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Step 1: Your initial investment

The principal you’ll invest in the annuity. Enter an amount between $25,000 to $1,000,000.

Step 2: Select your Investment Protection and Crediting Strategy (IPCS)

These are your allocation options. Each will have its own Strategy Term, Buffer Rate, Index, and Strategy Credit Rate.

The amount of time between the Term Start Date and Term End Date of your IPCS.

Buffers can help limit losses due to negative Index Performance on a Strategy's Term End Date.

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Your growth potential is determined in part based on the performance of an underlying index or indices, so your money isn't directly invested in the market.

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Key Terms

Glossary

Helpful terms to understand as you use this tool.​

Available indices

  • S&P 500® - The S&P 500 is widely regarded as the best single gauge of U.S. large-cap equities. The index includes 500 leading companies spanning all sectors of the U.S. stock market. It covers approximately 80% of the U.S. equity market capitalization and over 50% of the global equity market. The price return version of the S&P 500 does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in the index.    

  • MSCI EAFE  - A free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the United States and Canada. It does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this index. International securities carry additional risks, including currency exchange fluctuation and different government regulations, economic conditions, and accounting standards. 

  • Nasdaq-100® - The index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on the Nasdaq® Stock Market based on market capitalization. The index reflects companies across major industry groups, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and biotechnology. The Nasdaq-100® does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this index. 

  • SG Smart Climate - Entelligent, a leader in environmental and economic analytics, has built a big-data model to analyze how potential changes to the cost of energy may impact the profitability of individual companies. The model looks at the potential impact of new laws, new technology, as well as future supply and demand to forecast energy costs and their potential impact on each specific company. Companies that are more likely to maintain their profitability in most scenarios are given better scores.

The SG Smart Climate Index applies exclusion filters to the S&P 500 Index universe and provides exposure to a stock index that selects the better scoring half of each industry sector in the remaining universe based on the scores provided by Entelligent.

Index Protection and Crediting Strategies (IPCS)

An IPCS is made up of two parts:

  1. A Protection Strategy and

  2. A Crediting Strategy.

The Buffer Protection Strategy applies when there is negative Index Performance. It absorbs Index Performance losses up to the Buffer Rate on the Term End Date. The Buffer Protection only applies on the Term End Date. The Crediting Strategy is applied to positive Index Performance to determine the Strategy Credit Rate on the Term End Date.

Each IPCS option will have its own:
Strategy Term - The amount of time between the Term Start Date and Term End Date of an IPCS. Terms can be for 1, 3, or 6 years. ​
Index - Your growth potential is determined in part based on an underlying index. You can choose from: S&P 500®, MSCI EAFE, Nasdaq-100®, and SG Smart Climate.
Buffer rate - At the end of your Strategy Term, if the index has negative performance, you're protected up to the Buffer Rate, meaning you only realize losses that are beyond the Buffer Rate.
Strategy Credit Rate - The Strategy Credit Rate is determined by applying the Buffer Rate to negative index returns, and the Cap Rate or Upside+ Rate, if applicable, to positive index returns.

Crediting Strategy (Cap Rate or Upside+ Rate)

The maximum percentage of positive Index Performance that can be credited as interest at the end of a Strategy Term. ​

  • Cap rate - At the end of your Strategy Term, if the index has positive performance, you get 100% of that performance, up to your Cap Rate.

  • Uncapped - If we declare there is no Cap Rate, then you will receive 100% of positive performance at the end of your Strategy Term.

  • Participation Rate - Percentage applied to the positive Index Performance to calculate interest credited at the end of the Strategy Term. The Participation Rate will be 100%, or greater with Upside+.

  • Upside+ - If an Upside+ Rate is declared, you will receive the index return multiplied by the Upside+ Rate. The Upside+ Rate is not guaranteed to be available upon renewal.

Fixed Rate Strategy (FRS) 


A 1-year strategy where interest is credited daily at an annual fixed rate that is guaranteed for one year.​

Index Performance

Performance is calculated by using a point-to-point approach. We compare the Index Value on the Term End Date to the Index Value on the Term Start Date. The percentage difference is the Index Performance. Note that the value of the index is published by the index provider at the close of each business day. Index Performance is adjusted based on the application of the Buffer Protection and the applicable Crediting Strategy in order to determine the gain or loss, as applicable.


