate applicable both to the sale of capital gain assets held more than 1 year and to the receipt of qualifying dividends by individuals is a maximum of 20% (as low as 0% for lower-income individuals). In contrast, an ordinary income tax rate of up to 37% applies to taxable withdrawals on distributions from a variable annuity. Also, withdrawals or distributions taken from a variable annuity prior to attaining age 59½ may be subject to a tax penalty equal to 10% of the taxable portion, although exceptions to the tax penalty may apply.

An owner of a variable annuity cannot deduct or offset losses on transfers to or from Subaccounts, or at the time of any partial withdrawals. Additionally, if you surrender your Contract and your Net Contract Value is less than the aggregate of your investments in the Contract (reduced by any previous non-taxable distributions), you cannot deduct the ordinary income loss as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% floor of AGI. This provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017 and sunsets after 2025. Consult with your tax advisor regarding the impact of federal income taxes on your specific situation.

Taxes on Pacific Life & Annuity Company

Although the Separate Account is registered as an investment company, it is not a separate taxpayer for purposes of the Code. The earnings of the Separate Account are taxed as part of our operations. No charge is made against the Separate Account for our federal income taxes (excluding the charge for premium taxes), but we will review, periodically, the question of charges to the Separate Account or your Contract for such taxes. Such a charge may be made in future years for any federal income taxes that would be attributable to the Separate Account or to our operations with respect to your Contract, or attributable, directly or indirectly, to investments in your Contract.

Under current law, we may incur state and local taxes (in addition to premium taxes) in several states. At present, these taxes are not significant and they are not charged against the Contract or the Separate Account. If there is a material change in applicable state or

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local tax laws, the imposition of any such taxes upon us that are attributable to the Separate Account or to our operations with respect to your Contract may result in a corresponding charge against the Separate Account or your Contract.

Given the uncertainty of future changes in applicable federal, state or local tax laws, we cannot appropriately describe the effect a tax law change may have on taxes that would be attributable to the Separate Account or your Contract.

Qualified Contracts – General Rules

The Contracts are available to a variety of Qualified Plans and IRAs. Tax restrictions and consequences for Contracts under each type of Qualified Plan and IRAs differ from each other and from those for Non-Qualified Contracts. No attempt is made herein to provide more than general information about the use of the Contract with the various types of Qualified Plans and IRAs. Participants under such Qualified Plans, as well as Contract Owners, Annuitants and Beneficiaries, are cautioned that the rights of any person to any benefits under such Qualified Plans may be subject to the terms and conditions of the Plans themselves or limited by applicable law, regardless of the terms and conditions of the Contract issued in connection therewith.

Tax Deferral

It is important to know that Qualified Plans such as 401(k)s, as well as IRAs, are already tax-deferred. Therefore, an annuity contract should be used to fund an IRA or Qualified Plan to benefit from the annuity’s features other than tax deferral. Other benefits of using a variable annuity to fund a Qualified Plan or an IRA include the lifetime income options, guaranteed death benefit options and the ability to transfer among Investment Options without sales or withdrawal charges. You should consider if the Contract is a suitable investment if you are investing through a Qualified Plan or IRA.

Taxes Payable

Generally, amounts received from Qualified Contracts are taxed as ordinary income under Section 72, to the extent that they are not treated as a tax-free recovery of after-tax contributions (if any). 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 as ordinary income. Different rules apply for Roth IRAs. Consult your tax advisor before requesting a distribution from a Qualified Contract.

10% Tax Penalty for Early Withdrawals

Generally, distributions from IRAs and Qualified Plans that occur before you attain age 59½ are subject to a 10% tax penalty imposed on the amount of the distribution that is includable in gross income, with certain exceptions. These exceptions include distributions:

· made to a beneficiary after the owner’s/participant’s death,

· attributable to the owner/participant becoming disabled under Section 72(m)(7),

· that are part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments (also referred to as SEPPs or 72(t) payments) made (at least annually) over your life (or life expectancy) or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) of you and your designated beneficiary, and commence after you have separated from service (if payments are made from a qualified retirement plan),

· for certain higher education expenses (IRAs only),

· used to pay for certain health insurance premiums or medical expenses (IRAs only),

· for costs related to the purchase of your first home (IRAs only), and

· (except for IRAs) made to an employee after separation from service if the employee separates from service during or after the calendar year in which he or she attains age 55 (or age 50 in the case of a qualified public safety employee).

Tax Withholding for Qualified Contracts

Distributions from a Contract under a Qualified Plan (not including an individual retirement annuity subject to Code Section 408 or Code Section 408A) to an employee, surviving spouse, or former spouse who is an alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, that are permitted to be rolled over to an eligible retirement plan, are subject to mandatory income tax withholding of 20% of the taxable amount of the distribution, unless the distributee directs the transfer of such amounts in cash to another Qualified Plan or a traditional IRA.

Distributions that are not an eligible rollover distribution include:

· any distribution that is a minimum distribution required under the Code, which includes any annuity payment made on or after January 1 of the year you turn age 72 (or 70 ½ if born prior to July 1, 1949);

· any portion of the distribution that is not includable in gross income because it is a return of any after-tax contributions;

· any distribution that is part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments made over your life or the lives or you and your designated beneficiary, or made for fixed period of at least 10 years.

The taxable amount is the amount of the distribution less the amount allocable to after-tax contributions. All other types of taxable distributions are subject to 10% federal withholding unless the distributee elects not to have withholding apply.

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For periodic (annuity) payments, the rate of withholding will be determined on the basis of the withholding information you provide to us. If you do not provide us with withholding information, we are required to determine the Federal income tax withholding according to the then current defaults for marital status and number of exemptions. State and local withholding may apply different defaults and will be determined by applicable law.

IRAs and Other Qualified Contracts with Optional Benefit Riders

As of the date of this Prospectus, there are special considerations for purchases of any optional living or death benefit riders. Treasury Regulations state that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may generally not invest in life insurance contracts. We believe that these Regulations do not prohibit the living or death benefit riders from being added to your Contract if it is issued as a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA. However, the law is unclear and it is possible that a Contract that has living or death benefit riders and is issued as a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA could be disqualified and may result in increased taxes to the Owner.

Similarly, section 401 plans, section 403(b) and IRAs (but not Roth IRAs) can only offer incidental death benefits. The IRS could take the position that the enhanced death benefits provided by optional benefit riders are not incidental. In addition, to the extent that the optional benefit riders alter the timing or the amount of the payment of distributions under a Qualified Contract, the riders cannot be paid out in violation of the minimum distribution rules of the Code.

It is our understanding that the charges relating to the optional benefit riders are not subject to current taxation and we will not report them as such. However, Treasury or the IRS may determine that these charges should be treated as partial withdrawals subject to current income taxation to the extent of any gain and, if applicable, the 10% tax penalty. We reserve the right to report the rider charges as partial withdrawals if we believe that we would be expected to report them in accordance with Treasury Regulations or IRS guidance.

Required Minimum Distributions

Treasury Regulations provide that you cannot keep assets in Qualified Plans or IRAs indefinitely. Eventually they are required to be distributed; at that time (the Required Beginning Date (RBD)), Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are the amount that must be distributed each year. The information below is for Qualified Contracts held in either a Qualified Plan, or IRA, prior to the annuity start date.

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 no later than the Owner/Annuitant’s RBD, or distributions over the life of the Owner/Annuitant (or the Owner/Annuitant and his beneficiary) must begin no later than the RBD.

