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Insurance Agency Compensation

Insurance companies pay Cetera Investment Services LLC or its affiliated or controlled insurance agencies (collectively, the “Firm”) sales commissions when they sell fixed annuities, fixed index annuities and life insurance (“Insurance Products”), and part of those commissions go to the insurance agent who sold the Insurance Product to you. Although we make available a wide variety of Insurance Products, we concentrate our marketing and training efforts on Insurance Products issued by a limited number of insurance companies (“Designated Insurance Companies”). Designated Insurance Companies have more opportunities to provide training and education to insurance agents and to attend or sponsor the Firm’s education and training meetings. The Designated Insurance Companies listed below pay the Firm amounts in addition to sales commissions to compensate the Firm for these enhanced marketing and training opportunities. These Designated Insurance Company payments generally consist of payments based on a flat fee or percentage of total premiums paid to an Designated Insurance Company. For fixed and fixed indexed annuities, Designated Insurance Companies pay us the greater of an annual flat fee or up to 50 basis points (0.50%) of the total purchase amount of their Insurance Products. Although these Designated Insurance Company payments are not paid to insurance agents, they benefit agents by allowing them to receive greater training and education and pose a financial incentive for us to promote Approved Product Company Insurance Products over other Insurance Products. The fact that we receive compensation from Designated Insurance Companies creates an incentive for us to recommend that you purchase products or services from them instead of other Insurance Product providers that do not make similar payments to us. This creates a conflict between your interest and ours.

Below is the current list of Designated Insurance Companies:

  • Allianz Life
  • Athene
  • Brighthouse
  • CUNA
  • Delaware Life Insurance
  • Eagle Life Insurance
  • Global Atlantic
  • Great American
  • Jackson National
  • Nationwide
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Pacific Life and Annuity Company
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Protective Life Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • Securian
  • Security Benefit Life Insurance
  • Symetra
  • Transamerica