The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity
It Is Time to Protect What You Have Worked So Hard to Build
Whether it is for retirement, legacy, or lifestyle, you have worked hard to earn a living and build your wealth. You have pushed through the daily grind for decades and have finally arrived at a new chapter in life. And while it may be time to start thinking about retirement income and protecting your wealth from unnecessary risk, it does not mean that your wealth needs to stop working for you.
The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity (APP) is a fixed indexed annuity designed to both accumulate wealth, and protect it against future market downturns. With access to its exclusive and flexible crediting strategies, the APP offers protection and growth potential in any market.*
With the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity, it is finally time to let your money do the hard work for you, while having the peace-of-mind that your wealth is protected for what you have in store.
What is a Fixed Indexed Annuity?
A Fixed Indexed Annuity is a tax-deferred, stable, financial option designed to grow your premium and protect it if the market drops. This product is typically accompanied with multiple crediting strategies that you can choose to participate in. These crediting strategies include at least one indexed account and may also include a Fixed Rate account, as seen with the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. When you select an indexing strategy, you are credited interest at the end of the crediting period in the event the index value grows.
A Fixed Indexed Annuity offers access to more interest growth potential as the market performs positively. In addition to growth potential, a Fixed Indexed Annuity offers protection of principal in several different ways. You do not lose money, including interest earned during previous crediting periods, if the index value drops because your money is allocated to the annuity itself rather than directly to the index (or indices). Additionally, the indexed accounts typically offer a minimum guaranteed interest rate of at least 0%.
Protection Plus Growth Potential in Any Market
Protect Your Principal
Protection is the cornerstone of the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. Whether the market goes up, down, or remains the same, your principal is guaranteed not to decrease** due to market performance and is protected through the APP’s Fixed and Indexed Accounts.
The APP gives you exclusive access to the Credit Suisse Momentum Index, the well-established Standard and Poor’s Composite Stock Price Index (“S&P 500®” Index), and a Fixed Account that provides a guaranteed rate of return. The Credit Suisse Momentum Index, S&P 500® Index and the Fixed Account provide opportunities to accumulate wealth over time.
The APP Annuity’s Participation Rates for the Credit Suisse Momentum Index are guaranteed for 10 years with the selection of the One-year point-to-point or Two-year point-to-point crediting strategies.***
Choose from Flexible Crediting Strategies
Not everyone has the same financial goals, nor the same time horizon for achieving those goals. It is because of these different objectives that Flexibility is another key component of the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. This annuity offers a diversified set of fixed and indexed crediting strategies with 1, 2 or 3 year periods that allow you and your advisor to choose the accounts and periods that most align with your goals. Additionally, you can adjust the allocations on the policy anniversary, coinciding with the end of the crediting period, to continue to meet your changing needs.
Preserve Your Lifestyle
Achieve greater financial confidence and achieve the goals you have set for your lifestyle, retirement income and legacy by taking advantage of the flexible options provided by the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. These strategies were created to help protect what you have worked hard for and provide opportunities to accumulate wealth, so you can rest easy in retirement knowing you are preserving the legacy you have built.
* The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity offers growth potential whether the market goes up, down, or remains the same.
** If Rate Enhancement Rider is purchased, principal will not decrease due to market performance but could decrease due to the rider fee.
*** The Participation Rates for the Credit Suisse Momentum Index is guaranteed for 10 years with the selection of the One-year point-to-point or Two-year point-to-point crediting strategies, provided that Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company continues to have access to the Credit Suisse Momentum Index.
Attributions and Disclaimers with Respect to Credit Suisse
The Credit Suisse Momentum index and “Credit Suisse”, and any trademarks, service marks and logos related thereto are service marks of Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse International, or one of their affiliates (collectively, “Credit Suisse”). Credit Suisse has no relationship to Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company, other than certain hedging arrangements and the licensing of the Credit Suisse Momentum index and its service marks for use in connection with the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity, and is not a party to any transaction contemplated hereby.
The rules of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index may be amended by Credit Suisse International (the “Index Creator”). An amendment to the rules may result from, without limitation, a change to the construction or calculation rules for the Index or from the Index Creator determining that a change to the rules is required or desirable in order to update them or to address an error, omission or ambiguity. No assurance can be given that any such amendment would not affect parties to this document.
The Index is an excess return index, which means that it reflects the return of components net of the cost of funding a hypothetical investment in them. The Index returns are likely to be negatively affected by such costs of funding. The Index has a 0.5% per annum embedded fee deducted on a daily basis. The index fee will place a drag on the performance of the Index, offsetting any appreciation of its portfolio, exacerbating any depreciation of its portfolio and causing the level of the Index to decline steadily if the value of its portfolio remains relatively constant. The Index also contains embedded transaction costs and holding costs.
While volatility controls may result in less fluctuation in rates of return as compared to indices without volatility controls, they may also reduce the overall rate of return as compared to products not subject to volatility controls.
The end-of-day value of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index is published subject to the provisions in the rules of the Index. Neither the Index Creator nor any of its affiliates is obliged to publish any information regarding the index other than as stipulated in the rules of these indices.
The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse does not make any warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index ("the Index"), the figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, or the advisability of or results to be obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. The selection of the Index as a crediting option under the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity does not obligate Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company or Credit Suisse to invest premium payments in the components of the Index or in other products linked to the Index. Credit Suisse shall not be liable for the results obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Credit Suisse. However, Credit Suisse shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and Credit Suisse shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein.
Credit Suisse has not published or approved this document and accepts no responsibility for its contents or use. Obligations to make payments under the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity are solely the obligation of Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company and are not the responsibility of Credit Suisse.
The Index is the exclusive property of and currently sponsored by the Index Creator. The Credit Suisse Momentum Index is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse has no obligation to take the needs of any person into consideration in composing, determining or calculating the Index (or causing the Index to be calculated). In addition, Credit Suisse makes no warranty or representation whatsoever, express or implied, as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index and/or the level at which the Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, and Credit Suisse shall not be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise, to any person for any errors or omissions in the Index or in the calculation of the Index or under any obligation to advise any person of any errors or omissions therein. Credit Suisse shall not be liable for the results obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Credit Suisse Momentum Index.
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