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TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA-CREF Life) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, member FINRA distributes securities products. Each of the foregoing is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Some products may not be available in all states.
1 TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company is a member of one of only three insurance groups in the United States to hold the highest possible rating from three of the four leading, independent insurance company rating agencies: TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA-CREF Life) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA). TIAA-CREF Life holds the following ratings as a result of its relationship with TIAA: A.M. Best (A++ as of 9/14), Fitch (AAA as of 10/14), and Standard & Poor's (AA+ as of 10/14). It holds the second highest possible rating from Moody’s Investors Service (Aa1 as of 10/14). Per S&P criteria, the downgrade of U.S. long-term government debt limits the highest rating of U.S. insurers to AA+ (the second highest rating available). There is no guarantee that current ratings will be maintained. Ratings represent a company’s ability to meet policyholders’ obligations and claims and do not apply to variable annuities, mutual funds or any other product or service not fully backed by TIAA-CREF Life’s claims-paying ability.
2 TIAA-CREF Life’s Intelligent Variable Annuity’s maximum annuity expense charge ranges from 0.45% to 0.70%. If the Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit option is selected, the fee is 0.10% and the maximum expense charge ranges from 0.55% to 0.80%. All expense information presented here is as of the prospectus dated May 1, 2015. Please see the prospectus for more information. According to Morningstar, the average annuity expense charge is 1.34% for all nongroup variable annuity subaccounts in Morningstar Direct as of 7/7/15. ©2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Investment, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.
Please keep in mind that annuities are designed for retirement and other long-term goals. If you choose to invest in the variable investment products, your money will be subject to the risks associated with investing in securities, including loss of principal.
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