EX-99 B. 4(i)
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First MetLife Investors Insurance Company
Xxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
FIRST METLIFE INVESTORS INSURANCE COMPANY (referred to as "we, us and our") will
make Annuity Payments as described in this Contract beginning on the Annuity
This Contract is issued in return for the payment of the initial Purchase
FREE LOOK PROVISION - RIGHT TO CANCEL
This Contract may be returned for any reason within 10 days after you receive it
by mailing or delivering the Contract to either us or the agent who sold it.
Return of this Contract by mail is effective on being postmarked, properly
addressed and postage prepaid. We will promptly refund your Account Value as of
the Business Day we receive your Contract. Your Account Value may be more or
less than your Purchase Payment.
With the combined annual Asset-Based Insurance Charges of 1.55%, the smallest
rate of investment return required to ensure that the dollar amount of variable
annuity payments does not decrease, is 4.55% for variable annuity options based
on an assumed interest rate (AIR) of 3.00%.
Signed for the Company.
/S/ signature /S/ signature
----------------------- Secretary --------------------- President
DETAILS OF THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT PROVISIONS ON PAGE 6
INDIVIDUAL FLEXIBLE PURCHASE PAYMENT
DEFERRED VARIABLE ANNUITY CONTRACT
READ YOUR CONTRACT CAREFULLY
ANNUITY PAYMENTS, DEATH BENEFITS, WITHDRAWAL VALUES AND ANY OTHER CONTRACT VALUE
PROVIDED BY THIS CONTRACT, WHEN BASED ON THE INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE OF THE
SEPARATE ACCOUNT, ARE VARIABLE, MAY INCREASE OR DECREASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
FLUCTUATIONS IN THE NET INVESTMENT FACTOR, AS APPLICABLE, AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED
AS TO DOLLAR AMOUNT, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contract Schedule............................................................... 3
General Provisions.............................................................. 4
Annuitant, Ownership, Assignment Provisions..................................... 5
Beneficiary Provisions.......................................................... 5
Purchase Payment Provisions..................................................... 6
Account Value Provision......................................................... 6
Separate Account Provisions..................................................... 6
Transfer Provisions............................................................. 7
Death Benefit Provisions........................................................ 7
Withdrawal Provisions........................................................... 8
Annuity Provisions.............................................................. 8
Suspension or Deferral of Payments or Transfers from the Separate Account....... 10
Reserves, Values and Benefits................................................... 10
OWNER: [Xxxx Xxx] SEX: [M] AGE AT ISSUE: 
JOINT OWNER: [Xxxx Xxx] SEX: [F] AGE AT ISSUE: 
ANNUITANT: [Xxxx Xxx] SEX: [M] AGE AT ISSUE: 
CONTRACT NUMBER:  ISSUE DATE: [February 15,2001]
PLAN TYPE:[Qualified or Non-Qualified] ANNUITY DATE: [May 1, 2040]
PURCHASE PAYMENT: $500 for both Non-Qualified and Qualified,
unless you have elected an automatic sweep
PURCHASE PAYMENTS: $1,000,000, without our prior approval.
PURCHASE PAYMENT CREDITS: [5%] of each purchase payment for cumulative
purchase payments of less than $1,000,000.
[6%] of each purchase payment received when
cumulative purchase payments are $1,000,000
MINIMUM ACCOUNT VALUE: $2,000
BENEFICIARY: As designated by you as of the Issue
Date unless changed in accordance with
the Contract provisions.
SEPARATE ACCOUNT: We assess certain daily charges equal on
an annual basis to the percentages set
out below of the average daily net asset
value of each Subaccount of the Separate
Mortality and Expense Charge: 1.30%
Administration Charge: 0.25%
[Death Benefit Rider Charge: 0.00%]
ACCOUNT FEE: The Account Fee is $30.00 each Contract
Year. During the Accumulation Period, on
the Contract Anniversary the full
Account Fee is deducted from each
applicable Subaccount in the ratio that
the Account Value in the Subaccount
bears to the total Account Value in the
Separate Account. On the Annuity
Calculation Date, a pro-rata portion of
the Account Fee will be deducted from
the Account Value as described above.
However, if your Account Value on the
last day of the Contract Year or on the
Annuity Calculation Date is at least
[$50,000], then no Account Fee is
deducted. If during the Accumulation
Period, a total withdrawal is made, the
full Account Fee will be deducted at the
time of the total withdrawal. During the
Annuity Period the Account Fee will be
deducted regardless of the size of your
Contract and it will be deducted
pro-rata from each Annuity Payment.
SEPARATE ACCOUNT:[First MetLife Investors Variable Annuity Account One]
1. Currently, you can select from any of the Subaccounts or the Fixed Account
(if a Fixed Annuity Rider has been issued). However, we reserve the right
to limit this in the future.
2. Allocations must be in whole numbers. Each allocation must be at least
$500. Allocations made pursuant to Pre-scheduled Transfer programs are not
subject to this limitation. The current approved Pre-scheduled Transfer
programs are Rebalancing program, Asset Allocation program and Dollar Cost
3. We reserve the right to restrict allocations to the Fixed Account if any of
the following conditions exist: (a) the credited interest rate for the
amount to be allocated is equal to the Minimum Guaranteed Interest Rate for
the Fixed Account; (b) the Account Value in the Fixed Account equals or
exceeds $500,000; or (c) a transfer was made out of the Fixed Account
within the previous 180 days.
NUMBER PERMITTED: The maximum number of transfers per Contract Year shall be 12
(excluding transfers resulting from our Pre-scheduled Transfer programs). We
reserve the right to waive from time to time this transfer limitation.
Subject to the Allocation Rules and the issuance of a Fixed Annuity Rider,
during the Accumulation Period you may make transfers into the Fixed Account
from the Subaccounts, subject to the maximum number of transfers per Contract
Year as stated above. There are further limitations on transfers from the Fixed
Account to the Separate Account as set forth below.
During the Annuity Period, you cannot make transfers from the General Account to
TRANSFER FEE: In the event that 12 transfers are made in a Contract Year,
(excluding those related to our Pre-scheduled Transfer programs) we will deduct
a Transfer Fee of $25 for each additional transfer in such Contract Year. The
Transfer Fee will be deducted from the Subaccount or Fixed Account from which
the transfer is made. However, if the entire interest in an account is being
transferred, the Transfer Fee will be deducted from the amount which is
transferred. We reserve the right to waive from time to time, the Transfer Fee.
MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AMOUNT TO BE TRANSFERRED: The minimum amount that may be
transferred from a Subaccount is $500, or your entire interest in the
Subaccount, if less (excluding transfers resulting from our Pre-scheduled
The minimum amount that may be transferred from the Fixed Account during the
Accumulation Period is $500, or your entire interest in the Fixed Account.
Transfers out of the Fixed Account during the Accumulation Period shall be
limited to the greater of (a) 25% of the Fixed Account Value at the beginning of
the Contract Year, or (b) the amount transferred out of the Fixed Account in the
prior Contract Year.
Withdrawal Charge: A Withdrawal Charge is assessed against Purchase Payments
withdrawn. The Withdrawal Charge is calculated at the time of each withdrawal.
Each Purchase Payment is tracked from the date of its receipt. Amounts will be
withdrawn from your Contract in the following order:
1. Earnings in the Contract (Earnings are equal to your Account Value less
Purchase Payments not withdrawn); and then
2. The Free Withdrawal Amount described below, if any; then
3. Purchase Payments not previously withdrawn, in the order such Purchase
Payments were made: the oldest Purchase Payment first, the next Purchase
Payment second, etc. until all Purchase Payments have been withdrawn
(First-in-First-out (FIFO) basis).
Withdrawal Charges are determined in accordance with the following
Number of Complete Years
from Receipt of Purchase Payment % Charge
9 and thereafter 0
FREE WITHDRAWAL AMOUNT: Each Contract Year after the first, you can make a
withdrawal of a portion of your Account Value free from any Withdrawal Charge.
The Free Withdrawal Amount each Contract Year is equal to 10% of total Purchase
Payments, less the total Free Withdrawal Amount previously withdrawn in the same
Contract Year. This right is non-cumulative.
MINIMUM PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL: $500, or your entire interest in the Fixed Account
MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL VALUE WHICH MUST REMAIN IN THE CONTRACT AFTER A PARTIAL
1. The Annuity Date must be the first day of a calendar month. Unless
otherwise designated by you, the Annuity Date will be the later of the
first day of the calendar month following the Annuitant's 90th
birthday or ten (10) years from the Issue Date.
2. For Variable Annuity Payments, the Variable Annuity Tables are based
on the Annuity 2000 Mortality Table with 7-year age setback and an
Assumed Investment Return (AIR) of 3.00%.
3. For Fixed Annuity Payments, the Fixed Annuity Tables are based on the
Annuity 2000 Mortality Table with -year setback with interest at the
Minimum Guaranteed Interest Rate for the Fixed Account.
INITIAL GUARANTEE PERIOD: Through the end of the current calendar year
RENEWAL GUARANTEE PERIOD: A calendar year
INITIAL CURRENT INTEREST RATE: [4.00%]
MINIMUM GUARANTEED INTEREST RATE: 3.00% annually
ANNUITY SERVICE OFFICE:
First MetLife Investors Insurance Company
[P.O. Box 10366
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-0366
ENDORSEMENTS AND RIDERS ATTACHED TO THIS CONTRACT:
[Fixed Account Rider for Variable Annuity
Enhanced Dollar Cost Averaging Rider
Three Month Market Entry Rider
Death Benefit Rider - (Principal Protection)
Death Benefit Rider - (Annual Step-up)
Waiver of Withdrawal Charge for Nursing Home or Hospital Confinement Rider
Waiver of Withdrawal Charge for Terminal Illness Rider
Purchase Payment Credit Rider
Individual Retirement Annuity Endorsement
Xxxx Individual Retirement Annuity Endorsement
Tax Sheltered Annuity Endorsement
401 Plan Endorsement
Unisex Annuity Rates Rider]
ACCOUNT VALUE -- The sum of your interests in the Subaccounts of the Separate
ACCUMULATION UNIT -- A unit of measure used to calculate the Account Value in a
Subaccount of the Separate Account during the Accumulation Period.
ACCUMULATION PERIOD -- The period prior to the Annuity Date during which you can
make Purchase Payments.
ANNUITANT -- The natural person(s) on whose life Annuity Payments are based. You
may change the Annuitant at any time prior to the Annuity Date unless an Owner
is not a natural person. Any reference to Annuitant shall also include any Joint
Annuitant under an Annuity Option. The Annuitant and Owner do not have to be the
ANNUITY PAYMENTS -- The series of payments made to the Owner or other named
payee after the Annuity Date under the Annuity Option elected.
ANNUITY DATE -- The date on which Annuity Payments begin. The Annuity Date is
shown on the Contract Schedule.
