Premier VUL is an accumulation-focused variable product that offers two important design options: choice and flexibility. It gives your clients a policy that can grow and change along with their priorities. It provides death benefit protection and sub-account choices that allow clients to invest directly in the market, indexed accounts for upside potential and downside protection and a Guaranteed Interest Account for security and guarantees.
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(Premier Variable Universal Life)
Offer choice and flexibility to your clients
Why choose Premier VUL?
Manage risk with diverse investment choices
A wide range of investment options allows your client to Invest to match their risk tolerance and goals throughout their lifetime:
- Over 70 variable subaccounts from well-known asset managers
- 5 indexed accounts
- A guaranteed interest account
Contactless WriteFit Underwriting™
Provide an easy client experience with fast underwriting decisions and no need for medical exams or blood tests.
Customizable for maximum protection
Optional agreements let you customize the policy for clients
Manage risk with diverse investment choices
A product that can grow for - and with - clients
Along with death benefit protection, Premier VUL offers the ability to manage risk by choosing allocations based on your client’s changing risk tolerance. This can take your client through their accumulation/pre-retirement years and allow them to transition to more conservative options during their distribution/retirement years. Premier VUL’s variety of investment choices truly allow it to be policy that can be flexible throughout their lifetime.
Contactless WriteFit Underwriting™
Fast underwriting for an improved client experience
Our WriteFit Underwriting program uses tools and techniques that predict relative mortality based on a number of behaviors. With WriteFit Underwriting, there is no need for medical exams or blood tests. Instead, clients participate in a phone interview. The policy is issued within 24 hours of completion of the interview for clients who qualify.
Customizable for maximum protection
Make your clients’ policy work for them
With a wide array of additional agreements to choose from, your clients can truly customize a policy that fits their needs. Whether adding optional protection for chronic illness or a disability or other agreements that pair well with accumulation focused policies, your client’s policy can be built to match their goals.
Premier VUL product details
Flexible-premium variable universal life with a focus on accumulation
0-85 based on age at nearest birthday
$100,000 (all ages)
Death benefit options
Level or increasing
- Variable subaccounts including Managed Volatility Portfolios
- Fixed indexed accounts
- Guaranteed Interest Account
- More than 70 options
Fixed indexed account options
- S&P 500® with 100% participation
- S&P 500® with 140% participation
- S&P 500® Low Volatility, uncapped, 60% participation
- Optimizer Account 1 with 100% participation
- Optimizer Account 2 with non-guaranteed participation, uncapped
Preferred Select Non-Tobacco, Preferred Non-Tobacco, Non-Tobacco Plus, Standard Non-Tobacco, Preferred Tobacco, Standard Tobacco, Special Risk
Applies to the first 10 years after issue or face amount increase
Minimum guaranteed interest rate
Contract minimum interest rate is 2% cumulative average upon death or termination of contract (less surrender charges and withdrawals)
Fixed interest rate loans:
- Charge rate: 3%
- Loan crediting rate: 2% in years 1-10, 2.9% in years 11+
Variable interest rate loans (only available on money within fixed indexed account options):
- Loan charge rate: Varies based on Moody’s Corporate Bond Yield Average (3% minimum)
- Loan crediting rate: Directly tied to performance of client’s fixed indexed account allocations
- Available after year 1; net variable loan cost could be positive or negative
- Accelerated Death Benefit for Chronic Illness Agreement
- Accelerated Death Benefit for Terminal Illness Agreement
- Early Values Agreement
- Guaranteed Insurability Option Agreement
- Income Protection Agreement
- Inflation Agreement
- Overloan Protection Agreement
- Premium Deposit Account Agreement
- Term Insurance Agreement
- Waiver of Premium Agreement
Premier Variable Universal Life is designed first and foremost to provide life insurance protection. While the interest crediting options are attractive for cash accumulation, the product should always be promoted to first meet the death benefit needs of families and businesses with cash accumulation as a secondary benefit.
Uncapped indexed account participation rates are subject to change and may be less than 100%. This could have the impact of the indexed account credit being less than the change in the reference index.
Variable life insurance products contain fees, such as mortality and expense charges, and may contain restrictions, such as surrender periods. There may also be underlying fund charges and expenses, and additional charges for riders that customize a policy to fit individual needs. Charges and expenses may increase over time. The variable investment options are subject to market risk, including loss of principal.
Policy loans and withdrawals may create an adverse tax result in the event of a lapse or policy surrender, and will reduce both the surrender value and death benefit. Withdrawals may be subject to taxation within the first fifteen years of the contract. Clients should consult their tax advisor when considering taking a policy loan.
