Idaho Product Changes For
MarketPower Bonus Index, MarketValue Index,
Certainty Select and ChoiceFour
MarketPower Bonus Index - Changing to a 10-Year Surrender Period, Lower Surrender Charges and Reduced Commissions
Idaho regulatory changes for annuity products will go into effect on 7/1/20, and will impact four EquiTrust annuities. Idaho joins a number of states which previously implemented requirements on surrender-charge periods and percentages.
MarketPower Bonus Index is impacted with a surrender period, surrender charge and commission variation. MarketValue Index, Certainty Select and ChoiceFour annuities will transition to reduced surrender charges for Idaho buyers.
• Revised Disclosures for all impacted products
• Buyer’s Guide now required to be provided to client at time of application
• Revised Disclosure and Comparison forms for two impacted index annuities
Revised forms will be updated and added to the website and FireLight on 7/1/20
Revised Disclosure Statements dated 07-20 will be available for Idaho applications of impacted products on 7/1/20.
Revised Disclosure Statements are required beginning 8/1/20.
MarketPower Bonus Index contracts for Idaho clients issued 7/1/20 or later will have a 10-year surrender schedule and lower surrender charges. To receive the higher commission on MarketPower Bonus contracts, applications must be received at EquiTrust on or before 6/30/20; no exceptions will be made.
Revised Commission Schedules
The impact of the MarketPower Bonus Index commission variation is reflected on revised commission schedules which will be available 7/1/2020 on the Agent Gateway Website. To access your commission schedule beginning 7/1/20, go to Agents.EquiTrust.com and click Agent Administration in the tool bar, then Commission Schedule; login is required.