403(b)(7) Opportunities Now Available through Pacific Life
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 7, 2014)-Pacific Life is expanding its retirement plan offerings and making it easier for financial advisors to offer mutual fund solutions for employer-sponsored 403(b)(7) plans. The Pacific Life 403(b)(7) Program is designed for K-12 public school employees and combines the strengths of investment options offered through Pacific Life Funds and dedicated service from a leading retirement-plan service provider, Aspire, to create a cost-effective solution for participants to save for retirement.
Flexible Investment Options
Through Pacific Life Funds, the program can help plan sponsors and participants achieve their investment goals by offering mutual funds based on the principles of diversification and income generation. This enables financial advisors to help their clients select solutions suited to their needs and risk-reward preferences.
The Pacific Life 403(b)(7) Program offers access to the PL Portfolio Optimization Funds-five target-risk funds that range from conservative to aggressive that make diversification easy. The program also provides access to the PL Fixed-Income Funds-six fixed-income funds that seek higher levels of income with the ability to adapt to changing market conditions.
With a retirement-plan service provider like Aspire providing recordkeeping services, plan sponsors can receive the support they need to help participants reach their retirement planning goals. For participants, the user website provides access to view account balances, research investment options, and print statements.
For more information about the Pacific Life 403(b)(7) Program, financial advisors are invited to visit www.PacificLife.com or talk to a Pacific Life consultative wholesaler at (800) 722-2333.
About Pacific Life
Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.
Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2014 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2014 FORTUNE 500® list.
Aspire-Delivering Smart Retirement Solutions
Aspire Financial Services, LLC is a leading service provider of smart retirement solutions. Serving the industry for over 12 years with a conflict-free, open-architecture retirement planning management system, Aspire offers the most extensive capabilities nationwide for all plan types. Aspire provides a best-in-class technology-enabled portfolio of pre-defined or highly customizable smart retirement solutions with private-label branding options through its proprietary technology platform and strategic partnerships. To learn more about Aspire's unique capabilities that deliver smart retirement solutions, visit https://www.aspireonline.com or call 866.634.5873.
Pacific Life and its affiliates do not provide any employer-sponsored qualified plan administrative services or impartial investment advice and do not act in a fiduciary capacity for any plan. Please contact your plan administrator for any questions relating to your plan. Investors should consult their tax advisors and attorneys regarding their specific situations. Pacific Life offers the 403(b)(7) Program. Aspire provides recordkeeping services and is not a broker/dealer or an investment advisor. For information regarding administrative and recordkeeping services for the Pacific Life 403(b)(7) Program, call Aspire at (866) 634-5873. Pacific Life offers the Individual(k) and Keystone 401(k) Programs. Ascensus provides administrative and recordkeeping services for the Individual(k) and Keystone 402(k) Programs and is not a broker/dealer or investment advisor. For information regarding administrative and recordkeeping services for the Pacific Life Individual(k) Program or the Pacific Life Keystone 401(k) Program, call Ascensus, Inc., at (800) 345-6363. Pacific Life and its affiliates are not affiliated with Aspire or Ascensus.
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