The RBD for distributions from a Qualified Contract maintained for an IRA under Section 408 of the Code is generally April 1 of the calendar year following the year in which the Owner/Annuitant reaches age 72 (or 70½ if born prior to July 1, 1949). The RBD for a Qualified Contract maintained for a qualified retirement or pension plan under Section 401 of the Code or a Section 403(b) annuity is April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the year in which the Owner/Annuitant reaches age 72 (or 70½ if born prior to July 1, 1949), or, if the plan so provides, the year in which the Owner/Annuitant retires. There is no RBD for a Roth IRA maintained pursuant to Section 408A of the Code.

The Treasury Regulations require that all IRA holders and Qualified Plan Participants (with one exception discussed below) use the Uniform Lifetime Table to calculate their RMDs.

The Uniform Lifetime Table is based on a joint life expectancy and uses the IRA owner’s actual age and assumes that the beneficiary is 10 years younger than the IRA owner. Note that under these Regulations, the IRA owner does not need to actually have a named beneficiary when they reach the RBD.

The exception noted above is for an IRA owner who has a spouse, who is more than 10 years younger, as the sole beneficiary on the IRA. In that situation, the spouse’s actual age (and life expectancy) will be used in the joint life calculation.

Required Minimum Distributions for Beneficiaries

For Owner/Annuitants who died prior to January 1, 2020, their designated beneficiaries calculate RMDs using the Single Life Table (Table I, Appendix B, Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)). The table provides a life expectancy factor based on the beneficiary’s age. The account balance is divided by this life expectancy factor to determine the first RMD. The life expectancy is reduced by one for each subsequent year.

For Owner/Annuitants who die after December 31, 2019, the RMD rules for beneficiaries who inherit an account or IRA are different depending on whether the beneficiary is an “eligible designated beneficiary” or not. An eligible designated beneficiary includes a surviving spouse, a disabled individual, a chronically ill individual, a minor child, or an individual who is not more than 10 years younger than the account owner. Certain trusts created for the exclusive benefit of disabled or chronically ill beneficiaries are included. These eligible designated beneficiaries may take their distributions over the beneficiary's life expectancy. However, minor children must still take remaining distributions within 10 years of reaching age 21. Additionally, a surviving spouse beneficiary may delay commencement of distributions until the later of the end of the year that the Owner/Annuitant would have attained age 72, or the surviving spouse’s RBD.

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Designated beneficiaries, who are not an eligible designated beneficiary, must withdraw the entire account by the 10th calendar year following the death of the Owner/Annuitant. IRS and Treasury have released proposed regulations that require a beneficiary to take distributions “at least as rapidly” as the Owner/Annuitant died after his RBD and had begun receiving minimum distributions. These proposed regulations require the beneficiary to continue receiving distributions during the 10 years following the Owner/Annuitant’s death. Please consult your tax advisor for more information about these new proposed regulations and the impact they may have on your situation.

Non-designated beneficiaries must withdraw the entire account within 5 years of the Owner/Annuitant’s death if distributions have not begun prior to death. For IRA distributions, see Publication 590-B, Distribution from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs).

The CARES Act waived RMDs for 2020. This waiver applies to the Owner/Annuitant, as well as to the Beneficiary of an Inherited IRA. If a Beneficiary was subject to the 5 year rule, he or she can now waive the distribution for 2020, effectively taking distributions over a 6-year period rather than a 5-year period.

Actuarial Value

In accordance with Treasury Regulations, RMDs and Roth IRA conversions may be calculated based on the sum of the contract value and the actuarial value of any additional death benefits and benefits from optional riders that you have purchased under the Contract. As a result, RMDs and taxes due on Roth IRA Conversions may be larger than if the calculation were based on the contract value only, which may in turn result in an earlier (but not before the required beginning date) distribution under the Contract and an increased amount of taxable income distributed to the contract owner, and a reduction of death benefits and the benefits of any optional riders.

RMDs and Annuity Options

For retirement plans that qualify under Section 401 or 408 of the Code, the period elected for receipt of RMDs as annuity payments under Annuity Options 2 and 4 generally may be:

· no longer than the joint life expectancy of the Annuitant and Beneficiary in the year that the Annuitant reaches age 72 (or 70½ if born prior to July 1, 1949), and

· must be shorter than such joint life expectancy if the Beneficiary is not the Annuitant’s spouse and is more than 10 years younger than the Annuitant, and

· may be further limited to comply with the RMD requirements for beneficiaries (e.g., the 10-year rule).

Under Annuity Option 3, if the Beneficiary is not the Annuitant’s spouse and is more than 10 years younger than the Annuitant, the 66 2/3% and 100% elections specified below may not be available. The restrictions on options for retirement plans that qualify under Sections 401 and 408 also apply to a retirement plan that qualifies under Code Section 403(b) with respect to amounts that accrued after December 31, 1986.

Annuity payments made on or after January 1st of the year the Owner/Annuity turns 72 (or 70½ if born prior to July 1, 1949) are considered RMDs and are therefore not eligible rollover distributions. The Owner/Annuitant may not request a direct or indirect rollover of any annuity payment made on or after this date.

In order to comply with RMD regulations, some riders or benefits may not be available for your Contract.

Loans

Certain Owners of Qualified Contracts may borrow against their Contracts. Otherwise loans from us are not permitted. You may request a loan from us, using your Contract Value as your only security if yours is a Qualified Contract that is:

· not subject to Title 1 of ERISA,

· issued under Section 403(b) of the Code, and  

· issued under a Plan that permits Loans (a “Loan Eligible Plan”).

We urge you to consult with a qualified tax advisor prior to effecting any loan transaction under your Contract. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Loans and More on Federal Tax Issues Loans in the SAI for more information on loans.

IRAs and Qualified Plans

The following is only a general discussion about types of IRAs and Qualified Plans for which the Contracts may be available. We are not the administrator of any Qualified Plan. The plan administrator and/or custodian, whichever is applicable, (but not us) is responsible for all Plan administrative duties including, but not limited to, notification of distribution options, disbursement of Plan benefits, handling any processing and administration of Qualified Plan loans, compliance regulatory requirements and federal and state tax reporting of income/distributions from the Plan to Plan participants and, if applicable, Beneficiaries of Plan participants and IRA contributions from Plan participants. Our administrative duties are limited to administration of the Contract and any disbursements of any Contract benefits to the Owner, Annuitant, or Beneficiary of the Contract, as applicable. Our tax reporting responsibility is limited to federal and state tax reporting of income/distributions to the applicable payee and IRA contributions from the Owner of a Contract, as recorded on our books and records. The Qualified Plan (the plan administrator or

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the custodian) is required to provide us with information regarding individuals with signatory authority on the Contract(s) owned. If you are purchasing a Qualified Contract, you should consult with your plan administrator and/or a qualified tax advisor. You should also consult with a qualified tax advisor and/or plan administrator before you withdraw any portion of your Contract Value.

Individual Retirement Annuities (“IRAs”)

In addition to “traditional” IRAs established under Code Section 408, there are SEP IRAs under Code Section 408(k), Roth IRAs governed by Code Section 408A and SIMPLE IRAs established under Code Section 408(p). Also, Qualified Plans under Section 401 or 403(b) of the Code that include after-tax employee contributions may be treated as deemed IRAs subject to the same rules and limitations as traditional IRAs. Contributions to each of these types of IRAs are subject to differing limitations. The following is a very general description of each type of IRA and other Qualified Plans.

Traditional IRAs

Traditional IRAs are subject to limitations on the amount that may be contributed each year, the persons who may be eligible to contribute, when rollovers are available and when distributions must commence. Depending upon the circumstances of the individual, contributions to a traditional IRA may be made on a deductible or non-deductible basis.

Annual contributions are generally allowed for persons who have compensation (as defined by the Code) of at least the contribution amount. Distributions of minimum amounts specified by the Code and Treasury Regulations must commence by April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you attain age 72 (or 70½ if born prior to July 1, 1949). Failure to make mandatory minimum distributions may result in imposition of a 50% tax penalty on any difference between the required distribution amount and the amount actually distributed. Additional distribution rules apply after your death.

