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MarketPower Bonus Index


Product Detail

  • Applicant Ages: 0-75
  • Premium Minimum: $10,000 NQ/Q,  Max: $1 million
  • Premiums; 1st year only; $2,000 Additional
  • 10% Bonus on 1st year premiums
  • Accounts: 1 fixed-rate; 7 index-linked: 5 S&P500, 2 Barclays Focus50
  • Surrender Charge: 14 Years
    • 20, 20, 19, 19, 18, 17, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2%
  • Penalty-Free Withdrawals: 10% beginning year 2
  • Death Benefit: Full Accumulation Value
  • Nursing Home Waiver
  • Terminal Illness Rider
  • Optional Income Rider

 

For Agent Use Only

Product Features and Rider Availability may vary by state.

Optional Income Rider

  • Issue Ages: 40-75
  • Benefit Base: Premium, plus any applicable Premium Bonus, compounded at 6% annually for up to 10 years
  • Income Withdrawal: May begin after 1st year and age 50
  • Enhanced Income Withdrawals: Income withdrawal amount increased by 100% for single-life owner (50% for joint owners) for up to five years in event of chronic Illness or permanent severe cognitive impairment
  • Issue Requirements: Must be elected at issue. Owner & annuitant must be same person
  • Rider Charge: 1.25% of the Accumulation Value, annually

Each EquiTrust Index Annuity features a unique income benefit rider (IBR) that pays lifetime income even if the contract's Accumulation Value is depleted.

Competitive IBR Features
    • Rider payments may be doubled for up to 5 years in the event of a chronic illness (up to 50% for joint owners); included at no additional cost.
      • No confinement required – 2 of 6 Activities of Daily Living
      • Also applied to Extreme Permanent Cognitive Impairment
      • Withdrawals may continue even if the accumulation value is depleted
      • Approved in all states

 

  • Upon spousal continuation of lifetime payments, income continues even if Accumulation Value is depleted
  • Annual fee is based on the contract's Accumulation Value – not the faster-growing Benefit Base
Competitive Rollup Designs

The Benefit Base is equal to all premiums and premium bonuses, less withdrawals, compounded at a defined rate, for either 7 or 10 years. The faster the Benefit Base accumulates, the greater the income.

MarketPower Bonus Index

Effective January 27, 2021
(Rates Effective Since Oct, 20 2020)
Rates If Income Rider Not Elected Current Rate
1-Year Interest 1.15%
S&P 500 1-Year Point-to-Point Cap 2.25%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Cap 2.50%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Participation 25.00%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Cap 1.30%
S&P 500 2-Year Monthly Average Cap 5.00%
Focus50 1-Year Point-to-Point Participation 40.00%
Focus50 2-Year Point-to-Point Participation 60.00%

Rates If Income Rider Elected Current Rate
1-Year Interest 1.00%
S&P 500 1-Year Point-to-Point Cap 2.00%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Cap 2.25%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Participation 23.00%
S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Cap 1.15%
S&P 500 2-Year Monthly Average Cap 4.00%
Focus50 1-Year Point-to-Point Participation 35.00%
Focus50 2-Year Point-to-Point Participation 55.00%

1-Year Interest 
The fixed rate is guaranteed for one contract year. On contract anniversaries the rate may change subject to the contractual Minimum Guaranteed Interest Rate. All subsequent premiums received are applied to this account until the contract anniversary, then allocated per your instructions. The Minimum Guaranteed Interest Rate is 1.0%.

S&P 500 1-Year Point-to-Point Cap 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the S&P 500 Index from the previous contract anniversary, up to a specified cap. The minimum cap is 1.0%.

S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Cap 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the S&P 500® Index from the previous contract anniversary to the monthly index average, up to a specified cap. The minimum cap is 1.0%.

S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Average Participation 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the S&P 500® Index monthly average from the previous contract anniversary, multiplied by the participation rate. The minimum participation rate is 10.0%.

S&P 500 1-Year Monthly Cap 
Index credits are based on the cumulative sum of capped monthly changes in the S&P 500® Index from the previous contract anniversary. Each monthly gain is subject to a cap, but monthly declines are not subject to a floor. The minimum cap is 0.5%.