ANNUITY PERIOD -- The period starting on the Annuity Date during which Annuity
Payments are payable.
ANNUITY SERVICE OFFICE -- The office indicated on the Contract Schedule to which
notices, requests and Purchase Payments must be sent, or as otherwise directed
by Notice from us. All sums payable by us under the Contract are payable through
the Annuity Service Office.
ANNUITY UNIT -- A unit of measure used to calculate Variable Annuity Payments
after the Annuity Date.
ATTAINED AGE -- The age of any Owner or Annuitant on his/her last birthday.
BENEFICIARY -- The person(s) or entity(ies) you name to receive a death benefit
payable under this Contract upon the death of the Owner or a Joint Owner, or in
certain, circumstances, an Annuitant.
BUSINESS DAY -- Each day that the New York Stock Exchange is open for business.
The Separate Account will be valued each Business Day. A Business Day ends as of
the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
COMPANY -- First MetLife Investors Insurance Company.
CONTRACT ANNIVERSARY -- An anniversary of the Issue Date of this Contract.
CONTRACT YEAR -- A one-year period starting on the Issue Date and on each
Contract Anniversary thereafter.
FIXED ANNUITY PAYMENTS -- A series of payments made by us during the Annuity
Period which we guarantee as to dollar amount. Fixed Annuity payments are made
out of our General Account.
GENERAL ACCOUNT -- All of our assets other than those in any segregated asset
INVESTMENT OPTIONS -- The investment choices within the Separate Account
available under the Contract.
ISSUE DATE -- The date this Contract was issued. The Issue Date is shown on the
JOINT OWNER -- If there is more than one Owner, each Owner shall be a Joint
Owner of the Contract.
NOTICE -- Any form of communication providing information we need, either in
signed writing or another manner that we approve in advance. All Notices to us
must be sent to our Annuity Service Office and received in good order. To be
effective for a Business Day, a Notice must be received in good order prior to
the end of that Business Day.
OWNER -- The person(s) or entity(ies) entitled to the ownership rights under
this Contract. If Joint Owners are named, all references to Owner shall mean
Joint Owners. (Referred to as "you or yours.")
PURCHASE PAYMENT -- Any amount paid to us under this Contract as consideration
for the benefits it provides, less any Premium and Other Taxes deducted upon
receipt of a Purchase Payment.
SEPARATE ACCOUNT -- A segregated asset account of the Company designated on the
SUBACCOUNT -- Separate Account assets are divided into Subaccounts. Assets of
each Subaccount will be invested in shares of an Investment Option.
VARIABLE ANNUITY PAYMENTS -- A series of payments made by us during the Annuity
Period which vary in amount with the investment experience of each applicable
WITHDRAWAL VALUE -- The Account Value less any applicable withdrawal charge,
less any Premium and Other Taxes, and less any Account Fee.
THE CONTRACT -- The entire contract consists of this Contract, any riders or
endorsements attached to this Contract. This Contract must be returned to us
prior to the payment of any benefit unless otherwise waived by us. Prior to any
payment of a death claim, due proof of death must be submitted to us.
MINIMUM BENEFITS -- The benefits provided under this Contract are not less than
those required by the state in which the Contract is delivered.
INCONTESTABILITY -- We will not contest the validity of this Contract at any
time following the Issue Date.
NON-PARTICIPATING -- This Contract will not share in any distribution by us of
MISSTATEMENT OF AGE OR SEX -- We may require proof of age or sex of the
Annuitant before making any Annuity Payments under this Contract which are
measured by the Annuitant's life. If the age or sex of the Annuitant has been
misstated, the amount payable will be the amount that the Account Value would
have provided at the correct age or sex.
Once Annuity Payments have begun, the amount of any overpayments or
underpayments, with interest at the delayed settlement rate as declared by the
Company from time to time, but not more that 6% per annum, will be, as
appropriate, deducted from or added to the payment or payments made after the
PROTECTION OF PROCEEDS -- No Beneficiary may commute, encumber, alienate or
assign any payments under this Contract before they are due. To the extent
permitted by law, no payments will be subject to the debts, contracts or
engagements of any payee or to any judicial process to levy upon or attach the
same for payment thereof.
REPORTS -- At least once each calendar year we will furnish you with a report
showing the Account Value and any other information as may be required by the
Investment Company Act of 1940 and applicable state law. We will send you
confirmations of certain transactions. Reports and confirmations will be sent to
your last known address. You will have 60 days from the date you receive your
report or confirmation to inform us of any errors in the report or confirmation,
otherwise the report or confirmation will be deemed to be final and correct.
PREMIUM AND OTHER TAXES -- Any taxes paid by us to any governmental entity
relating to this Contract will be deducted from the Purchase Payments or Account
Value when incurred. We will, at our sole discretion, determine when taxes
relate to the Contract, including when they have resulted from: the investment
experience of the Separate Account; receipt by us of the Purchase Payments; or
commencement of Annuity Payments. We may, at our sole discretion, pay taxes when
due and deduct that amount from the Account Value at a later date. Payment at an
earlier date does not waive any right we may have to deduct amounts at a later
date. We will deduct any withholding taxes required by applicable law.
EVIDENCE OF SURVIVAL -- We may require satisfactory evidence of the continued
survival of any person(s) on whose life Annuity Payments are based. We reserve
the right to discontinue Annuity Payments until satisfactory proof of continued
survival is received.
