Jackson was named the VA firm with the strongest personal connection with advisors and prospects, according to the Cogent Research Advisor Touchpoints™ 2012 survey of more than 1,700 retail investment advisors across all major distribution channels. Of the respondents surveyed, 49 percent of current Jackson users and 11 percent of prospects cited Jackson as the VA firm with which they feel the strongest personal connection.The Cogent Research Advisor Touchpoints™ 2012 consisted of an online survey of 1,741 registered financial advisors, conducted between March 13 and April 18, 2012. Survey participants were required to have an active book of business of at least $5.0 million, and offer investment advice or planning services to individual investors. During 2012, all four primary rating agencies—A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.—affirmed Jackson’s financial strength ratings. Jackson has maintained the same financial strength ratings for more than nine years. As of November 8, 2012, Jackson had the following ratings: 1
- A+ (superior)—A.M. Best financial strength rating, the second-highest of 16 rating categories;
- AA (very strong)—Standard & Poor's insurer financial strength rating, the third-highest of 21 rating categories;
- AA (very strong)—Fitch Ratings insurer financial strength rating, the third-highest of 19 rating categories;
- A1 (good)—Moody's Investors Service, Inc. insurance financial strength rating, the fifth-highest of 21 rating categories.
Jackson issues other variable annuities with different features, benefits, limitations and charges. Discuss Jackson’s other variable annuity options with your representative or contact Jackson for more information.Annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC and may not be available in all states, and state variations may apply. These contracts have limitations and restrictions, including possible withdrawal charges, recapture charges and excess interest adjustments. Contact your representative or the Company for more information. Please remember that a Jackson annuity is intended to be a long-term, tax-deferred vehicle for retirement. An annuity's earnings are taxable as ordinary income when withdrawn and, if taken before age 59 1/2, may be subject to a 10% additional tax. Variable annuities involve investment risks and may lose value. Jackson National Life Insurance Company is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc, a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years and had $570 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2012. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America. The following cautionary statement is included to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. However, as with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results and events could differ materially from those currently being anticipated as reflected in such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished.