The Leader in Indexed Universal Life Insurance Announces Two New Products

Focus on Flexibility Among the Many New Enhancements

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--()--Today, Pacific Life Insurance Company (Pacific Life) announced two new indexed universal life insurance (IUL) products: Pacific Discovery Xelerator IUL 2 (PDX IUL 2) and Pacific Indexed Accumulator 6 (PIA 6).1

Both life insurance products continue in the tradition of providing flexible death benefit protection for individuals and businesses. PDX IUL 2 emphasizes long-term cash value potential and may be helpful for high-income clients seeking death benefit protection and supplemental retirement income potential through tax-free2 policy loans and withdrawals. PIA 6, on the other hand, focuses on higher cash surrender values in the policy’s early years and may be beneficial in certain scenarios like premium financing and corporate-sponsored life insurance plans.

These products represent our ongoing commitment to innovation in IUL,” said John O’Donnell, vice president of marketing and product development for the Life Insurance Division of Pacific Life. “Two years ago, we launched Pacific Discovery Xelerator IUL,3 the #1 selling IUL for the last two years in a row.4 Now, we’re giving clients even more choices for a greater range of policy potential.”

Among the policies’ new features is an Enhanced Performance Factor Rider, which offers clients a choice among three levels of Performance Factors and their associated charges and allows clients to switch between these levels as frequently as annually.5,6 According to O’Donnell, “The new rider allows clients to decide if they’re willing to pay higher charges in return for a higher Performance Factor, if they’d like something in between, or if they want to switch to no Performance Factor with no additional charge.”

In addition to the three Performance Factor rider designs, the new products offer 15 other riders6 to help clients customize a policy for their life insurance needs. “We’ve also updated our illustration system to help clarify these choices,” says O’Donnell. Among the available illustration tools, the Policy Charges and Policy Credits reports show the interest credits and charges associated with each Enhanced Performance Factor Rider design. And financial professionals7 can illustrate the impact of all three rider designs on policy values and share it with their clients using the “Making It Easier to Decide” report.

Protection. Flexibility. Support.

Just some of the ways Pacific Life is committed to building life insurance products that stand the test of time.

To learn more about the new IUL products, clients can go to

Life insurance producers can learn more at

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. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2018 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2018 FORTUNE 500® list.

Life insurance is subject to underwriting and approval of the application and will incur monthly policy charges. Indexed universal life insurance does not directly participate in any stock or equity investments. Indexed Universal Life Insurance generally requires additional premium payments after the initial premium. If either no premiums are paid, or subsequent premiums are insufficient to continue coverage, it is possible that coverage will expire.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Insurance products are issued by Pacific Life Insurance Company in all states except New York and in New York by Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Product availability and features may vary by state. Each insurance company is solely responsible for the financial obligations accruing under the products it issues.

Pacific Life is a product provider. It is not a fiduciary and therefore does not give advice or make recommendations regarding insurance or investment products.

These products may not be sold in New York.

  1. Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Pacific Discovery Xelerator IUL 2 (policy form #P15IUL and S18PDX2 or ICC15 P15IUL and ICC18 S18PDX2, based on state of policy issue) and Pacific Indexed Accumulator 6 (Policy Form #P15IUL and S18PIA6 or ICC15 P15IUL and ICC18 S18PIA6, based on state of policy issue) are indexed universal life insurance.
  2. For federal income tax purposes, tax-free income assumes, among other things: (1) withdrawals do not exceed tax basis (generally, premiums paid less prior withdrawals); (2) policy remains in force until death (any outstanding policy debt at time of lapse or surrender that exceeds the tax basis will be subject to tax); (3) withdrawals taken during the first 15 policy years do not cause, occur at the time of, or during the two years prior to, any reduction in benefits; and (4) the policy does not become a modified endowment contract. See IRC Sec. 72, 7702(f)(7)(B), 7702A. Any policy withdrawals, loans, and loan interest will reduce policy values and may reduce benefits.
  3. Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Pacific Discovery Xelerator IUL (policy form #P15IUL and S16PDX or ICC15 P15IUL and ICC16 S16PDX, based on state of policy issue) is indexed universal life insurance.
  4. LIMRA International Q4, 2017–Q4, 2018 Confidential Sales Survey of Participating Life Insurance Companies. Sales rankings are based on recurring premium as measured against 85 participating companies. “Recurring premium” measures expected annual premiums which can be greater than the target premium.
  5. Available at policy issue with both PDX IUL 2 and PIA 6, the Enhanced Performance Factor Rider (form #R18EPF and S18EPF or ICC18 R18EPF and ICC18 S18EPF, based on state of policy issue) offers three levels of Performance Factors and their associated monthly rider charges from none (Classic (A)), medium (Performance (B)), to high (Performance Plus (C)). For more information, please contact Pacific Life.
  6. Riders will likely incur additional charges and are subject to availability, restrictions, and limitations. When considering a rider, request a policy illustration from your life insurance producer to see the rider’s impact on your policy’s values.
  7. In order to sell life insurance, a financial professional must be a properly licensed and appointed life insurance producer.


Media Contact:
Jesse Page
(949) 219-4575


Media Contact:
Jesse Page
(949) 219-4575