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AssetShield 7

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Highlights

AssetShield 7 is a Flexible Premium Deferred Annuity designed to help protect hard-earned dollars from index fluctuations while offering interest growth opportunities based on increases in an index.

Premium Allocations
The initial premium payment can be allocated, in any combination, to either the fixed interest or any of the index strategies. Payments received after the initial premium automatically go into the fixed interest strategy. The Contract Values may be reallocated on the contract anniversary between strategies subject to this minimum:
  • The minimum allocation for each value is $1,000.
  • The minimum transfer to select a new value is 10% of the Contract Value.
Rider Charge
The rider charge is the amount deducted on the last day of each indexed strategy term from each indexed strategy to which the rider is applied. To calculate the rider charge, the rider fee (1.5% for monthly and annual point-to-point strategies and 3% for 2-year point to point strategies) is multiplied by the strategy value of the corresponding indexed strategy on the first day of each term. The rider fee will not change during the surrender charge period and will never be more than the maximum rider fee of 3%.
Available in states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY
Type
Fixed Index
Purpose Accumulation
Term
7 Years
Surrender schedule
9.2%9%8%7%6%4%2%
Free withdrawal
1st year: 0%
2nd+ year: 10%
Flexible premium Product Life
Market value adjustment
Return of premium
Launch date
10/09/2018
Minimum contribution
$5,000
Maximum contribution
$1,500,000
Max Age Qualified
85
Types of funds
Non-Qualified, IRA, IRA Rollover, IRA Transfer, SEP IRA, IRA-Roth, 1035 Exchange, Inherited IRA, NQ Stretch, and TSP
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Premium Notes

Minimum Premium:
  • $5,000
Maximum Premium:
  • 18-69: $1,500,000
  • 70-74: $1,000,000
  • 75-80: $750,000
  • 81-85: $500,000
Contract owners must choose how to allocate the initial premium. Additional premium payments can be made subject to our approval. Additional premiums are automatically allocated to the Fixed Interest Strategy and may be subject to different rates. The contract values may be reallocated between strategies on the contract anniversary, subject to a minimum allocation value of $1,000 each.
Additional premium payments can be added either lump sum or systematic whenever.
 
Note: TSP funds have to be rolled into an IRA.

Withdrawal Provisions

Free Withdrawals
This is an opportunity each year (after the first contract year) to take Free Withdrawals up to 10% of the Contract Value. For Cumulative withdrawals, American Equity allows 10% of the contract value after the 1st contract year.  The free withdrawal percentage is never more than 10%.  Systematic Withdrawal of interest only from the Fixed Value, available after 30 days.

Death Benefit
Death Benefit proceeds are paid to the surviving joint owner. If there is no surviving joint owner, the Death Benefit is paid to the named beneficiary(ies) with no Surrender Charges. Generally paid in the lump-sum, other payment options are also available.

Allocation Accounts

Name Type Rates
1-Year S&P 500 PTP NeXt Monthly Sum Replacement Rate
NeXt
Annual
Monthly sum
0.1% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP NeXt Monthly Sum Replacement Rate
NeXt
Annual
Monthly sum
1.2% Cap
1-Year Fixed Account
Fixed
3.75% Fixed
1-Year BlackRock Adaptive U.S. Equity 7% PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
135% Participation
1-Year BlackRock Adaptive U.S. Equity 7% PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
190% Participation
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Sum Cap
Point to Point
Annual
Monthly sum
3.4% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap
Point to Point
Annual
9% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
50% Participation
1-Year SG Global Sentiment PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
220% Participation
1-Year S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats DRC 5% ER PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
240% Participation
1-Year UBS Tech Edge PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
230% Participation
1-Year BofA Destinations PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
225% Participation
1-Year SG Global Sentiment PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
170% Participation
1-Year UBS Tech Edge PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
180% Participation
1-Year BofA Destinations PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
175% Participation
1-Year S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats DRC 5% ER PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
180% Participation
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Participation Rate
Point to Point
Annual
35% Participation
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Sum Cap
Point to Point
Annual
Monthly sum
2.5% Cap
1-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap
Point to Point
Annual
7% Cap

Surrender schedule

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Penalty 9% 9% 8% 7% 6% 4% 2%

Riders

Name Inbuilt Fee
Rate Integrity Rider Yes

Waivers

Death

The Death Benefit is paid with no Surrender Charges.

Enhanced Benefit

Unavailable in states: CA

This rider provides both a qualified nursing care benefit and terminal illness benefit. After the first contract year, a one-time free withdrawal of up to 100% of the contract value is allowed if 1) the owner is confined to a qualified nursing care facility for a minimum of 90 days and confinement begins after the contract issue date; OR 2) the owner is diagnosed with a terminal illness after the contract is issued. Written proof is required. Included automatically for ages 75 and under for AssetSheild Series.

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