Strategy Maturity Value 


This is your Strategy Value on the Term End Date.

Term Start Date


When a Strategy Term starts.

Term End Date 


When a Strategy Term ends. It will be 1, 3, or 6 years after a Term Start Date. Hypothetical performance on a Term End Date is shown as "Your Performance" on the tables in this tool.

S&P 500®

The S&P 500 is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (“Licensee”). S&P®, S&P 500®, US 500, The 500 are trademarks of S&P Global, Inc. or its affiliates (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “S&P Dow Jones Indices”). S&P Dow Jones does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity particularly or the ability of the S&P 500 to track general market performance. Past performance of an index is not an indication or guarantee of future results. S&P Dow Jones Indices’ only relationship to The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America with respect to the S&P 500 is the licensing of the S&P 500 and certain trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of S&P Dow Jones Indices and/or its licensors. The S&P 500 is determined, composed and calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices without regard to The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America or the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation to take the needs of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America or the owners of the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the S&P 500. S&P Dow Jones has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s Products. There is no assurance that investment products based on the S&P 500 will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is not an investment adviser, commodity trading advisory, commodity pool operator, broker dealer, fiduciary, promoter” (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended), “expert” as enumerated within 15 U.S.C. § 77k(a) or tax advisor. Inclusion of a security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset within an index is not a recommendation by S&P Dow Jones Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset, nor is it considered to be investment advice or commodity trading advice.

NEITHER S&P DOW JONES INDICES NOR THIRD PARTY LICENSOR GUARANTEES THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE S&P 500 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 MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE OR AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, OWNERS OF THE GUARDIAN REGISTERED INDEX LINKED ANNUITY, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE S&P 500 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. S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAS NOT REVIEWED, PREPARED AND/OR CERTIFIED ANY PORTION OF, NOR DOES S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER, THE LICENSEE PRODUCT REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS OR OTHER OFFERING MATERIALS. THERE ARE NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN S&P DOW JONES INDICES AND THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES.

MSCI EAFE Index

The registered index-linked annuity product (“Product”) referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such Product or any index on which such Product is based. The Product Contract contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. and the related Product.

Nasdaq-100®

The Product(s) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq, Inc. or its affiliates (Nasdaq, with its affiliates, are referred to as the “Corporations”). The Corporations have not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of descriptions and disclosures relating to, the Product(s). The Corporations make no representation or warranty, express or implied to the owners of the Product(s) or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Product(s) particularly, or the ability of the Nasdaq-100® Index to track general stock market performance. The Corporations’ only relationship to The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (“Licensee”) is in the licensing of the Nasdaq®, Nasdaq-100 Index®, Nasdaq-100®, NDX®, and certain trade names of the Corporations and the use of the Nasdaq-100 Index® which is determined, composed and calculated by Nasdaq without regard to Licensee or the Product(s). Nasdaq has no obligation to take the needs of the Licensee or the owners of the Product(s) into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Nasdaq-100 Index®. The Corporations are not responsible for and have not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the Product(s) to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Product(s) is to be converted into cash. The Corporations have no liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Product(s).
THE CORPORATIONS DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/ OR UNINTERRUPTED CALCULATION OF NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY LICENSEE, OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT(S), OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CORPORATIONS HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SG Smart Climate Index

