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SecureCare III

A nonparticipating whole life insurance policy with long-term care benefits

The content below is approved for use in all states except AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, IN, MT, ND, NY and SD.

Choose the protection that matters most

If your health changes as you get older, you deserve to get care on your terms — without compromising your quality of life. SecureCareTM III is designed to give you the flexibility you want so you can get the care you choose.1

SecureCare III is a hybrid whole life/long-term care (LTC) insurance policy that combines the benefits of long-term care protection with the guarantees of life insurance.

Whether you want to stay in your home or explore group facilities, SecureCare III’s cash indemnity benefit for long-term care helps ensure you can get care on your terms.

Insurance products issued by MINNESOTA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.

How does SecureCare III work?

With SecureCare III, whether you need care or not, you’re guaranteed benefits. Period. You have the flexibility to design a policy that supports your future care needs while still meeting your family’s financial goals — whether you’re just starting to think about retirement or you’re already retired.

Choose the level of protection you want and a payment schedule that works with your budget. If you need care, you can use your cash indemnity benefit however you want2 — with no restrictions or fine print.

Maximize the protection that matters to you

Every SecureCare III policy offers a guaranteed death benefit, LTC benefit and return of premium. But SecureCare III offers different return of premium options so you can focus on the benefits most important to you3:

  • Protect your premium dollars — no matter what happens, or
  • Leverage your premiums to increase your LTC benefit

Return of premium options:

  • Vesting: Offers a 100% premium refund if you cancel your policy, subject to the vesting schedule. This option may be best if your top priority is to get long-term care protection and maintain the full value of your original asset — no matter what.
  • 75%: Offers a 75% return of the premium you have paid if you cancel your policy at any time and increases your LTC benefit above the vesting. This option may be best if want enhanced long-term care protection and the ability to get most of your money back if you need it.
  • LTC Boost: Provides a return of premium equivalent to your policy's guaranteed cash value at the time of surrender and maximizes your LTC benefit. This option may be best if your main goal is to purchase the most long-term care protection you can for the least amount of money.

SecureCare III benefits

  • When you die, your beneficiaries will receive a guaranteed death benefit — even if your long-term care benefit pool is depleted4
  • If you need care, you will receive a guaranteed long-term care cash indemnity benefit you can spend or save however you wish
  • If you no longer want your policy, you can get money back based on the return of premium option you chose5
  • If you can no longer afford to pay your premiums, you can get a policy with a smaller benefit based on the money you've already paid in6
  • Freedom to use your long-term care benefit however you want: pay for formal care in a nursing home or other facility, pay for informal care from a family member or friend at home, or save it to use down the road
  • Guaranteed premiums that will never increase and guaranteed benefits that will never decrease7
  • Multiple premium payment options: pay all at once or over five, seven, 10 or 15 years
  • Optional inflation protection to help your benefit keep up with rising costs8
  • Optional premium waiver to waive your entire premium payments if you go on claim before your policy is paid up


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This video is approved for use in all states except California, Washington D.C., Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Flexibility when you need it most

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1. If owner/insured are different, benefits will be paid to the owner upon the insured being certified as a chronically ill individual.

2. Under certain circumstances, benefits may be taxable. Please consult with your tax advisor.

3. The death benefit proceeds, return of premium amount and long-term care benefit amount depends, in part, on the return of premium option you select on your policy application. For more information regarding return of premium options, please consult with your financial professional

4. If owner/insured are different, the death benefit will be paid upon death of the insured. Under certain circumstances benefits may be taxable.

5. Upon surrender, the policy owner will receive the surrender value proceeds. The surrender value proceeds may not equal the sum of premiums paid. Surrenders are subject to the return of premium option selected and the premium vesting schedule (if applicable). For more information regarding return of premium options, please consult with your financial professional.

6. If the policy owner can no longer afford the premium, they may choose to receive reduced paid-up benefits. This refers to the reduced paid-up nonforfeiture benefit that purchases paid-up insurance in the event of premium lapse.

7. This assumes all premium payments have been made as scheduled at policy issue and no loans or partial surrenders are taken.

8. The optional Long-Term Care Inflation Protection Agreement is available with 3% simple interest, 3% compound interest, 5% simple interest or 5% compound interest. 

Please keep in mind that the primary reason to purchase a life insurance product is the death benefit.

