Benefitting from index-linked growth opportunities
While a fixed index annuity (FIA), like Eagle Select® Income Focus, offers index-linked growth opportunities, the annuity itself isn’t tied to an index.
With an FIA:
The money used to purchase the annuity isn’t directly invested in an index.
- Your principal is protected from market volatility.
- The annuity doesn’t lose money due to index decreases, and the interest credited will never be less than zero.
- Funds can grow tax-deferred until you withdraw income.
- The contract value may earn interest through a guaranteed fixed rate, as well as credited increases from an underlying index, like the S&P 500®.
- Any growth credited to the contract value is locked in and cannot be lost due to volatility.
S&P 500® Index (Ticker: SPX) — Consists of 500 leading U.S. stocks, and is a common benchmark of the U.S. stock market. The S&P® 500 Index is widely regarded as the single best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities.
S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Daily Risk Control 5% Excess Return Index (Ticker: SPXD5UE) — Volatility control index that consists of S&P 500® members that have consistently increased dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.
Franklin Global Trends Index SM (Ticker: FTGTREND) — Multi-asset index comprised of both national and global asset classes, allowing for broad diversification and boosting growth potential. By dynamically allocating across 10 global asset classes — including equities, fixed income and alternatives — the index provides risk management, with an active approach to allocation based on market trends and the ability to pivot as needed due to market volatility.
Invesco Dynamic Growth Index (Ticker: IIDGROW) — Index that focuses on growth and seeks to optimize performance by dynamically combining U.S. equities and bonds, and matching allocation strategies to one of four economic cycles — recovery, expansion, slowdown or contraction. Addresses risk by monitoring market performance and making intra-day allocation adjustments as needed.
Diverse crediting strategy options
Fixed rate — Index crediting is based on a set interest rate that’s declared when the contract is issued and guaranteed for a specified amount of time.
Cap rate — The cap is the highest interest rate credited over the strategy’s time period. Credited interest is calculated based on an increase in the index, but is limited to a specified cap, or maximum, rate.
Participation rate — This is the percentage of the index increase used to calculate the indexed interest. Your FIA earns interest based on increases in the index, and doesn’t lose value if there are decreases in the index.
Capture more upside potential on your annuity
You could get more bang for your buck by adding the optional Performance Rate Rider (PRR) to any participation rate index-linked crediting strategy on Eagle Select® Income Focus.
The PRR gives you the opportunity to increase participation rates on your annuity’s crediting strategy, which could potentially boost the amount of interest credited to your annuity. And the fee for applying the PRR to your selected crediting strategies won’t change for the length of the annuity’s surrender charge period.
Annuity contract and riders issued under form series ICC18 E-BASE-IDX, ICC18 E-IDX-C-7, ICC21 E-E-PTP-C, ICC21 E-E-PTP-PR, ICC17 E-R-MVA, ICC21 E-R-ERR, ICC20 E-R-EBR, ICC21 E-R-LIBR-W-FSP, and state variations thereof. Availability may vary by state. For complete details, please see product-specific sales brochure(s) and disclosure(s).
Past performance is no indication of future results.
If the sum of all Performance Rate Rider charges deducted is greater than all interest credited to the contract value at the end of the surrender charge period, we will increase the contract value by the difference.
Surrender charges may apply to excess withdrawals that, in addition to LIB payment, exceed 10% annual free withdrawal available under the contract. You may be subject to a 10% federal penalty if you make withdrawals before age 59½. Withdrawals are subject to ordinary income tax. Guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company. Eagle Life Insurance Company® is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®.
Possible interest credits for money allocated to an index-linked crediting strategy are based upon performance of the specific index; however, fixed index annuities (FIAs) are not an investment, but an insurance product, and do not directly invest in the stock market or the index itself.
This is not a comprehensive overview of all the relevant features and benefits of the Eagle Select® Income Focus FIA. Please read the sales brochure and disclosure for complete details and limitations.
This material is for informational purposes only, and is not a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or rollover any asset. It does not take into account the specific financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance or need of any specific person. In providing this information, Eagle Life Insurance Company® is not acting as your fiduciary as defined by the Department of Labor. Eagle Life does not offer legal, investment or tax advice or make recommendations regarding insurance or investment products. Please consult a qualified professional.
Guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company. Eagle Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®.
The “S&P 500®” is a product of S&P® Dow Jones® Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Eagle Life Insurance Company® (“EL”). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s® Financial Services LLC (“S&P®”); Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones®”). These trademarks have been licensed to SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by EL. EL’s products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones®, S&P® or their respective affiliates, and such parties make no representations regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) and have no liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions of the S&P®.
The “Invesco Dynamic Growth Index” (the “Index”), the proprietary data contained therein, and “Invesco” are the property of Invesco Indexing LLC (“Licensor”) and have been licensed for use by Eagle Life Insurance Company® (“Licensee”) as a component of certain FIA products (each, a “Product” and collectively, the “Products”).
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