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.*
*The Accumulation Protector PlusSM (APP) Annuity offers growth potential whether the market goes up, down, or remains the same.
The APP Annuity is distinct in the industry because it gives contract holders exclusive access to two Credit Suisse Indices: The CS Momentum Index (Bloomberg: CSEAMTM5) and the CS ESG Macro 5 Index (Bloomberg: CSEAGESG). Both the CS Momentum Index and the CS ESG Macro 5 Index have unique 10 year guarantee of participation rates. The Participation Rates for the CS Momentum Index and the CS ESG Macro 5 Index are guaranteed for 10 years with the selection of the One-year point-to-point or Two-year point-to-point crediting strategies.*
The APP Annuity’s CS Momentum Index crediting strategies are distinctive in the insurance industry as they give contract holders the ability to accumulate wealth in both bull and bear markets. The risk-monitored CS Momentum Index diversifies its underlying components across equities, bonds and commodities in four global regions. Implementing a momentum-driven strategy, the CS Momentum Index takes long positions in components exhibiting the strongest trends and takes short positions in components with weaker trends. This investment approach, coupled with the stable framework of the APP Annuity, gives contract holders an opportunity to grow their premium during turbulent economic environments.
Additionally, the CS ESG Macro 5 Index was designed to provide consistent returns. The unique diversification framework of the CS ESG Macro 5 Index offers exposure to ESG components and macro components, across different regions and asset classes, in an attempt to mitigate risk and seek returns. The CS ESG Macro 5 Index also aims to maintain 5% volatility.
*The Participation Rates for the CS 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, provided that Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company continues to have access to the CS Momentum Index. The Participation Rates for the CS ESG Macro 5 Index are 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 CS ESG Macro 5 Index.
The CS Momentum Index is a global multi-asset index that dynamically allocates across its components using a unique and flexible momentum-driven strategy with risk-adjusted weightings. The CS Momentum Index was designed to adapt to various market conditions and generate consistent returns over time.
The risk-monitored CS Momentum Index can create value for your annuity in all market types (rising, falling, or remaining the same) by taking long positions (buying) in components exhibiting the strongest trends and short positions (selling) in components with weaker trends.
Access to the CS Momentum Index is exclusive to buyers of the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. To learn more about this index, please read the CS Momentum Index brochure or visit: https://indices.credit-suisse.com/en/Description/id/CSEAMTM5.
The CS ESG Macro 5 Index, a global multi-asset index, applies an innovative strategy that combines environment, social and governance (ESG) equity components with macro components, while a risk control mechanism targets a 5% index volatility. The CS ESG Macro 5 Index uses a daily adjustment aimed at stabilizing performance and generating consistent returns over time.
With the ESG component, your annuity has exposure to a risk-weighted basket of four MSCI ESG Indices that focus on regional activities considered positive for the environment, society, that are not subject to controversy and that display the highest ESG scores as computed by MSCI.
The framework of the CS ESG Macro 5 Index uses diversification as an approach to create value for your annuity by seeking returns across various market environments while mitigating risk exposure.
Access to the CS ESG Macro 5 Index is exclusive to buyers of the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. To learn more about this index, please read the CS ESG Macro 5 Index brochure or visit: https://indices.credit-suisse.com/CSEAGESG
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.
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).
*If Rate Enhancement Rider is purchased, principal will not decrease due to market performance but could decrease due to the rider fee.
You have the flexibility to choose how your single premium is allocated across eleven crediting strategies. These crediting strategies include a Fixed Account and ten Indexed Accounts linked to three indices, the CS Momentum Index, the CS ESG Macro 5 Index, and the S&P 500® Index. We know that your life and needs are ever evolving, and that is why you can adjust your allocations on the contract anniversary coinciding with the end of each strategy’s crediting period. At that time, you may allocate to any available strategy for a new crediting period of one, two or three years.
The crediting periods for the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity’s crediting strategies range from one, two, or three years. The crediting strategies include a Fixed Rate account, Trigger Rate account, and several Point-to-Point with Participation Rate or Cap Rate accounts. A Point-to-Point strategy measures the difference in the index’s value on each contract anniversary, comparing it to the value of the index either a year earlier, two years earlier, or three years earlier, depending on the option you choose.
In the second contract year, the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity allows you to withdraw up to 5% of your Account Value or your Required Minimum Distribution, whichever greater. With the purchase of the Rate Enhancement Rider, this 5% increases to 10%.
The Rate Enhancement Rider is a fantastic feature to add to your annuity if you want to take your accumulation power to the next level! This rider increases the amount available for free withdrawal from 5% to 10% of your annuity’s Account Value. Additionally, this rider gives you a better opportunity to earn more interest as it increases the Fixed, Participation, and Cap rates across your annuity’s crediting strategies. Increasing the Participation and Cap Rates offers potential to substantially benefit from the index’s upside, because your premium has access to a larger percentage of an index’s growth.
There is a fee with the purchase of the rider. Please refer to Our Products page for the current rates and fees.
The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity offers a 110% Return of Premium (ROP) Guarantee if the Rate Enhancement Rider is purchased and the contract persists to year 10. The premium is adjusted for withdrawals.
In all states other than Florida, annuity payments may begin after the fifth contract year. In Florida, annuity payments may begin after the first contract year.
The Death Benefit Feature protects your beneficiary. For contracts issued in all states other than California, if you pass away before receiving any proceeds*, other than a Withdrawal, the amount payable to your beneficiary(ies) is equal to the greater of the Account Value less any Non-Vested Premium Bonus or the Minimum Guaranteed Surrender Value determined as of the date of death.
For contracts issued in the state of California, the death benefit payable to your beneficiary(ies) is equal to the greater of the Account Value or the Minimum Guaranteed Surrender Value determined as of the date of death.
No withdrawal charges apply to death benefits, and there are several settlement options available to your beneficiary if you pass away:
*Proceeds are defined as the amount payable when: (1) the Owner surrenders their Contract; (2) the Contract matures; or (3) a Settlement Option is elected through the Early Payout Feature.
Lifetime Income Only
With this option, the annuitant receives equal monthly payments for the rest of their lifetime. Payments will end with the payment due just before the annuitant’s death. No death benefit is payable with this option.
Period Certain Only
This settlement option guarantees equal monthly payments for a specified period, between 10 years and 20 years. After the fifth contract year, you may request a specific period, with guaranteed equal monthly payments, between 5 years and 20 years. If the annuitant dies before payments have been made for the specified period, the beneficiary will receive remaining payments for the specified period.
Lifetime Income with Guaranteed Period Certain
This settlement option provides equal monthly payments for the greater of the annuitant’s remaining lifetime or a specified period of time. If the annuitant dies after payments have been made for the specified period, payments end with the payment due just before the annuitant’s death.
If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness or need to move into a nursing home, you can make a full surrender or partial withdrawal with no Market Value Adjustment, Surrender Charge, or loss of any applicable Non-Vested Premium Bonus under certain conditions.*
*This feature is not available in the state of California.
The APP 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 contract anniversary, coinciding with the end of the crediting period, to continue to meet your changing needs.
The highly flexible APP allows you to continue your annuity - even after the 10-year surrender period ends. You also have the option to withdraw a portion or all of your account value or apply a settlement option to receive annuity payments over time.
When you purchase the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity you will receive a one-time premium bonus of 5%. The premium bonus is immediately credited to your account, increasing the value of your account and giving you the opportunity to earn additional interest. Your premium bonus and affiliated interest can be accessed subject to your vesting schedule. The vesting schedule applies for 10 contract years, in which the amount of vested premium bonus gradually increases from 0% to 100% vested.