You (or your surviving spouse if you die) may rollover funds (such as proceeds from existing insurance policies, annuity contracts or securities) from certain existing Qualified Plans into your traditional IRA if those funds are in cash. This will require you to liquidate any value accumulated under the existing Qualified Plan. Mandatory withholding of 20% may apply to any rollover distribution from your existing Qualified Plan if the distribution is not transferred directly to your traditional IRA. To avoid this withholding you may wish to have cash transferred directly from the insurance company or plan trustee to your traditional IRA.

SIMPLE IRAs

The Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (“SIMPLE Plan”) is a type of IRA established under Code Section 408(p)(2). Depending upon the SIMPLE Plan, employers may make plan contributions into a SIMPLE IRA established by each participant of the SIMPLE Plan. Like other IRAs, a 10% tax penalty is imposed on certain distributions that occur before an employee attains age 59½. In addition, the tax penalty is increased to 25% for amounts received or rolled to another IRA or Qualified Plan during the 2-year period beginning on the date an employee first participated in a qualified salary reduction arrangement pursuant to a SIMPLE Plan maintained by their employer. Contributions to a SIMPLE IRA will generally include employee salary deferral contributions and employer contributions. Distributions from a SIMPLE IRA may be transferred to another SIMPLE IRA tax free or may be eligible for tax free rollover to a traditional IRA, a 403(b) or other Qualified Plan after the required 2-year period.

SEP-IRAs

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is an employer sponsored retirement plan under which employers are allowed to make contributions toward their employees’ retirement, as well as their own retirement (if the employer is self-employed). A SEP is a type of IRA established under Code Section 408(k). Under a SEP, a separate IRA account called a SEP-IRA is set up by or for each eligible employee and the employer makes the contribution to the account. Like other IRAs, a 10% tax penalty is imposed on certain distributions that occur before an employee attains age 59½.

Roth IRAs

Section 408A of the Code permits eligible individuals to establish a Roth IRA. Contributions to a Roth IRA are not deductible, but withdrawals of amounts contributed and the earnings thereon that meet certain requirements are not subject to federal income tax. In general, Roth IRAs are subject to limitations on the amount that may be contributed and the persons who may be eligible to contribute and are subject to certain required distribution rules on the death of the Contract Owner. Unlike a traditional IRA, Roth IRAs are not subject to minimum required distribution rules during the Contract Owner’s lifetime. Generally, however, the amount remaining in a Roth IRA must be distributed by the end of the fifth year after the death of the Contract Owner/Annuitant or distributed over the life expectancy of the Designated Beneficiary. The owner of a traditional IRA may convert a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA under certain circumstances. The conversion of a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA will subject the amount of the converted traditional IRA to federal income tax. Anyone considering the purchase of a Qualified Contract as a Roth IRA or a “conversion” Roth IRA should consult with a qualified tax advisor.

In accordance with recent changes in laws and regulations, at the time of either a full or partial conversion from a Traditional IRA annuity to a Roth IRA annuity, the determination of the amount to be reported as income will be based on the annuity contract’s “fair market value”, which will include all front-end loads and other non-recurring charges assessed in the 12 months immediately preceding the conversion, and the actuarial present value of any additional contract benefits.

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One IRA Rollover Per Year

Effective January 1, 2015, the IRS will only permit a taxpayer to complete one 60-day indirect IRA-to-IRA rollover per 12 month period. This means that a taxpayer could not make a 60-day indirect IRA-to-IRA rollover if he or she had made such a rollover involving any of the taxpayer's IRAs in the preceding 1-year period. The limit will apply by aggregating all of the individual’s IRAs, including SEP and SIMPLE IRAs as well as traditional and Roth IRAs, effectively treating them as one IRA for purposes of the limit. This rule does not affect the ability of an IRA owner to transfer funds from one IRA trustee directly to another, because such a transfer is not a rollover (but rather a direct transfer) and therefore, is not subject to the one-rollover-per-year limitation of Code Section 408(d)(3)(B). For additional information, see IRS Announcements 2014-15 and 2014-32. Always confirm with your own tax advisor whether this rule impacts your circumstances.

401(k) Plans; Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans

Qualified Plans may be established by an employer for certain eligible employees under Section 401 of the Code. These plans may be 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, or other pension or retirement plans. Contributions to these plans are subject to limitations. Rollover to other eligible plans may be available. Please consult your Qualified Plans Summary Plan description for more information.

Tax Sheltered Annuities (“TSAs”)

Employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, such as public schools or hospitals, may defer compensation through an eligible plan under Code Section 403(b). Salary deferral amounts received from employers for these employees are excludable from the employees’ gross income (subject to maximum contribution limits). Distributions under these Contracts must comply with certain limitations as to timing, or result in tax penalties. Distributions from amounts contributed to a TSA pursuant to a salary reduction arrangement, may be made from a TSA only upon attaining age 59½, severance from employment, death, disability, or financial hardship. Code Section 403(b) annuity distributions can be rolled over to other Qualified Plans in a manner similar to those permitted by Qualified Plans that are maintained pursuant to Section 401 of the Code.

In accordance with Code Section 403(b) and the regulations, we are required to provide information regarding contributions, loans, withdrawals, and hardship distributions from your Contract to your 403(b) employer or an agent of your 403(b) employer, upon request. In addition, prior to processing your request for certain transactions, we are required to verify certain information about you with your 403(b) employer (or if applicable, former 403(b) employer) which may include obtaining authorization from either your employer or your employer’s third party administrator.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Voting Rights

We are the legal owner of the shares of the Funds held by the Subaccounts. We may vote on any matter voted on at shareholders’ meetings of the Funds. However, our current interpretation of applicable law requires us to vote the number of shares attributable to your Variable Account Value (your “voting interest”) in accordance with your directions.

We will pass proxy materials on to you so that you have an opportunity to give us voting instructions for your voting interest. You may provide your instructions by proxy or in person at the shareholders’ meeting. If there are shares of a Fund held by a Subaccount for which we do not receive timely voting instructions, we will vote those shares in the same proportion as all other shares of that Fund held by that Subaccount for which we have received timely voting instructions. If we do not receive any voting instructions for the shares in a Separate Account, we will vote the shares in that Separate Account in the same proportion as the total votes for all of our separate accounts for which we’ve received timely instructions. If we hold shares of a Fund in our General Account, we will vote such shares in the same proportion as the total votes cast for all of our separate accounts, including Separate Account A. We will vote shares of any Fund held by our non-insurance affiliates in the same proportion as the total votes for all separate accounts of ours and our insurance affiliates. As a result of proportional voting, the votes cast by a small number of Contract Owners may determine the outcome of a vote.

We may elect, in the future, to vote shares of the Funds held in Separate Account A in our own right if we are permitted to do so through a change in applicable federal securities laws or regulations, or in their interpretation.

The number of Fund shares that form the basis for your voting interest is determined as of the record date set by the Board of Trustees of the Fund. It is equal to:

· your Contract Value allocated to the Subaccount corresponding to that Fund, divided by

· the net asset value per share of that Fund.

Fractional votes will be counted. We reserve the right, if required or permitted by a change in federal regulations or their interpretation, to amend how we calculate your voting interest.

After your Annuity Date, if you have selected a variable annuity, the voting rights under your Contract will continue during the payout period of your annuity, but the number of shares that form the basis for your voting interest, as described above, will decrease throughout the payout period.

Loans

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You may have only one loan outstanding at any time. The minimum loan amount is $1,000. Your Contract Debt at the effective date of your loan may not exceed the lesser of:

· 50% of the amount available for withdrawal under this Contract (see WITHDRAWALS Optional Withdrawals Amount Available for Withdrawal), or

· $50,000 less your highest outstanding Contract Debt during the 12-month period immediately preceding the effective date of your loan.

