lincoln national corp (LNC) Key Developments
Lincoln Financial Group Enhances Variable Universal Life Insurance Suite
Jun 18 15
Lincoln Financial Group announced the next generation of its Lincoln AssetEdge Variable Universal Life (VUL) insurance offering, featuring expanded investment options for tax-efficient cash accumulation with downside protection, and supplemental income potential, as well as life insurance protection. In addition to offering clients an income tax-free death benefit and more than 80 market-driven variable investment options from the Lincoln Elite Series of Funds for maximum growth potential, Lincoln AssetEdge VUL now offers three indexed accounts for moderate growth potential with guaranteed downside protection, and a fixed account for more conservative, predictable growth. Clients have the ability to adjust investment allocations over time to align with changing needs and financial goals. Lincoln AssetEdge VUL provides advisors with another wealth protection strategy that can be used to help clients plan for a diverse range of financial needs including retirement, college tuition and certain unanticipated health costs.
Lincoln National Corporation Presents at 31st Insurance Conference 2015, Jun-09-2015 through Jun-11-2015
Jun 6 15
Lincoln National Corporation Presents at 31st Insurance Conference 2015, Jun-09-2015 through Jun-11-2015. Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, New York, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Jun-10-2015, Jeffrey Douglas Coutts, Treasurer. Jun-11-2015, Ellen Cooper, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President.
Lincoln Launches New Flexible Premium Deferred Fixed Indexed Annuity Blending Safety of Principal Protection with Upside Market Potential
Jun 1 15
Lincoln Financial Group announced the launch of its new OptiBlendSM Fixed Indexed Annity, a flexible premium deferred fixed indexed annuity (FIA), that blends the safety of principal protection with upside market potential. Lincoln’s new solution offers four interest crediting strategies providing clients with a combination of growth potential and capital preservation. These choices for accumulation potential include: a fixed account, for those who want predictable fixed account growth – without being tied to market performance; 1-year Point-to-Point Cap and Performance triggered indexed accounts tied to the performance of the S&P 500 Index and a brand new indexed account tied to a risk controlled version of the S&P 500 Index. Lincoln’s OptiBlend features a new Volatility-Controlled Point-to-Point Indexed Account, where the interest credit is based on the performance of the S&P 500 Daily Risk Control 5% Index, giving investors exposure to the S&P 500 Index at a set risk level. A spread will be applied to the return of the S&P 500 Daily Risk Control 5% Index to determine the interest credit a client will receive. The spread acts as a hurdle rate with all index performance over the spread credited to the client’s account. Since volatility is managed within this Index, a lower spread can be offered than one based on the S&P 500 without risk control. Lincoln’s new FIA also offers a 7 and a 10 year surrender charge period and the option to add a Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB) -- Lincoln Lifetime IncomeSM Edge.
Lincoln National Declares Quarterly Dividend
May 21 15
Lincoln National declared an unchanged quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share and approved an increase to the corporation's authority to repurchase its securities bringing the total repurchase authority up to $1 billion.
Lincoln Financial Group Launches New Indexed Universal Life Insurance Solution for Clients’ Wealth Protection, Income and Business Needs
May 19 15
Lincoln Financial Group has introduced the newest addition to its suite of Indexed Universal Life (IUL) insurance products, Lincoln WealthAdvantage(SM) Indexed Universal Life. The new offering provides advisors flexibility in how they help clients achieve specific goals related to wealth protection and legacy planning, tax efficient income or business needs. Lincoln WealthAdvantage(SM) offers three death benefit options including a previously unavailable option on Lincoln IUL policies, which provides a death benefit equal to the policy face amount plus premiums paid. In addition to an income tax-free death benefit, the Lincoln WealthAdvantage(SM) offers strong cash accumulation potential through three one-year point-to-point index account options tied to performance of the S&P 500 Index1 to cover a wide range of returns. The new solution balances upside potential with the predictability of built-in guaranteed features, providing a guaranteed interest bonus beginning in year 16 regardless of S&P performance, and a guaranteed 1% minimum interest rate on all accounts to protect against negative returns. Cash value can be accessed tax-efficiently for financial objectives such as income, college planning or retirement.