EquiTrust MarketPower Bonus Index Annuity Review

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EquiTrust's MarketPower Bonus Index is a Fixed Indexed annuity designed for growth (not for income withdrawals). You can allocate your money, once a year on the policy anniversary, between a guaranteed interest rate account and several benchmark stock index accounts.

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Q: What is the minimum premium I need to pay?
A: $20,000

Q: Am I paid a bonus on my initial premium at sign-up?
A:Yes. The MarketPower Bonus Index pays a 10% bonus on premiums received during the first contract year.

Q: Can I pay additional premium later on?
A:Yes. During the first contract year at a minimum of $2,000 each time.

Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A:Yes. You can purchase this annuity up to age 75. In some states the age requirements may differ.

Q:In which states is the MarketPower Bonus Index annuity available?
A:EquiTrust’s MarketPower Bonus Index annuity is available in all states except CT, DE, MN, NV, NY, OR, PR, TX, UT, VI, WA (as of June 2013).

Q: Does this annuity have an income rider (for withdrawing income)?
A:Yes. An income rider can be included with your contract for an additional fee.
Click here for the Income for Life rider brochure.

Q: For how long are surrender charges in effect?
A:14 Years

Q:Does the MarketPower Bonus Index annuity permit any withdrawals without penalties?
A:Yes, after the first contract year.

Q:What benchmark indices does the MarketPower Bonus Index annuity offer?
A:S&P 500

Q: What are the index account options?
A:Daily Average, Monthly Point-to-Point, Monthly Average, Annual Point-to-Point

Q: What is the Method for Crediting Interest or Gains?
A:Cap rates and Participation Rates (see chart below)

To read the EquiTrust MarketPower Bonus Index Annuity brochure click the image in the right bar (opens to a PDF document).

To review this annuity with an agent or to receive a free personalized illustration call 800-872-6684 (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST). You can also email your questions or comments by filling out the form in the right bar. We'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Brochure Disclosure: The contract features described in this brochure may not apply in the state in which you reside. Insurance companies often issue contracts which are 'state-specific.' Insurance companies also change their brochures often and without notice. To receive the latest version of the annuity brochure for your state call 800-872-6684.

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EquiTrust MarketPower Bonus Index Cap Rates Cap Rates as of October 22, 2013
Account Options Current Rates Guaranteed Minimum Rates
1-Year Point to Point Cap 4.00% 1.00%
1-Year Daily Average Cap 4.50% 1.00%
1-Year Monthly Average Part 55.00% 10.00%
1-Year Monthly Cap 1.80% 0.50%
2-Year Monthly Average Cap 10.00% 3.00%
1-Year Interest 1.75% 1.00%
Premium Bonus 10% of premiums year 1

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Important Notice: This information is not intended to be a recommendation to purchase an annuity. You should consult with a financial planner to determine if an annuity is a suitable product in your situation. Also, be advised that tax information published at this site is written to support the promotion of annuities. It is based on limited facts and should not be relied upon. You should consult with your own tax and legal advisors for an opinion about what could or should be done in your particular situation.

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