Strategic Value AnnuityHint
The Strategic Value Annuity (SVA), also referred to as the Fixed Annuity, is a deferred fixed annuity that provides security while earning current income at a rate guaranteed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Brighthouse Life Insurance Company. Some of the key features include:
- Guaranteed, fixed rate of return
- Preservation of principal*
- Low exposure to volatility of the markets
- Beneficiary protection
Mutual Fund Select PortfoliosHint
The Mutual Fund Select Portfolios (“MFSP”), a mutual fund platform offered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). MFSP allows you to invest in mutual funds by selecting from a list of mutual funds chosen by your employer (or a third party appointed by your employer).
Enrolling in the Douglas County School District Retirement Plan is easy. Log into Workday and add your information to enroll. Once you have enrolled, you can register and log into your account at mlr.metlife.com to view and/or change your investment options.
- You will log into Workday to enroll in your MetLife retirement plan.
- Your enrollment information will be sent to MetLife with the next payroll cycle. Payroll updates are sent to MetLife at the beginning of the month - so depending on when you enroll it may take up to one month for your account to be opened and deferrals to commence.
- When your account is opened, MetLife will mail you a Welcome Letter and PIN. This letter should arrive in the mail before the 15th of the month.
- To direct your contribution to the funding option of your choice you should logon to the MetLife website - mlr.metlife.com. On this site you can make adjustments to your funding options.
- It is critical that you update the BENEFICIARY for your account. This can also be completed at mlr.metlife.com
The (SVA) is offered by prospectus only. To obtain a prospectus, please contact MetLife at the service center number reflected on your enrollment materials. You should carefully consider the product's features, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is available in the prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing. Product availability and features may vary by state. The market value adjustment will not apply to certain participant initiated transactions for example upon your retirement, death, or separation from service. The market adjusted value may be lower or higher than your contract value.
Annuities are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the responsibility of, Brighthouse Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, NC 28277 (“Brighthouse Financial”), and not MetLife. Variable annuity products are distributed by Brighthouse Securities, LLC (member FINRA). Both are Brighthouse Financial affiliated companies. Brighthouse Financial® and its design are registered trademarks of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
Annuity contracts contain exclusions, holding periods, termination provisions, limitations, reduction of benefits, surrender charges and terms for keeping them in force.
For participant allocations in the SVA: If Douglas County School District determines the need for a partial or full surrender of the SVA, such as moving to another retirement service provider, a surrender charge of 5% of the cash value may apply and will be deducted as a percentage of the amount withdrawn. There are no surrender charges however for withdrawals on participant initiated transactions on account of your retirement, death, or separation from service.
Mutual funds are sold by prospectus, which is available from your registered representative. Please carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. For this and other information about any mutual fund investment please obtain a prospectus and read it carefully before you invest. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions such that shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Diversification cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses, and past mutual fund performance is not a guarantee of future results.
MetLife, its agents, and representatives may not give legal advice. You should consult with and rely on your own independent legal advisors regarding your particular set of facts and circumstances. Withdrawals are subject to ordinary income taxes. Withdrawals before age 59½ where permitted are generally subject to a 10% tax penalty.
MetLife and/or its affiliates ("MetLife") receive fees for providing administrative and recordkeeping services. The fees may be deducted directly from the Participant's account, be paid for by the Employer, be paid from the Plan assets and/or paid from the fees deducted from Participant account values allocated to the mutual funds available under the Plan. The fees can vary based upon the mutual funds that are available in the Plan and Plan Participants’ asset allocations. Because different mutual funds pay different rates of compensation and rates of mutual fund compensation are subject to change from time to time, compensation received by MetLife varies based on the rates of compensation in effect from time to time. MetLife may receive a finder’s fee from certain fund companies, which is additional compensation to MetLife. MetLife may also impose separate transactional fees for certain Participant elected transactions that will be charged directly to Plan Participants unless paid by the Employer or the Plan. MetLife may increase the annual administrative service fee charged to Participants’ accounts. MetLife may also pay a portion of the fees it collects to an entity that is designated as a directed trustee or directed custodian of the Plan; or to a third party administrator, or third party investment advisor. MetLife may receive payments for administrative services provided under the third party investment advisory services. MetLife also receives compensation for administrative services on annuities that are issued by unaffiliated insurance companies. MetLife also receives fees with respect to annuities it issues, according to the terms of the annuity contracts and prospectuses, if applicable. If you would like more information on the compensation that MetLife receives, contact your Employer. MetLife may realize a profit from any of the fees described above.
The plan document governs the terms of the plan and is available from your employer. In general, if any conflicts occur between this material and the plan documents provided by your employer that define the plan, the plan documents will govern.
Any discussion of taxes is for general informational purposes only, does not purport to be complete or cover every situation, and should not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Clients should confer with their qualified legal, tax and accounting advisors as appropriate.
MetLife refers to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. MetLife Investors Distribution Company (MLIDC) (member FINRA), 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166, makes available participation in mutual fund options through its Mutual Fund Select Portfolios, for certain retirement plans. You may enroll and participate in the Mutual Fund Select Portfolios through your retirement plan. Both MLIC and MLIDC are MetLife companies.