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT -- This Contract may be modified by us in order to
maintain compliance with applicable state and federal law. This Contract may be
changed or altered only in writing signed by our President or our Secretary.
INACTIVE CONTRACT -- We may terminate this Contract by paying you the Account
Value, in one sum if prior to the Annuity Date, you make no Purchase Payments
for three consecutive Contract Years, the total amount of Purchase Payments
made, less any partial withdrawals, is less than $2,000, and the Account Value
on or after the end of such two year period is less than $2,000.
We will give you 60 days notice to make a Purchase Payment before we take any
ANNUITANT, OWNERSHIP, ASSIGNMENT PROVISIONS
OWNER -- You, as the Owner, have all the interest and rights under this
Contract. The Owner is the person designated as such on the Issue Date, unless
You may change the Owner at any time. A change of Owner will automatically
revoke any prior designation of Owner. A request for change must be:
1. by Notice; and
2. received by us at the Annuity Service Office.
The change will become effective as of the date the Notice is signed. A new
designation of Owner will not apply to any payment made or action taken by us
prior to the time the new designation was recorded at our Annuity Service
Office. Any change of Owner is subject to our underwriting rules in effect at
the time of the request.
JOINT OWNER -- A Contract may be owned by Joint Owners, limited to two natural
persons. Joint Owners have equal ownership rights and must both authorize any
exercising of those ownership rights unless otherwise allowed by us. Upon the
death of either Owner, the surviving Joint Owner will be deemed to be the
ANNUITANT -- The Annuitant is the person on whose life Annuity Payments are
based. The Annuitant is the person designated by you as of the Issue Date,
unless changed prior to the Annuity Date. The Annuitant may not be changed in a
Contract which is owned by a non-natural person. Any change of Annuitant is
subject to our underwriting rules in effect at the time of the request.
ASSIGNMENT -- You may assign your rights under this Contract. We will not be
bound by any assignment until Notice of the assignment is recorded by us. We are
not responsible for the validity of any assignment. We will not be liable for
any payment or other settlement made by us before we record the Notice of the
BENEFICIARY -- The Beneficiary designation in effect on the Issue Date will
remain in effect, unless changed. Unless you provide otherwise, the death
benefit will be paid in equal shares or all to the Beneficiary(ies) as follows:
1. to the primary Beneficiary(ies) who survive you (or if the Owner is not a
natural person, the Annuitant's death); or if there are none, then
2. to the contingent Beneficiary(ies) who survive you (or if the Owner is not
a natural person, the Annuitant's death); or if there are none, then
3. to your estate.
If Joint Owners have been designated, unless you inform us otherwise, the
surviving Joint Owner will be treated as the primary Beneficiary. Any other
Beneficiary designation will be treated as a contingent Beneficiary unless
otherwise indicated in a Notice to us.
CHANGE OF BENEFICIARY -- Subject to the rights of any irrevocable Beneficiary,
you may change the primary Beneficiary or contingent Beneficiary. A change may
be made by filing a Notice with us. The change will take effect as of the date
the Notice is signed. We will not be liable for any payment made or action taken
before we record the change.
PURCHASE PAYMENT PROVISIONS
PURCHASE PAYMENTS -- The initial Purchase Payment is due on the Issue Date. The
Minimum Subsequent Purchase Payment and Maximum Total Purchase Payments
permitted under this Contract, are shown on the Contract Schedule.
CHANGE IN PURCHASE PAYMENTS -- Subject to the Minimum and Maximum Purchase
Payments shown on the Contract Schedule, you may increase or decrease or change
the frequency of subsequent Purchase Payments.
ALLOCATION OF PURCHASE PAYMENTS -- The allocation of Purchase Payments is made
in accordance with your selection made at the Issue Date. Unless you elect
otherwise, subsequent Purchase Payments will be allocated in accordance with
your initial selection. Allocation of the Purchase Payments is subject to the
Allocation Requirements set forth on the Contract Schedule. If there are Joint
Owners, unless we are instructed to the contrary, allocation instructions will
be accepted from either one of the Joint Owners.
ACCOUNT VALUE PROVISION
ACCOUNT VALUE -- Your Account Value for any Business Day is the sum of your
interests in the Subaccounts of the Separate Account as of such Business Day.
The portion of your Account Value in a Subaccount is determined by multiplying
the number of Accumulation Units allocated to the Contract for the Subaccount by
the Accumulation Unit Value.
ACCOUNT FEE -- We will deduct an Account Fee from your Account Value as set
forth on the Contract Schedule.
SEPARATE ACCOUNT PROVISIONS
THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT -- The Separate Account is designated on the Contract
Schedule and consists of assets, which are kept separate from our General
Account assets and all of our other segregated asset accounts. The assets of the
Separate Account, equal to reserves and other liabilities of your Contract and
those of other owners who have an interest in the Separate Account, will not be
charged with liabilities arising out of any other business we may do.
The Separate Account assets are divided into Subaccounts. The assets of each
Subaccount are allocated to an Investment Option.
INVESTMENTS OF THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT -- Purchase Payments applied to the Separate
Account are allocated to the Subaccounts of the Separate Account. We may, from
time to time, add additional Investment Options. You may be permitted to
transfer all or a portion of your Account Value to the additional Investment
Option(s). However, the right to make any transfer will be limited by any terms
and conditions in effect at the time of transfer.
If the shares of any of the Investment Options become unavailable for investment
by the Separate Account, or we deem further investment in these shares
inappropriate, we may prohibit or otherwise limit further purchase of such
shares or substitute shares of another Investment Option for shares already
purchased under this Contract, subject to obtaining any necessary regulatory
CHANGE IN OPERATION -- We reserve the right to transfer assets of the Separate
Account to another account, and to modify the structure or operation of the
Separate Account, subject to obtaining any necessary regulatory approvals. If we
do so, we guarantee that such modification will not affect your Account Value.
VALUATION OF ASSETS -- Assets of the Separate Account are valued at their fair
market value in accordance with our procedures.
ACCUMULATION UNIT -- Accumulation Units shall be used to account for all amounts
allocated to or withdrawn from a Subaccount of the Separate Account as a result
of Purchase Payments, withdrawals, transfers, or fees and charges. We will
determine the number of Accumulation Units of a Subaccount purchased or
canceled. This is done by dividing the amount allocated to (or the amount
withdrawn from) the Subaccount, by the dollar value of one Accumulation Unit of
the Subaccount as of the end of the Business Day during which the Notice for the
transaction is received at the Annuity Service Office.
ACCUMULATION UNIT VALUE -- The initial Accumulation Unit Value for each
Subaccount was set by us. Subsequent Accumulation Unit values for each
Subaccount are determined by multiplying the Accumulation Unit Value for the
immediately preceding Business Day by the Net Investment Factor of the
Subaccount for the current Business Day.
The Accumulation Unit Value may increase or decrease from Business Day to
NET INVESTMENT FACTOR -- The Net Investment Factor for each Subaccount is
determined by dividing A by B and multiplying by (1-C) where:
A is (i) the net asset value per share of the Investment Option held by the
Subaccount at the end of the current Business Day; plus
(ii) any dividend or capital gains per share declared on behalf of such
Investment Option that has an ex-dividend date as of the current
B is the net asset value per share of the Investment Option held by the
Subaccount for the immediately preceding Business Day.
C is (i) the Separate Account Product Charges which are shown on the Contract
Schedule for each day since the last Business Day. The daily charge is
equal to the annual Separate Account Product Charges divided by 365;
(ii) a charge factor, if any, for any taxes or any tax reserve we have
established as a result of the operation of this Subaccount.
PRODUCT CHARGES -- We deduct Product Charges from the Separate Account and
Account Value as shown on the Contract Schedule.
You may make certain transfers of your Account Value subject to the provisions
set forth below. However, to elect this option you must first provide us with a
Notice in a form that we may require. If there are Joint Owners, unless we are
instructed to the contrary, transfer instructions will be accepted from either
one of the Joint Owners. We will use reasonable procedures to confirm that
instructions are genuine. Neither we or our Annuity Service Office will be
liable for any transfers made in accordance with your instructions. All
transfers made on the same Business Day will be treated as one transfer. A
transfer will be made as of the end of a Business Day when we receive a Notice
containing all the required information necessary to process the request.
TRANSFERS DURING THE ACCUMULATION PERIOD -- During the Accumulation Period, you
may ask us to transfer your Account Value from one Subaccount to another,
subject to the following:
1. the maximum number of transfers per Contract Year is shown on the Contract
2. we reserve the right to assess a transfer fee if the number of transfers
exceeds the maximum number of permissible free transfers shown on the
3. the minimum and maximum amounts which may be transferred are shown on the
4. your right to make transfers is subject to limitations or modification by
us if we determine, in our sole opinion, that the exercise of the right by
one or more owners with interests in the Subaccount is, or would be, to the
disadvantage of other owners. Restrictions may be applied in any manner
reasonably designed to prevent any use of the transfer right that is
considered by us to be to the disadvantage of other owners. A limitation or
modification could be applied to transfers to, or from, one or more of the
Subaccounts and could include, but is not limited to:
a. the requirement of a minimum time period between each transfer;
b. not accepting a transfer request from an agent acting under a power of
attorney on behalf of more than one owner;
c. limiting the dollar amount that may be transferred between the
Subaccounts by an owner at any one time;
d. requiring that a written transfer request be provided to us, signed by
5. to the extent permitted by applicable law, during times of drastic economic
or market conditions, we may suspend the transfer privilege temporarily
without notice and treat transfer requests based on their separate
components (a redemption order with a simultaneous request for purchase of
another Subaccount). In such a case, the redemption order would be
processed at the source Subaccount's next determined Accumulation Unit
Value. However, the purchase into the new Subaccount would be effective at
the next determined Accumulation Unit Value for the new Subaccount only
after we receive the proceeds from the source Subaccount, or we otherwise
receive cash on behalf of the source Subaccount;
6. transfers do not change the allocation instructions for future Purchase
Payments or any pre-scheduled transfers.
TRANSFERS DURING THE ANNUITY PERIOD --Transfers made during the Annuity Period
are subject to the following:
1. the maximum number of transfers between Subaccounts is shown on the
2. you may not make a transfer from the General Account to the Separate
3. transfers among Subaccounts will be made by converting the number of
Annuity Units being transferred to the number of Annuity Units of the
Subaccount to which the transfer is made, so that the next Annuity Payment
if it were made at that time would be the same amount that it would have
been without the transfer. Thereafter, Annuity Payments will reflect
changes in the value of the new Annuity Units; and
4. you may make a transfer from the Separate Account to the General Account.
