Principal Protection and Asset Protection
Principal Protection and Asset Protection

The Responders First® Program can offer principal protection, potential interest, and peace of mind to ease the pressure of the unexpected

One of the benefits of the Responders First® program is that you cannot lose money if the equity market goes down, taking market uncertainty out of the equation.


Your financial professional will conduct a retirement savings and overall portfolio analysis to help you determine whether the Responders First® program is a good fit for you. If so, you can choose a fixed interest rate or select one of five index interest crediting options. With the index interest options, you could earn an interest rate based in part on the performance of an index. This gives you the potential to receive interest when the market goes up, but there is no risk of your assets’ value declining if the index goes down.



The Responders First® program can help you align your assets with your aspirations. The Q&A brochure highlights the features of the Responders First® program and answers common questions about the program. A fact sheet provides a concise overview, and the sequence of returns risk underscores how the timing of retirement can erode a portion of your nest egg.

For more information, visit with your financial professional or find an IAFF financial professional in your area.

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Q&A Brochure (PDF)

Common Annuity Questions (PDF)

Sequence of Returns Risk (PDF)

Current Rates

EFFECTIVE October 19, 2020

Rate Sheet (PDF) 

Use the link above to see current rates for the Foundations Fixed Index Annuity for the Responders First® program.

Here you will find forms that are associated with the Foundations annuity. Your financial professional should always go over forms with you.

For help on filling out the forms, please view the instructions below.


Account Value Transfer Request

Please complete all sections. Use this form to allocate Account Value among the Fixed Account and Index Accounts. To make changes to the contract owner's allocations, this form must be received within 21 days after his/her Contract Anniversary date for the changes to take effect.

Lifetime Income Election

The contract owner must complete the applicable sections of this form to begin receiving payments under the Income Rider of his/her contract.


For annuitizing your contract, designating Annuity Life and Non-Life options and Secondary Payee information. Select your investment basis, method and frequency of the payout, and tax withholding information.

Non-Financial Change

(Name, Address, Beneficiary, etc.) For changing the name and/or address of the existing Annuitant/Participant, Beneficiary(ies), Owner, or Joint Owner of the Contract.

Electronic Bank Information

For establishing the privilege to have payments made from your Security Benefit Contract directly to your Bank Account. This form works similar to the Electronic Funds Transfer form, enabling you to transfer funds electronically.

  • Minimum subsequent Purchase Payment amount is $1,000 per additional purchase.

Proof of Death

For selecting how to handle proceeds, applying to receive payments electronically via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and selecting federal income tax options. Note: Every beneficiary is required to complete his or her own form in the case of a death benefit.

Electronic Transfer Authorization

For establishing the privilege to make changes to your contract via telephone.

Required Minimum Distribution

To add or change Required Minimum Distribution options, contact your financial professional or our Service Center (800.888.2461) to request a form.

Incoming Funds Request

For transferring assets from your Current Carrier to a Security Benefit Annuity Contract.

Scheduled Systematic Withdrawals

To add or change Scheduled Systematic Withdrawal options, contact your financial professional or our Service Center (800.888.2461) to request a form.

Internal Exchange Statement and Agreement

For transferring assets internally from one Security Benefit Contract type to another Security Benefit product. For example, transfer assets from your 403(b) TSA to your 401(k) Account. Please read Transfer Procedures carefully

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Form Completion Instructions

Please review these instructions prior to completing any of the forms online. The majority of our forms are designed in a fillable format so you may enter the required information online.

  • Select the form you wish to complete.
  • Enter the information into the fillable fields.
  • Save the form in a desired location on your computer.
  • Print a copy of the form.
  • Make sure you obtain all applicable signatures.
  • Return the form to Security Benefit for processing. You may mail or fax the form.

Security Benefit
P.O. Box 750497
Topeka, KS 66675-0497

Fax to: 785.386.1772

If you experience problems and need assistance, please call our Service Center at 800.888.2461.

Security Benefit Life Insurance Company is not a fiduciary and the information provided is not intended to be investment advice. This information is general in nature and intended for use with the general public. For additional information, including any specific advice or recommendations, please visit with your financial professional.

The Responders First® program is provided through the Security Benefit Foundations Annuity, form 5800 (11-10) and ICC10 5800 (11-10), a flexible Purchase Payment deferred fixed index annuity issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (Security Benefit). Product features, limitations, and availability may vary by state.

Product is currently not available in Idaho or New York.

The S&P 500® Index and S&P 500® Low Volatility Daily Risk Control 5% Index are products of S&P Dow Jones indices LLC, a division of S&P Global, or its affiliates (SPDJI), and have been licensed for use by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a division of S&P Global (S&P); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by SBL. The Security Benefit Foundations Annuity is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of purchasing such product nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500® Index or S&P 500® Low Volatility Daily Risk Control 5% Index.

Guarantees provided by annuities are subject to the financial strength of the issuing insurance company. Annuities are not FDIC or NCUA/NCUSIF insured; are not obligations or deposits of and are not guaranteed or underwritten by any bank, savings and loan, or credit union or its affiliates; and are unrelated to and not a condition of the provision or term of any banking service or activity.

Fixed index annuities are not stock market investments and do not directly participate in any equity, bond, other security, or commodities investments. Indices do not include dividends paid on the underlying stocks and therefore do not reflect the total return of the underlying stocks. Neither an index nor any fixed index annuity is comparable to a direct investment in the equity, bond, other security, or commodities markets.

In Idaho, Foundations is issued on form ICC10 5800 (11-10).

SB-10001-93 | 2020/10/02