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The Allianz Index Advantage Variable Annuity offers a different risk/return consideration from traditional accumulation products and is designed to complement your portfolio. It includes a death benefit, three variable options, and two innovative index strategies to help meet your needs.

Contract options

The Allianz Index Advantage Variable Annuity provides a combination of traditional variable options along with the two index strategies. Each index option is the combination of an index strategy and the index. No single index option consistently delivers the most return under all market conditions. Transfers to any index options are allowed every Index Anniversary. Transfers from index options to the variable options are allowed every sixth Index Anniversary.

Your contract has a 1.25% annual product fee calculated as a percentage of the charge base, which is the contract value on the preceding quarterly contract anniversary, adjusted for subsequent purchase payments and withdrawals. Refer to the product brochure for more information on definitions of terms.

The Index PERFORMANCE Strategy is a crediting method that provides upside potential with a level of downside protection. This may be a good option if you are willing to take on some level of risk with the opportunity to grow your assets.

This is accomplished by annually applying a Performance Credit equal to the index return, up to a limit called the cap, if the index return is positive. If you are taking a partial withdrawal during an index year, the withdrawn amount will not receive a Performance Credit on the next Index Anniversary. If the index return is negative, you may receive a negative Performance Credit, but only when the loss is greater than a specified percentage called the buffer.

The initial caps are determined on the Index Effective Date and they are subject to significant change annually on each Index Anniversary, and will never be less than 1.50%. The buffer will never change after we issue your contract. The minimum buffer is 5%. Caps can be different between newly issued contracts and inforce contracts, and they can be different between inforce contracts issued on different days and in different years. Caps can also be different between indices.

The Index PROTECTION Strategy is a crediting method that offers growth opportunities in positive years, but no market loss during negative years. That means you can protect what you've earned, while still having the potential for growth. When the index return is zero or positive, you receive the Declared Protection Strategy Credit (DPSC), which is the return that may be credited in any given year, no more and no less.

When the index return is negative, you do not receive the DPSC. However, your Index Option Value cannot lose principal due to negative index performance. Deduction of the withdrawal charge, product fee, and contract maintenance charge may result in loss of principal and credits, which is the annual return you may receive when you allocate money to an index option. The initial Declared Protection Strategy Credit is determined on the Index Effective Date and is subject to significant change annually on each Index Anniversary and will never be less than 1.50% for the life of the contract. The DPSC can be different between newly issued contracts and inforce contracts, and it can be different between inforce contracts issued and on different days and in different years.

Issue age and minimum

You must be age 80 or younger to purchase Allianz Index Advantage Variable Annuity.

The minimum initial purchase payment is $10,000 for qualified and nonqualified contracts.

Rates

For more information on current caps, buffers, and DPSC, please consult your financial professional or click on the link below.

Allocation options

You’ll need to work with your financial professional to design an investment portfolio that aligns with your long-term retirement goals.

Indexes available with the Index Performance Strategy include:
S&P 500® Index
Nasdaq-100® Index
Russell 2000® Index

These unmanaged indexes are not intended to represent specific mutual funds. Individual results may vary according to transaction costs and taxes. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Index available with the Index Protection Strategy is:
S&P 500® Index

Variable options available:
AZL® Money Market Fund
AZL® MVP Balanced Index Strategy Fund
AZL® MVP Growth Index Strategy Fund

Annual operating expense of variable options are:

  • Minimum .65%
  • Maximum .74%

Net expenses are before contract fee waivers and expense reimbursements.

Access your money

Your contract includes a six-year withdrawal charge schedule on each purchase payment, and if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal additional tax.

Twelve charge-free transfers per year are allowed among variable options only ($25 thereafter). Transfers to index options are allowed on every Index Anniversary, which is the anniversary of the Index Effective Date (the first date your money had the opportunity to be allocated to any index option). Transfers from index options to the variable options are allowed every sixth Index Anniversary.

If you need access to your money, you can withdraw up to 10% of your purchase payments each contract year without a withdrawal charge. Any unused portion does not carry from one year to the next. On a full withdrawal, the free withdrawal privilege is not available and amounts previously withdrawn under the free withdrawal privilege may be subject to the withdrawal charge. All withdrawals are subject to ordinary income tax and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal additional tax.

Payout options

You have several options for your annuity payout:

  • life
  • life with period certain
  • joint and last survivor
  • joint and last survivor with period certain
  • refund life

Death benefit

Prior to receiving your entire contract value or annuitizing your contract, your beneficiaries will receive the greater of your contract value, or purchase payments adjusted for withdrawals upon the first death of an owner named at issue. Changing ownership on the contact can reduce or eliminate these death benefits.


