Index credits to your policy’s Accumulation Value are based on the change in the index value for the policy year. The point-to-point strategy compares two points – the value of the S&P500® Index at the beginning of the policy year to the value at the end of the policy year.
Any point-to-point percentage increase is credited to your policy’s Accumulation Value, subject to an annual cap rate. The annual cap rate is the most that can be credited in one policy year.
The cap may be reset at the beginning of each policy year at the discretion of EquiTrust Life Insurance Company but can never be less than the guaranteed minimum cap rate of 3%.
Once added to your Accumulation Value, index credits are locked in. If index values decline in later years, any index credits previously added cannot be lost. If the index is down for the year, the credited amount is zero. However, policy expense charges, cost-of-insurance rates and policy fees can reduce your Accumulation Value.
The S&P 500® Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices, LLC. (“S&P DJI”) and has been licensed for use by EquiTrust Life Insurance Company. S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC. (“S&P”). These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P DJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by EquiTrust Life Insurance Company. EquiTrust index life insurance policies are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P DJI, S&P, or any of their respective
affiliates or third party licensors, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of purchasing EquiTrust index life insurance policies nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500.®
Index life insurance policies are not stock-market investments and do not directly participate in any equity investments. The market index does not include dividends paid on underlying stocks, and therefore does not reflect the total return of underlying stocks. Purchases of index life insurance policies are not direct investments in the S&P 500® Index. Withdrawals from a policy may be subject to surrender charges.
This index strategy is issued on form series ICC17-ETL-1YPTPCAP(01-17) and is included with life insurance policy
series ICC19-ETL-IUL-2000(01-19) or ETL-IUL-2000(01-19). Products not available in all states. EquiTrust Life
Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa.