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Shield Level Select 3-Year

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Highlights

Brighthouse Shield Level Select 3-Year Annuity is a long-term contract intended for retirement or other long-term investment purposes. It uses a portion of retirement assets to help take advantage of market growth opportunities with the assurance of a level of downside protection other investment options may not provide. A Shield annuity is an index-linked annuity that doesn’t invest directly in the chosen index or indices, but rather tracks their performance. 
Available in states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY
Type
Registered Index-Linked
Purpose Accumulation
Term
3 Years
Surrender schedule
6%6%5%
Free withdrawal
1st year: 0%
2nd+ year: 10%
Market value adjustment
Return of premium
Launch date
07/24/2017
Minimum contribution
$25,000
Maximum contribution
$1,000,000
Max Age Qualified
85
Types of funds
Non-Qualified, IRA, IRA Rollover, IRA Transfer, IRA-Roth, Stretch IRA, NQ Stretch, and TSP
Brochure
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Premium Notes

Performance Lock Feature
  • On any business day during a term, you may choose to lock the closing index value of an applicable Shield Option with a Cap Rate, as long as it is higher than the index value at the beginning of the term. 
  • The Locked Index Value will be used for the remainder of the term to calculate the index performance for the Shield Option. 
  • Once the Performance Lock has taken effect, a Performance Lock Factor is applied to the Interim Value each day during the term and is used in the calculation of the investment amount at the term end date. 
  • The Performance Lock can take effect one time during a term. 
  • The Locked Index Value is the closing index value on the business day in which the Performance Lock takes effect. 
  • Any Performance Lock request received, in good order, after the close of business will be considered received on the next business day. 
  • The Performance Lock is irrevocable once it has taken effect.
Notes: 
  • TSP funds have to be rolled into an IRA.
  • If a NQ contract has already been stretched, we would not allow for a beneficiary to continue the payments or “inherit” the contract.
  • We will issue Inherited IRAs allowing for the Life Expectancy IRS exception (stretch) for Eligible Designated Beneficiaries (i.e., normal IRA stretch rules). This includes spouses and beneficiaries no more than 10 years younger than the original IRA owner.

Withdrawal Provisions

Free Withdrawal
After the first contract year, the Free Withdrawal Amount is equal to 10% of the account value as of the prior contract anniversary. In addition, there are other situations where a withdrawal charge may not apply.

Automated Withdrawals
A scheduled stream of monthly, quarterly, or annual withdrawals that may be taken from specified Shield Options and/or the Fixed Account, or proportionally from all Shield Options and the Fixed Account, as allocated. Automated required minimum distributions (RMDs) are available in any contract year. Automated withdrawals for purposes other than RMDs are available after the first contract year and may be subject to withdrawal charges if they exceed the Free Withdrawal Amount in a contract year. Other restrictions apply. 

Allocation Accounts

Name Type Rates
2-Year Russell 2000 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
15.5% Performance triggered
2-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
15% Performance triggered
1-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
7% Performance triggered
1-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
8.75% Performance triggered
2-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
10.25% Performance triggered
2-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
12.25% Performance triggered
1-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
5.25% Performance triggered
1-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
6.5% Performance triggered
2-Year Russell 2000 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
13.5% Performance triggered
1-Year Russell 2000 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
6.75% Performance triggered
1-Year Russell 2000 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
7.5% Performance triggered
2-Year S&P 500 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
11.5% Performance triggered
2-Year S&P 500 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
13.5% Performance triggered
1-Year S&P 500 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
6.25% Performance triggered
1-Year S&P 500 Shield 10 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Annual
7.25% Performance triggered
2-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 15 with Step Rate Edge
Step Rate Edge
Biennial
12.5% Performance triggered
1-Year Fixed Account
Fixed
3.5% Fixed
3-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Triennial
90% Cap
3-Year Nasdaq-100 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Triennial
35% Cap
1-Year Nasdaq-100 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Annual
13.5% Cap
3-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Triennial
50% Cap
3-Year Russell 2000 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Triennial
65% Cap
3-Year Russell 2000 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Triennial
45% Cap
3-Year MSCI EAFE PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Triennial
90% Cap
3-Year MSCI EAFE PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Triennial
50% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Annual
13.25% Cap
1-Year Russell 2000 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Annual
16.5% Cap
1-Year MSCI EAFE PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Annual
14% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Annual
10% Cap
1-Year Russell 2000 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Annual
11.5% Cap
1-Year MSCI EAFE PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Annual
9.5% Cap
3-Year Nasdaq-100 PTP Cap Shield 10
Point to Point
Triennial
45% Cap
1-Year Nasdaq-100 PTP Cap Shield 15
Point to Point
Annual
11% Cap
2-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
17.5% Performance triggered
2-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
15.5% Performance triggered
2-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
14.25% Performance triggered
2-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
12.75% Performance triggered
2-Year Russell 2000 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
15.5% Performance triggered
1-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
7.75% Performance triggered
1-Year Russell 2000 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
8.5% Performance triggered
1-Year S&P 500 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
8% Performance triggered
2-Year Russell 2000 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
18% Performance triggered
2-Year S&P 500 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
14.25% Performance triggered
2-Year S&P 500 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Biennial
15.5% Performance triggered
1-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
9% Performance triggered
1-Year MSCI EAFE Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
7% Performance triggered
1-Year Russell 2000 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
7.5% Performance triggered
1-Year S&P 500 Shield 15 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
7.5% Performance triggered
1-Year Nasdaq-100 Shield 10 with Step Rate
Performance Triggered
Annual
9.75% Performance triggered

Surrender schedule

Year 1 2 3
Penalty 6% 6% 5%

Riders

No Riders for Shield Level Select 3-Year annuity.

Waivers

Nursing Home

Unavailable in states: CA, CT, MA, and SD

After the first contract year, we will waive the withdrawal charge if you or the joint owner becomes confined to a hospital and/or nursing home for at least 90 days. Confinement must start after the first contract year. Available to purchasers age 80 or younger at contract issue. The nursing home waiver does not include home health care. Not available in all states. Other restrictions apply. See the prospectus for further details.

Terminal Illness

Unavailable in states: CA, CT, MA, SD, TX, and WA

After the first contract year, we will waive the withdrawal charge if you or the joint owner becomes terminally ill and is not expected to live more than 12 months. Available to purchasers age 80 or younger at contract issue. Not available in all states. Other restrictions apply. See the prospectus for further details.

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