Because of the risk involved to the client with variable interest rate loans, use caution when illustrating or discussing variable rate loans.
Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Minnesota Life Insurance Company.
Please keep in mind that the primary reason to purchase a life insurance product is the death benefit.
i. The "S&P 500 Index" and "S&P 500 Low Volatility Index" are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates ("SPDJI"), and have been licensed for use by Minnesota Life Insurance Company. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, a division of S&P Global ("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 Minnesota Life Insurance Company ("Minnesota Life'). The Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policy Series ("the Policies") 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 Indices does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Policies or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Policies particularly or the ability of the S&P 500 Index or S&P 500 Low Volatility Index 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 Minnesota Life with respect to the S&P 500 Index and S&P 500 Low Volatility 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 licensors. The S&P 500 Index and S&P 500 Low Volatility Index are determined, composed and calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices without regard to Minnesota Life or the Policies. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation to take the needs of Minnesota Life or the owners of the Policies into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the S&P 500 Index or S&P 500 Low Volatility Index. S&P Dow Jones Indices is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the prices, and amount of the Policies or the timing of the issuance or sale of the Policies or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Policies are to be converted into cash, surrendered or redeemed, as the case may be. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Policies. There is no assurance that investment products based on the S&P 500 Index or the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is not an investment advisor or tax advisor. A tax advisor should be consulted to evaluate the impact of any tax-exempt securities on portfolios and the tax consequences of making any particular investment decision. Inclusion of a security within an index is not a recommendation by S&P Dow Jones Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security, nor is it considered to be investment 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 INDEX, S&P 500 LOW VOLATILITY 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 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 MINNESOTA LIFE, OWNERS OF THE POLICIES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE S&P 500 INDEX, S&P 500 LOW VOLATILITY 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 MINNESOTA LIFE, OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES.
Additional agreements may be available. Agreements may be subject to additional costs and restrictions. Agreements may not be available in all states or may exist under a different name in various states and may not be available in combination with other agreements.
The Income Protection Agreement is an optional agreement in Nebraska.
The Income Protection Agreement provides for an irrevocable settlement for all or a portion of the policy death proceeds. Changes to this election may not be allowed while the policy is in force and the insured is alive. The beneficiary of the policy will not be able to change the manner in which the death proceeds are paid out upon the death of the insured.
The tax treatment of the Overloan Protection Agreement is uncertain, and it is not clear whether the Overloan Protection Agreement will be effective to prevent taxation of any outstanding loan balance as a distribution in those situations where Overloan Protection takes effect. Anyone contemplating exercise of the Policy's Overloan Protection Agreement should consult a tax advisor.
The Premium Deposit Account Agreement has restrictions that may result in termination of the agreement prior to the payment of all of the planned premiums and may result in the loss of expected interest. Interest credited when used to pay policy premiums will be reported as taxable income to the policy owner.
Interest may vary by state. PDA interest is dependent on the number of annual planned premium payments paid from the PDA. The same interest rate is applied for all payments. If paying 11 premiums, one premium must be paid at issue; therefore, a maximum of 10 years of additional premiums may be deposited into the PDA.
In some states, interest may be paid upon death or PDA termination and will be calculated using the Minimum PDA Annual Interest Rate.
The Waiver of Premium Agreement does not in any way replace the specific coverages provided in the policy.
The information presented above is solely intended for use by financial professionals. Such information is not intended for public consumption or dissemination.
Policy form numbers: ICC18-20150, 18-20150 and any state variations. Accelerated Death Benefit for Chronic Illness Agreement: ICC16-20057, 16-20057 and any state variations; Accelerated Death Benefit for Terminal Illness Agreement: ICC16-20058, 16-20058 and any state variations; Early Values Agreement: ICC13-939, 09-939 and any state variations; Guaranteed Insurability Option Agreement: ICC09-915, 09-915 and any state variations; Income Protection Agreement: 13-302 and any state variations; Inflation Agreement: ICC11-916, 11-916 and any state variations; Overloan Protection Agreement: ICC15-20003, 15-20003 and any state variations; ICC16-20081, 16-20081 and any state variations; Premium Deposit Account Agreement: 14-20005 and any state variations; Term Insurance Agreement: 06-944R, 06-944 and any state variations; Waiver of Premium Agreement: 06-917 and any state variations; ICC15-20040, 15-20040 and any state variations.
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