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NYLIAC Protector® 2005 Universal Life Product Details

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The NYLIAC Protector® 2005 universal life insurance policy1 is designed to help meet the needs of individuals, business owners, and key executives who are looking for an affordable life insurance policy with a high level of death benefit protection. The NYLIAC Protector® 2005 emphasizes lower cost of insurance rates and lower policy expenses, allowing for lower premiums.

NYLIAC Protector® 2005 is a very flexible policy that offers a lifetime of permanent insurance protection. It has a variety of features to address your interests and concerns, including business continuation strategies, charitable giving, mortgage protection, and estate planning. For this reason, NYLIAC Protector® 2005 can be an ideal permanent alternative to term insurance, which is designed for those with a need for life insurance protection for a temporary period of time.

Highlights

  • Adaptable life insurance coverage that gives you the opportunity to increase2 or decrease coverage, add or delete benefits through riders, and cover the entire family (or non-family members with an insurable interest) under a single policy
  • Lifetime coverage3
  • A death benefit that may be fully excludable from the gross income of the beneficiaries for federal income tax purposes
  • Opportunity for tax-deferred cash value accumulation
  • Flexible premium payments3
  • Access to the cash surrender value through loans and/or partial surrenders4
  • A No Lapse Guarantee Rider that is available for durations of 10 years, 20 years, to age 85, to age 100, as well as a Lifetime guarantee5
  • Annual statements summarizing important facts about your policy

Product Specifics
Issue Ages
0–90

Face Amount
The minimum required face amount is $25,000. Certain policy characteristics will vary based on the face amount band. The band options for the NYLIAC Protector® 2005 are listed below:

  Face Amount
Band 1: $25,000 - $99,999
Band 2:6 $100,000 - $499,999
Band 3:6 $500,000 - $999,999
Band 4: $1,000,000 +

Guaranteed Minimum Interest Crediting Rate
3% all bands

Current Interest Crediting Rate
The current interest crediting rate is based on a portfolio rate that is declared monthly by the Company. (This rate is not guaranteed and is subject to change.) The rate varies by face amount band and policy year. This rate is not applied to any borrowed cash value.

Years Band 1 Band 26 Band 36 Band 4
1 - 15 Y Y + 0.10% Y + 0.30% Y + 0.30%
16+ Y + 1.40% Y + 1.50% Y + 1.60% Y + 1.60%

Y = the initial band 1 interest crediting rate

Loan Amount
You may borrow any amount up to the loan value of your policy (cash accumulation value less a prorated surrender charge and one monthly deduction) to accommodate your changing needs.

Loan Interest Rate
The current loan interest rate is 5%, payable in arrears.

Interest Credited On Borrowed Cash Value
Will never be less than 2% below the effective annual loan interest rate.

Underwriting Classes
Underwriting classes determine the cost of insurance based on personal history. Underwriting classes accommodate a broad range of client needs. Select preferred, preferred, nonsmoker, select standard, standard, nonsmoker special classes 2-13, and standard special classes 2-13 are available.

Premium Modes
You can choose among a number of options when paying premiums on a NYLIAC Protector® 2005 policy: Annual, semiannual, quarterly, Check-O-Matic (COM), Government Allotment, combined billing, NYL-A-Plan, and lump sum options are available. This way, you can pick the payment option that best fits your budget.

IRC Section 7702 Testing
To qualify for favorable tax treatment, a life insurance policy must pass one of two tests as defined in IRC Section 77027 — the Guideline Premium Test (GLP) or the Cash Value Accumulation Test (CVAT).

Life Insurance Benefit Options
Three life insurance benefit options give you the opportunity to customize a policy according to your personal needs and goals:

  • Option 1 —Provides a level death benefit equal to the face amount of the policy
  • Option 2 —Provides a variable death benefit equal to the face amount of the policy plus the cash value
  • Option 3 —Provides a variable death benefit equal to the face amount plus the adjusted total premiums (the total premiums paid less any partial surrenders)

Note: NYLIAC Protector® 2005 universal life does not mature. The cash value is set equal to the death benefit on the policy anniversary when the insured is age 121. The policy will remain in force for the lifetime of the insured or until it is surrendered for its cash value.

Partial Surrenders7 — Minimum $500
You must maintain at least $500 of cash surrender value or an amount equal to two monthly deduction charges in your policy. A $25 service charge will be applied to all partial surrenders.

  • Under Option 1, the face amount of the policy will be reduced by the amount of the partial surrender
  • Under Option 2, the face amount remains the same but the total death benefit will be reduced by the partial surrender amount
  • Under Option 3, the adjusted total premium paid will be reduced by the amount of the partial surrender. If the adjusted total premium paid is zero, then the face amount will be reduced by any additional surrender amount

Charges
Premium Expense Charges
Premium expense charges are deducted from planned and unplanned premium payments.

Current    
Non-Qualified: Years 1-20 10% up to the Target Premium8
    5% above the Target Premium
  Years 21+ 2% of total premium payment9
Qualified: Years 1-20 8.75% up to the Target Premium
    3.75% above the Target Premium
  Years 21+ 2% of total premium payment9
Guaranteed Maximum — 10% all years

Monthly Per $1,000 Face Amount Charge10
The monthly per $1,000 face amount charge is deducted from the policy's cash value.

Current  
All policy years $0.05 per thousand, not to exceed $5 per month
Guaranteed Maximum — $12.00 all years
All policy years $0.10 per thousand, not to exceed $10 per month

Monthly Administration Fee
The monthly administrative fee is deducted from the policy's cash value.