If your request for a loan is processed, you will be charged interest on your Contract Debt at a fixed annual rate equal to 5%. The amount held in the Loan Account to secure your loan will earn a return equal to an annual rate of 3%. The net amount of interest you pay on your loan will be 2% annually.

Interest charges accrue on your Contract Debt daily, beginning on the effective date of your loan. Interest earned on the Loan Account Value accrues daily beginning on the calendar day following the effective date of the loan, and those earnings will be transferred once a year to your Investment Options in accordance with your most recent allocation instructions. The Contract Debt is not available to pay for any Contract charges while in the Loan Account.Your loan, including principal and accrued interest, generally must be repaid in quarterly installments and loan repayments are not considered Purchase Payments.

Loans may have a negative impact on Contract Value and the Death Benefit as the amount held in the Loan Account will not be invested in the Variable Investment Options. Taking a loan while an optional living benefit rider is in effect will terminate your Rider. Work with your financial professional before taking a loan. For more information about loans, including the consequences of loans, loan procedures, loan terms and repayment terms, see Federal Tax Issues – Loans in the SAI.

We may change these loan provisions to reflect changes in the Code or interpretations thereof. We urge you to consult with a qualified tax advisor prior to effecting any loan transaction under your Contract.

Changes to Your Contract

Contract Owner(s)

Transfer of Contract ownership may involve federal income tax and/or gift tax consequences; you should consult a qualified tax advisor before effecting such a transfer. A change to or from joint Contract ownership is considered a transfer of ownership. If your Contract is Non-Qualified, you may change Contract ownership at any time prior to your Annuity Date. You may name a different Owner or add or remove a Joint Owner. A Contract cannot name more than two Contract Owners at any time. Any newly-named Contract Owners must be under the age of 86 at the time of change or addition. Additionally, further age limitations may apply if the Contract was issued with an optional death benefit rider. The Contract Owner(s) may make all decisions regarding the Contract, including making allocation decisions and exercising voting rights. Transactions under a Contract with Joint Owners require approval from both Owners. Contract ownership changes may change the Stepped-Up Death Benefit calculations. See DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS - Death Benefits. In addition, Contract ownership changes may terminate certain optional living benefit riders. See the Termination subsection for a particular Rider in the OPTIONAL LIVING BENEFIT RIDERS section. Work with your financial professional prior to making any ownership changes.

If your Contract is Qualified under Code Section 401, the Qualified Plan must be the sole Owner of the Contract and the ownership cannot be changed unless and until a triggering event has been met under the terms of the Qualified Plan. Upon such event, the ownership can only be changed to the Annuitant. If your Contract is Qualified under Code Sections 408 and 403(b), you must be the sole Owner of the Contract and no changes can be made.

Annuitant and Contingent or Joint Annuitant

Once your Contract is issued, your sole Annuitant or Joint Annuitants cannot be changed. For certain Contracts, you may only add a Joint Annuitant on the Annuity Date. Certain changes may be permitted in connection with Contingent Annuitants. See ANNUITIZATION – Selecting Your Annuitant. There may be limited exceptions for certain Qualified Contracts.

Beneficiaries

Your Beneficiary is the person(s) or entity who may receive death benefit proceeds under your Contract before the Annuity Date or any remaining annuity payments after the Annuity Date if any Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner) dies. See the DEATH BENEFITS AND OPTIONAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDERS section for additional information regarding death benefit payouts. You may change or remove your Beneficiary or add Beneficiaries at any time prior to the death of any Owner (or Annuitant in the case of a Non-Natural Owner), as applicable. Any change or addition will generally take effect only when we receive all necessary documents, In Proper Form, and we record the change or addition. Any change or addition will not affect any payment made or any other action taken by us before the change or addition was received and recorded. Under our administrative procedures, a signature guarantee and/or other verification of identity or authenticity may be required when processing a claim payable to a Beneficiary.

Spousal consent may be required to change an IRA Beneficiary. If you are considering removing a spouse as a Beneficiary, it is recommended that you consult your legal or tax advisor regarding any applicable state or federal laws prior to requesting the change. Qualified Contracts may have additional restrictions on naming and changing Beneficiaries. If your Contract was issued in connection

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with a Qualified Plan subject to Title I of ERISA, contact your Plan Administrator for details. We require that Contracts issued under Code Section 401 name the Plan as Beneficiary. If the Plan is unable to set up a trust account for Beneficiary payouts, we will pay the designated Plan Beneficiary under certain conditions. If you leave no surviving Beneficiary or Contingent Beneficiary, your estate will receive any death benefit proceeds under your Contract.

Changes to All Contracts

If, in the judgment of our management, continued investment by Separate Account A in one or more of the Funds becomes unsuitable or unavailable, we may seek to alter the Variable Investment Options available under the Contracts. We do not expect that a Fund will become unsuitable, but unsuitability issues could arise due to changes in investment policies, market conditions, tax laws, or due to marketing or other reasons.

Alterations of Variable Investment Options may take differing forms. We reserve the right to substitute shares of any Fund that were already purchased under any Contract (or shares that were to be purchased in the future under a Contract) with shares of another Fund, shares of another investment company or series of another investment company, or another investment vehicle. Required approvals of the SEC and the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services will be obtained before any such substitutions are effected, and you will be notified of any planned substitution.

We may add new Subaccounts to Separate Account A and any new Subaccounts may invest in Funds of a Fund or in other investment vehicles. Availability of any new Subaccounts to existing Contract Owners will be determined at our discretion. We will notify you, and will comply with the filing or other procedures established by the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, to the extent required by applicable law. We also reserve the right, after receiving any required regulatory approvals, to do any of the following:

· cease offering any Subaccount;

· add or change designated investment companies or their funds, or other investment vehicles;

· add, delete or make substitutions for the securities and other assets that are held or purchased by the Separate Account or any Subaccount;

· permit conversion or exchanges between funds and/or classes of contracts based on the Owners’ requests;

· add, remove or combine Subaccounts;

· combine the assets of any Subaccount with any other of our separate accounts or of any of our affiliates;

· register or deregister Separate Account A or any Subaccount under the 1940 Act;

· operate any Subaccount as a managed investment company under the 1940 Act, or any other form permitted by law;

· run any Subaccount under the direction of a committee, board, or other group;

· restrict or eliminate any voting rights of Owners with respect to any Subaccount or other persons who have voting rights as to any Subaccount;

· make any changes required by the 1940 Act or other federal securities laws;

· make any changes necessary to maintain the status of the Contracts as annuities under the Code;

· make other changes required under federal or state law relating to annuities;

· suspend or discontinue sale of the Contracts; and

· comply with applicable law.

Inquiries and Submitting Forms and Requests

You may reach our service representatives at (800) 748-6907 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific time on any Business Day.

Please send your forms and written requests or questions to our Service Center:

Pacific Life & Annuity Company

P.O. Box 2829

Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2829

If you are submitting a Purchase Payment or other payment by mail, please send it, along with your application if you are submitting one, to our Service Center at the following address:

Pacific Life & Annuity Company

P.O. Box 2736

Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2736

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If you are using an overnight delivery service to send payments, please send them to our Service Center at the following address:

Pacific Life & Annuity Company

6750 Mercy Road, RSD

Omaha, Nebraska 68106

The effective date of certain notices or of instructions is determined by the date and time on which we receive the notice or instructions In Proper Form. In those instances when we receive electronic transmission of the information on the application from your financial professional’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. In those instances when information regarding your Purchase Payment is electronically transmitted to us by the broker-dealer, we will consider the Purchase Payment to be received by us on the Business Day we receive the transmission of the information. Please call us if you or your financial professional have any questions regarding which address you should use.

We reserve the right to process any Purchase Payment received at an incorrect address when it is received at either the address indicated in your Contract specification pages or the appropriate address indicated in the Prospectus.

Purchase Payments after your initial Purchase Payment, loan requests, transfer requests, loan repayments and withdrawal requests we receive before the close of the New York Stock Exchange, which usually closes at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, will be effective at the end of the same Business Day that we receive them In Proper Form unless the transaction or event is scheduled to occur on another Business Day. Generally, whenever you submit any other form, notice or request, your instructions will be effective on the next Business Day after we receive them In Proper Form unless the transaction or event is scheduled to occur on another Business Day. We may also require, among other things, a signature guarantee or other verification of authenticity. We do not generally require a signature guarantee unless it appears that your signature may have changed over time or the signature does not appear to be yours; or an executed application or confirmation of application, as applicable, In Proper Form is not received by us; or, to protect you or us. Requests regarding death benefit proceeds must be accompanied by both proof of death and instructions regarding payment In Proper Form. You should call your financial professional or us if you have questions regarding the required form of a request.

Telephone and Electronic Transactions

You are automatically entitled to make certain transactions by telephone or, to the extent available, electronically. You may also authorize other people to make certain transaction requests by telephone or, to the extent available, electronically by sending us instructions in writing in a form acceptable to us. We cannot guarantee that you or any other person you authorize will always be able to reach us to complete a telephone or electronic transaction; for example, all telephone lines may be busy or access to our website may be unavailable during certain periods, such as periods of substantial market fluctuations or other drastic economic or market change, or telephones or the Internet may be out of service or unavailable during severe weather conditions or other emergencies. Under these circumstances, you should submit your request in writing (or other form acceptable to us). Transaction instructions we receive by telephone or electronically before the close of the New York Stock Exchange, which usually closes at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, on any Business Day will usually be effective at the end of that day, and we will provide you confirmation of each telephone or electronic transaction.

We have established procedures reasonably designed to confirm that instructions communicated by telephone or electronically are genuine. These procedures may require any person requesting a telephone or electronic transaction to provide certain personal identification upon our request. We may also record all or part of any telephone conversation with respect to transaction instructions. We reserve the right to deny any transaction request made by telephone or electronically. You are authorizing us to accept and to act upon instructions received by telephone or electronically with respect to your Contract, and you agree that, so long as we comply with our procedures, neither we, any of our affiliates, nor any Fund, or any of their directors, trustees, officers, employees or agents will be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense (including attorneys’ fees) in connection with requests that we believe to be genuine. This policy means that so long as we comply with our procedures, you will bear the risk of loss arising out of the telephone or electronic transaction privileges of your Contract. If a Contract has Joint Owners, each Owner may individually make telephone and/or electronic transaction requests.

The authorization to make transactions by telephone or, to the extent available, electronically, will terminate when we receive notification of your death, and telephone or electronic transactions will no longer be accepted.

Electronic Information Consent

Subject to availability, you may authorize us to provide prospectuses, prospectus supplements, reports, annual statements, statements and immediate confirmations, tax forms, proxy solicitations, privacy notice and other notices and documentation in electronic format when available instead of receiving paper copies of these documents by U.S. mail. You may enroll in this service by so indicating on the application, via our Internet website, or by sending us instructions in writing in a form acceptable to us to receive such documents electronically. Not all contract documentation and notifications may be currently available in electronic format. You will continue to receive paper copies of any documents and notifications not available in electronic format by U.S. mail. For jointly owned contracts, both owners are consenting to receive information electronically. Documents will be available on our Internet website. As documents become available, we will notify you of this by sending you an e-mail message that will include instructions on how to retrieve the

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document. You must have ready access to a computer with Internet access, an active e-mail account to receive this information electronically, and the ability to read and retain it. You may access and print all documents provided through this service.

If you plan on enrolling in this service, or are currently enrolled, please note that:

· There is no charge for electronic delivery, although your Internet provider may charge for Internet access.

· You should provide a current e-mail address and notify us promptly when your e-mail address changes.

· You should update any e-mail filters that may prevent you from receiving e-mail notifications from us.

· You may request a paper copy of the information at any time for no charge, even though you consented to electronic delivery, or if you decide to revoke your consent.

· For jointly owned contracts, all information will be provided to the e-mail address that is provided to us.

· Electronic delivery will be cancelled if e-mails are returned undeliverable.

· This consent will remain in effect until you revoke it.

If you are currently enrolled in this service, please call (800) 748-6907 if you would like to revoke your consent, wish to receive a paper copy of the information above, or need to update your e-mail address. You may opt out of electronic delivery at any time.

Timing of Payments and Transactions

For withdrawals, including exchanges under Code Section 1035 and other Qualified transfers, from the Variable Investment Options or for death benefit payments attributable to your Variable Account Value, we will normally send the proceeds within 7 calendar days after your request is effective or after the Notice Date, as the case may be. We will normally effect periodic annuity payments on the day that corresponds to the Annuity Date and will make payment on the following Business Day. Payments or transfers may be suspended for a longer period under certain extraordinary circumstances. These include: a closing of the New York Stock Exchange other than on a regular holiday or weekend; a trading restriction imposed by the SEC; or an emergency declared by the SEC. Payments (including fixed annuity payments), withdrawals or transfers from the General Account (including any fixed-rate General Account Investment Option) may be delayed for up to six months after the request is effective. See THE GENERAL ACCOUNT for more details.

Confirmations, Statements and Other Reports to Contract Owners

Confirmations will be sent out for unscheduled Purchase Payments and transfers, loans, loan repayments, unscheduled partial withdrawals, a full withdrawal and living benefit rider Automatic or Owner Elected Resets/Step-Ups. Periodically, we will send you a statement that provides certain information pertinent to your Contract. These statements disclose Contract Value, Subaccount values, any fixed option values, fees and charges applied to your Contract Value, transactions made and specific Contract data that apply to your Contract. Confirmations of your transactions under the pre-authorized investment program, dollar cost averaging, earnings sweep, portfolio rebalancing, and pre-authorized withdrawal options will appear on your quarterly account statements. Your fourth-quarter statement will contain annual information about your Contract Value and transactions. You may also access these statements online.

If you suspect an error on a confirmation or quarterly statement, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible, preferably within 30 calendar days of receiving the transaction confirmation or, if the transaction is first confirmed on the quarterly statement, within 30 calendar days of receiving the quarterly statement. When you write, tell us your name, contract number and a description of the suspected error.

You will also be sent an annual and semi-annual report (shareholder reports) for the Funds and a list of the securities held in each Funds, as required by the 1940 Act; or more frequently if required by law.

Contract Owner Mailings. To help reduce expenses, environmental waste and the volume of mail you receive, only one copy of Contract Owner documents (such as the prospectus, supplements, announcements, and each annual and semi-annual report) may be mailed to Contract Owners who share the same household address (Householding). If you are already participating, you may opt out by contacting us. Please allow 30 calendar days for regular delivery to resume. You may also elect to participate in Householding by writing or calling us. The current documents are available on our website any time or an individual copy of any of these documents may be requested – see the last page of this Prospectus for more information.

Distribution Arrangements

PSD, a broker-dealer and an affiliate of ours, pays various forms of sales compensation to broker-dealers (including other affiliates) that solicit applications for the Contracts. PSD also may reimburse other expenses associated with the promotion and solicitation of applications for the Contracts.

