WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland National® Life Insurance Company, one of America’s preeminent life insurance and annuities companies and a member of Sammons Financial℠, is introducing a new indexed universal life (IUL) insurance product. Strategic Accelerator IUL is innovative in that it tackles a challenging consumer concern: how to quickly build cash value for liquidity while making sure money is in place for beneficiaries.
By design, Strategic Accelerator IUL quickly builds the policy’s cash value. Since it does not have either a premium load charge or a surrender charge – both common in traditional insurance policies – it can grow quicker than other policies. Without these charges, the premium a client pays goes immediately to building the policy’s cash value. This can be important to a policyowner’s overall strategic financial plan if in addition to death benefit protection they seek liquidity coupled with an ability to grow cash value in the long-term. The surrender charge can be waived if elected at time of application.1
“The new Strategic Accelerator IUL is designed to fill a void that could potentially exist in many clients’ financial strategy,” said Jerry Blair, chief distribution officer of Midland National Life Insurance Company. “It can combine the death protection that everyone who purchases life insurance needs with the flexibility they want.”
One of the key benefits of any IUL policy is tax-deferred cash accumulation – the cash value – that can be an extra source of emergency funds during retirement.
“Today’s high cost of medical care requires you to be prepared. Strategic Accelerator includes accelerated death benefit endorsements2 for critical, chronic and terminal illness for no additional premium,” said Blair. “This can provide access to cash from the policy’s death benefit while the insured is living and if diagnosed with a qualifying illness.”
The ability to make funds available for an immediate need is a key distinction in the Strategic Accelerator IUL.
“If you look at your overall financial plan as a puzzle – with each piece fitting securely into other parts of your plan – then Strategic Accelerator may be an option,” said Blair. “Building cash value quickly meets a very real consumer need – liquidity for those ‘just-in-case’ scenarios in retirement.”