Select Benefit Annuity offers financial representatives and their clients the flexibility to plan for a wide variety of retirement goals
Topeka, Kan. – Dec. 29, 2016 – Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (Security Benefit) today announced the launch of its new Select Benefit Annuity, a fixed index annuity (FIA) which offers contract-holders the unique ability to accelerate the amount of income taken in the first 10 years, a time when many recently retired Americans are active spenders on a number of endeavors, including hobbies, travel and grandchildren.
The newest single premium fixed index annuity from one of the industry’s leaders features a new, optional Accelerated Income Rider that offers clients the ability to secure higher annual income for the first 10 years after starting income without jeopardizing clients’ long-term financial security. Even after the annual income amount is reduced by half beyond the first 10 years, the Accelerated Income Rider affords clients the peace of mind that they have a guaranteed stream of income for the rest of their lives.
“The Select Benefit Annuity is further evidence of our commitment to provide financial representatives and their clients with innovative retirement products by using our industry-leading expertise in the fixed index annuity space to help address the need for additional funds in clients’ early retirement years,” said Mike Kiley, CEO of Security Benefit.
Select Benefit Annuity also offers additional flexibility with the optional Legacy Preservation Rider, which is designed for clients with the desire to be able to transfer wealth to loved ones.
Forward looking product
“We set out to design a forward-looking product that acknowledges the frequent need clients have for more income during their initial retirement years without losing the ability to help legacy-oriented clients reach their long-term legacy planning goals,” said Doug Wolff, President of Security Benefit. “The Select Benefit Annuity offers two mutually-exclusive riders with bonuses that allow financial representatives to help clients select what is most important to them, accumulation, or helping them achieve their income- or legacy-based goals.”
Financial representatives and their clients have the option to allocate the purchase payments among seven available interest crediting options, including two custom indexes through two of the leading names in financial services, S&P and UBS: the S&P 500® Low Volatility Daily Risk Control 5% Total Return Index Account (1 year and 2 year options) and the UBS Market Pioneers Index Account (1 year and 2 year options).
The new product features nursing home and terminal illness waivers, and a free withdrawal — beginning in the first contract year — of up to 5 percent of the purchase payment (for the first year) or the prior year’s contact anniversary account value beginning in the second year.
Offered through Security Benefit’s exclusive distribution group of select IMOs, financial representatives can visit www.sbelitepartners.com to learn more about the Select Benefit Annuity and how it can be used to help clients maximize the most active period of their retirements.
About Security Benefit
Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, a 124-year-old, Kansas-based insurance company with more than $30 billion in assets under management, is a leading retirement savings and income solutions provider. Through a combination of innovative products, exceptional investment management and a unique distribution strategy, Security Benefit is a leader in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments. To learn more about Security Benefit, visit www.securitybenefit.com.
The Security Benefit Select Benefit Annuity, form 5900 (11-16) and ICC16 5900 (11-16), a fixed index single premium deferred annuity contract, the Accelerated Income Rider, form 5920 (11-16) and ICC16 5920 (11-16), and the Legacy Preservation Rider, form 5921 (11-16) and ICC16 5921 (11-16), optional riders for which a charge applies, are issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company. Product features, limitations and availability may vary by state.