S&P 500 2-Year Monthly Average Cap 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the S&P 500® Index from the previous two-year contract anniversary to the monthly index average over a two-year period, up to a specified cap. The minimum cap is 3.0%.

Focus50 1-Year Point-to-Point Participation 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the Barclays Focus50 IndexTM from the previous contract anniversary, multiplied by the participation rate. The minimum participation rate is 10.0%.

Focus50 2-Year Point-to-Point Participation 
Index credits are based on the percentage change in the Barclays Focus50 IndexTM from the previous two-year contract anniversary, multiplied by the participation rate. The minimum participation rate is 10.0%.


Rate Hold
If the initial premium is not received with the application but is received within 60 days, the contract/policy will be credited with the higher of the rates on the date of receipt of the application and the rates for new issues on the date the premium is received.

Product State Approvals


Alabama,
Alaska,
Arizona,
Arkansas,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
District of Columbia,
Florida,
Georgia,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
North Carolina,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oklahoma,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
South Dakota,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,

Product State Variations


Surrender Charge Variation
AK, CT, ID, IL, MN, MT, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VT, WA
Current Form Date Title Number
2020/04/10 Advantages of Index Annuity Downside Protection ET-PTPPHISTEX
2020/06/03 Agent Gateway Website ET-GATEWAY
2020/01/16 Annuity New Business Checklist ET-ANN-CKLIST
2020/11/09 Annuity Suitability Agent User Guide ET-3107
2019/11/05 Annuity Training User Guide ET-REGED
2020/03/31 Barclays Focus50 Index Client Brochure ET-BARCFOC50-1100
2020/08/21 Commission Options ET-TRLCOMP
2020/09/05 Competitive Income Benefit Riders Flyer ET-IBRALL
2018/06/06 E-Applications Flyer ET-EAPP
2019/09/18 EquiTrust Client Portal Flyer ET-MYEQUITRUST
2019/02/28 EquiTrust Contact Information ET-5000
2020/03/24 EquiTrust Corporate Brochure ET-BRO-1000
2020/03/24 EquiTrust Letter of Financial Condition - Producer Use Only ET-LFC
2009/11/01 EquiTrust Pocket Folder ET-FDR-1001A
2021/01/27 EquiTrust Wire-Transfer Instructions ET-WIRETRANSFER
2020/10/09 EquiTrust's Competitive Advantages ET-ADVANTAGES
2017/04/06 Fixed Annuity Sales Presentation ET-BRO-1001
2017/04/06 Fixed Annuity Sales Presentation - PowerPoint ET-BRO-1001PP
2020/06/29 Guidelines for IRA Beneficiaries Under the SECURE Act ET-IRABENEGUIDELINE
2021/01/12 Index Annuities Eliminate the Stress of Market Losses ET-LOSSRECOVERY
2019/01/01 Index Annuity Sales Presentation ET-BRO-1002
2019/01/01 Index Annuity Sales Presentation - PowerPoint ET-BRO-1002PP
2020/10/19 Index Strategy Diversification Flyer - MarketPower Bonus ET-INDXDIVRSMP
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Average Participation ET-AP
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Daily Average Cap ET-AC
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Monthly Average Cap ET-ACMV
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Monthly Cap ET-MC
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Point-to-Point Cap ET-PTP
2020/03/03 Index-Strategy Description: 1-Year Point-to-Point Participation ET-PTPP
2017/02/03 Index-Strategy Description: 2-Year Monthly Average Cap Index Account ET-2MC
2020/03/03 Index-Strategy Description: 2-Year Point-to-Point Participation ET-2PTPP
2020/06/30 MarketPower Bonus Agent Guide ET-MPP-1102
2020/06/30 MarketPower Bonus Client Brochure ET-MPP-1100
2020/03/02 Online Marketing Resources ET-5002
2020/06/30 Renewal Rate Integrity – MarketPower Bonus Index ET-MPP-RRT
2021/01/05 S&P500 Historical Analysis ET-SP500-HISTORICAL
2020/07/09 Ward's 50 ET-WARDS50
2020/04/16 When Does a Premium Bonus Make Sense? ET-BONUSVSNON