The amount transferred to the General Account from a Subaccount of the
Separate Account will be equal to the product of "(a)" multiplied by "(b)"
multiplied by "(c)", where (a) is the number of Annuity Units representing
your interest in the Subaccount per Annuity Payment; (b) is the Annuity
Unit value for the Subaccount; and (c) is the present value of $1.00 per
payment period for the remaining annuity benefit period based on the
Attained Age of the Annuitant at time of transfer, and calculated using the
same actuarial basis as the Variable Annuity rates applied on the Annuity
Date for the Annuity Option elected. Xxxxxxx transferred to the General
Account will be applied under the Annuity Option elected at the Attained
Age of the Annuitant at the time of the transfer using the Fixed Annuity
Option Table. If at the time of transfer, the then current Fixed Annuity
Option rates applicable to this class of contracts provide a greater
payment, the greater payment will be made. All amounts and Annuity Unit
values will be determined as of the end of the Business Day on which we
receive a Notice.
DEATH BENEFIT PROVISIONS
DEATH OF OWNER DURING THE ACCUMULATION PERIOD -- During the Accumulation Period,
the death benefit will be paid to your Beneficiary(ies) upon your death, or upon
the first death of a Joint Owner.
DEATH BENEFIT AMOUNT DURING THE ACCUMULATION PERIOD -- The death benefit is the
Account Value determined as of the end of the Business Day on which we have
received both due proof of death and an election for the payment method. The
death benefit amount in the Separate Account remains in the Separate Account
until distribution begins. From the time the death benefit is determined until
complete distribution is made, any amount in the Separate Account will continue
to be subject to investment risk. This risk is borne by the Beneficiary.
DEATH BENEFIT OPTIONS DURING THE ACCUMULATION PERIOD -- A Beneficiary must elect
the death benefit to be paid under one of the options below (unless the Owner
has previously made such election) in the event of the death of an Owner during
the Accumulation Period. In addition, if the Beneficiary is the spouse of the
Owner, he or she may elect to continue the Contract in his or her own name and
exercise all the Owner's rights under the Contract. The death benefit options
available under the Contract are:
OPTION 1 -- lump sum payment of the death benefit; or
OPTION 2 -- the payment of the entire death benefit within five (5) years of the
date of the death of the Owner or the first Joint Owner to die; or
OPTION 3 -- payment of the death benefit under an Annuity Option over the
lifetime of the Beneficiary or over a period not extending beyond the life
expectancy of the Beneficiary with distribution beginning within one year of the
date of death of the Owner or the first Joint Owner to die.
Any portion of the death benefit not applied under Option 3 within one (1) year
of the date of the Owner's or Joint Owner's death must be distributed within
five (5) years of the date of death.
If a lump sum payment is requested, the amount will be paid within seven (7)
days of receipt of proof of death and the election, unless the Suspension or
Deferral of Payments Provision is in effect.
Payment to the Beneficiary, other than in a lump sum, may only be elected during
the sixty (60) day period beginning with the date of receipt of proof of death.
DEATH OF OWNER DURING THE ANNUITY
PERIOD -- If the Owner or a Joint Owner, who is not the Annuitant, dies during
the Annuity Period, any remaining payments under the Annuity Option elected will
continue at least as rapidly as under the method of distribution in effect at
the time of the Owner's death. Upon the death of the Owner or a Joint Owner
during the Annuity Period, the Beneficiary becomes the Owner.
DEATH OF ANNUITANT -- Upon the death of an Xxxxxxxxx, who is not the Owner or
Joint Owner, during the Accumulation Period, the Owner automatically becomes the
Annuitant. The Owner may select a new Annuitant if the Owner does not want to be
the Annuitant. Any new Annuitant designation will be subject to the Company's
underwriting rules then in effect. However, if the Owner is a non-natural
person, the death of the primary Annuitant will be treated as the death of the
Upon the death of the Annuitant during the Annuity Period, the death benefit, if
any, will be as specified in the Annuity Option elected. Death benefits will be
paid at least as rapidly as under the method of distribution in effect at the
PAYMENT OF DEATH BENEFIT -- We will require due proof of death before any death
benefit is paid. Due proof of death will be:
1. a certified death certificate;
2. a certified decree of a court of competent jurisdiction as to the finding
3. a written statement by a licensed medical doctor who attended the deceased;
4. any other proof satisfactory to us.
Any death benefit will be paid in accordance with applicable law or regulations
governing death benefit payments.
In all events, this Contract will be continued and administered in accordance
with Section 72 (s) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
WITHDRAWALS -- Prior to the Annuity Date, you may, upon Notice to us, make a
total or partial withdrawal of the Withdrawal Value. A withdrawal will result in
the cancellation of Accumulation Units from each applicable Subaccount of the
Separate Account in the ratio that the Account Value in the Subaccount bears to
the total Account Value. You must specify in a Notice to us from which
Subaccount(s) values are to be withdrawn if other than the above method is
desired. We will pay the amount of any withdrawal within seven (7) days of
receipt of the Notice in good order unless the Suspension or Deferral of
Payments or Transfers from the Separate Account provision is in effect.
Each partial withdrawal must be for an amount which is not less than the minimum
shown on the Contract schedule or, if smaller, the remaining Withdrawal Value.
If the withdrawal would result in the Account Value being less than the Minimum
Withdrawal Value which must remain in the Contract after a Partial Withdrawal as
shown on the Contract schedule we will treat the withdrawal request as a request
for a full withdrawal.
Partial withdrawals can impact the amount of the death benefit.
WITHDRAWAL CHARGE -- Upon withdrawal of all or a portion of the Account Value, a
Withdrawal Charge as set forth on the Contract schedule may be assessed. Under
certain circumstances, described on the Contract schedule, a withdrawal may be
made without the imposition of a Withdrawal Charge.
