Bankers Elite 9 is a Single Premium Deferred Annuity designed to accumulate money for retirement. It is suitable for use as an IRA or as an attractive alternative to CDs and other taxable vehicles. (Not available as 403(b) or SIMPLE IRA.) You can start your Bankers Elite annuity with a minimum premium of $10,000 (Non-Qualified) or $5,000 (Qualified). How Interest is Credited Interest is credited at an initial interest rate guaranteed for the Initial Guarantee Period you select. At the end of the Initial Guarantee Period and each contract year thereafter, a new rate will be declared for the following contract year. Each year after the Initial Guarantee Period you select, the minimum guaranteed interest rate can vary between 1% and 3% from year to year. The minimum guaranteed interest rate is calculated each contract year after the Initial Guarantee Period by using the average of the five-year Constant Treasury Rate for each business day starting with October 15th of the preceding calendar year and ending with December 15th of the preceding calendar year, less one hundred twenty-five basis points, then rounded to the nearest 120th of 1%. This rate will not exceed 3% nor fall below 1%. Your interest is credited and compounded daily to yield our declared annual rate.
Liquidity After the contract has been in force for thirty (30) days, you may withdraw a portion of your policy value by making a partial surrender. All partial surrenders (including required minimum distributions from qualified retirement accounts) will be reduced by any applicable surrender charges and MVA. The amount of a partial surrender must be at least one hundred dollars ($100). The remaining Accumulated Value after any partial surrender must be at least one thousand dollars ($1,000). A 10% IRS penalty may apply to all amounts withdrawn before the owner reaches age 59½.
Market Value Adjustment (MVA) The Market Value Adjustment is an amount by which we adjust the Accumulation Value. An MVA will apply to a full surrender or to a partial withdrawal during the Initial Guarantee Period. The MVA may increase or decrease your Accumulation Value, depending on whether interest rates have fallen or risen from the time of purchase. If interest rates have declined, your Accumulated Value could be higher. If interest rates have increased, your Accumulated Value could be lower. The MVA is not assessed after the Initial Guarantee Period. Assets subject to MVA are not held in a separate account.