The SG Smart Climate Index is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (together with its affiliates, “SG”). SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P”) to maintain and calculate the SG Smart Climate Index. “SG Americas Securities, LLC”, “SGAS”, “Société Générale”, “SG”, “Société Générale Indices”, “SGI”, “SG Smart Climate Index”, and “SG Climate Transition Risk Index” (collectively, the “SG Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of SG or have been licensed for use by SG from Entelligent, Inc. (“Entelligent”). SG has licensed use of the SG Marks to The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (“GIAC”) and sub-licensed the use of certain Entelligent marks (the “Entelligent Marks”) for use in a registered indexed annuity offered by GIAC (the “Product”). SG’s sole contractual relationship with GIAC is to license the SG Smart Climate Index and the SG Marks and sub-license the Entelligent Marks to GIAC. None of SG, S&P, Entelligent or other third party licensor to SG (each individually, an “Index Party” and collectively, the “Index Parties”) is acting, or has been authorized to act, as an agent of GIAC or has in any way sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Product or provided investment advice to GIAC.
The Index Parties have no obligation to make payments under the Product. The Index Parties make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the Product and hereby disclaim all warranties (including, without limitation, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use): (a) regarding the advisability of investing in any products linked to the SG Smart Climate Index or (b) the suitability or appropriateness of an exposure to the SG Smart Climate Index in seeking to achieve any particular objective, including meeting its stated target volatility. No Index Party shall have any responsibility or liability for any losses in connection with the Product, including with respect to design, issuance, administration, actions of Guardian Life, marketing, trading or performance of the Product. The Index Parties have not prepared any part of this document and no statements made herein can be attributed to the Index Parties. SG does not act as an investment adviser or provide investment advice in respect of the Index or the Product and does not accept any fiduciary or other duties in relation to the SG Smart Climate Index, the Licensee, the Product or any investors in the Product. The Index Parties shall have no liability for any act or failure to act in connection with the determination, adjustment or maintenance of the SG Smart Climate Index. Without limiting the foregoing, the Index Parties shall have no liability for any damages or lost profits, even if notified of the possibility of such damages. In calculating the daily performance of the SG Smart Climate Index, SG deducts 1.5% of the performance of the SG Smart Climate Index, which corresponds to the synthetic dividend yearly yield embedded in the SG Smart Climate Index. In addition, in calculating the daily performance of the sub-index comprising the SG Smart Climate Index, SG deducts fixed replication costs that cover, among other things, replicating the SG Smart Climate Index. The embedded costs will reduce the performance of the SG Smart Climate Index.

S&P 500®

The S&P 500 is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (“Licensee”). S&P®, S&P 500®, US 500, The 500 are trademarks of S&P Global, Inc. or its affiliates (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “S&P Dow Jones Indices”). S&P Dow Jones does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity particularly or the ability of the S&P 500 to track general market performance. Past performance of an index is not an indication or guarantee of future results. S&P Dow Jones Indices’ only relationship to The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America with respect to the S&P 500 is the licensing of the S&P 500 and certain trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of S&P Dow Jones Indices and/or its licensors. The S&P 500 is determined, composed and calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices without regard to The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America or the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation to take the needs of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America or the owners of the Guardian Registered Index Linked Annuity into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the S&P 500. S&P Dow Jones has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s Products. There is no assurance that investment products based on the S&P 500 will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is not an investment adviser, commodity trading advisory, commodity pool operator, broker dealer, fiduciary, promoter” (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended), “expert” as enumerated within 15 U.S.C. § 77k(a) or tax advisor. Inclusion of a security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset within an index is not a recommendation by S&P Dow Jones Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset, nor is it considered to be investment advice or commodity trading advice.

NEITHER S&P DOW JONES INDICES NOR THIRD PARTY LICENSOR GUARANTEES THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE S&P 500 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 MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE OR AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, OWNERS OF THE GUARDIAN REGISTERED INDEX LINKED ANNUITY, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE S&P 500 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. S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAS NOT REVIEWED, PREPARED AND/OR CERTIFIED ANY PORTION OF, NOR DOES S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER, THE LICENSEE PRODUCT REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS OR OTHER OFFERING MATERIALS. THERE ARE NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN S&P DOW JONES INDICES AND THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES.

MSCI EAFE Index

The registered index-linked annuity product (“Product”) referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such Product or any index on which such Product is based. The Product Contract contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. and the related Product.

Nasdaq-100®

The Product(s) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq, Inc. or its affiliates (Nasdaq, with its affiliates, are referred to as the “Corporations”). The Corporations have not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of descriptions and disclosures relating to, the Product(s). The Corporations make no representation or warranty, express or implied to the owners of the Product(s) or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Product(s) particularly, or the ability of the Nasdaq-100® Index to track general stock market performance. The Corporations’ only relationship to The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (“Licensee”) is in the licensing of the Nasdaq®, Nasdaq-100 Index®, Nasdaq-100®, NDX®, and certain trade names of the Corporations and the use of the Nasdaq-100 Index® which is determined, composed and calculated by Nasdaq without regard to Licensee or the Product(s). Nasdaq has no obligation to take the needs of the Licensee or the owners of the Product(s) into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Nasdaq-100 Index®. The Corporations are not responsible for and have not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the Product(s) to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Product(s) is to be converted into cash. The Corporations have no liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Product(s).
THE CORPORATIONS DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/ OR UNINTERRUPTED CALCULATION OF NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY LICENSEE, OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT(S), OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE NASDAQ-100 INDEX® OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CORPORATIONS HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SG Smart Climate Index

The SG Smart Climate Index is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (together with its affiliates, “SG”). SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P”) to maintain and calculate the SG Smart Climate Index. “SG Americas Securities, LLC”, “SGAS”, “Société Générale”, “SG”, “Société Générale Indices”, “SGI”, “SG Smart Climate Index”, and “SG Climate Transition Risk Index” (collectively, the “SG Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of SG or have been licensed for use by SG from Entelligent, Inc. (“Entelligent”). SG has licensed use of the SG Marks to The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (“GIAC”) and sub-licensed the use of certain Entelligent marks (the “Entelligent Marks”) for use in a registered indexed annuity offered by GIAC (the “Product”). SG’s sole contractual relationship with GIAC is to license the SG Smart Climate Index and the SG Marks and sub-license the Entelligent Marks to GIAC. None of SG, S&P, Entelligent or other third party licensor to SG (each individually, an “Index Party” and collectively, the “Index Parties”) is acting, or has been authorized to act, as an agent of GIAC or has in any way sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Product or provided investment advice to GIAC.
The Index Parties have no obligation to make payments under the Product. The Index Parties make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the Product and hereby disclaim all warranties (including, without limitation, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use): (a) regarding the advisability of investing in any products linked to the SG Smart Climate Index or (b) the suitability or appropriateness of an exposure to the SG Smart Climate Index in seeking to achieve any particular objective, including meeting its stated target volatility. No Index Party shall have any responsibility or liability for any losses in connection with the Product, including with respect to design, issuance, administration, actions of Guardian Life, marketing, trading or performance of the Product. The Index Parties have not prepared any part of this document and no statements made herein can be attributed to the Index Parties. SG does not act as an investment adviser or provide investment advice in respect of the Index or the Product and does not accept any fiduciary or other duties in relation to the SG Smart Climate Index, the Licensee, the Product or any investors in the Product. The Index Parties shall have no liability for any act or failure to act in connection with the determination, adjustment or maintenance of the SG Smart Climate Index. Without limiting the foregoing, the Index Parties shall have no liability for any damages or lost profits, even if notified of the possibility of such damages. In calculating the daily performance of the SG Smart Climate Index, SG deducts 1.5% of the performance of the SG Smart Climate Index, which corresponds to the synthetic dividend yearly yield embedded in the SG Smart Climate Index. In addition, in calculating the daily performance of the sub-index comprising the SG Smart Climate Index, SG deducts fixed replication costs that cover, among other things, replicating the SG Smart Climate Index. The embedded costs will reduce the performance of the SG Smart Climate Index.

This material must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus for Guardian MarketPerform™. This product is sold by prospectus only. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. The prospectus contains important information regarding this product, including fees and expenses. A prospectus may be obtained by calling 888-Guardian (888-482-7342). To download a prospectus, please visit guardianlife.com. Guardian MarketPerform™ may not be available in all states.



The outcomes shown in this tool are all hypothetical, assume the investment is held for the complete Strategy Term and no withdrawals are taken, and for informational purposes only. Guardian MarketPerform™ does not invest directly in an index.



Index Protection and Crediting Strategies are not a permanent part of the contract and may be removed due to circumstances beyond the control of GIAC. These circumstances and the special rules that govern how assets in a discontinued IPCS may be reallocated are outlined in the contract.

If you do not remain invested in your IPCS options until the Term End Date, you could experience a loss that is greater than the level of protection the Protection Strategy provides or a gain that is lower than the return the Crediting Strategy provides on the Term End Date.

The renewal rates under each Strategy are based on the economic environment at the time renewal rates are declared and may be less favorable than those declared at issue. Renewal rates may be reduced as the contract approaches the end of the surrender charge period.



Investment in the Contract involves investment risks, including the loss of principal and previously credited earnings, and this loss could be greater if you take a partial withdrawal or surrender your Contract due to the imposition of surrender charges during the first six years you own the Contract.

The value of an IPCS before the end of a Strategy Term is based on the value of hypothetical investments designed to replicate the value of the IPCS if you held it to maturity, and such value could be less than your investment in the IPCS even if the Index is performing positively.