For a partial withdrawal, the Withdrawal Charge will be deducted from the
remaining Account Value, if sufficient, or from the amount withdrawn.
ANNUITY DATE -- The Annuity Date is shown on the Contract Schedule. Prior to the
Annuity Date, you may, subject to the Annuity Requirements set forth on the
Contract Schedule, change the Annuity Date upon thirty (30) days prior Notice to
ELECTION OF ANNUITY OPTION -- The Annuity Option is elected by you. If no
Annuity Option is elected, Option 2 - Life Annuity with Ten (10) Years of
Annuity Payments Guaranteed will automatically be applied. Upon thirty (30) days
Notice prior to the Annuity Date you may change the Annuity Option.
ANNUITY OPTIONS -- You may elect to receive Annuity Payments monthly, quarterly,
semi-annually or annually. The following Annuity Options, or any other Annuity
Option acceptable to you and us, may be elected:
OPTION 1 -- LIFE ANNUITY -- We will make Annuity Payments, payable at the
frequency elected, during the lifetime of the Annuitant and terminating with the
last payment due prior to the Annuitant's death.
OPTION 2 -- LIFE ANNUITY WITH 10 YEARS OF ANNUITY PAYMENTS GUARANTEED -- We will
make Annuity Payments, payable at the frequency elected, during the lifetime of
the Annuitant with a guarantee that if at the Annuitant's death there have been
less than 10 years of Annuity Payments made as selected, Annuity Payments will
continue for the remainder of the Guaranteed Period. You may elect to have the
present value of the guaranteed Variable Annuity Payments remaining, as of the
date due proof of the Annuitant's death is received at our Annuity Service
Office, commuted at the Assumed Investment Return selected. We will require the
return of this Contract and proof of death prior to the payment of any commuted
OPTION 3 -- JOINT AND LAST SURVIVOR ANNUITY -- We will make Annuity Payments,
payable at the frequency elected, during the joint lifetime of the Annuitant and
the Joint Annuitant. Upon the death of either the Annuitant or Joint Annuitant,
Annuity Payments will continue to be paid during the remaining lifetime of the
survivor. Annuity Payments cease with the final Annuity Payment due prior to the
last survivor's death.
OPTION 4 -- JOINT AND LAST SURVIVOR ANNUITY WITH 10 YEARS OF ANNUITY PAYMENTS
GUARANTEED -- We will make Annuity Payments, payable at the frequency elected,
during the joint lifetime of the Annuitant and the Joint Annuitant. Upon the
death of either the Annuitant or Joint Annuitant, Annuity Payments will continue
to be paid during the remaining lifetime of the survivor. If at the last death
of the Annuitant and the Joint Annuitant, there have been less than 10 years of
Annuity Payments made as selected, Annuity Payments will continue to be made for
the remainder of the Guaranteed Period. You may elect to have the present value
of the guaranteed Variable Annuity Payments remaining, as of the date due proof
of the Annuitant's death is received at our Annuity Service Office, commuted at
the Assumed Investment Return selected. We will require the return of this
Contract and proof of death prior to the payment of any commuted values.
ANNUITY -- You can elect to have the Annuity Option payable as Fixed Annuity
Payments or Variable Annuity Payments or a combination. Fixed Annuity Payments
are guaranteed as to dollar amount. Variable Annuity Payments will reflect the
investment experience of the Separate Account in accordance with the allocation
of the Account Value to the Subaccounts. Unless another payee is designated, you
will be the payee of the Annuity Payments.
The Adjusted Account Value will be applied to the applicable Fixed and/or
Variable Annuity Tables to determine your first Annuity Payment. The Adjusted
Account Value is determined on the Annuity Calculation Date which is a Business
Day no more than five Business Days prior to the Annuity Date. The Adjusted
Account Value is the Account Value, less any Premium and Other Taxes or other
applicable taxes and less the Account Fee. The amount of the first payment for
each $1,000 of Adjusted Account Value is shown in the Annuity Tables.
If, as of the Annuity Calculation Date, the then current Annuity rates
applicable to this class of contracts provide an Income Payment greater than the
one guaranteed under this Contract for the same Annuity Option, then the greater
payment will be made.
FIXED ANNUITY -- Fixed Annuity Payments are based upon the Annuity Option
elected, the Annuitant's Attained Age and sex, and the appropriate Fixed Annuity
Option Table. If, as of the Annuity Calculation Date, the then-current Fixed
Annuity Option rates applicable to this class of contracts provide an Annuity
Payment greater than that which is guaranteed under the same Annuity Option
under this Contract, then the greater payment will be made.
VARIABLE ANNUITY -- Variable Annuity Payments are not predetermined as to dollar
amount; and will increase or decrease in proportion to the amount that the Net
Investment Factor exceeds the Assumed Investment Return selected.
The dollar amount of the first Variable Annuity Payment is determined as
follows. The first Variable Annuity Payment will be based upon the Annuity
Option elected, the Annuitant's Attained Age and sex, and the appropriate
Variable Annuity Option Table. If, as of the Annuity Calculation Date, the then
current Variable Annuity Option rates applicable to this class of Contracts
provide a first Annuity Payment greater than that which is guaranteed under the
same Annuity Option under this Contract, the greater payment will be made.
