Pacific Life’s Deferred Annuity Offering Enhances Retirement Income Program for Wespath

Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contract Provides Lifetime Income Option


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – May 18, 2022—Pacific Life today announced a new collaboration with Wespath Benefits and Investments and WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson) to provide the qualifying longevity annuity contract (QLAC) option in Wespath’s enhanced LifeStage Retirement Income program.

The program provides participants with a new interactive retirement income modeling tool, an optional social security bridge, and an optional QLAC.

“We believe that the unique solution Wespath developed will provide enhanced lifetime income security for participants in retirement,” said Paul Hance, senior vice president and head of the Customer Solutions Group for Pacific Life’s Institutional Division.

“The LifeStage Retirement Income program provides features that few, if any, financial services firms offer in a packaged manner,” said Martin Bauer, senior managing director, Wespath Benefit Plans. “We’re particularly pleased to partner with WTW in the development of the new program features and with Pacific Life in offering the longevity income protection annuity.”

The optional longevity income protection feature helps protect participants against the risk of outliving their savings. With Pacific Life’s QLAC, participants are guaranteed a retirement income stream starting at age 80, regardless of how long the participant and, if applicable, their spouse lives. In addition, the QLAC will reduce required minimum distributions providing additional tax planning options.

“We are honored to be selected as the provider for the QLAC portion of the LifeStage Retirement Income program,” said Ruth Schau, senior director of Pension Solutions for Pacific Life.

To learn more about Pacific Life’s qualifying longevity annuity contract, please visit

About Pacific Life
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through 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. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and was named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial-strength ratings, visit

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About Wespath Benefits and Investments
Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) is a not-for-profit agency that has been serving The United Methodist Church (UMC) for over a century. In accordance with its fiduciary duties, Wespath administers benefit plans and, together with its subsidiaries, including Wespath Institutional Investments, invests over $29 billion in assets on behalf of over 100,000 participants and over 100 United Methodist-affiliated institutions (as of December 31, 2021). Wespath invests in a sustainable manner that seeks to achieve positive financial, social, and environmental impact while upholding the values of the UMC. Wespath maintains the largest reporting faith-based pension fund in the world. For additional information about Wespath Benefits and Investments, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About WTW
At WTW (NASDAQ: WTW), we provide data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk, and capital. Leveraging the global view and local expertise of our colleagues serving 140 countries and markets, we help organizations sharpen their strategy, enhance organizational resilience, motivate their workforce, and maximize performance. Working shoulder to shoulder with our clients, we uncover opportunities for sustainable success—and provide perspective that moves you. Learn more at

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