The purpose of this material is the solicitation of insurance. A financial professional may contact you.

Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company.

Life insurance products contain fees, such as mortality and expense charges, and may contain restrictions, such as surrender periods.

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.

SecureCare III may not be available in all states. Product features, including limitations and exclusions, may vary by state. For costs and further details of coverage, including the terms and conditions under which the policy may be continued in force, contact your agent/representative.

SecureCare III may not cover all of the costs associated with long-term care or terminal illness that the insured incurs. This product is generally not subject to health insurance requirements. This product is not a state-approved Partnership for Long Term Care Program product, and is not a Medicare Supplement policy. Receipt of a long-term care or terminal illness benefit payment under this product may adversely affect eligibility for Medicaid or other government benefits or entitlements.

SecureCare III includes the Acceleration for Long-Term Care Agreement and Extension of Long-Term Care Agreement. These two agreements are tax qualified long-term care agreements that cover care such as nursing care, home and community-based care, and informal care as defined in the agreement. These agreements provide for the payment of a monthly benefit for qualified long-term care services. These agreements are intended to provide federally tax qualified long-term care insurance benefits under Section 7702B of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended. However, due to uncertainty in the tax law, benefits paid under these agreements may be taxable.

To be eligible for benefits, the insured must be a chronically ill individual and have been prescribed qualified long-term care services pursuant to a plan of care prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner.

The death proceeds will be reduced by a long-term care or terminal illness benefit payment under this policy. Please consult a tax advisor regarding long-term care benefit payments, terminal illness benefit payments, or when taking a loan or withdrawal from a life insurance contract. Death proceeds will be reduced by outstanding loans and unpaid monthly deductions.

Exclusions and limitations

Eligibility for long-term care benefits includes satisfying a 90-day elimination period. This is a period of time (90 days) during which no long-term care benefits are payable following the date the insured is determined to be eligible for benefits. You are not eligible to receive benefits if your long-term care service needs are caused directly or indirectly by, result in whole or in part, from or during, or there is contribution from:

  • alcoholism or drug addiction; or

  • war or any act of war, while the insured is serving in the military, naval or air forces of any country at war, whether declared or undeclared; or

  • active service in the armed forces or units auxiliary thereto; or

  • the insured’s active participation in a riot, insurrection or terrorist activity; or

  • committing or attempting to commit a felony; or

  • any attempt at suicide, or intentionally self-inflicted injury, while sane or insane.

Pre-existing condition limitations

Pre-existing condition limitations refer to any condition or disease for which the insured received medical advice or treatment within six months preceding the effective date of the Acceleration for Long-Term Care Agreement for that same condition or disease or a related condition or disease. There does not need to be a specific diagnosis for the condition or disease for it to be considered a pre-existing condition. We will not pay benefits for a pre-existing condition or disease that is not disclosed in the application for a period of six months from the effective date of this agreement. A pre-existing condition during the first six months that this agreement is in force will not be counted toward the satisfaction of the long-term care elimination period.

Policy form numbers

ICC20-20212, 20-20212 and any state variations; Acceleration for Long-Term Care Agreement ICC21-20220, 21-20220 and any state variations; Extension of Long-Term Care Agreement ICC21-20221, 21-20221 and any state variations; Long-Term Care Inflation Protection Agreement ICC21-20222, 21-20222 and any state variations; Premium Waiver for LTC Agreement ICC21-20223, 21-20223 and any state variations.

This is a general communication for informational and educational purposes. The materials and the information are not designed, or intended, to be applicable to any person’s individual circumstances. It should not be considered investment advice, nor does it constitute a recommendation that anyone engage in (or refrain from) a particular course of action. If you are seeking investment advice or recommendations, please contact your financial professional.

Insurance products are issued by Minnesota Life Insurance Company in all states except New York. In New York, products are issued by Securian Life Insurance Company, a New York authorized insurer. Minnesota Life is not an authorized New York insurer and does not do insurance business in New York. Both companies are headquartered in St. Paul, MN. Product availability and features may vary by state. Each insurer is solely responsible for the financial obligations under the policies or contracts it issues.

Securian Financial is the marketing name for Securian Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company are subsidiaries of Securian Financial Group, Inc.

Not a deposit – Not FDIC/NCUA insured – Not insured by any federal government agency – Not guaranteed by any bank or credit union


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