The dollar amount of Variable Annuity Payments for each applicable Subaccount
after the first payment is determined as follows:
1. the dollar amount of the first Variable Annuity Payment is divided by the
value of an Annuity Unit for each applicable Subaccount as of the Annuity
Calculation Date. This establishes the number of Annuity Units for each
monthly payment. The number of Annuity Units for each applicable Subaccount
remains fixed during the Annuity Period, unless you transfer values from
the Subaccount to another Subaccount;
2. the fixed number of Annuity Units per payment in each Subaccount is
multiplied by the Annuity Unit value for that Subaccount for the Business
Day for which the Annuity Payment is being calculated. This result is the
dollar amount of the payment for each applicable Subaccount, less any
The total dollar amount of each Variable Annuity Payment is the sum of all
Subaccount Variable Annuity Payments.
ANNUITY UNIT -- The initial Annuity Unit Value for each Subaccount of the
Separate Account was set by us.
The subsequent Annuity Unit value for each Subaccount is determined by
multiplying the Annuity Unit value for the immediately preceding Business Day by
the Net Investment Factor for the Subaccount for the current Business Day and
multiplying the result by a factor for each day since the last Business Day
which offsets the Assumed Investment Return used to develop the Variable Annuity
Tables. You select the Assumed Investment Return (which must be acceptable to
us) to be used at the time this Contract is issued. Upon thirty (30) days
Notice, prior to the Annuity Date, you may change the selected Assumed
Investment Return. If you do not select an Assumed Investment Return, the
Assumed Investment Return will be the one shown in the Annuity Requirements on
the Contract Schedule.
FREQUENCY AND AMOUNT OF ANNUITY PAYMENTS -- Annuity Payments will be paid as
monthly installments or at any frequency acceptable to you and us. The Adjusted
Account Value on the Annuity Calculation Date is applied to the Annuity Table
for the Annuity Option elected. If the amount of the Adjusted Account Value to
be applied under an Annuity Option is less than $5,000, we reserve the right to
make one lump sum payment in lieu of Annuity Payments. If the amount of any
Annuity Payment would be or becomes less than $100, we may reduce the frequency
of payments to an interval which will result in each payment being at least
ANNUITY PAYMENT GUARANTEE -- We guarantee that the dollar amount of each
Variable Annuity Payment after the first Annuity Payment will not be affected by
variations in actual mortality experience or expenses, but only by investment
experience. The amount of each Fixed Annuity Payment will not change.
BASIS OF PAYMENTS -- The Annuity Tables are based on the tables defined under
the Annuity Requirements set forth on the Contract Schedule.
SUSPENSION OR DEFERRAL OF
PAYMENTS OR TRANSFERS FROM
THE SEPARATE ACCOUNT
We reserve the right to suspend or postpone payments for a withdrawal or
transfer for any period when:
1. the New York Stock Exchange is closed (other than customary weekend and
2. trading on the New York Stock Exchange is restricted;
3. an emergency exists as a result of which disposal of securities held in the
Separate Account is not reasonably practicable or it is not reasonably
practicable to determine the value of the Separate Account's net assets; or
4. during any other period when the Securities and Exchange Commission, by
order, so permits for the protection of the Owner.
The applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission
will govern as to whether the conditions described in (2) and (3) exist.
RESERVES, VALUES AND BENEFITS
All reserves are greater than, or equal to, those required by statute. Any
values and death benefits that may be available under this Contract are not less
than the minimum benefits required by any law of the state in which this
Contract is delivered.
FIXED ANNUITY TABLES AND VARIABLE ANNUITY TABLES
AMOUNT OF FIRST MONTHLY PAYMENT
PER $1000 OF CONTRACT VALUE
Option 2: Life Annuity with 10 Years
Option 1: Life Annuity of Annuity Payments Guaranteed
Attained Age Attained Age
of Annuitant Male Female of Annuitant Male Female
55 3.95 3.72 55 3.93 3.71
60 4.30 4.01 60 4.26 3.99
65 4.75 4.40 65 4.68 4.36
70 5.37 4.92 70 5.23 4.84
75 6.24 5.64 75 5.92 5.47
80 7.43 6.68 80 6.73 6.29
85 9.08 8.22 85 7.61 7.26
Annuitant and Joint Annuitant
Option 3: Joint and Last Survivor Life Annuity
Age of Female Joint Annuitant
Attained Age 10 Years 5 Years Same 5 Years 10 Years
of Male Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxx Younger Age Older Older
55 3.21 3.33 3.44 3.56 3.66
60 3.37 3.52 3.67 3.81 3.94
65 3.58 3.77 3.96 4.15 4.33
70 3.84 4.09 4.35 4.61 4.85
75 4.19 4.53 4.89 5.25 5.58
80 4.66 5.13 5.64 6.15 6.59
85 5.31 5.98 6.71 7.42 8.02
Option 4: Joint and Last Survivor Annuity with 10 Years of Annuity Payments
Age of Female Joint Annuitant
Attained Age 10 Years 5 Years Same 5 Years 10 Years
of Male Annuitant Younger Younger Age Older Older
55 3.21 3.33 3.44 3.55 3.66
60 3.37 3.52 3.67 3.81 3.94
65 3.58 3.76 3.96 4.15 4.32
70 3.84 4.09 4.35 4.60 4.83
75 4.19 4.52 4.87 5.22 5.51
80 4.65 5.10 5.58 6.03 6.38
85 5.27 5.88 6.50 7.02 7.35
Monthly installments for ages not shown will be furnished on request.
INDIVIDUAL FLEXIBLE PURCHASE PAYMENT
DEFERRED VARIABLE ANNUITY CONTRACT