We offer the Contracts for sale through broker-dealers that have entered into selling agreements with PSD. Broker-dealers sell the Contracts through their financial professionals. PSD pays compensation to broker-dealers for the promotion and sale of the Contracts. The individual financial professional who sells you a Contract typically will receive a portion of the compensation, under the financial professional’s own arrangement with his or her broker-dealer. Broker-dealers may generally receive aggregate commissions of up to

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7.50% of your aggregate Purchase Payments. Under certain circumstances where PSD pays lower initial commissions, certain broker dealers that solicit applications for Contracts may be paid an ongoing persistency trail commission (sometimes called a residual) which will take into account, among other things, the Account Value and the length of time Purchase Payments have been held under a Contract. A trail commission is not anticipated to exceed 1.50%, on an annual basis, of the Account Value considered in connection with the trail commission.

We may also provide compensation to broker-dealers for providing ongoing service in relation to Contracts that have already been purchased.

Additional Compensation and Revenue Sharing

To the extent permitted by SEC and FINRA rules and other applicable laws and regulations, selling broker-dealers may receive additional payments in the form of cash, other special compensation or reimbursement of expenses, sometimes called “revenue sharing”. These additional compensation or reimbursement arrangements may include, for example, payments in connection with the firm’s “due diligence” examination of the contracts, payments for providing conferences or seminars, sales or training programs for invited financial professionals and other employees, payments for travel expenses, including lodging, incurred by financial professionals and other employees for such seminars or training programs, seminars for the public, advertising and sales campaigns regarding the Contracts, and payments to assist a firm in connection with its administrative systems, operations and marketing expenses and/or other events or activities sponsored by the firms. Subject to applicable FINRA rules and other applicable laws and regulations, PSD and its affiliates may contribute to, as well as sponsor, various educational programs, or promotions in which participating firms and their salespersons may receive prizes such as merchandise, cash, or other awards. Such additional compensation may give us greater access to financial professionals of the broker-dealers that receive such compensation or may otherwise influence the way that a broker-dealer and financial professional market the Contracts.

These arrangements may not be applicable to all firms, and the terms of such arrangements may differ between firms. We provide additional information on special compensation or reimbursement arrangements involving selling firms and other financial institutions in the Statement of Additional Information, which is available upon request. Any such compensation will not result in any additional direct charge to you by us.

The compensation and other benefits provided by PSD or its affiliates may be more or less than the overall compensation on similar or other products. This may influence your financial professional or broker-dealer to present this Contract over other investment vehicles available in the marketplace. You may ask your financial professional about these differing and divergent interests, how he/she is personally compensated and how his/her broker-dealer is compensated for soliciting applications for the Contract.

Service Arrangements

We have entered into services agreements with certain Funds, or Fund affiliates, which pay us for administrative and other services, including, but not limited to, certain communications and support services. The fees are based on an annual percentage of average daily net assets of certain Funds purchased by us at Contract Owner’s instructions. Currently, the fees received do not exceed an annual percentage of 0.25% and each Fund (or Fund affiliate) may not pay the same annual percentage (some may pay significantly less). Because we receive such fees, we may be subject to competing interests in making these Funds available as Investment Options under the Contracts.

American Century Services, LLC pays us for each American Century Variable Portfolios, Inc. portfolio (Class II) held by our separate accounts. American Funds Insurance Series pays us for each American Fund Insurance Series portfolio (Class 4 and Class P2) held by our separate accounts. BlackRock Distributors, Inc. pays us for each BlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc. portfolio (Class I and Class III) held by our separate accounts. Fidelity Distributors Corporation pays us for each Fidelity® Variable Insurance Products Fund portfolio (Service Class and Service Class 2) held by our separate accounts. First Trust Variable Insurance Trust and First Trust Advisors L.P. pay us for each First Trust Variable Insurance Trust portfolio (Class I) held by our separate accounts. Franklin Templeton Services, LLC pays us for each Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust portfolio (Class 2 and Class 4) held by our separate accounts. Invesco Advisers, Inc. and its affiliates pay us for each AIM Variable Insurance Funds (Invesco Variable Insurance Funds) portfolio (Series II) held by our separate accounts. Ivy Distributors, Inc. pays us for each Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolio (Class II) held by our separate accounts. Janus Henderson Investors US LLC, pays us for each Janus Aspen Series portfolio (Service Shares) held by our separate accounts. JPMorgan Investment Management Inc. pays us for each JPMorgan Insurance Trust portfolio (Class 2) held by our separate accounts. Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC, pays us for each Legg Mason Partners Variable Equity Trust portfolio (Class II) held by our separate accounts. Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc. pays us for each Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc. portfolio (Class VC) held by our separate accounts. Massachusetts Financial Services Company pays us for each MFS Variable Insurance Trust portfolio (Service Class) held by our separate accounts. Neuberger Berman BD LLC pays us for each Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust portfolio (Class S) held by our separate accounts. Pacific Investment Management Company LLC pays us for each PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust portfolio (Advisor Class) held by our separate accounts. State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, pays us for each State Street Variable Insurance Series Funds, Inc. portfolio (Class 3) held by our separate accounts. Van Eck Securities Corporation, pays us for each VanEck VIP Trust portfolio (Class S) held by our separate accounts.

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Replacement of Life Insurance or Annuities

The term “replacement” has a special meaning in the life insurance industry and is described more fully below. Before you make your purchase decision, we want you to understand how a replacement may impact your existing plan of insurance.

A policy “replacement” occurs when a new policy or contract is purchased and, in connection with the sale, an existing policy or contract is surrendered, lapsed, forfeited, assigned to the replacing insurer, otherwise terminated, or used in a financed purchase. A “financed purchase” occurs when the purchase of a new life insurance policy or annuity contract involves the use of funds obtained from the values of an existing life insurance policy or annuity contract through withdrawal, surrender or loan.

There are circumstances in which replacing your existing life insurance policy or annuity contract can benefit you. As a general rule, however, replacement is not in your best interest. Accordingly, you should make a careful comparison of the costs and benefits of your existing policy or contract and the proposed policy or contract to determine whether replacement is in your best interest.

Financial Statements

PL&A’s financial statements and the financial statements of Separate Account A are contained in the Statement of Additional Information.

THE GENERAL ACCOUNT

General Information

All amounts allocated to a fixed option become part of our General Account. Subject to applicable law, we exercise sole discretion over the investment of General Account assets, and bear the associated investment risk. You will not share in the investment experience of General Account assets. Unlike the Separate Account, the General Account is subject to liabilities arising from any of our other business. Any guarantees provided for under the contract or through optional riders are backed by and subject to our financial strength and claims-paying ability. You must look to the strength of the insurance company with regard to such guarantees. Payments (including fixed annuity payments), withdrawals or transfers from the General Account (including any fixed-rate General Account Investment Option) may be delayed for up to six months after the request is effective.

Because of exemptive and exclusionary provisions, interests in the General Account under the Contract are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the General Account has not been registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act. Any interest you have in a fixed option is not subject to these Acts. This disclosure is, however, subject to certain provisions of federal securities laws relating to the accuracy and completeness of statements made in prospectuses.

Guarantee Terms

When you allocate any portion of your Purchase Payments or Contract Value to any fixed option, we guarantee you an interest rate (a “Guaranteed Interest Rate”) for a specified period of time (a “Guarantee Term”). Guarantee Terms will be offered at our discretion.

Guaranteed Interest Rates for any fixed option may be changed periodically for new allocations. Your allocation will receive the Guaranteed Interest Rate in effect for that fixed option on the effective date of your allocation. All Guaranteed Interest Rates will credit interest daily at a rate that compounds over one year to equal the annual effective rate. The Guaranteed Interest Rate on your fixed option will remain in effect for the Guarantee Term and will never be less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract.