Current  
Policy  
Years 1-10 $10.00
Years 11-1511 $8.00
Years 16+11 $6.00
Guaranteed Maximum — $12.00 all years  

Surrender Charges
Surrender charges for NYLIAC Protector® 2005 are calculated as the lesser of: (a) 50% of the cumulative premiums paid less the cumulative monthly administrative charges taken and less any cumulative No Lapse Guarantee Rider charges taken or (b) a percentage of two times the surrender charge premium. The percentage varies by policy year and is highest in years 1 through 4. It decreases in years 5 through 19, reaching 0 in year 20.

Issue
Ages
Policy
Year
Percentage
Applied
Policy
Year
Percentage
Applied
0 - 80 1 - 4 50 13 27.5
  5 47.5 14 25
  6 45 15 20
  7 42.5 16 17.5
  8 40 17 15
  9 37.5 18 10
  10 35 19 7.5
  11 32.5 20+ 0
  12 30    

Surrender charge percentages are different for policies with issue ages of 81 and older. They will run only for 10 years, reaching 0 in year 11.

Issue
Ages
Policy
Year
Percentage
Applied
Policy
Year
Percentage
Applied
81
and Older
1 - 4 50 8 40
  5 47.5 9 37.5
  6 45 10 35
  7 42.5 11+ 0

Optional Riders Available12
You can customize your policy by choosing from a variety of policy options and riders that are designed to help meet your individual needs. Your agent can give you more details about these riders, including any additional costs that may be incurred.

Accidental Death Benefit (ADB)
Provides an additional death benefit if the insured dies as a direct result of an accident. Issue ages 0-65.

Children's Insurance (CI)
Provides level term insurance coverage on the children of the insured. Such coverage may also help to ensure the future insurability of the children. Issue ages 16-50 (insured).

Guaranteed Insurability Rider (GIR)
Allows you to increase the face amount of the policy or purchase a new policy for a specific amount on designated option dates, without evidence of insurability. Issue ages 0-43.

Insurance Exchange (IE)
Provides for the transfer of the values of your current universal life policy to a newly underwritten policy on the life of a different insured. Issue ages 0-90.

Living Benefits Rider (LBR)
Gives the policyholder access to a portion of the policy's eligible death benefit if the insured is diagnosed with a terminal illness and has a life expectancy of 12 months or less. Issue ages 0-90.

Monthly Deduction Waiver (MDW)
Waives monthly deduction charges if the primary insured becomes totally disabled, as defined in the rider. Issue ages 0-59.

No Lapse Guarantee Rider (NLGR)13,14
Guarantees that if the specified premium requirement is met, the policy will not lapse even if the policy cash surrender value is insufficient to cover the monthly deduction charges due. NLGR, which can only be purchased at issue, is available for 10 years, 20 years, to age 85, to age 100, and for the lifetime of the insured. Issue ages 0-90.15

Other Covered Insured (OCI)
Provides level term insurance coverage on the insured, insured's spouse, children, or, if we agree, others who are unrelated to the insured but can prove an insurable interest (e.g., a business partner). Coverage is convertible to permanent insurance until the earlier of the policy anniversary when the other covered insured is age 70, the policy anniversary on which the primary insured is age 100, or the primary insured's death. Issue ages 0-90.16

Spouse's Paid-up Insurance Purchase Option (SPPO)
Gives the spouse beneficiary the right to purchase a new paid-up life policy on his/her life at the death of the primary insured, without evidence of insurability. Issue ages 0-90.

Service
To help you keep your records up to date, all NYLIAC Protector® 2005 policyholders receive the following:

Annual Statement
You will receive an easy to understand annual statement showing the following information for the prior policy year:

  • Premium payment activity
  • Current cash value of the policy
  • Monthly interest crediting history
  • Projected lapse dates
  • Monthly breakdown of policy costs and administrative fees
  • Loans or partial surrenders
Confirmation Notices
You will receive a confirmation notice for each of the following transactions:
  • Unplanned premium payments
  • Face amount changes
  • Partial surrenders
  • Loans
  • Loan repayment

1 Issued by New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation (A Delaware Corporation).

2 Increases are subject to underwriting.

3 The policy will terminate if at any time the cash surrender value is insufficient to pay the monthly deductions. This can happen due to insufficient premium payments, if loans or partial surrenders are made, or if current interest rates or charges fluctuate.

4 Loans and/or partial surrenders will reduce the death benefit and may carry a tax penalty if the policy is a modified endowment and the policyholder is not yet age 59½.

5 A minimum premium payment is required and rider charges can apply.

6 Band 2 and 3 policies will be upgraded one band if the policy's cash value is equal to or greater than $100,000 in the first seven years. If the policy's cash value drops below $100,000 subsequent to the end of the seventh policy year, the band upgrade will be lost.

7 Partial surrenders are subject to surrender charges in the first 19 policy years and may be taxable.

8 The Target Premium is the breakpoint amount that is used for determining premium charges.

9 Decreases in the premium expense charge cannot be illustrated in New York or Texas and are not applicable to New York or Texas policies.

10 The monthly per $1,000 face amount charge will be applicable only to policies with Part 1 applications dated 05/01/2005 and subsequent.

11 Decreases in the monthly administration fee cannot be illustrated in New York or Texas and are not applicable to New York or Texas policies.

12 Not all riders are available in all jurisdictions, and not all riders are available on all policy types; some variations may exist.

13 Referred to as the Coverage Protection Benefit Rider in Illinois.

14 Failure to satisfy the Cumulative Required NLGR Monthly Premium Test will cause the rider and the guarantee to become inactive, and increase the potential that the policy may lapse for insufficient cash surrender value. At the end of the guarantee period, if only the required premium has been paid, the policy may lapse for insufficient cash surrender value. See the rider form for more details.

15 The availability of certain NLGR durations are restricted by issue age.

16 Age 75 in New York and Maryland.

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