Next steps:

Talk to your registered representative to see if Allianz Index Advantage Variable Annuity is appropriate for you. Here are some questions they can help answer:

  1. Are the annuity income or purchase payments protected?
  2. How can this product fit into my overall portfolio?
  3. Are there guarantees available with this product?
  4. What else should I consider that might impact my retirement?

Investing in a variable annuity may be the answer for part of your overall retirement strategy. A variable annuity combines the potential for long-term growth through market participation with tax deferral, death benefits, and living guarantees.

Variable annuities are subject to investment risk, including loss of principal, and contract values fluctuate daily. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions so that units, upon distribution, may be worth more or less than the original cost.

Purchasing an annuity within a retirement plan that provides tax deferral under sections of the Internal Revenue Code results in no additional tax benefit. An annuity should be used to fund a qualified plan based upon the annuity’s features other than tax deferral. All annuity features, risks, limitations, and costs should be considered prior to purchasing an annuity within a tax-qualified retirement plan.

Withdrawals will reduce the contract value and the value of any protection benefits. Additional withdrawals taken within the contract withdrawal charge schedule will be subject to a withdrawal charge. All withdrawals are subject to ordinary income tax and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal additional tax.

For more complete information about variable annuities and variable investment options, call your financial professional or Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC at 800.624.0197 for a prospectus. The prospectuses contain details on investment objectives, risks, fees, and expenses, as well as other information about the variable annuity and variable investment options, which you should carefully consider. Please read the prospectuses thoroughly before sending money.

Guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company. Variable annuity guarantees do not apply to the performance of the variable subaccounts, which will fluctuate with market conditions.

S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”). This trademark has been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. S&P marks are trademarks of S&P. These trademarks have been sublicensed for certain purposes by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). The S&P 500® Index (“the Index”) is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Allianz.

Allianz products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “S&P Dow Jones Indices”). S&P Dow Jones Indices make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Allianz products or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investments generally or in Allianz products particularly or the ability of the Index to track general market performance. S&P Dow Jones Indices’ only relationship to Allianz with respect to the Index is the licensing of the Index and certain trademarks, service marks, and/or trade names of S&P Dow Jones Indices and/or its third-party licensors. The Index is determined, composed, and calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices without regard to Allianz or the products. S&P Dow Jones Indices have no obligation to take the needs of Allianz or the owners of the products into consideration in determining, composing, or calculating the Index. S&P Dow Jones Indices are not responsible for and have not participated in the design, development, pricing, and operation of the products, including the calculation of any interest payments or any other values credited to the products. S&P Dow Jones Indices have no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing, or trading of products. There is no assurance that investment products based on the Index will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its subsidiaries are not investment advisors. Inclusion of a security or futures contract within an index is not a recommendation by S&P Dow Jones Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security or futures contract, nor is it considered to be investment advice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CME Group Inc. and its affiliates may independently issue and/or sponsor financial products unrelated to products currently being issued by Allianz, but which may be similar to and competitive with Allianz products. In addition, CME Group Inc., an indirect minority owner of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and its affiliates may trade financial products which are linked to the performance of the Index. It is possible that this trading activity will affect the value of the products.

S&P DOW JONES INDICES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA RELATED THERETO OR ANY COMMUNICATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ORAL OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (INCLUDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS) WITH RESPECT THERETO. S&P DOW JONES INDICES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR DELAYS THEREIN. S&P DOW JONES INDICES MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE OR AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY ALLIANZ, OWNERS OF THE PRODUCTS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE INDEX OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY DATA RELATED THERETO. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL S&P DOW JONES INDICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, TRADING LOSSES, LOST TIME, OR GOODWILL, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THERE ARE NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN S&P DOW JONES INDICES AND ALLIANZ OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES.

Russell 2000® Index is an equity index that measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not affect the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap index.

The Russell 2000® Index is a trademark of Russell Investments and has been licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Russell Investments and Russell Investments makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product.

The Nasdaq-100 Index® includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market, based on capitalization. The Nasdaq-100®, Nasdaq-100 Index®, Nasdaq®, and OMX® are registered trademarks of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates are the Corporations) and are licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).

• Not FDIC insured • May lose value • No bank or credit union guarantee • Not a deposit • Not insured by any federal government agency or NCUA/NCUSIF

Products are issued by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, 5701 Golden Hills Drive, Minneapolis, MN  55416-1297. In New York, products are issued by Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10005-1423, and are distributed by their affiliate, Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, member FINRA, 5701 Golden Hills Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55416-1297. (L40538)

Product and feature availability may vary by state and broker/dealer.

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