Withdrawals and Transfers

Prior to the Annuity Date, you may withdraw or transfer amounts from any fixed option to one or more of the other Variable Investment Options. No partial withdrawal or transfer may be made from a fixed option within 30 calendar days of the Contract Date. Currently, we are not requiring the 30-day waiting period on partial withdrawals and transfers, but we reserve the right to require the 30-day waiting period on partial withdrawals and transfers in the future. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the 30-day waiting period on partial withdrawals and transfers. If your withdrawal leaves you with a Net Contract Value of less than $1,000, 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 a withdrawal benefit rider in effect.

Amounts transferred or withdrawn from any fixed option may be delayed, as described under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Timing of Payments and Transactions. Any amount delayed, so long as it is held under any fixed option, will continue to earn interest at the Guaranteed Interest Rate then in effect until that Guarantee Term has ended, and the minimum guaranteed interest rate specified in your Contract thereafter.

DCA Plus Fixed Option

Before your Annuity Date, you can allocate all or some of your Purchase Payments to the DCA Plus Fixed Option. The DCA Plus Fixed Option offers you a guaranteed minimum interest rate. You may also use the DCA Plus program, which invests in the DCA Plus Fixed Option, to transfer amounts to the allowable Investment Options to qualify for certain living benefit riders offered under your Contract.

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The initial minimum amount that you may allocate to the DCA Plus Fixed Option is $5,000. Currently, we are not enforcing the minimum amount you may allocate to the DCA Plus Fixed Option but we reserve the right to enforce the minimum amount in the future. We will provide at least a 30 calendar day prior notice before we enforce the minimum amount you may allocate to the DCA Plus Fixed Option. You may not transfer any amount to the DCA Plus Fixed Option from any other Investment Option. All Purchase Payments allocated to the DCA Plus Fixed Option will earn interest at the then current Guaranteed Interest Rate declared by us.

The DCA Plus Fixed Option Value on any Business Day is the DCA Plus Fixed Option Value on the prior Business Day, increased by any additions to the DCA Plus Fixed Option on that Business Day as a result of any:

· interest, plus

· Purchase Payments allocated to the DCA Plus Fixed Option, plus

· any additional amounts allocated to the DCA Plus Fixed Option,

and decreased by any deductions from the DCA Plus Fixed Option on that Business Day as a result of any;

· transfers, including transfers to the Loan Account,

· withdrawals, including any applicable withdrawal charges,

· amounts applied to provide an annuity,

· annual fees, and

· charges for premium taxes and/or other taxes.

The DCA Plus program will automatically terminate at the end of your DCA Plus Guarantee Term, or upon the earliest of:

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

· the date you transfer the entire amount from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to another Investment Option,

· the date the Contract is terminated, or

· the Annuity Date.

At the end of the DCA Plus program, upon receipt of an additional Purchase Payment that satisfies our minimum allocation requirements, you may request, In Proper Form, a new DCA Plus program.

We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of the DCA Plus program, but not a DCA Plus program you already have in effect.

Guarantee Terms

Currently, you can choose a Guarantee Term of up to 24 months, depending on what Guarantee Terms we offer. Please contact us for the Guarantee Terms currently available. The Business Day that the first Purchase Payment allocation is made to the DCA Plus Fixed Option will begin your Guarantee Term. Monthly transfers will occur on the same Business Day of each month thereafter to the Variable Investment Options that you selected. The amount transferred each month is equal to your DCA Plus Fixed Option Value on that Business Day divided by the remaining number of monthly transfers in the Guarantee Term.

Example: On May 1, you submit a $10,000 Purchase Payment entirely to the DCA Plus Fixed Option at a then current Guaranteed Interest Rate of 5.00% with a Guarantee Term of 6 months. On June 1, the value of the DCA Plus Fixed Option is $10,041.52. On June 1, a transfer equal to $1,673.59 ($10,041.52 / 6) will be made according to your DCA Plus transfer instructions. Your remaining DCA Plus Fixed Option Value after the transfer is $8,367.94. On July 1, your DCA Plus Fixed Option has now increased to $8,401.56. We will transfer $1,680.31 ($8,401.56 / 5) to the Variable Investment Options, leaving a remaining value of $6,721.25 in the DCA Plus Fixed Option.

During the Guarantee Term, you can allocate all or a part of any additional Purchase Payments to the DCA Plus Fixed Option. Additional allocations must be at least $250. Each additional allocation will be transferred to the Variable Investment Options you select over the remaining Guarantee Term. Transfers will be made from the DCA Plus Fixed Option Value attributed to the oldest Investment allocation and each subsequent Purchase Payment in the order received.

Example: (using the previous example): On July 15, an additional $5,000 Purchase Payment is allocated to the DCA Plus Option at a Guaranteed Interest Rate of 4.00%. On August 1, your DCA Plus Fixed Option Value has increased to $11,758.30. An amount equal to $2,939.58 ($11,758.30 / 4) is transferred from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to the Variable Investment Options. The remaining DCA Plus Fixed Option Value is $8,818.72.

Transfers

DCA Plus transfers must be made on a monthly basis to the Variable Investment Options. No transfers to the DCA Plus Fixed Option may be made at any time. You cannot choose to transfer other than monthly. Unless otherwise instructed, any additional Purchase

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Payment we receive during a Guarantee Term will be allocated to the Investment Options, including the DCA Plus Fixed Option if so indicated, according to your most recent allocation instructions.

If the Owner dies while transfers are being made from the DCA Plus Fixed Option and the surviving spouse of the deceased Owner elects to continue the Contract in accordance with its terms, transfers will continue to be made from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to the selected Variable Investment Options, until the Guarantee Term ends.

DCA Plus Fixed Option interest is compounded annually and credited to your Contract daily. The Guaranteed Interest Rate is credited on a declining balance as money is transferred from the DCA Plus Fixed Option to the selected Variable Investment Options. The equivalent annual rate reflects the amount of interest that will be transferred to selected Variable Investment Options over the entire Guarantee Term divided by the amount originally invested in the DCA Plus Fixed Option.

Example: On May 1, you submit a $10,000 Purchase Payment entirely to the DCA Plus Fixed Option at a then current Guaranteed Interest Rate of 4.00% with a Guarantee Term of 12 months. Over the entire Guarantee Term, $216.33 of interest is transferred to the selected Variable Investment Options. The equivalent annual rate will equal 2.16% during the Guarantee Term.

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APPENDIX: FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT

The following is a list of Funds available under the Contract. More information about the Funds is available in the prospectuses for the Funds, which may be amended from time to time and can be found online at PacificLife.com/Prospectuses. You can also request this information at no cost by calling (833) 455-0901 or by sending an email request to [email protected] Depending on the optional benefits you choose, you may not be able to invest in certain Funds. See the Living Benefit Investment Allocation Requirements section after the Fund table below.

The current expenses and performance information below reflects fee and expenses of the Funds, but do not reflect the other fees and expenses that your Contract may charge. Expenses would be higher and performance would lower if these other charges were included. Each Fund’s past performance is not necessarily an indication of future performance.

           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

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

American Century VP Mid Cap Value Fund Class II; American Century Investment Management, Inc.

1.00%

23.02%

9.25%

12.67%

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

American Funds IS American High-Income Trust Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.80%1

8.18%

6.32%

6.01%

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

American Funds IS Asset Allocation Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.80%

14.84%

11.43%

11.10%

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

American Funds IS Capital Income Builder® Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.77% 1

14.68%

7.97%

N/A

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

American Funds IS Capital World Growth and Income Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.92%1

14.46%

12.99%

11.39%

The fund’s investment objective is to provide you, over the long term, with a high level of total return consistent with prudent investment management. Total return comprises the income generated by the fund and the changes in the market value of the fund’s investments.

American Funds IS Capital World Bond Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.00%

-5.18%

3.24%

1.85%

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

American Funds IS Global Balanced Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.01%1

10.46%

10.31%

8.02%

63


           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Provide long-term growth of capital.

American Funds IS Global Growth Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.92%1

16.14%

19.39%

15.41%

Provide long-term growth of capital.

