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  • Remember when there were only 12?

    April 19, 2022 by Sheryl J. Moore

    As a part of my job, I try to take complex indexing methods on indexed insurance products, and describe them in easy-to-understand terms.

    (Yes, I read sample contracts and try to communicate them in plain language!)

    I just want to say that I cannot stand low interest rate environments because they result in more complex indexing methods!! ARGH!

    (In a world of complicated products, we don’t need help making things more complicated.)

    Check out some of the names we’ve added to our AnnuitySpecs database over the past few years:

    – Annual point-to-point with breakthrough level
    – Comparative term end point
    – Dual performance annual point-to-point
    – Inverse performance triggered
    – Modified term end point
    – Monthly change with replacement rate
    – Multi-year annual point-to-point
    – Term end point with rolling performance trigger
    – Two-year point-to-point in performance strategy ladder

    I remember when there were just 12 different ways of calculating indexed interest on indexed insurance products; now there are 28!

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