Any partial withdrawal or surrender prior to the end of the Strategy Term could result in a greater loss or lower gain than the IPCS would provide on the Term End Date.

Partial withdrawals (including free withdrawal amounts, required minimum distributions (“RMDs”) and systematic withdrawals) from an IPCS before the end of a Strategy Term could also significantly reduce any amount credited at the end of the Strategy Term.

You may only change your allocations among the Investment Strategies at the end of the Strategy Term.

This material is intended for general public use. By providing this content, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. and their affiliates and subsidiaries are not undertaking to provide advice or recommendations for any specific individual or situation, or to otherwise act in a fiduciary capacity. Please contact a financial representative for guidance and information that is specific to your individual situation.



All guarantees are backed exclusively by the strength and claims-paying ability of The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC).



Guardian MarketPerform™ is issued by GIAC, a Delaware corporation, and distributed through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). GIAC and PAS are wholly owned subsidiaries of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). Guardian, GIAC and PAS are located at 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. 



Guardian MarketPerform™ products are issued on contract forms 23-RILA, 23-RILA BUFFER, 23-RILA FRS, 23-RILA ROPDB, 23-RILA WSC, 23-RILA STRATEGY SPEC (or state equivalent forms). Product availability and features may vary by state. 



For more information about Guardian MarketPerform™, please contact your financial professional.

This material must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus for Guardian MarketPerform™. This product is sold by prospectus only. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. The prospectus contains important information regarding this product, including fees and expenses. A prospectus may be obtained by calling 888-Guardian (888-482-7342). To download a prospectus, please visit guardianlife.com. Guardian MarketPerform™ may not be available in all states.



The outcomes shown in this tool are all hypothetical, assume the investment is held for the complete Strategy Term and no withdrawals are taken, and for informational purposes only. Guardian MarketPerform™ does not invest directly in an index.



Index Protection and Crediting Strategies are not a permanent part of the contract and may be removed due to circumstances beyond the control of GIAC. These circumstances and the special rules that govern how assets in a discontinued IPCS may be reallocated are outlined in the contract.

If you do not remain invested in your IPCS options until the Term End Date, you could experience a loss that is greater than the level of protection the Protection Strategy provides or a gain that is lower than the return the Crediting Strategy provides on the Term End Date.

The renewal rates under each Strategy are based on the economic environment at the time renewal rates are declared and may be less favorable than those declared at issue. Renewal rates may be reduced as the contract approaches the end of the surrender charge period.



Investment in the Contract involves investment risks, including the loss of principal and previously credited earnings, and this loss could be greater if you take a partial withdrawal or surrender your Contract due to the imposition of surrender charges during the first six years you own the Contract.

The value of an IPCS before the end of a Strategy Term is based on the value of hypothetical investments designed to replicate the value of the IPCS if you held it to maturity, and such value could be less than your investment in the IPCS even if the Index is performing positively.

Any partial withdrawal or surrender prior to the end of the Strategy Term could result in a greater loss or lower gain than the IPCS would provide on the Term End Date.

Partial withdrawals (including free withdrawal amounts, required minimum distributions (“RMDs”) and systematic withdrawals) from an IPCS before the end of a Strategy Term could also significantly reduce any amount credited at the end of the Strategy Term.

You may only change your allocations among the Investment Strategies at the end of the Strategy Term.

This material is intended for general public use. By providing this content, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. and their affiliates and subsidiaries are not undertaking to provide advice or recommendations for any specific individual or situation, or to otherwise act in a fiduciary capacity. Please contact a financial representative for guidance and information that is specific to your individual situation.



All guarantees are backed exclusively by the strength and claims-paying ability of The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC).



Guardian MarketPerform™ is issued by GIAC, a Delaware corporation, and distributed through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). GIAC and PAS are wholly owned subsidiaries of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). Guardian, GIAC and PAS are located at 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. 



Guardian MarketPerform™ products are issued on contract forms 23-RILA, 23-RILA BUFFER, 23-RILA FRS, 23-RILA ROPDB, 23-RILA WSC, 23-RILA STRATEGY SPEC (or state equivalent forms). Product availability and features may vary by state. 



For more information about Guardian MarketPerform™, please contact your financial professional.