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Shield Level Selector

 

Introducing a financial product that offers personalized protection and growth potential.

Every investor is different. That’s why we created a new annuity that provides protection for your retirement assets, allows you to participate in growth opportunities and personalize your retirement strategy to meet your needs — it’s that little, extra nudge you need to get back in the game.

Protection & Growth

With Shield Level Selector, you can choose from 10%, 15%, 25% or 100% protection from index loss. Your account value will be reduced by any negative performance beyond the level of protection. If you do not elect Shield 100 or the Fixed Account, you could conceivably see a risk of substantial loss if the index declines more than your level of protection. 

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Shield 100 Shield Options may not be available in all states.

The MetLife Shield Level SelectorSM annuity issued by MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut (MetLife), is offered by prospectus only, which is available from your financial professional. The contract prospectus contains information about the contract’s features, risks, charges and expenses. Clients should read the prospectus and consider this information carefully before investing. Availability and features may vary by state. Please refer to the contract prospectus for more complete details regarding the optional Return of Premium Death Benefit. MetLife reserves the right to substitute any index at any time.

MetLife Shield Level Selector is a long-term investment designed for retirement purposes and has limitations, exclusions, charges, termination provisions and terms for keeping it in force. There is a risk of substantial loss of principal for losses beyond the Shield Rate you select, because you agree to absorb all losses that exceed your chosen Shield Rate. Please refer to “Risk Factors” in the contract prospectus for more details. All contract guarantees, including the optional death benefit and annuity payout rates, are backed by the claims-paying ability and financial strength of the issuing insurance company. They are not backed by the broker/dealer from which this annuity is purchased, by the insurance agency from which this annuity is purchased or any affiliates of those entities, and none makes any representations or guarantees regarding the claims-paying ability and financial strength of the issuing insurance company. Similarly, the issuing insurance company and the underwriter do not back the financial strength of the broker/dealer or its affiliates. Please contact your financial professional for complete details.

Withdrawals of taxable amounts are subject to ordinary income tax and if made before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% Federal income tax penalty. Some broker/dealers and financial professionals may refer to the 10% Federal income tax penalty as an “additional tax” or “additional income tax,” or use the terms interchangeably when discussing withdrawals taken prior to age 59½. Distributions of taxable amounts from a non-qualified annuity may also be subject to the 3.8% Unearned Income Medicare Contribution Tax on Net Investment Income if your modified adjusted gross income exceeds the applicable threshold amount. Withdrawals will reduce the death benefits and account value. Withdrawals may be subject to withdrawal charges.

Pursuant to IRS Circular 230, MetLife is providing you with the following notification: The information contained in this document is not intended to (and cannot) be used by anyone to avoid IRS penalties. This document supports the promotion and marketing of insurance and other financial products and services. You should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

MetLife, its representatives and agents may not give legal or tax advice. Any discussion of taxes herein or related to this document is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. Tax law is subject to interpretation and legislative change. Tax results and the appropriateness of any product for a specific taxpayer may vary depending on the particular set of facts and circumstances. You should consult with and rely on your own independent legal and tax advisors.

MetLife, its representatives and agents may not give legal or tax advice. Any discussion of taxes herein or related to this document is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. Tax law is subject to interpretation and legislative change. Tax results and the appropriateness of any product for a specific taxpayer may vary depending on the particular set of facts and circumstances. You should consult with and rely on your own independent legal and tax advisors.

MetLife Shield Level Selector Single Premium Deferred Annuity is issued by MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut on Policy Form L-22494 (09/12) and is distributed by MetLife Investors Distribution Company (member FINRA). Both are MetLife companies.


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In the Prospectus, Maximum Growth Opportunity is referred to as “Cap Rate.”

Approved for sale in all states except:

AK, CA, CT, IL, MN, MT, NY and OR 
(As of February 24, 2014)
Shield 100 Shield Options may not be available in all states.

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