American Funds IS Global Small Capitalization Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.15%1

6.43%

15.16%

12.24%

Provide growth of capital.

American Funds IS Growth Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.85%

21.69%

25.12%

19.44%

Provide long-term growth of capital and income.

American Funds IS Growth-Income Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.79%

23.80%

16.10%

15.14%

Provide long-term growth of capital.

American Funds IS International Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.04%

-1.71%

9.37%

7.88%

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

American Funds IS International Growth and Income Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.03%1

5.09%

8.49%

6.72%

Provide 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.

American Funds IS Managed Risk Asset Allocation Fund Class P2; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.90%1

12.50%

8.94%

N/A

Provide long-term capital appreciation.

American Funds IS New World Fund® Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

1.07%1

4.63%

12.96%

8.41%

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

American Funds IS The Bond Fund of America Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.70%1

-0.59%

3.96%

3.02%

Provide a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk and preservation of capital.

American Funds IS U.S. Government Securities Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.72%1

-0.88%

3.04%

2.08%

Produce income and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing.

American Funds IS Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class 4; Capital Research and Management CompanySM

0.77%1

27.51%

12.22%

13.53%

64


           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Seeks high total investment return.

BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund Class III; BlackRock Advisors, LLC

1.00%1

6.42%

9.71%

7.68%

Seeks to provide total return.

BlackRock 60/40 Target Allocation ETF V.I. Fund Class I; BlackRock Advisors, LLC

0.38%1

11.99%

11.27%

N/A

Seeks capital appreciation.

ClearBridge Variable Aggressive Growth Portfolio – Class II; Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC

1.08%

10.04%

11.38%

13.53%

Seeks to provide total return.

Delaware Ivy VIP Asset Strategy Class II; Delaware Management Company

0.87%1

10.44%

11.36%

8.01%

Seeks to provide capital growth and appreciation.

Delaware Ivy VIP Energy Class II; Delaware Management Company

1.22%

42.00%

-11.79%

-4.25%

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fidelity® VIP Contrafund® Portfolio Service Class 2; Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC

0.85%

27.51%

19.87%

16.35%

Seeks high total return.

Fidelity® VIP FundsManager® 60% Portfolio Service Class 2; Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC

0.90%1

12.21%

11.10%

9.44%

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

Fidelity® VIP Government Money Market Portfolio Service Class; Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC

0.33%

0.01%

0.76%

0.39%

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

Fidelity® VIP Strategic Income Portfolio Service Class 2; Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC

0.91%

3.44%

5.11%

4.47%

Seeks to provide total return.

First Trust Dorsey Wright Tactical Core Portfolio Class I; First Trust Advisors L.P.

1.30%1

13.87%

10.57%

8.69%

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

First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio Class I; First Trust Advisors L.P.

1.19%1

12.25%

9.54%

8.92%

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

First Trust Multi Income Allocation Portfolio Class I; First Trust Advisors L.P.

1.16%1

12.69%

6.37%

5.48%

Seeks capital appreciation, with income as a secondary goal.

Franklin Allocation VIP Fund Class 4; Franklin Advisers, Inc.

0.92%1

11.54%

8.54%

8.85%

65


           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Seeks to maximize income while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation.

Franklin Income VIP Fund Class 2; Franklin Advisers, Inc.

0.72%

16.75%

7.45%

7.38%

Seeks capital appreciation.

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery VIP Fund Class 2; Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

1.23%

19.13%

6.42%

8.47%

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

Franklin Rising Dividends VIP Fund Class 2; Franklin Advisers, Inc.

0.88%

26.79%

16.81%

14.40%

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

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund Series II; Invesco Advisers, Inc.

1.13%1

9.26%

7.18%

5.99%

Both capital appreciation and current income.

Invesco V.I. Equity and Income Fund Series II; Invesco Advisers, Inc.

0.80%

18.35%

9.27%

10.28%

Total return through growth of capital and current income.

Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund Series II; Invesco Advisers, Inc.

1.22%

25.44%

7.27%

7.84%

Seeks capital appreciation.

Invesco V.I. Global Fund Series II; Invesco Advisers, Inc.

1.03%

15.17%

17.88%

13.96%

Seeks capital appreciation.

Invesco Oppenheimer V.I. International Growth Fund Series II; Invesco Advisers, Inc.

1.25%1

10.12%

11.65%

9.47%

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

Janus Henderson Balanced Portfolio Service Shares; Janus Henderson Investors US LLC

0.86%

19.91%

14.10%

11.53%

Maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital.

Janus Henderson Flexible Bond Portfolio Service Shares; Janus Henderson Investors US LLC

0.82%1

-1.11%

3.98%

3.43%

Seeks to maximize long-term total return.

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Global Allocation Portfolio Class 2; J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

1.19%1

9.26%

9.98%

N/A

Seeks to maximize income while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation.

JPMorgan Insurance Trust Income Builder Portfolio Class 2; J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

0.89%1

8.22%

6.68%

N/A

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

Lord Abbett Bond Debenture Portfolio Class VC; Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC

0.89%

3.28%

5.66%

6.33%

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

Lord Abbett Total Return Portfolio Class VC; Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC

0.71%

-0.24%

3.61%

3.32%

66


           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Seeks total return.

MFS® Total Return Series – Service Class; Massachusetts Financial Services Company

0.86%1

13.84%

11.61%

9.65%

Seeks total return.

MFS® Utilities Series – Service Class; Massachusetts Financial Services Company

1.03%1

13.82%

11.61%

9.65%

Seeks long-term growth of capital and income generation.

Neuberger Berman U.S. Equity Index PutWrite Strategy Portfolio Class S; Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC

1.06%1

17.94%

7.91%

N/A

Seeks a high level of current income; capital appreciation is of secondary importance.

Pacific Select Fund Core Income Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Pacific Asset Management LLC)

0.74%

-0.39%

4.51%

N/A

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

Pacific Select Fund PSF DFA Balanced Allocation Portfolio Class D; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

0.65%

12.50%

9.87%

N/A

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Pacific Select Fund Diversified Bond Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Western Asset Management Company, LLC)

0.64%

-1.93%

5.21%

4.67%

Seeks dividend income and long-term capital appreciation.

Pacific Select Fund Dividend Growth Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.)

0.87%

25.80%

16.99%

15.34%

Seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management.

Pacific Select Fund Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Principal Global Investors, LLC.)

1.00%1

-6.12%

2.27%

N/A

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Pacific Select Fund Emerging Markets Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Invesco Advisers, Inc.)

1.05%

-8.28%

9.86%

6.28%

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

Pacific Select Fund Equity Index Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (BlackRock Investment Management, LLC)

0.27%

28.37%

18.13%

16.22%

Seeks long-term growth of capital and low to moderate income, while giving consideration to certain environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria.

Pacific Select Fund ESG Diversified Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

0.82%1

N/A

N/A

N/A

67


           

Investment Objective

Fund; Advisor (Subadvisor)

Current Expenses

Average Annual Total Returns

(as of 12/31/21)

     

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Seeks long-term growth of capital and low to moderate income, while giving consideration to certain environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria.

Pacific Select Fund ESG Diversified Growth Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC

0.80%1

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seeks a high level of current income.

Pacific Select Fund Floating Rate Income Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Pacific Asset Management LLC)

0.91%

4.62%

4.20%

N/A

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Pacific Select Fund Focused Growth Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (Janus Henderson Investors US LLC)

0.95%

19.79%

24.99%

20.06%

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Pacific Select Fund Growth Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (MFS Investment Management)

0.77%

23.42%

24.77%

19.09%

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Pacific Select Fund Health Sciences Portfolio Class I; Pacific Life Fund Advisors LLC (BlackRock Investment Management, LLC)

1.13%

12.38%

17.56%

18.94%